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Carers Wales The Me Time project

We’d like to tell you about our new suite of online sessions beginning next week. The Me Time project, funded by Welsh Government, will be run from August to March 2021 every week based around carer’s wellbeing and mental health support. Some of our opening sessions include mindfulness, story-telling, yoga and hints and tips for coming out of lockdown. We are being guided by carers to what type of sessions to put on and we will be evolve the program as we work alongside carers to give them the best possible experience.

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Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Dr Robin Howe, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “Welsh Government has announced changes to the lockdown effective Monday, 03 August. The restrictions preventing more than two households or extended households meeting outdoors will be changed to allow up to 30 people to meet outdoors. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.

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Bro Radio continues to expand coverage across the Vale of Glamorgan Coast

Following Bro Radio's launch on 100.2fm in Llantwit Major and surrounding areas, the station has now announced plans to launch in Penarth later this year on 106.1fm – bringing its service across the Vale of Glamorgan Coast. Launched back in 2009, Bro Radio is a volunteer led community radio service – which has continued to deliver local radio for the county during lockdown, from the homes of it volunteers.

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Public Health Wales joins network of data experts looking to solve the UK's most pressing health care challenges

Data specialists at Public Health Wales, partnering with NHS Wales Informatics Service, Population Data Science at Swansea University and Social Care Wales, will receive funding of up to £400,000 over two years to join a national network of experts who are working to address some of the biggest challenges facing health and care services today, both nationally and locally

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Cardiff and Vale Third Sector ICF Capital Investment Fund 2020

The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated £49,857 funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), to support new, or additional or revised third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The Third Sector Capital Investment Fund is managed and administered by Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS).

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CAV 24/7 - launching 5 August 2020

CAV 24/7 is a new and innovative approach to how patients access urgent care, the main message being: phone first for urgent and out of hours care. Traditionally patients have been able to access our Emergency Unit and services by walking in and the “phone first” system replaces this. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving them precious time and also NHS resources.

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Barry Beavers launches new magazine!

Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club are very pleased to announce the publishing of its brand new newsletter. We are also launching a Zoom Cafe for our members and volunteers, the Barry Beavers Cafe opens on Saturday 1st August at 3.30pm

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Are you a third sector organisation providing services for older people in the Vale?

Are you linked into Glamorgan Voluntary Services and our networks? If not, why not let Glamorgan Voluntary Services know what you are doing. We can help promote your services on our website and in our e-bulletins, help you link to other organisations who are working in this area and put your information in our directory of services for older people. We can also show you how to put your service on the website, Dewis Cymru.

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