NHS Wales are looking to understand how they can improve their website, content and services for NHS Wales web users (including patients, staff and visitors). The survey takes around 5 minutes to complete, and your feedback will be used to help them deliver new and improved services in 2018. You must have recently used (or use regularly) an NHS Wales website. The closing date is 30th April 2018

Thank you for your help.

English link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XWVX2ZX

Welsh Link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KL7TVV5

Celebrating Learning Disability Inclusion

Promoting Positive Attitudes

Please find enclosed information relating to our 25th Understanding Disability Awards 2018. 

The Understanding Disability Awards aim to recognise, encourage and celebrate the the active engagement and commitment of individuals and groups who promote positive attitudes towards people with learning disabilities.

Nominations will be welcome in the following categories: 

  • Employer
  • School / College or Teacher/Learning Support Assistant                                                        
  • Volunteer                   
  • Local Group or Organisation
  • Professional                              
  • Child or Group of Children
  • Special 25th Birthday Lifetime Achievement Award                   

Every nomination counts, so if you know of any positive role models, community organisations, children or an employer, make sure they are recognised for their achievements. If you can think of anyone who deserves to be recognised then nominate now!

The closing date for entries is Friday, 8 June 2018.  Nominations can be submitted on-line at:  https://goo.gl/forms/hojQTP6XLDgNxCgp1 or via the website:  www.parentsfed.org.  An MS Word document and a PDF version of the nomination form, are also attached for your information.

Closing date:  Friday, 8 June 2018.

For further information or queries please contact me on 029 2056 5917.

Victim Support have office furniture available to charities for FREE.

Furniture they have available is:

  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Tall cabinets
  • Cupboards / Drawers
  • Storage desk trays
  • Stationary pots

They have around 7/8 of each available.

For more information, please contact Daniella Dalley on 0300 303161 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’re running events in April and May moving around the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.

Each local event will explore:

  • your experiences of barriers to involvement
  • your ideas for improved involvement
  • solutions for better involvement through diverse individuals  working directly with public sector organisations.

April

We’re holding the April co-producing solutions events in the evening.

We hope that people who work during the day or can’t make daytime events for any other reason and young people will be able to come to these engagement sessions.

If you need to leave early or arrive late that’s fine.

You’re welcome to bring children and young people with you as participants or we can reimburse childcare costs.

Cardiff

Thursday 19th April. 4 pm to 7 pm
Taff Housing Conference Room
Cowbridge Road East
Canton
CF5 1JD
 

Vale of Glamorgan

Monday 23rd April. 4 pm to 7 pm
Corporate Suite
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Holton Road
Barry
CF63 4RU
 

May

Cardiff

Thursday 10th May. 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Sbectrwm Community Enterprise Centre
Bwlch Road
Fairwater
Cardiff
CF5 3EF
 

Vale of Glamorgan

Wednesday 23rd May. 1pm to 3:30 pm
Llantonian Hall
Boverton Road
Llantwit Major
CF61 1TF
 

June

The project will end with a conference in Cardiff in June sharing solutions with diverse individuals, public sector organisations, and third sector organisations across Wales. Date and venue will be announced soon.

We reimburse travel, access, childcare, replacement care and respite costs related to attending.

All events include light refreshments.

Please let us know your dietary, communication, language and access requirements when you register. You’re welcome to bring children or young people with you.

To register for any or all events or for more information about the project or other ways you can get involved and engaged through Diverse Cymru email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 029 2036 8888 (ext 255)

Cardiff Third Sector Council has been nominated for the Community Organisation award at The National Diversity Awards 2018.

The Breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 14th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities. The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.
 

Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for Cardiff – the umbrella infrastructure organisation for the third sector in the City. C3SC’s key role is to provide specialist advice, support, and information to local third sector organisations on issues that affect them, including funding and governance.

C3SC is the voice of the third sector in Cardiff. It facilitates third sector representation on strategic partnerships, including the Cardiff Partnership Board and its Programme Boards and Workstreams. It acts as a conduit for policy information, supporting networks around key themes and areas of interest, with the aim of ensuring that policy and decision makers understand the needs of third sector organisations in Cardiff.

Microsoft and Direct Line were 2017 Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

Olympic Diver Tom Daley said, 'The National Diversity Awards is a true celebration. A celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation or disability. I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards'.
 
The Last Leg star Adam Hills and Child Prodigy Joshua Beckford received accolades at last year’s ceremony alongside a host of incredible award winners.
 
Body Builder James Sutliff received a gong for using his impressive social media following to highlight the neurological dysfunction disorder Dystonia, and ELOP were praised for supporting thousands of LGBT people across East London.
 
H&M’s first hijab-wearing model Mariah Idrissi gifted groundbreaking children’s book author Robyn Smart the gender accolade, and Trans*formation co-founder Emma Cusdin was named LGBT role model of the year for creating the UK’s largest professional networking organisation.
 
Childhood Tumour Trust, MenTell Health and Caribbean Social Forum were also recognised amongst some of the UK’s most inspiring role models and community organisations.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 20,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, ‘After an eye opening year we look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience. As we enter our 07th awards season, the game changers and peace makers who remainunheard will shine under the spotlight, and reach every section of society with their passion and positivity. I look forward to learning about this year’s nominees and witnessing their spectacular journeys.’

Nominations are now open and close June 01st 2018 - so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved!

Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.
To nominate Cardiff Third Sector Council please visit: nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk
Or for a nomination form please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.