'Choose Well' this winter

The campaign to help Welsh patients choose the best place to get fast, effective treatment when they have a minor illness, ailment or injury has been re-launched.


Reducing smoking around children

Fresh Start Wales' autumn campaign, Don't ignore their wishes encourages parents and relatives to stop smoking around young people, especially in enclosed spaces like cars.


Turn-around on smoking ban could destroy Wales’ credibility on public health

WalesOnline reports that ASH Wales has warned that plans to exempt film makers from the smoking ban will destroy Wales’ credibility on public health and destabilise smoking legislation across the UK.


Children's Commissioner for Wales publishes new child poverty strategy (PDF)

The Children's Commissioner for Wales has  released his child poverty strategy, outlining a child-centred approach to tackling poverty and deprivation.


Funding for ‘meic’

An additional £100,000 funding has been announced to meet the growing demand on the children and young people’s advocacy and advice service 'meic'.


New Play Wales website

Play Wales has a new website which has new and updated content such as play sufficiency and a section for schools.


New powers to protect adult victims of suspected abuse

It has been announced that new powers to protect adults suspected of being victims of abuse are to be proposed in Wales.


New abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme for Wales

The Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme is being introduced for men aged 65 years of age.


Taken from Public Health News, October 2012


‘Everyone’s Future’ is a new partnership project between Vibe Experience and Age Concern Cardiff futureand The Vale. The project is funded by the Big Lottery until 2014, two new Age Equality Workers who aim to tackle negative stereotyping and challenge age discrimination of younger and older people.

They are delivering interactive workshops across a range of organisations, including schools, youth clubs, older people’s groups, voluntary, statutory and third sector groups to help break down the barriers between younger and older people for better community cohesion. The workshops will use specially created films as a catalyst for discussion about negative stereotyping and age discrimination. At the end of each session, each person is invited to take part in a pledge to help combat age discrimination in their everyday life.

There will also be a number of events over a two-year period where younger and older people will work together. These will raise greater awareness of age discrimination and bring communities together.

Age discrimination is the most common form of discrimination faced by people in the UK.  Yet it often goes unnoticed and unchallenged. It is only by highlighting and challenging negative ideas about older and younger people that we can begin to change people’s thinking about age.


Watch a video about 'Everyone's Future' here.


For more information please contact:

Age Equality Worker - Young People: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Age Equality Worker - Older People: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children in Wales is delighted to announce that it will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2013.
As part of the festivities they will be publishing a collection of short stories, from children, young people and adults alike, about their memories in Wales. You do not have to have been born in Wales, just have some recollections. So, why not share your memories with Children in Wales?
You can send your story in English or Welsh and include a picture if you wish. Your story should not be more than 500 words and it can be kept anonymous. Some of the stories will subsequently be used to produce a commemorative publication.

(Children in Wales retains the right to select stories for publication and we will be unable to publish stories that do not respect the aims and values of our organisation)

Please send your story to:
Louise O'Neill, Membership & Marketing Co-ordinator
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NewLink Wales now has a Training and Qualifications brochure on their website.

The brochure has been specifically designed to address the learning needs of the workforce across Wales, with a number of different payment options available.

You can download the brochure from the NewLink Wales website (pdf).

90% of Welsh charity trustee respondents score themselves 'extremely' or 'very' well in how they manage their charities, according to a new survey by The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales. It is the first survey of its kind that the regulator has conducted amongst trustees of Welsh charities, looking at how well they think they are running their charities, and where there is room for improvement.

Read the rest of the article on the Charity Commission website.

The 'Making the grade - charity governance in Wales' report is also available (PDF) on our website.