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February 2024 Newsletter

Need help paying for or accessing period products?

Girls and women living in Powys can request free period products.

Bevan Commission January Bulletin

All the latest from the Bevan Commission

Fancy a free bite-size introduction to household budgeting?

A two-hour course will provide you with tips to help you manage your personal budget and control outgoings

Holocaust Memorial Day is on 27th January

A message from Victim Support

Sandy Bear Children's Bereavement Charity

Free introductory Sessions

Free online courses with Versus Arthritis

Places available on six-week seated Tai Chi Self-Management course and six-week Therapeutic Music & Song Writing Self-Management course

Advicelink Cymru 'Claim What's Yours' Helpline

Free and confidential financial advice on 0808 250 5700

Update from Eginiad Cymru

Therapeutic Bursary Project, Movement for Health and Wellbeing group, and Community Dinners.

Virtual Death Cafe

Date for upcoming online meeting

Welsh Asian Heritage Project Update

Inaugural seminar and volunteer training days

Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme is coming to an end

The scheme will finish at the end of March and be replaced by a new scheme on Monday 1st April

Legacy in the Community

'Starting Line' courses beginning in January

The Poppy Factory

Employment support available for veterans with health conditions and their families

RNIB Community Connection

December Newsletter

A message from CARAD

Including an invitation to their Christmas celebration.

Fatigue & Arthritis

Online Versus Arthritis Information Session

NEW Welshpool Versus Arthritis Support Group

A new Versus Arthritis support group has recently started in Welshpool at the Ann Holloway Centre.

New Breathing Space Project

Breathing Space provides short breaks to carers of and those supporting people living with MS.

New online six-week Versus Arthritis courses

Invitation to join new Self-Management courses - Tai Chi, Health Improvement and Music Therapy

Living Well 2024 Schedule

Upcoming UK-wide online Living Well sessions and booking links

Winter Workshops

A message from the Fathom Trust

Powys Balance Programme

Powys Balance Programme returns for unpaid carers.

Digital Communities Wales

November 2023 Newsletter

Ponthafren November Activities

Lots to get involved in at Ponthafren in November.

Singing for Wellbeing - Upcoming Session

Montgomeryshire (Welshpool) Breathing Space Project

Severn Wye Powys Advocacy

November Newsletter.

Warm this Winter Campaign

A message from the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and Climate Cymru.

Understanding Forced Marriage

Summary Report

Free half-term family activities in Rhayader

Arts charity CARAD are offering a programme of fun indoor family activities over half-term in Rhayader.

Powys Hearing Aid Repair Service

A volunteer led hearing aid repair service in Powys.

A Beacon of Hope at Risk

A message from Bronllys Well Being Park.

Study of gambling problems among veterans

Message from Change Step.

Support for veteran families at Christmas.

Veteran families are invited to apply for £250 worth of vouchers for Christmas.

Brecon Stroke Cafe

The fortnightly cafe is currently on a break but will continue in the New Year. Please register your interest if you would like to receive updates...

Democratic Health of community and town councils - Call for Evidence

The Welsh Government has created a Democratic Health Task and Finish Group to review the health of community and town councils in Wales.

 

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Message from tide

tide is a UK wide network of former and current carers of people with dementia.

Bereavement Working Group Resources

An update from Powys Bereavement Working Group.

HOPE Advocacy Project

Spaces available with HOPE Advocacy Project.

Fruit growing workshops

A message from Tir Coed about an upcoming 5-week course introducing people to orchard and fruit growing skills.

Children in Wales Poverty Survey results

The 7th Annual Children in Wales Poverty Survey results were published on 5th October.

Applications now open for Bevan Fellows Programme

The call for applications to become a Bevan Fellow is now open until 10th November 2023.

WCVA Survey on inflation

WCVA is conducting a survey on the impact of inflation on voluntary sector organisations delivering public services.

Important Information: Belmont Branch Surgery in Gilwern

In May it was confirmed that Powys Teaching Health Board had agreed to accept the application from Crickhowell Group Practice to close their branch...

Daily Living Self-Assessment Website

The link below pertains to an online Daily Living Self-Assessment Website. This website provides information and advice for Powys residents who are...

HAPUS Questionnaire- help please to complete

Public Health Wales are currently working with Cardiff Metropolitan University to conduct work to build a national conversation about wellbeing and...

What does ‘Advocacy’ actually mean and why is it important?

We often hear that many people haven't heard about advocacy and may not know when it might be able to support them or someone they know

Free online wellbeing Me Time sessions for carers - October

Carers Wales have a calendar of free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in September and October. They are all...

Citizens Advice Powys

This quarter we are highlighting the issue of people "Living on Empty". With 1 in 10 people we support not having enough income to pay for essentials....

Me Time sessions for carers

Our Me Time sessions in Wales are a series of online activities to support your wellbeing.

Evaluation of a website for the glossary of terms for social prescribing: An online forum

The diversity and ambiguity of the terminology used in social prescribing creates barriers to engagement and makes it hard for professionals and the...

Llais Communication and Engagement

Llais unveils new initiative to amplify Welsh language voices in shaping health and social care in Wales.

Calling all Female Veterans!

Following on from the success of the inaugural workshop held in South Wales funded by Welsh Government in June 2022, the next workshop will be held at...

The Tipping Point conference - Recordings and Presentations.

The Bevan Commission are pleased to share with you the recorded keynote presentations and the slideshows from The Tipping Point: Where next for health...

Call for Papers and Posters, RHCW Conference 2023.

“Embracing Change – welcoming innovation and new ways of delivering Rural Health and Care services”,

Careers in Health and Social Care.

The careers in health and social care in Powys webpage is now up and running on the RPB site:

Guidance for Parents and all those working or volunteering with children around Vaping

The resource is being launched as a first step in supporting parents, teachers and other professionals working with young people to talk about the...

Support for Digital Skills.

Welsh Government have developed a site that has an interactive map showing places you can go for support to develop your basic digital skills, use a...

Window opens for new applications for UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Another application window has been launched as part of an exciting funding programme which could help Powys communities build pride in place,...

Summer Holidays - Free Meals for Children.

All the places for children to eat for free or £1.00 during the six week summer holidays.

Your 4 health reasons to move – actively !

Our population is around 20% less active than in the 1960s. If trends continue, it will be 35% less active by 2030.

Cycling with endometriosis.

For Bryony, who has endometriosis, finding comfortable ways of travelling by cycle has allowed her to continue working.

Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner update.

The latest newsletter update from Dafydd Lywelyn.

Citizens Advice Powys celebrates its volunteers for their vital support during the cost-of-living crisis.

Citizens Advice Powys has received a huge number of enquiries from local people struggling to stay on top of household bills as the cost-of-living...

Third Sector Trustees & Governance - Invitation.

Gareth Powell, vice-chair of the trustees of Hay & District Dial-a-Ride, is inviting people to participate in research to support the third sector...

Digital Place Plans.

Owen Davies Consulting has been commissioned by Powys County Council to develop Digital Place Plans for Ystradgynlais Llanfair Caereinion and Newtown....

Powys becomes UK's first Endometriosis Friendly Council.

Powys County Council has signed up to become an Endometriosis Friendly Employer, the first local authority in the UK to do so.

Are you thinking of starting a repair café and wondering what is involved?

Repair Cafe Wales would like to invite you to an informal introduction to repair cafes and Repair Café Wales.

Volunteer Opportunities with Versus Arthritis in South Powys.

Versus Arthritis are looking for Lead Volunteers, Support Volunteers and Physical Activity Volunteers in Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay on Wye, Rhayader,...

Rhayader Unveils New Art Exhibition on the Natural World.

TimeScape Rhayader is proud to announce its latest addition of five large artworks along an outdoor pathway.

More Than Just Words.

Welsh Government is currently recruiting for a chair and members of its new ‘More than just words’ advisory board.

MORE HOSTS NEEDED IN POWYS

UKRAINIAN families are in need of a safe place to call home in Powys.

The Big Help Out - Lend a Hand Make a Change.

To mark The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own...

Older People's Commissioner - Abuse Support Services Directory.

A helpful resource for the public and professionals.

Further Education applications are now open.

Black Mountains College have 3 NVQ level 2 courses now open for application.

Inclusive Climbing Club video launch.

The Outdoor Partnership in Mid Wales and Gwent are pleased to release this fantastic new video produced by Troy Childs showcasing the excellent work...

Make Care Fair Campaign.

The pandemic has shown us that care work – paid and unpaid – is the backbone of our economy.

Balance Programme for staff and volunteers working in health and social care.

Powys Health and Care Academy has teamed up with Phoenix Mindful Living to offer a free eight-week mindfulness-based living course to staff and...

Nest Annual Report 2021-22.

NEST recently published their Annual Report for 2021-22, highlighting work supporting households across Wales.

POWYS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2023

The eleventh annual Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on the 23rd March 2023, at the Elephant and Castle, Newtown. The celebration of...

Community of Practice: Accommodation-Based Care Solutions.

An invitation to join a national Community of Practice relating to Accommodation-Based Care and Support.

Join the Big Help Out to attract more volunteers.

The Big Help Out aims to get more people involved in volunteering by encouraging people to take part in introductory volunteering opportunities on the...

Abuse Services Directory for Older People.

The online directory allows older people, their family and friends, and professionals to easily search for services and support in their local area...

DWP Budget Briefing.

The latest update from DWP about some of the changes that we will see and also the support available.

Disability Services Advocacy Team.

The Disability Services Advocacy Team are available to support with raising awareness of the different Disability Services benefits and grants.

Collaborative and Compassionate Leadership Development Programme: Level 5 Leadership and Management.

The content of this programme challenges your ways of doing and thinking to unlock your inner leader.

Bereavement benefits extended to unmarried cohabiting parents.

Cohabiting parents with dependent children who need support following the death of their partner can now apply for bereavement benefits

A Period Proud Wales

The Welsh Government plan to end period poverty and achieve period dignity in Wales by 2027 and have published The Period Proud Wales Action Plan.

National Contemporary Art Gallery for Wales.

New opportunity for voluntary sector organisations who may have suitable sites for a new contemporary art gallery.

Session leaders needed for Goldies Sing & Smile Sessions.

Goldies are still looking for Session Leaders all across Wales, but in particular Blaenau Gwent, S Pembs and S Powys.

Turkey-Syria earthquake appeal.

DEC member charities are already responding to the earthquake directly or through local partners in Turkey and Syria.

20ft yurt needs a new home.

Vibrant Vyrnwy is looking to sell a brand-new 20ft yurt that is part paid for. They would love another community group, charity, or project, to...

Dal i Godi - Domestic Abuse support contract awarded.

Five specialist Domestic Abuse agencies have collaborated to form the Dal i Godi partnership.

Where are you from? Identity and Belonging in Wales.

What must it feel like to be asked ‘Where are you from?’ And in a country you call home? What does it mean to be Welsh?

Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund is now open!

The latest opportunity to apply to the Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund is now open!

Health Education and Improvement Wales

The Welsh Government is committed to improving the diversity of public appointments in Wales.

Census 2021 health, disability and unpaid care results published.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the next phase of Census 2021 topic summaries for England and Wales looking at health,...

Grand Mid Wales Cycle Jumble.

The National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod has a Cycle Jumble organised for 1st April.

‘WE ARE HERE FOR YOU’ SAY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTORS AS MILLIONS OF POUNDS AWARDED TO HELP COMMUNITIES WITH THE PRESSURE OF THE RISING COST OF LIVING

Welsh charities, and organisations supporting communities bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living pressures are being given access to vital support...

Distance Learning Nursing Degree - Powys

Fully funded distance learning nursing degree that Bangor University is delivering to individuals living in Powys.

POWYS ARTS, CULTURE & WELLBEING

Information & Support Bulletin

Community Foundation Wales.

Community Foundation Wales has funding opportunities open to applications from Powys.

Meet the Funder session 24th Jan 2023.

An interactive opportunity for Powys third sector organisations to meet with the National Lottery.

Updates from Powys’ Regional Partnership Board and North Powys Wellbeing Programme.

The latest newsletter for Powys’ Regional Partnership Board is now available.

AMSER – SHORT BREAKS WALES FUNDING PROGRAMME

Carers Trust Wales will be launching a new national short breaks funding programme called Amser, which aims to increase

opportunities for unpaid...

Bevan Commission Calls for Transformative Ideas.

Have you got a new idea that could transform the way health and care is delivered in Wales? The Bevan Commission exemplar programme titled ‘Driving...

Partnership Community Visits.

A face-to-face partnership meeting in Newtown this month saw Chief Executives from Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board and PAVO take the...

Warm spaces directory launched.

A directory that lists places that can offer Powys people a warm welcome this winter has been launched by the county council.

DWP - Christmas opening hours and payment dates.

Important news and updates from the Department for Work and Pensions about changes during the Christmas period.

Wales – where well-being isn’t just a buzz word, it’s the law.

Reflecting on seven years of world-leading Future Generations Act.

The Welsh Ombudsman publishes the fourth Equality and Human Rights Casebook.

The Casebook contains a selection of cases considered by the office over the last year which involved equality and human rights considerations.

State of Caring in Wales 2022.

Carers Wales have launched their State of Caring in Wales report. The report is based on 1043 survey responses from carers across Wales, making it...

Jointly for Carers.

Carers Wales, alongside Employers for Carers Wales Hub and with support from Welsh Government, is delighted to officially launch the Jointly App in...

Distance Learning Nursing Degree - Powys.

Great news about a fully funded distance learning nursing degree that Bangor University is delivering to individuals living in Powys.

The Big Give - Christmas Challenge double your fundraising

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match-funded campaign. For seven days, between 29th November to the 6th of December, the challenge offers...

Public Health Wales cost of living report.

The Policy Team in the WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being at Public Health Wales have published Cost of living crisis in...

Links to free digital copies of CPAG handbooks.

Please see links below to the 2 free CPAG handbooks referenced during the tackling poverty summit.

Wales introduces 20mph as default speed in built up areas.

The evidence is clear, decreasing speed limits reduces collisions and saves lives.

Communities Respond Across Powys.

An informal opportunity to connect, share and learn about great community initiatives set up across the area.

Winter Warm Hub Llandrindod Wells.

A warm space available to anyone in the community, Wednesdays 10.00-1.00.

Reading Well for Teens.

Look for the Reading Well for teens books in your local library – they’re free to borrow.

Are you a leader in the third or voluntary sector working in social care?

Help shape Social Care Wales collective and compassionate leadership programme

Cost of living hub

Council launches cost of living information hub

Job Opportunity at Rekindle.

Administrator role based in the Newtown offices.

New Healthy Working Wales guidance to help employers support staff through the cost of living crisis

Healthy Working Wales has launched a new guidance for employers on “The Cost of Living Crisis”.

 

BBC - Cost of Living Q&A

Joanna Gosling and a panel of financial experts answer your questions about the cost of living crisis.

Llanfyllin Warm Hub

Starting next week!

A group for Polish Parents, and Guidance on Housing

A group on zoom to offer peer support Polish parents, and guidance for those supporting Polish families with Housing.

Updates from Powys’ Regional Partnership Board

The latest newsletter for Powys’ Regional Partnership Board is now available online.

Energy bill support scheme scammers.

Powys residents are being urged to be on their guard against energy rebate scammers.

Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) - Community Gardens Awards.

Every year, as part of its Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS), Social Farms & Gardens present 15 community led projects with a community...

Welsh Government launch new Creative Skills Action Plan & Fund

A new fund for the music, digital content and screen sectors in Wales.

Artist Commission Opportunities _ Machynlleth Hospital

Great opportunity for PUBLIC ART / ARTIST COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES for the new Machynlleth Community Hospital Development

MSc in Leading Digital Transformation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to study at masters level on a cutting edge new course at the University of South Wales at a fraction of the usual...

Home-Start Cymru call out for volunteers.

Home-Start Cymru is a family support charity that provides support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children when they need it...

Cost of living crisis and warm spaces.

As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, Powys County Council intends to do everything it can to support its residents during...

Welsh Water offer Back to School Savings.

Welsh Water have several support schemes for people struggling with the cost of living.

Eden Project Communities Camps 2022-23

Applications are open for Sept/Oct Community Camp at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Travel and accommodation is funded, but places are in high demand,...

Help for Households - Cost of living support.

The Government have launched a ‘Help for Households’ campaign to draw together support packages that help ease the cost of living impact.

Money Saviour Budgeting.

Powys Libraries next Money Saviour session is on Budgeting and it’s on Tuesday 23rd August (2-3).

New Bereavement Pathway launched to support those through the sudden loss of a child or young person.

New Bereavement Pathway launched to support those through the sudden loss of a child or young person.

Chair and vice chairs elected to Powys Regional Partnership Board.

Carl Cooper has been elected as the Chair of Powys Regional Partnership Board (RPB). Carl, who is Chief Executive of Powys Association of Voluntary...

Money Saviour Energy Session.

Worried about the cost of living? Need some support and advice? Powys Library are hosting Money Saviour expert sessions, sharing money saving advice...

Cost-of-living crisis: an update from Nest

With inflation rising and another increase to the energy price cap on the way, homes across Wales are under pressure.

BREEN IS A WOMAN ON A MISSION

TWO-time Paralympic medallist Olivia Breen is a woman on a mission, hell-bent on delivering podium success with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham...

The DPJ Foundation Grand Summer Raffle

Have your chance to win your very own Vintage Fordson Tractor worth over £5,800!!

Re-engage are looking for volunteers to help our activity groups for the over 75’s in Wales!

Re-engage is a national charity dedicated to ending loneliness and social isolation. Our activity groups bring people over 75 together in local...

Government Support with Cost of Living.

Welsh Government have recently updated their information page about resources available to support people with the cost of living.

Reimagine Grants – Art Fund

These project grants aim to help organisations as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic.

Anti-racist Wales Action Plan launched.

The latest update from Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice, regarding the Anti Racist Action Plan for Wales.

DSPP Webinar - Progress on the NHS Wales App

Digital Services for Patients and Public will be hosting an update event on DSPP work including our work on the NHS Wales App.

UKRAINE - THIRD SECTOR BRIEFING NOTE

There are three schemes to support those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

How employers in Wales responded to the Covid-19 pandemic

New Healthy Working Wales report reveals employers in Wales are setting the gold standard for employee health and wellbeing during and following the...

Free SIMs help Ukrainian refugees settle into UK life.

Wavelength have a new project offering free SIMs to help reduce loneliness and isolation for newly-arrived Ukrainian refugees.

Don’t Get Me Started.

Age Cymru launch their short, animated film about human rights.

Looking for a Conference Room or Meeting Room in Llandrindod?

PAVO’s rooms are now available for bookings !!

Ffair Haf / Summer Fair.

Newtown's very own summer festival, come along, bring family, friends, children and enjoy the day. Saturday 2nd July, 11.00-6.30.

Unpaid carer’s £500 payment application window closes 15th July.

A one-off £500 payment is available for unpaid carers receiving Carer's Allowance on 31 March 2022.

Local Places for Nature grant opportunities.

Keep Wales Tidy run a project offering garden packages for groups to develop food growing or nature gardens.

Angels in Gumboots.

A new publication from the Farming Community Network which is aimed at supporting members of the farming community in their caring role especially...

Community give back days.

Maw Fire are looking for some community projects that would benefit from a gift day.

Rhayader Volunteer Del Ho Sang Awarded Platinum Jubilee Award and BBC television appearance.

Del Ho Sang is one of 500 winners of this prestigious award that recognises exemplary volunteer and community work. Out of this 500, just three were...

Five-Day FREE Creative Outdoor Experience for Young People in North Powys.

This August, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust are leading a unique free creative day- camp for young people aged 13-24.

Unpaid carers in Powys can apply for £500 support payment

Applications are now open for the Unpaid Carers Financial Support Grant, with the county council urging all who might be eligible in Powys to get in...

Community Matters Fund is now open!

Western Power Distribution has teamed up with Localgiving to deliver its Community Matters Fund

Mayors of Birmingham and Rhayader get a sneak peek of new visitor attraction, TimeScape Rhayader

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Muhammad Afzal, met with Mayor of Rhayader, Councillor Lee Price, to see the new developments being made in...

Changes to Llandrindod Wells Mobile Service LD1 5BB

The Post Office are delighted to be restoring Post Office services to Llangunllo on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 12:45. This affects affecting Llangunllo,...

Unsold Food Donations.

Greggs, aim to donate as much unsold food to charity as possible, including soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters for the homeless and vulnerable

NEW Healthy Working Wales podcasts.

The Healthy Working Wales Team are pleased to announce the creation of two new podcasts to add to their suite of resources aimed at supporting...

Arts Council of Wales – Sharing Together fund opens

The Arts Council of Wales wants to encourage the creation of new networks and strengthen existing ones.

Open Newtown Latest Newsletter Spring 2022.

The latest newsletter giving an update on all the happenings throughout Spring at Open Newtown, is now available.

 

£1.1 million investment to champion older people as Wales becomes Age Friendly

Actions the Welsh Government will take to champion older people and challenge the way we think about ageing have been published by Julie Morgan, the...

Cylch Ti a Fi Opening Grant

Mudiad Meithrin are offering a grant of £1,000 to set up a new Cylch Ti a Fi or to help any Cylch Ti a Fi that is currently closed (and has been since...

Do you qualify for free digital skills training?

Newid is running free digital skills training for organisations that provide advice, support and guidance to voluntary groups and charities

Free business advice with Acas now available on Facebook Messenger

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), is an independent public body that works with millions of employers and employees every...

Regional Partnership Board Citizen Member Vacancy.

Do you want to make a difference and play a key part in helping make decisions about Health and Social Care Services in Powys?

Booking a show for your community with Night Out.

Night Out helps community groups in Wales put on a professional shows in their local area by taking away the headache of financial risk.

Digital Hub Pilot - Knighton Community Centre

New Digital Hub facility pilot, funded by the UK Renewal Fund to have a centre for all home workers, volunteers, child minders, foster carers and...

A vision for health and social care in Wales in the Sixth Senedd with Judith Paget CBE.

An opportunity to hear from Judith Paget CBE, Director General of Health and Social Services/Chief Executive NHS Wales.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOB OPPORTUNITY @ IMPELO

Impelo is one of the boldest participatory dance organisations in Wales.

'Breathtaking' Rembrandt painting comes to Newtown’s Oriel Davies Gallery.

Your opportunity to see an original Rembrandt in the heart of Mid Wales.

Payment for unpaid carers.

Unpaid carers in Wales to receive a £500 payment as part of £29m investment.

Register a business or organisation to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Wales.

If you are able to offer help as a business or an organisation, please tell the Welsh Government about the help you can give.

Voluntary sector support for Ukraine.

As the crisis in Ukraine intensifies, voluntary organisations and volunteers are rallying around to provide support. Here’s an overview of what’s...

Arts, Health and Wellbeing Lottery funding programme.

The Arts, Health and Wellbeing Lottery funding programme has re-opened to applications.

Independent Member appointment.

DHCW are looking to appoint an Independent Member from a diverse background.

How to avoid ageism in communications.

The short guide provides helpful information about the simple steps we can all take when communicating about older people to ensure that we better...

Free coaching support for heritage organisations.

Heritage organisations or organisations running a heritage project in Wales can apply now for the second round of coaching support through Catalyst...

Rainbow Call Companions.

Reengage have launched rainbow call companions, a free telephone service for LGBT+ older people who live alone and feel they would enjoy a friendly...

Job Opportunities at Hafren

Two exciting jobs available at Hafren Theatre. Closing date this Wednesday!

Small Grants Wales

The Armed Forces Covenant network in Wales currently has access to funds to support small grants for projects working in Wales supporting members of...

Cultural Freelancers Wales Survey – Welsh Government Report published

Welsh Government report on the effects of COVID 19 on the cultural freelance sector, the impact on their health and wellbeing and the consequences of...

Childcare Offer extended as providers receive funding boost.

The Childcare Offer will be extended to parents in education and training and parents on adoption leave, the Welsh Government has announced.

Colonel James Phillips made first Wales Veterans’ Commissioner.

The Office for Veterans Affairs and the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales have jointly appointed Colonel James Phillips as Veterans’...

Funding for Young People's Music Projects in Wales.

Funding is available for community organisations in Wales to help them deliver music projects for young people.

Bank Phishing Scam.

A message from Dyfed Powys Police to beware of criminals that pretend to be from the bank and stating that a person’s bank account has been...

Welsh Water can help your clients this winter.

Welsh Water can save customers up to £250 off their water bill should they qualify for our HelpU tariff, they may also be eligible for other savings;...

The Welsh language and the arts: a new strategy

Arts Council of Wales announces that work is beginning on a new strategy for Welsh and the arts.

Newtown Food Surplus Project is recruiting.

Could you be a volunteer co-ordinator for the Newtown Food Surplus Project?

WCVA are recruiting!

WCVA is recruiting for a National Third Sector H&SC Manager, as cover for a member of staff who has been seconded to Welsh Government until November...

Hafren Dyfrdwy - Helping Powys People

Providing services to around 250,000 people – including many here in Powys, Hafren Dyfrdwy is a vital part of the local landscape.

Side by Side Grant Scheme opens.

Mind Cymru are working in partnership with Diverse Cymru to give out small grants to community groups, led by and for people from Black, Asian, and...

Play Wales Publications

Play Wales produce publications and information sheets to inform and support those working in or with an interest in Children's Play.

North Powys Job Fair

Are you looking for work in Powys?

Ending Physical Punishment in Wales

Information for the Childcare and Play Workforce

New initiatives to support climate action.

Ecodyfi are pleased to have community ebikes and thermal cameras available for people to borrow for free from Machynlleth.

Movie time with Action for Elders in Ystradgynlais.

"Inspired by the extraordinary real-life events, Save The Cinema illustrates how the resolve of a small Welsh town, inspired by the magic of cinema,...

Mental Health Grant for Mens' Health

Movember are excited to announce a new GBP £5.7M Mental Health Grants Funding Program aiming to strengthen the implementation and evaluation of...

Funding Available for Digital Inclusion

A new Welsh Government funded project has been launched aimed at supporting people leaving any hospital setting who are at risk of digital exclusion.

Real Living Wage for Social Care Staff

Social Care staff will receive the Real Living Wage in Wales as part of a package to support the sector.

Tenancy Hardship Grant - Wales

Welsh Government to help people in social housing arrears pay their rent.

EYST Multi-lingual helpline.

The Multi-lingual Helpline Wales is a national helpline delivered by partnership between EYST, ProMo Cymru, Citizen’s Advice Cymru, Women Connect...

Welsh eating disorder services still a postcode lottery, new report finds.

Eating disorder services in Wales still vary widely across regions, according to a new report published today by Beat, the UK’s eating disorder...

Smart Energy GB in Communities

Grant funding available to support smart meter projects in 2022.

‘Triple barrier’ of mental health inequality: Senedd Health Committee launches inquiry.

The Senedd’s Health and Social Care Committee is launching a new inquiry, focusing on mental health inequalities across different groups in society.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

As part of a wider support package of over £50m to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made available over £38 million...

Welsh Government Funding Announcement

The Welsh Government is making £15.4m available to support the arts and cultural sector in Wales during the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, Deputy Minister...

Could you help ease the pressure as a hospital support volunteer?

Volunteers are wanted to help support patients in five Powys hospitals at Bronllys, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Machynlleth and Llanidloes.

Arts Council of Wales funds exciting Gypsy Maker 5 Project

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company is pleased to announce our new funding award from the Arts Council of Wales to continue the trailblazing Gypsy...

My Winter Health Plan

This scheme aims to help people with long-term physical or mental health conditions and their carers to provide clear information to health and care...

Good news about e-bikes for residents in Newtown.

Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, is offering people in and around Newtown the use of an e-bike for four weeks, for free.

Programme for Government - Update

The Welsh Government’s updated Programme for Government has been published.

Believe in Yourself - Employment Support for people aged 50+

PRIME Cymru support the over 50s into employment, self-employment, volunteering and training.

Do you know someone who needs help with benefits, budgeting, debt or fuel costs?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our lives in many ways – and that includes our finances too.

Library Programme Support Manager

A fabulous opportunity to join Powys County Council’s Arts & Cultural Services Team and make a positive contribution to supporting our communities!

Jobcentre opening times and benefit payment dates over Christmas and New Year.

Please see attached for details of the Jobcentre opening times over the Christmas and New Year period and also the changes to benefit payment dates.

Funding call: Planned Care Innovation Programme

Do you have an idea that could make a positive difference to planned care pathways, or that could help to reduce or alleviate demand for planned care...

New package of support for unpaid carers

On Carers’ Rights Day Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has outlined how £7m Welsh Government funding will support unpaid carers in...

Foodbank Fortnight

As a thank you to foodbanks across Powys during the pandemic, staff and councillors are invited to donate to an appeal to help support the...

Victim Support Hate Crime Practitioners Toolkit

Victim Support now have a range of resources for front-line community workers for supporting victims and witnesses of Hate Crime.

Becoming Dad

More than half of new Dads in football study feel they have no support for their mental health

Looking for a fresh start?

Powys Health and Care Academy currently have lots of great opportunities for bespoke Apprenticeship programmes.

£3m project launched to help aid charities predict and plan for disasters

The UK government is investing £1m in a scheme to help aid charities predict where and when humanitarian disasters will strike.

Food For Life

Interested in food growing in Powys? Food cooking? Food sharing? Building community?

PIONEERING POWYS ECOTHERAPY PROGRAMME WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s trailblazing health and wellbeing project, Wild Skills Wild Spaces (WSWS), has attracted national acclaim with a...

Continued Support for EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals

Citizens Advice Cymru has been funded to support clients across Wales with applications and associated advice services, and the Welsh Government has...

Clampdown on landlords with funding boost for councils

Families living in cold draughty rented properties in England and Wales can expect warmer homes thanks to a new campaign to help councils clamp down...

Mid Wales supporting COP26 and COP Cymru

Four COP26 Regional events will be held in Wales as part of COP Cymru to support the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow.

Advocacy Awareness week 1st - 7th November '21

Only 2 (and a bit) weeks to go!

TRUSTEES' WEEK

Trustees’ Week is fast approaching and PAVO have some great opportunities lined up for trustees

across Powys. This year, Trustees’ Week is the 1st –...

Appointment of a Vice Chair to Powys Teaching Health Board.

Our PTHB current Vice Chair, Mel Davies, is coming to the end of her term of office. This means that there is a great opportunity available for...

Age Friendly Wales Strategy

What we will do to use the potential of today's older people and support our ageing society.

Better recording and sharing of data essential to meeting healthcare needs of those experiencing homelessness

PHW Research and Evaluation Division has published a report that highlights the need for healthcare services to record and share information on...

New toolkit enables health to be built into future land planning.

Living in environments that both enable and promote good health and wellbeing would see a dramatic improvement to people in Wales’ health and...

The Dream Fund is now open.

The focus of this year's Dream Fund will be projects that are looking to deliver systemic change.

Homeshare is coming to Wales.

Homeshare is coming to Wales but what is it all about and why is it needed?

Opportunity for charities to apply for free connectivity to tackle digital exclusion

Vodafone launch charities connected campaign in a bid to tackle digital exclusion.

Veterans Gambling Study.

New research, has found that veterans are significantly more likely to struggle with problem gambling than non-veterans in the UK.

COVID Pass for events and nightclubs announced.

People will have to show a NHS COVID Pass to enter nightclubs and attend events in Wales from the first of October, the First Minister announced this...

Committee to hear from academics on the impact of covid-19 on the benefits system in Wales

Marking its first evidence session as part of the inquiry, the Benefits System in Wales, the Welsh Affairs Committee will explore key issues within...

Do you support someone over 50 who is isolated or lonely?

Re-Live is an award-winning charity specialising in Life Story Work under the umbrella of Arts in Health practice.

Entries now open for the 2022 Accolades

We’re now welcoming applications for the 2022 Accolades, the awards that recognise, celebrate and share notable work in social work, social care and...

Powys BID for UK City of Culture 2025

Powys County Council is excited to announce that, on behalf of our unique cultural sector, we have submitted an application to be recognised as the...

YOUTH LED GRANT SCHEME 2021-2022

Small grants of up to £750 are available from PAVO to enable projects to run that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25...

Call for practitioners – Ask us about dementia

Social Care Wales are looking for dementia practitioners to join them in developing a new service offering advice to families and care workers around...

Updated & improved ‘Hub’ helps voluntary organisations upskill, learn & network

The improved Knowledge Hub gives voluntary organisations in Wales easy access to a range of free online resources, networking and learning.

PTHB Small Health Grants Scheme extended.

The Small Health Grants Scheme has been extended to 5pm on Monday 27th September 2021.

Accessing Health Services in Wales - Transport Issues

The latest research from the Older People's Commissioner into older people’s experiences of accessing health services in Wales and the difficulties...

Wales Strategic Migration Partnership - Update on Afghanistan

WSMP will continue to work with all 22 local councils and a wide range of other partners in order to respond to the humanitarian disaster in...

Royal British Legion 100 competition WALES

The Royal British Legion in Wales has partnered with SSCE Cymru to run a creative competition to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Powys Teaching Health Board Charitable Fund

Your chance to apply for funding in the PTHB small grants scheme 2021-2022

Important Changes to the Self Isolation Support Scheme

As part of Welsh Government’s move to Alert Level Zero, new self-isolation regulations come into effect on 7 August.

Social Value Forum Development Fund

New extended closing date 13th August 2021.

New Zoom app lets UK charities fundraise within the platform

The video meeting platform Zoom has added a donation function to its platform for all registered UK charities.

Community Cohesion Small Grants Fund 2021

The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion team are pleased to launch a Small Grants Fund for Community Groups to develop project based work...

Gwent Partners Launch Transport to Health Project

A new project has been set up to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board...

Mental Health in Powys 2021 - Finding New Balance.

The latest findings on the effects of COVID 19 on the mental health of people living in Powys.

Social Care Recovery Framework

The recovery framework has been developed in collaboration with partners across the social care sector.

Looking for a fresh start? Visit the Powys Health and Care Skills Hwb

Anyone looking to start a new career in the health and social care sector in Powys, now has a single place to go for both training and support.

Gwent Partners Launch Transport to Health Project

A new project has been set up to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board...

Balsam Bash!

Volunteers needed to stop the spread of this invasive species threatening our native wildlife.

Do you know a potential Goldies session leader?

Goldies are looking for new session leaders and would really appreciate your help in sending this to any individuals, groups, choirs or organisations...

Oriel Davies Gallery – Artist Commission & Freelance Cultural Job

2021 marks the 250 year anniversary of the birth of Robert Owen, the Welsh Government has been working with local partners to explore new ways of...

The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme is back - apply now!

The All Wales Public Service Graduate Programme is a unique opportunity for you to boost your skills and grow your career.

Hafren Dyfrdwy are launching a Community Fund!

The Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund will give away £50,000 to support local charities and community groups within the HD region.

Hate Crime Regional Update

The most recent Hate Crime Update from the Hate Crime Team here in Dyfed Powys

4 Days to go to nominate your Powys Volunteer of the Year.

Do you know someone who gives of their time freely to make others’ lives better? Do you know of an organisation that makes a valuable contribution to...

How are we doing in Wales?

Public engagement survey results.

JOB OPPORTUNITY - HORIZON Project Coordinator

We are seeking a FABULOUS highly self-motivated, efficient and organised Project Coordinator with an interest & experience in the field of arts &...

Children's Services Front Door Service

Powys County Council have confirmed the change of name and number for Children's Services Front Door

Representatives required for The Partnership Forum for Older People - Powys

The Partnership Forum for Older People in Powys currently recruiting up to 5 older people / service users representatives to join the Forum to...

Could your organisation change someone's Life?

Only 27% of blind and partially sighted people are in employment.

Vacancies with the Red Cross

The British Red Cross have several vacancies available in Powys.

New Chair elected to Powys Regional Partnership Board

Cllr Myfanwy Alexander has been elected as the new Chair of Powys Regional Partnership Board.

The National Lottery reveals the top ‘Happy Places’ in Wales

New research out today from The National Lottery reveals how much the public has missed visiting their ‘happy place’

NEW Creative Industries Fund

The aim of the Creative Industries Fund is to provide a package of targeted support for growth so ambitious, creative businesses can reach their...

Christmas Challenge 2021 applications are now open

Applications are now open for this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match funding campaign.

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness

We would like to invite you to an event to promote awareness of this form of child abuse, and how we can work together to make our communities harsher...

Are you an unpaid carer or delivering care and support services in your community as a paid member of staff or a volunteer?

Then you can get free rapid COVID tests called lateral flow tests delivered to your home or you can collect them from your local test site.

Keep Wales Safe - New rules from the 17th May

Make sure you're aware of the new guidance and easing of restrictions to help Keep Wales Safe

Wales Culture Recovery Fund Round 2 – Freelancer Fund

This is a grant to provide financial assistance to support freelancers in the cultural and creative sectors who continue to face financial challenges...

97 per cent of households respond to Census 2021

The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations, with 97 per cent of households across England and Wales making sure they count when it...

New Coronavirus guidance and minor code update announcement

As Coronavirus restrictions ease across the UK, the Fundraising Regulator has published new and updated guidance to help organisations...

Carers Wales is recruiting.

Carers Wales is recruiting a brand new post - Employers for Carers Officer.

Peak Art in the Black Mountains – recruiting two roles

Peak are recruiting for two flexible part-time roles this Spring.

County Lines & Cuckooing - Understanding the risk to our Communities.

County Lines is a growing national concern. A review of violent crimes was carried out in 2018 leading to a greater understanding in 2021 and a...

SSAFA April Newsletter

Latest news from SSAFA including recruiting for two new Trustees, new fundraising events this month, new products in the SSAFA shop, and the ever...

JustGiving launches free donation processing service for charities

JustGiving has launched a free donation processing service for its charity customers, enabling them to collect direct donations via their own website.

Creating safer public places - Coronavirus

The Welsh Government has published updated guidance (12 Apr 2021) for owners and operators of public places to keep people safe when restrictions are...

The Community Renewal Fund is now open for applications for Powys

Powys County Council is seeking applications to the new UK Community Renewal Fund both from organisations and Council services wishing to deliver...

National Lottery funding programmes adjusted.

The Arts Council of Wales has announced that it is adjusting the opening dates of two National Lottery funds.

Cultural Freelancers Wales

Arts & Business Cymru is delighted to share the launch of Cultural Freelancers Wales.

Arts Council of Wales announces – Cultural Recovery Fund 2 applications open

Up to £30m to support Wales’ diverse culture sector through the ongoing pandemic.

Tell Me More

Covid Vaccine information for people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in NPT and Swansea

Changes to Direct Payments (DPs) for social care service users.

Two new pieces of software have been launched which will change how new Direct Payments (DPs) for social care service users are supported in Powys.

Extra investment to support veterans in Wales.

More funding for Wales’ specialist mental health service focused exclusively on military veterans, additional funding for Armed Forces Liaison...

Strategy for Unpaid Carers

The Welsh Government's plans to improve the recognition of and support to unpaid carers.

Views Sought on the Future of Welsh language Infrastructure

The Welsh Government has begun a consultation on the future of the ‘linguistic infrastructure’ of Welsh.

Welsh Government Extends Cultural Recovery Funds

The Welsh Government is setting aside an additional £30 million to support Wales’ cultural sector through the ongoing pandemic.

Keeping in touch with loved ones helps people in Powys stay upbeat during pandemic

A recent YouGOv survey looked at people's mental health during the pandemic and found that keeping in touch with others was key to mental wellbeing.

 

Collaborative approach to Community Support

Worried about the continued Covid-19 lockdown? Concerned about future changes to restrictions and accessing your community?

Are you looking for...

The Digital Inclusion Alliance Wales Agenda “From Inclusion to Resilience” launched this week.

The Agenda highlights five areas we would like to see prioritised over the next five years, so that everyone in Wales, who needs and wants to, can...

Your town, your future!

COVID-19 has affected the whole of Wales. It has presented real challenges to businesses, retailers, public bodies, elected members and council...

Hate Hurts Wales

Let’s stand up to hate crime together.

Claim what's yours - Are you missing out?

Thousands of people in Wales are entitled to more benefits.

Give a little time….make a big difference to a foster child with additional medical needs

Could you provide short breaks or daytime support for foster carers who care for children with additional needs?

Funding opportunities provided by PDAC

For both voluntary organisations and individuals

Self-isolation support scheme

You could get a payment of £500 to help with loss of earnings if you’ve been told to self-isolate and cannot work from home.

Exciting New Vacancies with EYST

4 x Employability Vacancies + 1 Family Support Worker Post @EYST - Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Newport, Cardiff, Wrexham, Pembrokeshire

New Home Energy Officer for Care & Repair in Powys.

This is a new service which will complement and strengthen the well-established free Healthy Home Check service.

PTHB COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Find out the latest information here!

Violence Prevention Unit - What have you seen during the pandemic?

A study into what you might have witnessed, noticed or been concerned about relating to domestic abuse or its warning signs since the beginning of the...

Eligibility criteria for the Self-Isolation Support Payment widened

More people will now be eligible to apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Payment the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James has...

Live in Newtown and want to walk a mile a day?

Walking Newtown has 20 delightful short strolls starting from all different areas of town so there is a measured walk close to you.

Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf Micro Art Competition

To celebrate St. David’s Day this year Arts Connection are running an arts competition based on one of his teachings – “do the small things”.

Celebrating the county’s fabulous volunteers

PAVO has embarked on a joint project with Powys County Council (PCC) and Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) to celebrate the county’s fabulous...

Users of the NHS Covid-19 App now eligible to apply for £500 self-isolation payment

Those asked to self-isolate via the NHS Covid-19 app will now be eligible to apply for the £500 self-isolation support payment, Minister for Housing...

Free singing sessions for adults.

Bronllys Wellbeing Park are offering 12 FREE online singing sessions, on behalf of Well Being Merthyr.

Welsh Language Awareness & Training

Gain an understanding and awareness of the Welsh Language in Wales today.

Info for those renting in the private sector

Do you rent in the private sector? Are you struggling to pay your rent or household bills?

Reading Well with Dementia

A series of books designed to help people with dementia - and their carers, friends and family - are now available from libraries in Powys as part of...

Carers Support Fund increased by a quarter of a million pounds

A further £250k has been announced to help unpaid carers in Wales cope with the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

Powys County Council Business Support

Funding support schemes, opportunities, information and links to assistance for individuals, businesses and communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

£4.9 million to make digital public services better for the people of Wales

Welsh Government is investing £4.9 million to improve digital public services in Wales so that they are easier and slicker for people to use.

An opportunity for 16-25 year olds to be Youth Entrepreneurship Agents

The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy for Wales (YES) 2010-15 led a programme of work to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in...

COVID-19: VACCINE FRAUD

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.

Arts Council of Wales Invitation to Tender

Arts Council Wales are looking for an experienced project manager to develop and deliver the first phase of a bespoke suite of online arts resources...

Move a Mile

Powys residents are being encouraged to stay active during lockdown as part of a new year campaign by Sport Powys.

Government announces £7.5 million funding to tackle loneliness during winter

Funding will help provide immediate and targeted relief to those most at risk of loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reading Well for Mental Health

Reading Well for mental health is focused on providing high quality health information to support adult mental health and wellbeing, as well as...

‘Not in my Name’ to Violence Against Women.

How a recent candlelight vigil in Wales helped raise awareness in supporting the campaign to end violence towards women.

Could you be a Digital Befriender?

We're looking for Digital Befrienders to join us to help clients increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to access Befriending services online...

EU Settlement Scheme

As you may be aware, all European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their families should be applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) as soon as...

Help for Universal Credit Claimants

Many people across the county will be facing a new reality as the country responds and adapts to the Coronavirus.

Your chance to get involved - Census Day is 21 March 2021

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales

Mentored Research & Development Programme for Artists

Applications are invited from Wales-based artists with an interest in developing an idea for the co-creation of a situated contemporary art project...

Local Broadband Fund

Welsh Government’s Local Broadband Fund is now open and you are invited to submit applications for funding.

Red Cross Service Support Worker - Support at Home - Newtown, Powys

Do you love helping people in need? Are you looking for a rewarding role that could kick start your career in the health and social sector?

Reading Well Books for children.

A new scheme has been launched in Wales to help children understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing through reading.

A Community Christmas 2020

Are you organising a Christmas event or donation scheme to support people in the community at Christmas this year?

New funding round for Arts and Health

The next phase of the Health Arts Research People programme (HARP) is now open for expressions of interest

PPE suppliers for Voluntary Organisations

Sources of PPE in Powys as recommended by Powys County Council.

Share the Love Project.

With predictions that winter will be much harder for our older generation this year than previous years, with local restrictions and care home visits...

Update on care home visiting

The new national measures in place after the firebreak allow care home visits to take place – each local authority will advise care home providers...

Arwain funding opportunity

Arwain are looking to fund innovative, community led projects.

Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Fund 2020 - 2021

The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Team have project funding available (up to £2500) to develop projects which aid the recovery of...

Coronavirus - New Regulation and frequently asked questions from 9/11/20

Guidance on how you can keep safe during the outbreak and what rules are in place to protect people.

Library Service for Carers

Powys County Council’s Library Service has introduced a borrower’s category to help carers across Powys.

Live Fear Free Helpline

The Live Fear Free helpline remains open 24/7.

WCVA statement on community centres during the Firebreak Lockdown.

WCVA have released an updated statement on the use of communities centres during the Firebreak Lockdown.

Powys Community Health Council- We are looking for members!

Are you interested in improving the health services of a nation? We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, to help us reflect the wants...

Firebreak Lockdown impact on Housing and Homelessness

Cymorth and CHC have been working closely with officials to understand the impact on our members and to inform Welsh Government decisions on...

COVID 19 Firebreaker Lockdown - FAQ

The latest government guidance and FAQs, about rules that will come into force at 6:00pm on Friday 23 October.

Organisations Unite to help prevent Domestic Abuse.

Montgomery Family Crisis Centre, Powys County Council, Calan DVS and the Red Snapper Group (RSG) have joined together in a new project to help prevent...

DWP Partner Escalation Document for Universal Credit/Benefit enquiries.

Please find the updated version of the Powys DWP Partner Escalation Document for any Universal Credit/benefit enquiries.

 

 

Centre of Sight and Sound Newsletter and Update

JobSense is a 3 year project funded by WEFO delivered in partnership with  Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (COS), Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and Elite...

Heritage Health and Wellbeing Report

Please see the latest report on Heritage, Health and Wellbeing which may be of interest.

PAVO Trustee Nominations

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to its Board of Trustees...

New rules for people living alone in local lockdown areas

Adults living alone, including single parents, in areas under local restrictions will be able to form a temporary bubble with another household in...

How Are We Doing in Wales?

Every two weeks, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Novel Coronavirus...

Introducing our new Community Connector

We're delighted to introduce our new Community Connector, Sam Bolam, covering Builth Wells, Llanwrtyd and Welshpool and will also be working with the...

Mental Health Services for all of Wales

Extra help for your mental wellbeing is available across Wales, online and over the phone. These resources are safe, free, and you don’t need a...

Pets As Therapy

In our very first Health Lift from Home we explore therapeutic benefits of pets whilst working from home.

Digital Companions - A Powys Perspective

We met with Ian Smith from Digital Communities Wales to find out how a Digital Companion can help you to Never Walk Alone again.

Voting is now open to choose the first WeCare Wales award winner

The award is part of the Accolades, awards that are organised by Social Care Wales that recognise, celebrate and share excellent social care and early...

Social Value Moving Forward Awards announced:

Sixteen Powys organisations have been successful with their application to the Social Value Moving forward Fund.

Find out more here!

MRC Wales is now open to host small meetings of up to 14 people.

The Media Resource Centre in Llandrindod Wells is secure and safe environment, under COVID regulations, with access to online conferencing through...

New BAME Helpline Launched in Wales to respond to Covid-19

Many BAME organisations in Wales have witnessed increased service demand from BAME community members impacted by Covid-19 needing advice and support...

Hay and District Dial-A-Ride Update

Hay and District Dial-A-Ride are pleased to be able to offer limited transport for hospital and medical appointments from 1st October.

Face to face support increases for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, the Welsh Government is stepping up support to promote face to face services for victims and survivors of violence...

Llyfrgelloedd Powys Libraries

While Powys libraries remain closed for browsing due to coronavirus restrictions, staff are working hard behind the scenes to reunite you with beloved...

Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 Announcements

As WG continued to ease lockdown restrictions, including trialling of outdoor events and more extended households meeting indoors, the necessary...

Strategy to End the Abuse of Older People

Information on the Abuse Action and Steering groups including the Strategy to End the Abuse of Older People has now been published on the Older...

Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales

Welsh Government has published a Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales. Coronavirus has not gone away and we are likely to see an increase in cases over...

Emergency Assistance Payment - Coronavirus hardship

The Discretionary Assistance Fund provides 2 types of grant that you do not need to pay back.

New Welsh Government Guidance for Unpaid Carers and Care Homes

Guidance for unpaid carers and care homes has been updated by Welsh Government as of the 7th August.

Age At Work Programme

Age Cymru and Business in the Community (Cymru) are currently offering those aged over 50 a chance to take part in a mid-life review via a webinar...

Power Up for a Warm Winter

Power Up! is an advice hub offering a range of income, tariff and energy efficiency support and advice to those who could be potentially vulnerable in...

How the arts in Wales are supporting mental Health and Wellbeing during Covid-19

A short but powerful film that highlights how the arts in Wales are supporting Mental Health and Well-being throughout the COVID-19 Lockdown.

How do we look after ourselves and others better in the wake of a health crisis such as Covid-19?

Drawing on expertise from Anna Chaplains across the country, the Bible Reading Fellowship have published the 'Carer’s Guide' series, which offers...

Together we can keep people safe

During this time, we need to look out for signs that children, young people or adults in our communities may be being abused, neglected or harmed.

Health & Care Research Wales Surveys

Supporting & developing research which has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people in Wales - click here to help!

Welsh Government Announcements - 22nd June 2020

Welsh Government has produced new guidance this week on a phased return for the Creative Industries.

Improve your understanding of the psychological impact of COVID-19

Maudsley Learning has collaborated with The Tavistock and Portman NHS FT and FutureLearn to create a FREE online learning course with the aim to help...

Monty Lit Fest Goes Virtual

Monty Lit Fest are not going to stop a little thing like a pandemic get in the way of celebrating what would have been their Festival weekend this...

Zoom Arts & Health Training

Are you an Arts in Health practitioner looking to transfer your work online?

Putting an end to Period Poverty

Powys is supporting the battle to end period poverty.

Mums Matter Support Available

Mid and North Powys Mind are continuing to offer their Mums Matter service online.

Community Connectors Out of Hours Service

PAVO's Community Connector out of hours service has been adjusted.

Brecon Mind info on Green Minds project

'In times of crisis, the natural world is a source of both joy and solace…'

Staying Healthy during COVID 19

As we enter the third phase of lockdown it's important to maintain our physical and mental health as much as possible.

Making Friends With Mortality

In this time of COVID-19 our relationship with mortality is at the surface. How can we make peace with the concept of our mortality towards...

Mental Health Regional Development and Planning Partnership Board Continuing to meet online.

During Covid-19 lockdown the Mental Health Regional Planning and Development Partnership will continue to try to meet online every 3 months.

New Foodbank going from strength to strength.

A new Foodbank has been created in Ystradgynlais to support people during the pandemic. The Foodbank is making good progress and is going from...

Border Village Presents a United Front

We asked Duncan Borthwick of Llanymynech COVID-19 support group, to tell us about the ways in which the local community has come together to support...

How are you doing?

This is an uncertain time for us all, but have you stopped to ask yourself how you are doing?

Worried about keeping warm and heating bills?

With more time at home and winter still lingering there's a need to stay warm and well.

Covid19 guidance for tenants/ landlords and managing agents in the private rented sector

Guidance for Landlords, Managing Agents and tenants in the Private Rented Sector regarding COVID 19

Heartwarming News in Challenging Times

“Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice.”

Self Injury Is?

Raising awareness to help tackle the stigma associated with Self Injury, in order to make it easier to reach out for the help that's needed.

Help Wales after Storm Dennis Floods

All across Wales, and South Wales in particular, communities have been hit by Storm Dennis and the flooding it has caused.

Find out more here......

Here2Help Scheme

You could receive between 10% and 90% off the average Hafren Dyfrdwy water bill through the Here2Help Scheme.

What's it like to be a carer?

Carers UK need your help to paint a picture of what it’s like to be a carer.

Powys - Your County Needs You.

We all know what a wonderful place Powys is to live and work, yet recruitment remains one of the key challenges in rural Powys.

 

WCVA - Survey on Quality Standards - What do you think?

WCVA are undertaking some research into attitudes towards quality standards in the voluntary sector.

ALDI gets Neighbourly.

The ALDI Llandrindod Wells store has been selected to be a trial store for the region to donate chilled food under the national donation programme.

An Angel for Powys

Powys sends a powerful anti-violence message, promoting safer communities with the Knife Angel in residence at the Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown.

PAVO Volunteer of the Year.

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Powys Volunteer of the Year.

Job opportunities with the Older People's Commissioner

Due to the retirement of the Commissioner’s Personal Assistant the Older Poeple's Commissioner is looking to fill two vacancies.

Community Cohesion Fund

Project funding available (up to £2500) is available to develop activities and resources to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities...

Cwm Wanderers - A Good News Story

Check out this great article from the FAW trust about how Cwm Wanderers became the community club of the year.

Zap Map Is Here

A valuable resource for anyone with an electric vehicle.

The Knife Angel - Coming to Newtown Jan 2020

The Knife Angel is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression; and has been sculpted out of knives that have been surrendered to/or seized...

Community Sector Network: Workshops

Building Communities Trust need your help to gather thoughts from the sector

New Calan Podcast

Calan are excited to release their first ever podcast. Calan’s first podcast entitled "What next!" is a survivor led podcast where Rachel Williams...

Powys Gold Winner at the 2019 Wales Care Awards

Congratulations to Nick Evans from Cymryd Rhan, the only person in Powys to receive a Gold Award at the recent 2019 Wales Care Awards.

Hafren Dyfrdwy - support for you.

Hafren Dyfrdwy want to do all they can to help those who need extra support.

Could you be our new Trustee???

PAVO is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to their Board of Trustees at the AGM on Tuesday 19 November 2019. 

Gareg Llwyd Hill Windfarm Community Benefit Fund

Applications are invited from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the following community council areas:

Beguildy

Bettws y...

The Social Value Development Fund is now open.

There is £128,000 available between now and the end of March 2020 and a further £175,000 available between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2020....

Oes gennych chi weithiwr gofal sydd wir yn gwneud gwahaniaeth i’ch bywyd?

Mae'r Gwobrau yn ôl ac rydym nawr yn derbyn ceisiadau ac enwebiadau!

Do you have a care worker who really makes a difference to your life?

The Accolades are back and we’re now accepting entries and nominations!

Your Privacy Matters

Please take some time to read our privacy policy and commitment to you.

Powys Lotto - It could be you!

Powys Lotto is now live and supporting lots of good causes in Powys.

Exploring Well-being with People who need Care and Support in Wales

Swansea University is looking to talk to people aged over 18 who are using social care services in Wales. This is part of a research study about...

Could you represent the people of Powys

The Regional Partnership board for Powys is looking for people to join the board as citizen reps.The Regional Partnership Board is responsible for...

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has launched a Facebook page!

A chance to get interactive with the Older People's Commissioner for Wales

WCVA Newsletter w/c 2nd September '19

A round up of the latest WCVA news.

WAST - Recruiting 3 Non Executive Directors

The Welsh Ambulance Services Trust are looking to appoint 3 non executive directors to their board.

Review of the Well-being Plans for Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Anglesey, and Powys

This report provides a review of the Well-being Plans of the Local Authorities that cover the Mid Wales region, with the intent of developing an...

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board have been successful in gaining funding for a full time research masters placement at Cardiff Metropolitan...

Autism & Aspergers Awareness

Cartrefi Cymru have places available on their Autism and Aspergers awareness training courses.

 

Citizens Advice are first Advice Service to be accredited under new Welsh Government Quality Mark Scheme.

Citizens Advice Service has been independently assessed as fully compliant with the new National Information & Advice Quality Framework

Time to spend a penny?

Powys County Council launched a Public Toilet Strategy in May 2019.

 

The aim of the strategy is to sustain and improve access to public toilets in a...

2020 GSK IMPACT Awards

Funding and free training for health charities.

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