North East Wales Wellbeing Network e-bulletin is circulated weekly providing you with the latest updates from network members. You can also keep up with local activity on our Facebook page . Just ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with and promote your own events, training, social and fundraising activities.
The North Wales Cancer Patient Forum
The North Wales Cancer Patient Forum is a voluntary group of people affected by cancer, working in partnership with BCU to provide a patient viewpoint on current cancer services and new developments (leaflet attached). Involvement with the Forum can be a very positive experience and does not require knowledge of the NHS! A personal experience of cancer is the only important qualification.
http://www.northwalescancerforum.co.uk provides a comprehensive directory of local sources of information and support for anyone affected by cancer (please note that the website needs a fairly new version of Internet Explorer to display correctly but shows well on smart phones and other mobile devices).
Directory of Cancer Self Help Groups in North Wales is a leaflet providing contact details of cancer self help groups across North Wales (leaflet attached)
North Wales Discrimination Service Update
You may be aware that Flintshire CAB deliver a discrimination advice, casework and representation service for North Wales.
Please find below their new leaflet promoting the service which can given to clients or used by advisers. If you would like to find out more about the service, please contact the new Project Manager, Sian Williams on 01352 706 841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dementia Support Service/Gwasanaeth Cymorth Dementia
- Have you recently been diagnosed with a type of dementia?
- Wondering what happens next/where to go for advice, help, practical and emotional support?
Carers Trust North Wales offers a service providing personalised information, advice and support to people at the point of diagnosis. This service is available to individuals and their carers/families.
- Improve health and wellbeing.
- Planning for the future.
- Community groups/dementia cafés.
- Emotional support.
- Support to access social activities.
- Free training/education.
For more details, please contact Carers Trust North Wales Crossroads Care Services on 01492 542 212.
Please also read the following press release: Daily Post Article
- Gawsoch chi glywed yn ddiweddar bod gennych fath o Ddementia?
- Ydych chi’n pryderu beth fydd yn digwydd nesaf/lle i fyfd i gael cyngor, cymorth, cefnogaeth emosiynol ac ymarferol?
Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Gogledd Cymru un cynnig gwasanaeth sy’n rhoi gwybodaeth bersonol, cyngor a chefnogaeth i bobl pan gânt y diagnosis. Mae’r gwasanaeth yma ar gael i unigolion a’u gofalwyr/teuluoedd.
- Gwella iechyd a lles.
- Cynllunio ar gyfer y dyfodol.
- Grwpiau cymunedol/caffis dementia.
- Cefnogaeth emosiynol.
- Cymorth i fynd i weithgareddau cymdeithasol.
- Addysg/hyfforddiant rhad ac am ddim.
I gael rhagor o fanylion gysylltwch Â ymddiriedolaeth gofalwyr gogledd cymru gwasanaethau gofal croesffyrdd ar 01492 542 212.
Epilepsy Wales Support Group/Grŵp Cefnogaeth Epilepsi Cymru
The Epilepsy Wales Bangor support group will be meeting twice a month from next month. The group will be meeting in the Hafan Cafe, Bangor on the second Thursday of the month, between 10.30 and 12.30 and every fourth Tuesday of the month, between 1.00 and 3.00pm
Fydd grŵp cefnogaeth Epilepsi Cymru yn cyfarfod dwywaith y mis of fis nesaf. Mae’r grŵp yn cyfarfod yn Gaffi Hafan, Bangor ar ail Ddydd Iau’r mis, rhwng 10.30 a 12.30 a pob pedwerydd Dydd Mawrth, rhwng 1.00 a 3.00pm.
Epilepsy Wales/Tuberous Sclerosis Support Group
Epilepsy Wales and The Tuberous Sclerosis Association’s parents support group will be held in the Debenhams Cafe, Llandudno every first Wednesday of the month, between 10.30 and 12.30. The group is for parents of children with epilepsy and parents of children with tuberous sclerosis
Mae grwp cefnogaeth rhieni Epilepsi Cymru a’r Gymdeithas Sglerosis Twberus yn cael ei gynnal yn Gaffi Debenhams, Llandudno pob Dydd Mercher cyntaf y mis, rhwng 10.30 a 12.30. Mae’r grwp ar gyfer rhieni plant gydag epilepsi a rhieni plant a twberus sglerosis.
North Wales Chronic Pain Support Group
- Do you or a loved one suffer from or are affected by Chronic Pain?
- Would you like to meet other people, in a friendly, confidential and supportive setting who understand?
If you would like to know more, come along to the group. We meet every first Thursday of the month at Mold Community Hospital, Ash Grove, Mold, CH7 1XG in the Day Room from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
For more information, contact Angela on 0844 887 2618 or email email@example.com.
Meeting Dates 2017:
- 2nd November 2017
- 7th December 2017
Arthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group
Helping People Living with Chronic Pain
Come along to the next meeting of the North Wales Arthritis and Chronic Pain Support Group.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Holywell Community Hospital, Halkyn Road, Holywell, CH8 7TZ in the Seminar Room. Light refreshments are available at the hospital cafe.
For more information about the Group, please email NWCPSG@gmail.com or call Arthritis Care on 020 7380 6522.
Wrexham Pain Support Group
Wrexham Pain Support Group are a recently formed group following a Pain Management Programme delivered by the Wrexham Pain Management Team.
They meet every Tuesday morning between 10am and 12.30pm in the Community Room at Wrexham Tesco Extra (Crescent Road, Wrexham, LL13 8HF). Their aim is to bring together fellow chronic pain sufferers to offer help and support (physical, emotional and practical). They are looking to provide a place for people to touch base and where they can share their experiences.
The Pain Management Team have also said that, if they have enough members who need support in a specific area, they will make time to visit the Pain Support Group address that need.
We are all too aware that living with chronic pain can lead to isolation and depression and we hope that we can offer friendship and a place to belong.
In addition, the Support Group can offer access to reduced membership fees at Total Fitness gym which offers accessible equipment, changing rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and heat treatments in the form of saunas, steam rooms etc.
They believe that they can help to reduce the load on GPs by providing an alternative place for people living with chronic pain to express their worries and concerns and receive positive support in return, whilst waiting for access to the Pain Team or when other alternatives are no longer helpful.
The group would appreciate any support that GPs can offer in terms of letting their patients, who are living with chronic pain, know about their service which they hope will be valuable in helping them to manage their conditions.
- Facebook: Wrexham Pain Support Group
- Website: http://www.wrexhampainsupportgroup.wordpress.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contacts: Sue Nelson and Sue Roberts
WCBC Workforce Training Directory & Brochure 2017 – 2018
Free Online Cancer Awareness Course ‘Talking About Cancer’
1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and we think it’s essential to get people talking about the disease. Our free online cancer awareness course Talking About Cancer has proved a huge success in helping build confidence and “know-how” to separate cancer myths from facts, and encourage healthy lifestyle changes and spotting cancer early.
Join thousands of people worldwide and learn practical skills for having conversations that can help save lives. The course is open now for a number of weeks and takes around 3 hours, at your own pace. Sign up now at http://www.cruk.org/talkingaboutcancer and spread the word!
Flintshire Personal Assistant Finder
The aim of the service is to provide a central register where (clients) employers can search for a suitable Personal Assistant (Care Worker). Penderels Trust operates the PA Finder on behalf of Flintshire County Council and are currently undertaking a recruitment campaign to attract Personal Assistants.
Please open the attached flyer for further information: Flintshire PA Finder e-flyer
Small Grant Opportunity from Localgiving and the People’s Postcode Lottery
Localgiving, in parthership with the People’s Postcode Lottery, has today launched a small grants scheme aimed at charities and community groups whose income is under £50,000. Preference will be given to groups with an annual income of under £20k.
The scheme is called Magic Little Grants and eligible groups can apply for a grant of either £250 or £500. The group’s work must meet the fund’s aim of encouraging individuals to take part in some form of physical activity to help improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing. To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:
- Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways.
- Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities.
Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit and equipment, coaching qualifications, other volunteer expenses etc. As part of the grant, eligible groups can get a year’s FREE membership of Localgiving, worth £96. Please note: Organisations MUST register to join Localgiving as part of the application for a Magic Little Grant.
As you all know by now, groups in Wales can join Localgiving for free anyway (thanks to the funding from Big Lottery) – but this is a bonus as anyone wishing to apply could get their free membership, the £200 match funding that comes from the Big Lottery programme, plus a £250 or £500 grant on to top from PPL.
Groups wishing to apply should visit http://grants.localgiving.org/pct. Turnaround is quick with applications being considered every month. The first round of applications will be assessed during the first week of September. The fund is open until 31st October 2017.
Flintshire Community Chest – Open for Applications
Community Chest Grant funding can be awarded up to a maximum of £1,000 in any 3-year period (3 Financial Years).
The aim of the grant is to support one off initiatives such as:
- Minor capital projects for example, building repairs and updating internal fixtures and fittings.
- Community events.
- Equipment but not consumables*.
- Training and awareness events/courses.
Email email@example.com to request an application pack.
Community Chest is a grant scheme funded by Flintshire County Council and administered by Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC) to support community activity in Flintshire.
The Gwynt Y Mor Fund is now Accepting Applications/Mae Cronfa Gwynt Y Môr yn debyn Ceisiadau!
Applications are welcomed for projects up to £10,000 that meet one or more of these criteria:
- Building strong, cohesive and sustainable communities.
- Developing prosperous, enterprising communities with strong economic growth.
- Reducing poverty and inequality in communities.
More information on the fund here: http://cvsc.org.uk/en/gwynt-y-mor/
Or contact Neilpringle@cvsc.org.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mae croeso i ymgeiswyr cyflwyno ceisiadau hyd at £10,000 fydd yn ymateb i un neu mwy o’r canllawiau yma:
- Meithrin cymunedau cadarn, cydlynol a chynaliadwy.
- Datblygu cymunedau ffyniannus a mentrus gyda thwf economaidd cadarn.
- Lleihau tlodi ac anghydraddoldeb mewn cymunedau.
Mwy of wybodaeth ar gael yma: http://cvsc.org.uk/en/gwynt-y-mor/
Neu cysylltwch a Neilpringle@cvsc.org.uk / email@example.com
AVOW Training Courses
Please open the following link to the training courses currently available at AVOW: http://avow.org/en/training-courses/
Don’t forget to take a look at the current vacancies via the following link: Current Vacancies