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North Wales 2nd Annual Autism Conference “Communication Across the Spectrum” – 29th September 2017
The 2nd North Wales Annual Autism Conference will take place on Friday 29th September 2017 at the Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham from 8.30am – 5pm.
The information flyer is attached for further details: Conference Information Flyer
FLVC Third Sector Conference – ‘Co-Production in Practice’
- Date: Thursday 7th September 2017
- Time: 9.30am until 1pm
- Venue: The Clwyd Room Theatr Clwyd, Mold
To include presentations on:
- The Principles of Co-Production (Mark John Williams from Co-Production Network Wales)
- Social Prescribing
- Early Intervention Hub for Flintshire – responding to the impact of, and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Strengthening and Empowering the Third Sector – Third Sector Support Wales and Welsh Government
- Resilient Communities
- Well North Wales
To confirm your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macmillan: Advanced Care Planning Workshop (ACP)
Advanced Care Planning Workshops are free of charge.
Wrexham Medical Institute, 9.15am – 1.30pm
- 5th September 2017
- 12th September 2017
- 19th September 2017
- 26th September 2017
St Kentigern’s Hospice, 9.15am – 1.30pm
- 21st September 2017
- 3rd October 2017
St David’s Hospice, 12.30pm – 4.45pm
- 14th September 2017
- 28th September 2017
Hafan Menai, Ysbyty Gwynedd, 9.15am – 1.30pm
- 30th August 2017
- 13th September 2017
- 20th September 2017
- 25th October 2017
No charge but places are limited, contact Teresa.Jones3@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 01286 662 776.
Cruse North Wales Children & Young People’s Service needs more Bereavement Volunteers – Could YOU Help?
Would you like to:
- help support a bereaved child or young person.
- share your skills and knowledge with a group of caring individuals.
- gain training and experience in bereavement support.
- experience a sense of pride and satisfaction for the time and support you give.
We are looking for volunteers who have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children or young people (paid or voluntary), some regular spare time to give in the week and a desire to be involved.
You will need to be able to attend:
- a pre course interview on 2nd or 3rd September 2017.
- a 7 day training course (location: Llandudno, dates: 16th, 17th, 30th September/1st, 21st, 22nd, 28th October 2017) and complete related course work.
- a post course interview on 18th or 19th November 2017.
- an induction day on 9th or 10th December 2017, then complete at least 15 hours of training thereafter per year as well as attend regular supervision sessions.
For more information or an application form, contact: Deborah Morris on 07534 924 021 or Deborah.email@example.com.
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.
Peer Support Group in Colwyn Bay & Llandudno for People Affected by Depression, Their Families & Friends
Journeys is running Peer Support Groups in Colwyn Bay and Llandudno for people affected by depression, their friends and families.
Posters attached for both groups in English and Welsh:
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:
- 7th September 2017
- 5th October 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
Direct Payments Workshop – 18th September 2017
If a carer, or the person they care for, is assessed by Social Services as needing support, they have a right to ask for financial payments, instead of having support arranged by Social Services. This financial support is known as Direct Payments.
There will be a half day workshop by Mark Cooper on 18th September (1.30-4.30), exploring the current context of Direct Payments in relation to the SSWB (Wales) Act and the opportunities for empowerment, creative thinking and innovation. It is an opportunity to focus on what matters to people, how they can be supported to achieve bespoke outcomes, and get answers to questions you may have.
The workshop takes place in the Greenfield Business Centre. Please apply via the attached application form.
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!
FCC Social Services Training Brochure July – September 2017
Attached is the Workforce Development training brochure for July to September 2017. We hope to have the Welsh language version available next week.
Applications for training can be accepted from Social Care providers based in Flintshire. Please apply for courses via the Course Application form, emailing it to email@example.com. Successful applicants are notified by email after shortlisting has taken place. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (tel: 01352 702 591).
Wellbeing Programme Training Brochure April to September 2017
Please find attached the latest version of the Wellbeing Programme April – September 2017. If you have any queries or to book on, please contact Karen Griffith via her details on the first page of the brochure.
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
Hate Crime Awareness Week PCC Small Grants Scheme 2017/Wythnos ymwybyddiaeth o Droseddau Casineb – Cynllun Grantiau Bach y Comisiynydd Heddlu a Trosedd 2017
Please find grant guidance and application form attached. Application forms should be returned by 5pm on 8.9.17.
Gweler canllaw grant a ffurflen gais ynghlwm. Dychwelwch y ffurflen gais wedi’i chwblhau erbyn 5pm 8.9.17
Return to Mandy Burrows, Community Cohesion Co-ordinator (North East Wales), Wrexham County Borough Council, Performance Improvement and Partnerships Team, 3rd Floor, Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1AY.
The Esmee Fairbair Collections Fund
Between 2017 and 2019 the Foundation is offering a total of £3.5 million in grants. Grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 are available to museums and galleries in the UK to enable them to focus on time-limited work on collections outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.
A large number of collections activities are eligible for funding, for example research, digitisation, loans and conservation.
To be considered, applications must both:
- Work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use; and
- Through that collections work, involve, inspire and have impact on people, communities and audiences.
To be successful, applications will need to:
- Engage local communities and/or those who are not typical museum attendees, and think about social impact.
- Be developmental for the organisation or sector.
- Think about the project’s legacy, even if this is hard to define at the start of the project.
There are two funding rounds per year. Applications are currently being accepted for the second round. The deadline for applications is 6 September 2017 (5pm).
Further details are available from: http://www.museumsassociation.org/collections/18022011-esmee-fairbairn-collections-fund or contact 020 7566 7800.
Parks for People Grant
The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Parks for People funding helps to conserve heritage that makes both historic parks and cemeteries special and it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.
Applicants need to show that the local community values the park or cemetery as part of their heritage, and that they are already actively involved in its management. Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply including local authorities, charities, trusts, community interest companies, social enterprises, parish councils, voluntary organisations and community groups.
Grants of between £100,000 and £5 million are available to support the following:
- Landscape design layout.
- Surviving or lost historic features or buildings.
- National heritage including priority habitats and species.
- Archaeological sites, earthworks or features from an earlier phase of design.
- Collections of plants, trees, objects or documents.
- Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, fairs and crafts.
- People’s memories and experiences of the park or cemetery.
- The history associated wth individual features such as memorials or veteran trees.
There is a two-round application process. Applications can be made at an early stage of planning in order to get a good idea of whether the project will receive funding. The second round application will require greater detail and must be received up to 26 months after the first round decision.
The deadline for first-round applications is 1st September 2017, 12 noon.
Further details are available from: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/parks-people or contact 029 2034 3413, email: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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