AGM 2015

We're delighted to invite you to C3SC's AGM and Third Sector Networking Exhibition at Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith on Thursday 29th January from 12-3pm.

Message from Citizens Advice Cymru

About my home

Citizens Advice Cymru would like your help to:

-        understand more about what people think about renting in the private sector

-        what information is important to know up-front before signing a new tenancy contract.

Welsh Government will introduce the ‘Renting Homes Bill’ in Spring 2015 to reform tenancies in Wales.

Currently they are concerned that the proposed changes will give people living in the private rented sector less security in their tenancy contracts, potentially making them subject to more short-term lets and with less protection from eviction.

We are looking for your help and support to gather evidence to help shape the new legislation so that the safety and security for people renting in Wales is protected and enhanced.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the online survey if you have ever lived in the Private Rented Sector.

We would be grateful if you could distribute this through your networks and encourage friends, family members, as well as your clients that live in Wales and have rented in the Private Rented Sector to complete the online survey and help us with this research.

About my home – English

Fy nghartref - Cymraeg

For paper copies of the survey, in case that is more suitable for you, your clients or your network, please contact Elle McNeil at the address below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please then enter the data from the paper copies onto the online survey (link above) or send paper copies to:

Elle McNeil, Citizens Advice Cymru, 4th floor Trafalgar House, 5 Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, CF24 0ED.

The closing date for the survey is 6th February 2015.

The Dunhill Medical Trust supports four main areas of activity:

  • the development of new and innovative projects
  • support for pilot research studies that could establish whether major funding is justified
  • pump-priming projects that have the potential to develop and attract other sources of funding
  • developing research capacity within the medical, clinical and scientific community, particularly where this relates to issues of ageing and older people.

Find out more on The Dunhill Medical Trust's website.

Co-Creating Healthy Change and Big Lottery logo

When it comes to our health, it is never too late to make New Year’s resolutions. Do you want to become more involved in your community and have a greater influence on what goes on around you? Here is an opportunity to do just that.

The Co-Creating Healthy Change project is presenting a free community event at the Cardiff Story Museum offering you and your family the chance to have a say on health and well-being services whilst getting involved in our many activities to inspire you to have a healthier and happier New Year.

This FREE community event taking place on Saturday 24th January, will be a fabulous occasion for all the family. Drop-in any time between 10:00-15:00 to participate in games that keep the mind active, check your heart rate and blood pressure, and find out about ‘Dry January’ and how to enjoy alcohol safely. There will be arts and crafts and fruit kebab-making activities for the children as a fun way to choosing a broader, healthier diet. And if you are the creative type, there will be ab activity where you can compile a tasty healthy recipe from unrevealed ingredients on the day, and you may even be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Perhaps you have ideas about how to keep your community independently healthy with a community-led focus? You will have the chance to speak with health and social care workers and share your thoughts about how to improve health and wellbeing services in Cardiff and the Vale. If you would like to share your views on how to influence better services, there will be a limited number of FREE mini massage treatments on the day that you could win as our way of saying thank you.

We will also be celebrating the achievements of the Co-Creating Healthy Change project at this fun-filled ‘New Year, New You, Healthy Change’ event on 24th January.   The Co-Creating Healthy Change project, which was launched by Mark Drakeford AM in 2013, is a four-year Big Lottery funded health and well-being project which aims to give communities a voice on the services they use. Through our ten organisations involved in the project we are reaching out to a wide range of people, from those living with dementia or a learning disability to single parents to young people who are not in education, employment or training – all of these and others deserve to have a voice and be involved in planning the services they rely on and use.  Kerrine Phillips, the Project Co-ordinator said ‘we hope that community members will gain an understanding of how they too can contribute to making a positive change in Cardiff and the Vale in respect of our Health and Social Care services.’

Sheila Hendrickson-Brown of Cardiff Third Sector Council, who host the project, said ‘we are building stronger relationships with important health service providers in Cardiff and the Vale - including the University Health Board and the Councils in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. In these hard times, these services want the community to be more involved in helping them to plan our health and care services. Co-creating Healthy Change offers an opportunity for the public to have a voice in improving their health and getting the best out of these services.

Come along and joins us for fun, free activities in the City Centre, meet and greet the Co-Creating Healthy Change team and have a chance to speak to providers of health and care services.

Get involved and make a difference, and set the ball rolling for a healthy and happy 2015!


Find out more

For any more information on this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out more about Co-Creating Healthy Change here.

We've been asked to let our members know about this opportunity:

We are a small local bakery based in Cardiff trading at farmers markets. For the last 18 months we have been based at Cathays Community Centre where we make use of part of their kitchen. We are outgrowing this space and are looking to relocate.

As a small local business we are positive about maintaining links to local communities and would be interested in sharing a community space. Whilst we cannot pay a huge amount (we currently pay £25 per week plus bills) the income for a community group would be regular and unrestricted.

We have all our own equipment and require a space which is a minimum of around 12 square metres with 3 phase electricity and which has a sink and some private storage. We are very happy to share an existing kitchen space if it is big enough and if this would work for both parties.

In terms of access we currently bake most of the day on Thursday and Friday and have an early start on Saturday and Sunday. We would also need access at other times for deliveries, deep cleaning and so on.

If you have a space which is currently underused and which you would be interested in renting out we would love to talk to you. Even if you are not sure whether your space is suitable please give us a call.

You can contact Mark on 07988 658387 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Many thanks

The Riverside Sourdough team