Y Gynhadledd Fawr - Have your say

In response to the 2011 Census figures, we are engaging with the public in a national conversation around the future of the Welsh language. We are looking to find practical ideas to increase the use of the Welsh language and see it thriving in Wales.

You can get involved with this conversation in a number of ways:

Online Forum - visit the forum
Survey Monkey - complete the survey (external link)
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Phone: 01239 711668
Local community discussion group
Facebook - visit the Facebook page (external link)


Read the remainder of this article on the Welsh Government website.


Minister promotes learning disability awareness

project funded by the Welsh Government to promote learning disability awareness and accessible information has been launched.


Mumps warning as measles outbreak cases continue to rise

Public Health Wales is warning of an increase in mumps cases in Wales as too many young people remain unvaccinated with MMR.


Safeguarding panel appointed

Four experts have been appointed to an advisory panel to look at how the Social Services and Well-being Bill can strengthen adult and child safeguarding and protection arrangements.


Living Longer: Ageing Well

This is the 3rd phase of the Welsh Government’s Strategy for Older People in Wales.


Evidence review on alcohol and drug misuse in pregnant women

This Public Health Wales report sets out the epidemiology of substance misuse in Wales and the evidence for interventions to identify and treat substance misuse in pregnant women.


Planning for the future care of our ageing population

One in four Welsh adults are believed to be aged 65 or over and this is expected to become one in three in 20 years.  Alison Sanders looks at how Wales will care for this older population. Source: Wales Online


Launch of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme

Men aged 65 in West Wales will be invited to take part in an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme.


Ban glossy cigarette packaging, says anti-smoking charity

ban on glossy cigarette packing could help reduce smoking among teenage girls, says Action on Smoking and Health in Wales. Source Wales Online.


Taken from Public Health Newsletter, June 2013. For further information, contact:

Monica Dennis

Healthcare Alliances

Britannia House, 11 High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7AD

Tel: 01446 774864

Mob: 07977 492926


Please see below a report on Grants Management in Wales, published today by the National Assembly for Wales's Public Accounts Committee. There's a news item

entitled 'The Welsh Government’s handling of funding for the now-defunct All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) highlights the main weaknesses in its management of grants, says a National Assembly for Wales Committee' plus report. http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=2455

1 in 10 charities with income over £100,000 report detected fraud in last financial year

Almost a quarter of these have suffered insider-enabled fraud

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator for charities in England Wales, is today urging charities to better protect themselves against fraud and financial crime, in response to the National Fraud Authority's (NFA) latest report. This year's Annual Fraud Indicator sampled charities with income over £100,000 only, increasing the number of larger income charities in the sample*. However this is not to imply that smaller charities do not experience fraud, as we know they do. It is vital that all charities, whatever their size, do not become complacent and ensure they have financial controls and policies in place to both prevent fraud occurring, and deal with it when it does happen.

You can read the rest of the article on the Charity Commission website.

Stop Smoking Wales provides weekly group sessions throughout the day and early evening across Stop Smoking Wales logovarious locations in Cardiff and the Vale. These include GP surgeries, community health clinics and community halls.

All advisors are experienced in delivering smoking cessation and have obtained qualifications through the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training program. They will provide information on Stop Smoking products and behavioural support to help the quit attempt.  

For clients who are pregnant or pre operative they offer 1:1 sessions on a priority basis. Each session last for six weeks and clients who attend are four times more likely to quit with a support programme than going it alone. 

Once clients quit they can continue to use the service if required for advice and motivation to avoid relapse. Clients are able to access this service by contacting 0800 085 2219 to register and find their nearest support group.

Stop Smoking Wales also provides free training for smoking cessation. Find out more here - including forthcoming dates in South Wales.