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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

Time Credits Update

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.


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

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

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

Understanding Disability Awards 2017

Nominate somebody who makes that extra effort now!

Understanding Disability Awards 2017

Nominations are now being invited for this year’s Understanding Disability Awards, which recognises individuals, groups, schools, children and employers who have made a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Come and work for us!

Temporary post to cover maternity leave - Apply Now!!

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If you answer yes to the above we may have the ideal opportunity for you!!

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