Catch up with carers' news !
First Aid training for free
The Vale of Glamorgan Council are running a first aid course for informal carers. Knowing some simple first aid skills could be vital and a free, first aid awareness course will be running in the Civic Offices between 10am-12pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
Help a child to deal with mental health problems
The week commencing 5th February 2017 is Children's Mental Health week
Check below for information on activities being held to raise awareness of this important issue
Your views sought on support needed at the start of life
The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking a consultation on the First 1,000 Days.
The Committee will consider the extent to which Welsh Government policies and programmes support the early parent role, before birth and during the first 2 years of a child’s life, and crucially how effective these are in supporting children’s emotional and social capabilities and development
Your views on Families First services needed!
Cardiff Council is looking for feedback about Family First services, and we need YOUR help!
Time Credits - be rewarded for your voluntary efforts!
Time credits offer a way of rewarding people for giving their time freely. If you join a scheme you earn credits for the hours you volunteer which can be 'spent' in a variety of places. See below for an update on local schemes.
Awards celebrate the efforts of people who include those with a learning disability
For 23 years we have hosted the Understanding Disability Awards. These recognise the outstanding efforts of people, groups and organisations that go out of their way to involve and include people with a learning disability
Special performance for disabled children and young people
The New Theatre are holding a one-off show that is adjusted to suit the needs of children and young people with sensory needs, ASD and learning disabilities.
This legislation will change the way support is offered - find out more at a free event
The Equality and Human Rights Commission seek the views of disabled people and carers on housing for disabled people. Please follow the link and spend some time sharing your views- what you think matters!
The Welsh Government are planning to increase how much you pay for essential support
A consultation that ends on the 25th January 2017 is underway. Proposals that will increase the weekly charges for care from £60 to £70 then probably to £100 within four years are being considered.
If you disagree with this please let the government know your views by taking a few minutes to complete an online consultation here
Proposed Bill for children with additional educational needs
Around a quarter of learners in Wales will have some form of additional learning need during their education. The current legislative framework for supporting them is based on a model introduced more than 30 years ago. This Bill proposes to replace existing legislation with a new legal framework- your views are needed
Nominate somebody who makes that extra effort now!
Temporary post to cover maternity leave - Apply Now!!
Do you use social media?
Are you looking for a challenge?
Are you planning a career in the social welfare sector?
If you answer yes to the above we may have the ideal opportunity for you!!
See a show without cash- use time credits!!
SPICE and the Sherman Theatre are arranging a special show on 20th December where you can use time credits in place of cash- come along and book soon!
To learn more about time banking and how it can help you click here
Ticket offers at the Welsh Millennium Centre
Disability Arts Cymru, Making Minds and the Community teams at the Centre are delighted to offer tickets for the
Weston Studio Programme of Wales’ Mental Health Arts Festival’s for an amazing £5 for each Double-Bill.
Check below for details