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Powys Advocacy Network

Powys Advocacy Network was launched with the aim of promoting closer collaboration across organisations whose primary purpose is the delivery of an advocacy service or who provide a range of services including advocacy. Network members provide information, advice and updates on what is happening in Advocacy across Powys, across all ages. Membership includes Mental Health Advocacy, Children's Advocacy, Adults and Older Adults (including those people living with Learning Disabilities, Unpaid Carers and Dementia). The Network meets on a quarterly basis across Powys. The Network is chaired and administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).

Dates for Network Meetings

You can read the notes/minutes from the previous meetings here:

30 January 2017 - Co-commissioning/Co-production Advocacy Workshop

16 May 2017

7 September 2017

4 December 2017 - postponed

29 January 2018

26 March 2018

1 May 2018

Other Useful Information:

PIAS Steering Group TofR (20.02.18)

Powys IAS Action Plan V4 (31.01.18)

PIAS Presentation (updated 31.01.18)

Developing the Advocacy Approach RPB paper

Powys Advocacy Survey Returns

Age Cymru Independent Professional Advocacy booklet

Code of Practice - Advocacy under the Social Services and Well-being Act (2014).

Francis Report

Safeguarding information

Age Cymru Golden Thread Advocacy Programme leaflet

Golden Threads Advocacy Programme Presentation

Nursing Collaborative

First meeting was held with third sector, private sector and health board colleagues exploring the needs to:

1. Overcome issues relating to nursing recruitment, share learning and/or possible processes

2. Share best practice, through rotation of staff, action learning sets, regular meetings

3. Share training as part of Nursing Revalidation, but also in general for updating/learning new skills. Explore synergies around eLearning packages. There are local nurses who have specific/advanced skills (some of whom are in the 3rd sector. Explore how these skills can be utilised/shared.

4. Explore closer collaboration between District Nurses/Practice Nurses with other nursing colleagues across Powys.

5. Explore the needs around clinical and peer supervision, whether this is within a group or 1:1. This links with sharing best practice but also underpins the principles within Nursing Revalidation.

28 February 2017

25 April 2017

24 July 2017 - postponed

26 September 2017

6 December 2017



Befriending Network

29 January 2018

1 March 2018

Feasibility and Business Case for Powys Befrienders Service

Dementia Network

Dementia Friend sessions

Powys County Council Training Unit are offering places for Dementia Friend training sessions,

Please book your places via or telephone 01597 827333

14 8.18 10.15 - 12pm in the Conference Room, Hendre Ladus Council Offices, Ystradgynlais,
20.9.18 10.45 - 12.15pm in the Conference Room, Neuadd Brycheiniog Brecon LD3 7HR
19.10.18 10.15 - 12pm in the Conference Room, Hendre Ladus Council Offices, Ystrad

There are limited places available but will put more sessions on if needed.

Training Unit, Powys County Council 01597 827333


Powys Dementia Network event Spring 2018 held in Newtown

Morning - Part 1
Afternoon - Part 2

Public Health Wales Dementia: Reduce your risk leaflet

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Powys Voluntary Sector

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PAVO provides training courses on all aspects of running community groups and voluntary organisations ... find out more

Powys Transport Training Agency provides transport related training courses and information ... find out more

Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

Community Development

PAVO's team of Development Officers can provide you with practical support to help develop your community group or voluntary group and its activities ... find out more

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