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Meet the carers - come to a carers meeting near you!

New dates for our free carers gatherings - now weekly!!

Meet the carers - come to a carers meeting near you!

Our Carers Gatherings offer a relaxed informal setting where carers can meet others who share the same responsibilities and challenges, let their hair down and share experiences. The gatherings are free for carers and refreshments or lunches are provided.  

Due to popular demand we are now meeting weekly in both counties! 

Latest news from the Vale

Latest on play and other provision from your FIS team

Latest news from the Vale

have you signed up to the Disability Index yet? Log onto the Vale Council website to learn more about activities in your locality

Get rewarded for your volunteering efforts!

Put some Spice into your Life!

The Spice scheme offers you a way to get something back for the time that you freely give. Hours committed can be banked and then exchanged for other services, items or access to a variety of events or activities.


Exciting service for disabled children

Caudwell Children - a charity that offers hope!

Exciting service for disabled children

We would like to draw you attention to the Caudwell Children's charity. They offer a wide range of practical support to families with disabled children. Assistance ranges from support with therapies and assessments to help in achieving their goals and dreams

Social Services & Well Being Act - how will it affect you?

This legislation will change the way support is offered - find out more at a free event

Social Services & Well Being Act - how will it affect you?

The Social Services & Well Being Act has been in force for a year. It affects all carers and people that needs support or assistance. 

Cardiff & the Vale Parents Federation is holding an information morning on Friday 28th April for family carers to learn how the act affects them.

Increase in charges for social care in Wales

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

Do you receive Benefits? Read this!

Universal Credit - roll-out starts on 28th February!!

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new payment for working-age people whether they are in or out of work.  It combines some of the benefits and tax credits that a person may be getting.  It will not affect people of pension age.

Universal Credit Full Service will be rolled out in Cardiff from 28 February 2018.

Free event - learn how to use your ipad!

Free training on getting the most from your ipad

Do you have an iPad and want to learn how to make the most of it?

Join Family Fund for a free training workshop for families raising seriously ill or disabled children, and find out more about how your iPad works (or at least keep up with your children!)

Vision 21 Summer Workshops

Reduced costs sessions for Summer

Vision 21 Summer Workshops

Vision 21 offers a wide range of activities for people with learning needs. Over July and August they are offering reduced rates for people to try out the many options

Free First Aid Training for carers

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. 

If you an unpaid carer who wants to attend, please either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01446 704604. Tell them that  you saw this information on the Parents Federation website

Consultation on the needs of children from inception to 2 years

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

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