OPENING Autumn 2012

Butetown Community Centre has five spacious Enterprise units to offer. The Enterprise units are located in a prime location at the centre of Butetown, with easily accessible public transport, links to the centre of Cardiff and a short walk from Cardiff Bay.

    

Where?

Enterprise Units, 2nd Floor, Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Butetown CF10 5UZ

   

What you will need to provide:

  • A business plan
  • Two financial references
  • Three-year financial forecast

  

Unit Size Price per month with service and utilities charges

 

1) 30m2        £337.50

 

2) 40.17m2   £426.48

 

3) 37.74       £405.225

 

4) 30.62       £342.92

 

5) 35.84       £388.60

*Unit’s 3 & 4 have sinks in the room*

    

The Enterprise units will be let on a rolling monthly contract. The rental price starts at £337.50 per calendar month. This does not include telephone line/internet connection, tenants will need to arrange connection with BT. All tenants will sign a tenancy agreement with Cardiff Council.

For further information, please call: (029) 2087 3563 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

More pregnant women in Wales smoke
The Tobacco and Health in Wales reportThe Tobacco and Health in Wales report shows that Wales has the highest number of women smoking during pregnancy in the UK. Source: Western Mail

    

27,700 annual hospital admissions caused by smoking in Wales
Figures show that an around 27,700 hospital admissions are caused by smoking each year.

    

Looking out for signs of male cancer
A survey by cancer charity Tenovus has found 49% of men do not know how to check for testicular cancer. Source: Western Mail.  

 

Singing for the Brain: new treatment for early stages of dementia

Singing gives opportunities for gentle exercise. Families and carers can build new friendships, share experiences and find support.  Local Singing for the Brain® groups meets fortnightly. For more Information, contact the Alzheimer's Society on 01745 343026 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Food Standards Agency Wales provides tips on packing food shopping
More people are re-using bags so is important that raw meat and fish are kept separate from other foods. If bags are re-useable, keep some just for raw meat and fish. Re-useable bags (and single use carrier bags) should be disposed of if there’s been spillage of meat juices.

 

Action plan launched to tackle poverty in Wales
The aim of the Tackling Poverty Action Plan is to reduce the number of children in poverty and help people gain employment by forging links with business and focussing on the needs of NEETs (young people who are not in education, employment or training).

 

Making community events more playful
Play Wales has produced a new information sheet to support communities to make their events more playful and a poster to help advertise events.

 

Legislation for children and young people with additional needs
The Welsh Government is seeking views until 19 October on proposals to reform the legislative framework for special educational needs.

 

New resource to help identify child neglect         
The NSPCC and Cardiff University have launched a resource to help practitioners identify emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children.

 

 

Taken from Healthcare Alliances' Public Health News, July 2012

The July 2012 edition of Maniffesto has landed!

Maniffesto July 2012 cover

Here are some of the highlights of this edition:

  • Meet the new Chief Officer of Cardiff Third Sector Council
  • Why good governance is essential (including a 10-point health check)
  • Spotlight on Cardiff Third Sector Learning and Enterprise Network
  • News Round-up
  • ... and much more.

You can download Maniffesto here.

Selection of information sheets

You will discover a variety of free information sheets on our website to help and equip you in your work.

Here are the topics the sheets cover: group support, partnerships, funding, training and employment, promoting and marketing your organisation, and climate change.

If you would like to talk to a Third Sector Officer for further advice on any of these issues (or any other), please call us on (029) 2048 5722.

You can download the information sheets here (simply click on the category you want).

Charities' role in society is increasingly seen as essential, according to independent research by Ipsos MORI, conducted on behalf of the Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales. The research shows that there has been an increase in the number of people who feel that charities play an 'essential' role in society (37% compared to 30% in 2010). Overall, 96% of people say charities' role is essential, very important or fairly important.

Overall, public trust and confidence in charities remains high, with a mean score of 6.7 (up from 6.6 in 2010). The research shows that charities are still one of the most trusted groups, with only the police and doctors being more trusted.

The research also shows that the overwhelming majority of people believe charities should provide the public with information on 'how they spend their money' (96%) and on 'how they benefit the public' (94%). The public view on this has remained unchanged over time.

 

Taken from the Charity Commission's website. Read the full article here.