Cardiff Health & Social Care Network
What is Cardiff Health and Social Care Network?
Established in 1999, the Network is a collective group of over 200 members who work in health and social care in Cardiff.
- Presents a collective voice from the third sector, and facilitates and encourages involvement in joint planning groups;
- Influences local, regional and national policy by responding to consultations;
- Co-ordinates and maintains communication channels between the voluntary and statutory sector;
- Identifies gaps in provision;
- Responds to unmet needs;
- Campaigns/lobbies for better services.
Membership of the Network is open to individuals working in third sector organisations whose area of benefit is Cardiff. This can include national or regional voluntary organisations' projects or offices if they are based in Cardiff.
Events and meetings
Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meetings
The dates of the remaining Cardiff Health and Social Care network meetings in 2017/18 are:
- 10am, Wednesday 7 June 2017
- 10am, Tuesday 5 September 2017
- 10am, Tuesday 5 December 2017
- 10am, Thursday 8 March 2018
Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014
- Keep up to date with developments by visiting our dedicated web page. It also includes information on how to register with Dewis Cymru - the new online resource.
A-Z Carers' Directory Updated in 2016
In January 2010, the ‘Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010’ came into force and places a duty on all health boards to create a Carers’ Information and Communication Strategy that will demonstrate how they will support carers.
Joint work was undertaken by Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board (UHB) in developing their strategy, in partnership with local authorities, C3SC, VCVS and the third sector. The strategy has now been submitted to Welsh Government for approval.
The working group has maintained its structure in order to deliver key pieces of work that will offer benefits to carers. This includes a Cardiff and Vale Carers’ Handbook, training and learning resources for staff from statutory agencies and the third sector, and the Cardiff and Vale A-Z Carers’ Directory.
This Directory offers a collated reference book of third sector and statutory services that carers can access for support.
- Free training for people with a learning disability.
- Manual Handling Refresher Training (run by Cardiff Council) - January to March 2017 dates.
- Free health and well-being sessions for people living with a long term health problems and people caring for a friend or relative.
- Falls Awareness Event - Cardiff Council training on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Level 4 training - March 30th & 31st 2017.
- Emergency First Aid at Work for Health and Social Care staff training - with Cardiff Council: 24th April 2017, 31st May 2017, 22nd June 2017, 12th July 2017, 14th September 2017, 19th October 2017, 30th November 2017, 11th January 2018, 28th February 2018, 28th March 2018.
- MS Awareness training with Cardiff Council - Tuesday 2 May 2017.
- MS Awareness training with Cardiff Council - Tuesday 3 October 2017.
- MS Awareness training with Cardiff Council - Tuesday 5 December 2017.
- Free Restorative Approaches Training for third sector practitioners: Restorative Approaches Family Engagement Project (RAFEP) is based within Tros Gynnal Plant and has been commissioned through the Welsh Government Children and Families Development Grant for three years. The project is now going into its third year and aims to help identify and increase the engagement of ‘seldom-heard’ families through the use of Restorative Approaches. RAFEP is primarily looking to engage with third sector organisations who have practitioners offering direct support to parents or carers with children aged 0-25, and could be identified as being a part of a seldom heard group.
- Touch Trust training for carers and support workers.
- NewLink Wales training courses coming soon.
- Are you working with young people? NuHi Training provides substance misuse awareness workshops for all.
- Hafan Cymru's Domestic Abuse Awareness Training and Safeguarding Training Sessions.
- First Aid workshops for 10- to 19-year-olds.
- Workshops for 10- to 19-year-olds challenging the stigma around migration.
- Everyday First Aid training by the British Red Cross.
- Free two-hour Alcohol Brief Interventions Training.
- Latest training courses from NewLink Wales.
- Perinatal Mental Health Basic Awareness training.
- Latest dates for Brief Intervention for Smoking Cessation free training from Stop Smoking Wales.
- Safeguarding training courses coming soon - http://www.c3sc.org.uk/training-events/c3sc-training#Safeguarding
- Here's a link to Learning Disability Wales's training page on their website.
- Breast Test Wales, the NHS breast screening service, will be inviting women from Whitchurch for routine breast screening from the end of February 2017 to the end of March 2017.
- Keeping Warm in Winter event with NEA and British Gas - Community Action on Fuel Poverty workshop: Monday 27 March 2017.
- 1000 Lives Improvement workshops and national conference: from Tuesday 28 March to Wednesday 29 March 2017.
- Accessible cinema: A recent partnership between Innovate and Barry Memorial Hall has developed that provides easy access and supportive atmosphere for people to watch a film. This Cine Venture Club runs every 2 weeks - £5 per head (people can buy hot dogs and popcorn). More information can be accessed www.innovate-trust.org.uk
- Alzheimer's Society South East Wales - Carers Support Group.
- Bipolar Support Group, Cardiff for 18- to 25-year-olds.
- Epilepsy Support Group takes place the first Wednesday of the month in Barry - for people who have epilepsy, their families and carers.
- A 'Hear to Meet' group, set up by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, is meeting in Albany Road once a month.
Moneysavingexpert.com - Living with Long Term Challenges: Projects should focus on: Dementia, Autism, Learning Difficulties, Disabilities, Caring Responsibilities, Mental illness, Brain injury, Stroke. Apply between 1st February - 2nd March 2018.
Moneysavingexpert.com - Building and Developing Resilience: Projects should focus on: Mental health, Well-being, Cook Well for Less, Training Others, Independent Living Skills, Peer Mentoring. Apply between 1st September 2018 - 28th September 2018.
- Care and Wellbeing Fund: The £12 million investment fund focuses on community-based provision, integrated health and social care services, and prevention and wellbeing approaches. It is looking to invest in ventures that are structured as social enterprises – either as CICs or limited companies - and that tackle the challenges faced by those with long-term health conditions. There is no formal application process or set funding rounds.
- Funding opportunity: The Dunhill Medical Trust.
- Draft national dementia strategy - Welsh Government is seeking your views on developing and implementing a national dementia strategy, Together for a Dementia Friendly Wales 2017-2022. The consultation closes on 3 April 2017.
- Nurse staffing levels - Welsh Government wants your views on draft statutory guidance required by section 25D of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016. The consultation closes on 7 April 2017.
- Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales - closes on 21 April 2017.
- Survey on running groups across Wales.
- Here is the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network's response to the Cardiff and Vale APB substance misuse and wellbeing commissioning strategy 2016-20 consultation, following the CHSCN meeting in June 2016.
News and other info
- On our website you'll find the latest and previous editions of the 'Our Future Wellbeing' newsletter.
- Find out about Bipolar UK's Carer Telephone Mentoring Service.
- The presentations and a briefing following the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting on Thursday 9 March have been prepared and are available here.
- Continuing the Conversation – Proposed Changes to Mental Health Services for Older People and Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Services. The engagement closes on 21 April 2017.
- The City of Cardiff Council Direct Payments Support Service: deadline - date 3 April 2017 at 12:00. This City of Cardiff Council seeks to appoint a minimum of one or a maximum of two providers to deliver the Direct Payments Support Services to eligible citizens in Cardiff. Find out more at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAR189312
- The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff Flying Start Childcare Places – speculative notice. The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff’s Flying Start Team wish to invite current and potential providers to a workshop to consult on the service specification for childcare and to discuss the proposed procurement process for childcare places. Find out more at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAR189595
- Here's a link to the Ageing Well in Wales March 2017 Network Update.
- Alzheimer's Society - new Saturday Service at Oldwell Court Day Centre, Cardiff.
The report has now been published on the Welsh Government webpages following a Written Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children. The report is available via the following web link in pdf and an accessible word format. There will also be audio versions available upon request: http://gov.wales/topics/housing-and-regeneration/housing-supply/expert-group-on-housing-an-ageing-population/?skip=1&lang=en And here is a link to the Written Statement: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2017/housinganageingpopulation/?lang=en
- From Monday 6 March 2017, Cardiff & Vale Public Health Team will be relocating to: C & V Public Health Team, 1st Floor, Global Link, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff CF11 OSN. Stop Smoking Wales Tel. No.: (029) 2183 2118.
- The Children's Commissioner for Wales has created an intergenerational resource with the Older People’s Commissioner that aims to encourage schools and groups of older people to establish Intergenerational groups - find out more at https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/our-work/resources/intergenerational-resource/
- The Stroke Association has launched a Wales-wide campaign aimed at reducing the number of strokes across the country.
- The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust film for 2017 has been launched. The film can be viewed and downloaded here: https://vimeo.com/199560957/2b9f02f59b
- Over £31m to improve health services for mothers and babies - Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has approved over £31 million of investment for child health, premature babies and obstetric services in South Wales (article dated 13 January 2017).
- Fertility Network UK offers free and impartial information and support in Wales.
- Prime Minister unveils plans to transform mental health support. Read the press release (dated 9 January 2017) on the Gov.UK website.
- £10m-a-year more for social care - read more on the Welsh Government website. Read the article (dated 5 January 2017) on the Welsh Government website.
- £40 million Budget boost for the Welsh NHS estate. Read the article (dated 4 January 2017) on the Welsh Government website.
- New summer holidays lunch and fun clubs to get £500,000 of Welsh Government support – Kirsty Williams. Read the article (dated 3 January 2017) on the Welsh Government website.
- Wales Co-operative Centre's Care to Co-operate is a service that can assist you to share your skills, knowledge and ideas to directly improve how services are designed and delivered – and this is done by working co-operatively. Want to know about Care to Co-operate? Visit http://wales.coop/care/
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has launched its Health and Well-being calendar for 2017, to help staff get involved in health campaigns and activities.
AGENDA: A Young People’s Guide to Making Positive Relationships Matter is an online tool-kit produced with young people for young people. It aims to support young people to safely and creatively raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and violence in schools and communities. Agenda showcases examples of the work young people are already doing in order to inspire and support others to speak out about what matters to them. It includes a wide range of activities and resources. Issues covered include: addressing gender discrimination, consent, LGBT+ rights, bullying, street harassment, FGM, sexual exploitation, relationship violence and many more. *AGENDA is available in English and Welsh. The guide and supporting resources are free to download at www.agenda.wales
- Read Wales Ambulance Service News and other newsletters.
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and the Office of the Public Guardian have worked in partnership to develop an easy guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). The guide is intended to help people across England and Wales to better understand the importance of having a LPA to manage their finances, health and welfare. Read more and download the easy guide to lasting powers of attourney.
- Pave the Way is a new project funded by the Big Lottery to support people into volunteering to achieve wellbeing.
- At the meeting of the network on the 15 June 2017, we discussed the draft Cardiff and Vale Substance Misuse Area Planning Board 4-year Commissioning Plan and submitted a consultation response. The Commissioning strategy for 2016/20 has now been published, which includes information on changes made due to consultation responses, and where a change was not made, identifying reasons for this.
- It's time to talk about Dry January 2017. Can you rise to the challenge of having 31 days alcohol free? Why don’t you set the challenge in work? There's also an App you can download.
- The first edition of “Our Future Wellbeing” is out now. This will provide a regular update on the successes of the major programmes of work being carried out, by Cardiff and Vale UHB along with its partners from the Local Authorities and the CVCs, helping to describe a ‘Perfect Locality’; BIG 2 and Shaping Our Future Wellbeing: In Our Community.
- Read the 'Telecare Cardiff' / 'Teleofal Caerdydd' newsletter.
- Read Cardiff Council Children's Services and Signs of Safety: Information for Families and Professionals.
- Read Ageing Well in Wales's Network Update for November 2016.
- Holocaust Memorial Day Trust - Bilingual Life Stories: The life stories associated with this years theme are now available bilingually. The life stories are an excellent resource for you to draw on for your activity. Please follow this link: http://hmd.org.uk/resources/stories/hmd-2017-welsh-bilingual-life-stories
It is hoped that the bilingual assembly and lesson plans will be launched very soon. If you already know what you will be doing to mark HMD then remember you can log it onto the HMDT website at http://hmd.org.uk/node/add/events
- Introducing you to Gofal's DIAL project: DIAL supports people with dementia, particularly those with early-onset dementia. The project delivers a range of activities including cookery, sports, and therapy to support people living with dementia and their carers in coping with the condition, and there is no charge to access this service.
- ‘All Together Now’: Learning Disability Families To Lead Community Led Solutions.
Here is a link to the latest edition of EnvisAGE – Towards an age friendly Wales. EnvisAGE is a discussion journal edited by Age Cymru. It aims to explore issues affecting older people, stimulate discussion and share good practice.
Featured articles include:
- Age friendly cities and communities
- Accessible and inclusive age friendly environments
- Vision for an age friendly transport system in Wales
- Housing options for older people
- Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has developed a Pre-Hospital Communication Guide that is available as an App.
- A new purpose-built dialysis centre to help patients with chronic kidney problems has opened in Cardiff - read the article on Wales Online.
- Read a letter from South Wales Cardiac Network on how your organisation can get involved in the Cardiff Third Sector Alliance.
- Seasonal flu: protecting your staff and reducing sickness absence - important message from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
- Free NHS Breast Screening returns to Cardiff North. The mobile unit will be situated at Morrison’s Car Park, Llanishen from middle of October 2016 to beginning of December 2016.
- Samaritans Cymru launched its 2015/16 Impact Report on World Health Day 2016.
- "One in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they did not know where else to go, a report by Carers UK suggests." Read the article on the BBC website.
- Professor Adam Cairns appointed Chief Executive Officer of Al Wakra Hospital, Doha.
- Here's the Department of Sexual Health Clinics List.
Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting on 13 September 2016: A briefing following the Network meeting on 13 September is available here, along with all the presentations and handouts.
- Join the Dots is a young people’s mental health involvement group. The group can have a direct influence on local mental health services, find out more about what’s available, learn new skills, share experiences with others, and lots more.
- "Let's Talk" - join in the big conversation about care and support in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. A new survey is being launched online, and with hard copies available, to get feedback on what services, advice and support are helpful to promoting people’s health and wellbeing and to help maintain independence.
- Read the latest and previous editions of the LDAG newsletter (standard and Easy Read English plus Easy Read Welsh) on the LDAG website at http://www.ldag.info/information/ldag-newsletter.aspx The latest edition includes: New Cabinet and Ministers ... LDAG update ... Working together to improve commissioning ... Let's talk about PBS (CB CoP update) ... Improving the lives of people with complex needs (PMLD CoP update).
- Introducing 'Skills for a Better Life' - from the Disability Advice Project. The organisation is looking to make connections with organisations and individuals who can introduce the project to carers in the Cardiff area.
- Read Ageing Well in Wales's Network Update, August 2016.
- Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and RNIB Cymru are looking for people with sensory loss to tell us about their experiences when using their local GP surgery.
- Learning Disability Wales has been awarded a £10m grant to boost the employment prospects of young people in Wales with a learning disability and / or learning difficulty, including autism.
Message from Department of Sexual Health, Cardiff Royal Infirmary: Important Changes - With effect from 1st August 2016 we will be ceasing the use of the texting system that patients use to obtain an appointment. Patients will be advised to telephone Cardiff (029) 2033 5355 / (029) 2033 5208 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, where they will be able to speak to an individual who will deal with their queries and facilitate appointments as appropriate. We are hoping that this will improve the service we offer to patients, and would welcome any feedback. In the short-term, Mikkom will send a message to patients advising them how to make an appointment.
- Introducing you to the Cardiff ‘Live Loud’ project from Parkinson's UK.
- Learning Disability Wales has received a funding boost to help parents with disabilities.
- Welsh Ambulance Service News, July 2016 is on our website.
- The July 2016 edition of On Board newsletter is now on our website.
- Our values into action - listening to patients and families: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has launched a major programme to translate the values expressed in Shaping Our Future Wellbeing into tangible behaviours aimed at improving the experience patients have in our care and staff experience working in the UHB. A key part of the ‘Our Values into Action’ campaign is a series of listening sessions where we are asking patients, families and carers to share their experiences of our care in a series of ‘In Your Shoes’ workshops in the second half of September, and through a survey. Please encourage people to complete the survey at https://eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Yd0eWov3G3Moux and to register for the In Your Shoes listening sessions where patients, families and carers will have an opportunity to share their experiences of the UHB's care. For further details, please visit www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/v2a
- A NEW innovation partnership between the health and the university sector in Cardiff is a milestone according to NHS Wales Chief Executive Andrew Goodall.
- Lay Representative Role – Wales Deanery.
Population Needs Assessment (PNE) Engagement – care and/or support to residents in Cardiff and the Vale
For more information, please see the letter from Tom Porter, Chair of the Steering Group in Cardiff and the Vale.
- Marie Curie has launched a 3-year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, to look at the needs of people living with a terminal illness in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, in particular: people with dementia, people with learning disabilities and people with different religious views, including those with no religious beliefs.
- Services for Children with Complex Needs and Adults with Learning Disabilities to Get Funding Boost.
Do you work closely with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board? If so, we'd like to hear from you. We are keen to work with the Health Board and strengthen links between them and voluntary organisations. It would help us do this if we had a comprehensive picture of who is currently working with the Health Board in any way. This might include being co-located with their services, offering an information service linked to a hospital or community clinic or providing a support group in a health care setting.
- Read the latest and previous editions of the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Network Newsletter.
- Read the Summer 2016 Ageing Well in Wales Network Update in English / Read the Summer 2016 Ageing Well in Wales Network Update in Welsh.
- "Don't ignore breast screening - it could save your life": Breast Test Wales information sheet.
- Read the 11th (June 2016) and final newsletter relating to the development of Hafan y Coed at the University Hospital Llandough.
- In case you missed the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting on 15 June 2016, you will find all the presentations, papers and a summary of the meeting here.
- Cardiff and Vale UHB Bold Improvement Goals: The Cardiff and Vale UHB has set out their 3 main priorities for the next 12 to 18 months. They produced a short animation which links the goals to Shaping our Future Wellbeing. To view the animation visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IC3kIMA1SM8
- Download the Directory of Services for Older People in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff, 2016.
- C3SC visited Place2Be during Volunteers' Week 2016. Place2Be is a leading provider of school-based mental health services working with children and young people, engaging early and in the safety of the school environment.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Third Sector: Working Together for Health and Wellbeing: The UHB is working with its partners in the third sector to plan and deliver services and improve the experience of patients, their families and carers. This briefing outlines some of the partnership working that took place during 2015-2016 across a wide range of service areas and it provides an indication of the extent of joint working. This includes the development of the information centres, winter planning and joint working on diabetes services, as well as many other areas of work. If you would like to know more about this work and would like to get involved, please see the contact information at the end of the briefing.
- South Wales Fire and Rescue Service: Crimes and Consequences Youth Intervention project for children and young people providing workshops of between 1 and 6 hours depending on the needs of those attending.
- The Sexual Health Outreach Team have recently updated their referral form.
- In case you missed the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting on 14 March 2016, you will find all the presentations, papers and a summary of the meeting here.
- Learning Disability Partnership Group, 13 April 2016 – Briefing.
- Important letter from Welsh Government's Therapies Advisor for Wales regarding Safety of Prescription Beds, April 2016.
- Find out about Learning Disability Wales's 'Valued Lives' project.
- Children and Young People's Service development update - April 2016.
- Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Children & Women’s Clinical Board: Charitable & Voluntary Stakeholder Reference Group – Briefing for Third Sector following the meeting on the 14 April 2016.
- Find out about Entry to Drug and Alcohol Services (E-DAS).
- Cancer chief praise for health board partnership - read the story.
- Read CHC in Focus - April 2016.
- Read the October - December 2015 edition of the Advocacy Service Bulletin.
- Investigating the effect of ethnic and racial harassment on mental health, wellbeing and health behaviours.
- Read the Cardiff and Vale UHB's 'Welsh Government Primary Care Investment Update' - April 2016.
- "HEALTH board Chair Maria Battle has been reappointed for another four year term" Cardiff Vale UHB announced in April 2016. Read the news release.
- A new service partnership between Care & Repair Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Action on Hearing Loss Cymru has been established to deliver a critical prevention service, to be known as Managing Better, for older people across Wales.
- '£60m to join up health and social care services: £60m is to be invested over the next year to ensure children, adults and older people in Wales receive joined up health and social care services, the Welsh Government has announced' - read the article on the Welsh Government website (1 April 2016).
New teams to support people with mental health needs in Welsh hospitals. New dedicated teams of staff to provide hands-on support for people with mental health needs will be set up in Welsh hospitals, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Read the article on the Welsh Government website (31 March 2016).
- Download Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board's 'On Board' newsletter.
- Download the 'Working Together for Our Future Wellbeing: Framework for Working with the Third Sector.
- Find out more about Bipolar UK's services.
- The Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, was recently awarded the contract to manage a number the Health and Care Research Wales funding schemes, one of which is the Social Care Research Award. Further details on this scheme are available at: http://www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/social-care-research-award-2015/. They're currently looking for external reviewers to help assess proposals for the Social Care Research Awards.
- Here's a link to the Adult Mental Health Unit (Hafan y Coed, University Hospital Llandough) newsletters and updates: www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/amhu-newsletters
- Neighbourhood Partnerships / GP cluster contacts: Back at the September 2015 meeting of the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network it was suggested that a contacts document should be created, which lists the contacts for the Neighbourhood Partnerships and GP Clusters. This was slightly delayed due to changes to people in post and annual leave, but is now available in the folder for September meeting.
- We've set up a web page regarding the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. Please take a look if you'd like to be kept informed.
Welcome to Cardiff Food and Fun, the city's summer holiday enrichment programme. Food and Fun is a pilot scheme run in partnership by Food Cardiff, the City of Cardiff Council, schools, Sport Cardiff and Community Dieticians. Watch a video.
Cardiff & Vale UHB: Review of the Strategic Framework for Working with the Third Sector: Thank you to everyone who responded to the online questionnaire or were involved in the interviews. The analysis has now been completed and the resulting Report of the Survey Outcomes has been approved by the multi-agency Third Sector Strategic Alliance Steering Group chaired by the UHB Director of Public Health.
- The Green Days project, which is run by Innovate Trust, helps people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems to gain skills and confidence that will help them to lead an independent life within the community. Find out more.
- Download the Adult Mental Health Unit (AMHU) newsletters and updates from the Cardiff and Vale UHB website.
- Dewis Cymru is coming to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Here's the Written Statement by Vaughan Gething, Deputy Minister for Health, on the Substance Misuse Strategy Annual Report 2015, and here is a link to the Substance Misuse Strategy Annual Report itself.
- Carbon Monoxide awareness - important information.
- Here are details of information and support from Mind.
- Here's Mind's information on Bipolar Disorder.
- Community Health Councils are looking for members.
- ‘Always bring your medicines into hospital with you’ - please help to spread Cardiff and Vale University Health Board's message.
- Read the first edition of Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board's monthly email newsletter - October 2015.
- Dry January - call to action.
- Accommodation needed for Substance Misuse Counselling Service.
Here are links to the final report and PowerPoint presentation for the APB's dual diagnosis project completed in 2015, which was overseen by the national Effective Services for Vulnerable Group (ESVG) Board.
Please also take the time to look at the other resources available on the website at http://cardiffandvaleapb.org/
- Children and Young People's Neurodevelopmental Disorder Service: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has recently secured funding from the Welsh Government to improve services for children and young people with a neurodevelopmental disorder, and for their families or carers.
- The Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust is changing the way it responds to 999 calls. The one-year trial period started on 1 October 2015.
- A summary version of the full IMTP ‘Progressing Our Future’ 2015/16 – 2017/18 was approved at the UHB Board meeting on 24th September 2015 and is available here.
- Welsh Ambulance New Clinical Response Model National Pilot from 1 October 2015: Information leaflet for the public available from their website.
From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in private vehicles when someone under the age of 18 is present. Find out more on the Fresh Start Wales at http://freshstartwales.co.uk/ The website includes: details about the change in law ... what it means for drivers and passengers ... Q&A explaining the details of the law and who it applies to and when. It also signposts people to access support to cease smoking. You can download a toolkit for the campaign here. This communications toolkit has been developed to help you raise awareness of smoke-free private vehicles carrying children under 18.
- 'Beat the Odds' - new service to help people in Wales tackle their gambling difficulties.
Age Connects Activities for 50+ : Are you looking for something to do or want to know what is happening in Cardiff? A database of activities that provide people with the opportunity to meet others, make friends, and learn new skills in Cardiff has been updated in September 2015. http://www.age-concern-cardiff.org.uk/activities-for-50-plus/
- In case you missed the Cardiff Health and Social Care Network meeting on 25 September 2015, here's a link to the presentations, relevant papers and a summary of the meeting.
- 'Let's Talk Cancer' report has been published by the Institute of Welsh Affairs in partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care and the Jane Hodge Foundation. 9,000 people engaged with the project, submitting 133 ideas for change. The ideas were tested with a panel of practitioners to ensure that the suggestions were sense-checked with those who were operating at the front line. Download the final 'Let's Talk Cancer' report for free.
- Read a letter from the Welsh Government on: Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem.
- Here is Cardiff and Vale University Health Board's Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy 2015 - 2025.
- The Annual report and Annual Quality Statements for 2014-15 can be found at http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sfw-strategy-2015-2025
- RNIB Cymru Rights, Advice and Information Service.
- The latest newsletter which relates to the development of the Hafan Y Coed/Adult Mental Health Unit at the University Hospital Llandough is now available.
- The Know the Score initiative was launched by South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner Alun Michael and Chief Constable Peter Vaughan to offer positive messages about the consequences of excessive drinking. It has a simple message for the public: Know the score – drink less, enjoy more.
- Find out about Age UK's 'Don't Cut Care' petition.
- Download the Ageing Well in Wales newsletters at www.ageingwellinwales.com/en/news
- Important information about seasonal flu and protecting your staff and reducing sickness absence - with a poster for you to download and display.
- Read the first (August 2015) edition of the 'Together for Children and Young People' newsletter. It introduces the National ‘Together for Children and Young People’ (T4CYP) Programme, and what the programme aims to achieve in the future.
- Keep in touch with the Pulling Our Weight Together programme - summer 2015. #CAVPOWT
Carers Information and Consultation Strategy – Annual progress report, May 2015
The annual progress report on the implementation of the Carers Strategy (Wales) Measure 2010. The report covers work undertaken from May 2014 to April 2015. This year's report is based on the progress made against the main themes: partnership working, awareness raising, education and training framework, caring for carers, information framework, carers pathway, and young carers. It includes a number of case studies to demonstrate some of the work that has been carried out.
- Patients’ Watchdog reassured over Mental Health Services - read the press release.
- Let's talk cancer: the Institute of Welsh Affairs asked those affected by cancer to share their ideas of how to improve care and treatment in Wales. Their website and submission boxes at health centres across Wales captured over 100 ideas in just six weeks.
- The Care Council for Wales is working with partners to develop a national learning and development plan to support the full implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act.
- Lunch Clubs in Cardiff are looking for members.
- Welsh Government has released the latest children’s health survey results for 2014. Among other things, this survey shows a slight rise in consumption of fruit and vegetables in children. If you are interested in reading the report, please follow this link: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-health-survey/?tab=previous&lang=en#?lang=en
- The Join In Trust connects volunteers with local sports clubs who need their help.
- Here's Age Cymru's scams advice - helping people to avoid being victims of scams.
- Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale's Cancer Advocacy Project provides one-to-one support, help and advocacy for anyone over 50 who is affected by cancer.
- Have you heard of the Carers' Emergency Card and Contingency Plan Scheme?
- Read about the Cardiff and Vale Long Term Conditions Alliance meeting in June 2015 - and how to join the Alliance.
- Find out more about the Co-Creating Healthy Change portfolio of projects, which C3SC manages in conjunction with GVS.
- Introducing Cardiff and Vale University Health Board's strategy map - read a letter from Professor Adam Cairns, Chief Executive, and Maria Battle, Chair - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
- Can you help Age Cymru and the Older People's Commissioner for Wales as they conduct research to hear the voices and experiences of older people with dementia, their families and carers?
- The Acute Oncology Services was launched in June 2015.
- Touchbase Wales - a community support base for young people aged 18+ with a multi-sensory impairment, or a single-sensory impairment with an additional need.
- Easy-to-read guide to The Social Services & Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
- Find out about the Institute of Welsh Affairs' 'Let's talk cancer' project.
Funding for mental health services has been cut, despite commitments to protect the NHS budget as a whole and to value mental and physical health equally. Mind's petition is asking the UK Government to investigate why this has happened, and take action to ensure that mental health services get their fair share of funding. Sign the petition.
- Tools and resources for individuals with autism who are seeking employment, and the professionals who support them.
- Download the Food Cardiff newsletter.
- Free cycling sessions from Pedal Power - find out more.
- Transforming health improvement - read a message from Dr Julie Bishop of Public Health Wales.
- Collaborative Panels look at settings based approach to transforming health improvement in Wales.
- Sport and black and minority ethnic communities in Wales - Institute for Sport, Leeds Beckett University.
- Have you heard of the National Exercise Referral Scheme?
- Identifying key messages for raising awareness in falls prevention. Ageing Well in Wales is conducting a short survey.
- Help families in Wales get healthier with Change 4 Life sugar swaps.
- Have you heard of the Smoke Free Homes initiative?
- The Stroke Association has published a new booklet - Together We Can Conquer Stroke.
- Age Cymru has produced a 'Keep Well this Winter' checklist and there's also a free room thermometer available.
- Find out about Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale's Healthy and Active Partnership Project for older people.
- Read about Cardiff and Vale UHB's 'Shaping Our Future Well-being' - including reports on the various workshops that took place in November 2014.
- Urgent call for two-, three- and four-year-olds to be vaccinated against flu - important information from Public Health Wales. Print out a poster for your workplace.
- Ageing Well in Wales is compiling a directory of schemes, services and projects that contribute to the aims of Ageing Well in Wales. Find out how to add your services, scheme or project to the directory.
- Petition for Independent Inquiry into Welsh NHS.
'999 Where are you?' campaign: The Welsh Ambulance service is encouraging people to make sure their house name and number is clearly visible from the roadside. This is especially important during the dark winter months as every second can could when getting to an emergency. You can download a poster for the '999 Where are you?' campaign here. Please print it out and display it in any public areas and forward this on to your contacts.
- 'A Place to Call Home?: A Review into the Quality of Life and Care of Older People living in Care Homes in Wales' has been published by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales and can been downloaded from their website, along with the summary document.
- A new service to speed up the adoption process in Wales has been launched by Welsh Government.
- Bipolar UK's Link Mentoring Service for people with a diagnosis of bipolar, their family members, friends and carers.
- Bowel Screening Wales has launched two new booklets to support carers and care agency staff in helping someone to complete a bowel screening kit.
- Gofal is running a survey on people's experiences of primary care mental health services. They want to hear from people who have been to their local GP surgery to access advice, treatment or support for mental health problems during the past 12 months.
- Read Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale's 20 Years of Advocacy flyer.
- Beat the flu before it beats you - launch of national flu vaccination campaign.
- Sport and health join forces in preventative action.
- 'Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines' - Welsh Governent article.
- Download a report from the World Health Organisation on E-cigarettes.
- As part of a local campaign, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale and Vibe Experience have produced an information booklet on positive ways to tackle ageism.
- FREE Eating Well on a Budget resource is now available.
- Here's an update from 'Footsteps to Recovery'.
- Recovery Cymru, Solas and Newlink Wales are now partnering together to deliver the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Substance Misuse package for adults, called 'Footsteps to Recovery'.
- Please complete the Mind Peer Support Survey in Wales.
- UHB has developed and published its Integrated Medium Term Plan (IMTP) setting out its ambitions for change over the next three years. You can also download the more user-friendly Summary document here.
- Ovarian cancer: know the symptoms.
- Download the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Community Health Council 'CHC in Focus' newsletter.
- Do you facilitate a carers forum where carers can meet other carers and share experiences and raise issues?
- Men United v Prostate Cancer - promoting prostate cancer awareness.
- A Resolutions app and campaign have been launched to help smokers quit in 2014.
- AXIS All Areas - a culturally appropriate toolkit for working with substance misuse.
- 'Don't die of embarrassment' - Bowel Screening Wales programme.
- Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm screening for men is available. Men aged 65 will be invited for AAA screening if they live in Wales and are registered with a GP practice.
- Cervical Screening Wales as introduced changes in the way it invites women for smear tests.
- Here is the third sector response to the South Wales Programme consultation, prepared by Cardiff Third Sector Council and Vale Centre for Voluntary Services.
- Funding opportunity: Healthy Heart Grants.
- Cardiff and Vale UHB Remodelling of the Emergency Unit (EU) at University Hospital of Wales (UHW).
- Have you heard of Cardiff YMCA's 'Time 4 Me' Young Carers Project?
- Cardiff Council Citizen Focus is running an Older Person Questionnaire.
- Find out more about the CRI Development here.
- You will find the Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation ‘Where You Stand’ information guide at www.whereyoustand.org
- Warning: exploding e-cigarettes - South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Cardiff’s Regulatory Services are warning those who use E-Cigarettes not to leave these products unattended when charging.
- Find out about the Service Misuse Service for 18s and under in Cardiff and the Vale.
- National Advisory Board for Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW): An invitation to be involved.
- Keep up to date on the Optimising Outcomes Policy. The policy aims to help patients improve their chances of successful surgery. Visit http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/optimisingoutcomes
- Moneywise project has been launched to help ease money worries of older local people.
- Screening: Public Health Wales Screening Division has designed a toolkit to provide workplaces with essential information on the breast, cervical, bowel and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programmes. It also contains ideas and suggestions on how to promote the programmes effectively within a workplace. Download the toolkit: Workplace Health Screening Toolkit.
- Quit for Wales - Ash Wales campaign.
- Llandough Hospital shows mental health matters.
- Needle-free flu fight - children in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are being offered needle-free flu vaccines for the first time.
- Read an update on 'Add To Your Life,' the health and well-being check for over 50s - summary update 10 October 2013.
- If you missed the Network meeting on 12 September 2013, you can download the presentations and papers here.
- New gambling intervention service for South Wales.
- Older people in Wales to share in £5 million lottery silver lining.
- There's been a huge response to the South Wales Programme.
- The Cardiff Eating Disorder Self Help and Support Group has relaunched.
- Volunteers needed for hospital Meet and Greet Service.
- Download the Adult Carers' Support and Services consultation - summary of responses and key findings.
- New substance misuse service for children and young people.
- Disability Can Do offers advocacy training.
- 'Come Outside!' is an innovative programme to inspire over 2,500 people from our most deprived communities to enjoy the outdoors, experience the benefits, and value and care for the natural environment.
- The Carers Strategy Summary Leaflet is now available and you can download it here.
- 'Hard to Swallow: the Facts about Food Poverty' - read the report.
- On Board, the independent third sector update from the University Health Board, can be found here.
- Meet one of the Ambassadors for the Strengthening Disabled People's User-Led Organisations (DPULO's) programme.
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