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GVS to open new premises in Llantwit Major

GVS is in the process of a Community Asset Transfer to obtain the former Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre, Station Road, Llantwit Major CF61 1ST. Once the transfer is complete it will mean that GVS will be operating out of both Barry (from our current location, Barry Community Enterprise Centre) and Llantwit Major. At the moment, we don’t have a firm date for this, but we expect it will be sometime during the Spring of 2020.

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Nathan’s ReBUILD story

ReBUILD is a new project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to support people, living in the Western Vale, into volunteering to help rebuild their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation. This is Nathan's experience of the ReBUILD project.

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Welsh Government Response: Bereavement Scoping Study

Recently, a bereavement services scoping study was undertaken by Cardiff University in conjunction with Marie Curie and the Wales Cancer Research centre on behalf of the End of Life Care Board. The study mapped existing support, ranging from signposting through to specialist counselling, and identified areas where further resourcing is needed.

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Keep Wales Tidy - Local Places for Nature

We’re excited to launch our Local Places for Nature scheme – a brand-new initiative, funded by Welsh Government, that aims to create, restore and enhance hundreds of habitats across the country. Applications are now open to community groups and organisations looking to help reverse nature’s decline.

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Primary Choice

Primary Choice is a new campaign to help members of the public choose the right health advice available in the local community.

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Have Your Say…

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is keen to ensure that an awareness of equality is deeply rooted within the Service’s work in order to secure complete equality for everyone.

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Tackling loneliness and social isolation through connected communities

Loneliness and social isolation are often thought of as issues that affect older people, however they are increasingly becoming issues that can be experienced by us all. The Welsh Government’s 2017-18 National Survey for Wales showed 16% of the population aged over 16 years said they felt lonely - with younger people more likely to report feeling lonely than older people.

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Improve your skills through GVS’ support

Being a Trustee - The Essentials; How to organise and run your AGM (Annual General Meeting); An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR); Get Ready to Tender; Taking Minutes; Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; Supervision and Appraisal of staff - an introduction; Introduction to Sustainable Funding; Get Fit for Fundraising; Get Ready for Grant Funding; Social media for beginners training session; How to use Twitter workshop; Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 day course

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