Butetown Community Centre has five spacious enterprise units to offer. The 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.

  

What you will need to provide:
• A business plan
• Two financial references
• Three-year financial forecast

   

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.

  

The address is: Enterprise Units, 2nd Floor, Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff CF10 5UZ.

  
For further information, please call (029) 2048 7658.
England and Wales have recently seen momentum gathering around the under-reporting of, and responses to, incidents of hate crime. If your organisation works to promote community safety, or with people who are affected by hate crime, you may find the following consultation relevant.

  

Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action - Consultation Version

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation into 'Tackling Hate Crimes and Incidents: A Framework for Action'. There is also a child-friendly and an easy-read version of the Framework available.

http://www.wales.gov.uk/consultations/equality/130711-hate-crime-framework-consul/?lang=en
http://www.wales.gov.uk/consultations/equality/130711-hate-crime-framework-consul/?lang=cy

  

Focus Groups
The Welsh Government would like to consider how focus groups could be run and organised throughout Wales, across the protected characteristics at grass roots level during the consultation period. They would be willing to help set up any forum and for Welsh Government staff to talk through the Framework. If you would be interested in developing a focus group or if you have any existing groups or forums, please contact Nathan Cook at Welsh Government (see below for email address).

They will shortly be launching a Consultation Toolkit to accompany this approach, which will provide advice for organisations who may also want to run focus groups. This will be published on the Welsh Government's website shortly.

  

Partnership Forums
The Welsh Government would also be willing to speak at any existing partnerships or Forums that are in place, so please get in touch with Nathan if you have anything scheduled in the coming months.

   

Welsh Government Consultation Event

Welsh Government is hosting an event in Cardiff on 8th October from 2-4pm at County Hall, Committee Room 3, Cardiff.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the final framework document and give your comments on Welsh Government’s recommendations.

If you would like to attend the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The consultation will run until 18th October 2013. You can feed into the consultation through an online form, electronically or in hard copy. Details are contained within the consultation pages (see links above).

    

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

  

 

The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) has been in operation since the 1st October 2012.  

The EASS provides advice services to individuals who think they may have experienced discrimination or their human rights have been breached. The vision for the service is that it aims to support individuals referred from local organisations, advisory groups, faith based organisations and other groups working within the community that support people experiencing discrimination. An individual can also contact the service directly for advice.

The EASS works collaboratively with advice agencies and other local organisations that are often the first points of contact to which people turn when they have discrimination problems, receiving referrals and feeding back on the outcome for individual clients.

   

What EASS can do for you:

Provide information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales, recognising the constitutional, legal, social and policy differences specifically:-

  • Advise what the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 says and how this applies to you
  • Advise you of options on how you may be able to resolve your issue
  • Advise you of options for informal resolution and guide you through this process
  • Assist you further, if you are unable to resolve your issue informally
  • Help you work out if you are eligible for civil legal aid
  • Provide support if you are considering making a claim yourself
  • Assist you in finding local sources of support

   

What EASS cannot do for you:

  • Provide advice to solicitors and other professional advisers
  • Provide legal advice
  • Represent you in any legal proceedings
  • Advise you on the strength of your case or whether you should bring a claim
  • Advise you on court/tribunal proceedings once a claim has been issued
  • Deal with complaints from disabled air passengers and those with reduced mobility; this is dealt with by the Civil Aviation Authority whose details are available on the contacts page of the EASS website.

  

 

For advice and to find out more, call Equality Advisory Support Service on 0808 800 0082 or visit 
www.equalityadvisoryservice.com 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) believes it’s essential for the third sector to have its voice heard in the setting of policies and strategies that impact on Cardiff communities. One of the key ways C3SC is able to achieve this is through third sector representatives – individuals from within third sector agencies who volunteer to attend important meetings on behalf of the third sector. These representatives consult with the third sector to ensure they can convey the views of the broader third sector, as well as feedback to C3SC’s various networks via the network email bulletins.

  

There are 13 separate strands of work, called ‘workstreams’, for which C3SC has third sector representatives:

  • Early Years Intervention
  • Safety and Safeguarding Communities
  • Sustainable Employment
  • Clean and Sustainable Environment
  • Substance Misuse
  • Emotional and Mental Health
  • Older People Services
  • Youth Participation
  • Community Cohesion
  • Carers
  • Intra City Transport
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Vulnerable Families

  

C3SC provides support and administrative assistance to help its representatives communicate with the various networks C3SC runs. Each representative attends the vital strategic meetings in which policy and strategic action is set for the workstream they represent.

  

Being a third sector representative can be a highly rewarding experience. You’ll get to sit in the heart of the decision making process, and be able to speak on behalf of the third sector, contributing guidance and experiences to ensure Cardiff’s communities benefit from improved services.

  

Over the next few months, C3SC will be exploring launching a new, dedicated part of its website to enhance support for representatives so they can help one another, share developments, and contact C3SC members directly. 

  

As part of this process, C3SC is looking to recruit 3 new representatives:

1) One representative on the TAF (Team Around the Family) Evaluation Panel:the representative will need to be at a senior practitioner based level with an understanding of how services work on the ground.
2) One representative to sit on the Early Intervention and Prevention Steering Group (under Families and Young People Programme Board).
3) One representative to sit on the Intra City Public Transport workstream (under Urban Environment Programme Board).

   

If you are interested in becoming a Third Sector Representative, please complete the application form.

   

For positions 1) and 2) please email your application form to Sheila Hendrickson-Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to Sheila Hendrickson-Brown, Cardiff Third Sector Council, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0EB.

For position 3) please email your application form to Kevin Rahman-Daultrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to Kevin at the address above.

A third sector consultation event was held in response to options put forward under the South Wales Programme - a consultation about the future of consultant-led maternity and neonatal South Wales Programme consultation postercare, inpatient children’s services and emergency medicine (A&E) for people in South Wales and South Powys. Cardiff Third Sector Council, in conjunction with Vale Centre for Voluntary Services, Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health and University Health Board, held the event on 3 July 2013.

 

You can read the third sector response on our website.

Find out more about the South Wales Programme here or email Cardiff Health and Social Care Facilitator, Kevin Rahman-Daultrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There's still time if you want to have your say as the consultation closes on 19 July 2013.