The Welsh Government today has published the Connected Communities consultation summary report on tackling loneliness and isolation in Wales. 

The report is available here:

It’s good to see many of C3SC's comments were shared with other organisations and included in the key outcomes, including “Longer term and sustainable funding for the Third sector”.





Connected Communities – outcome of Loneliness and Social Isolation consultation

DATE 29 March 2019
BY Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Today, I am publishing the Connected Communities Loneliness and Social Isolation consultation report. This report summarises the 234 responses we received to our discussion document published in October last year. I am delighted that the consultation generated such a large response and clearly highlighted the importance of these issues to organisations and individuals. The responses to the 23 questions posed, came from statutory and Third sector organisations, community groups, representative bodies, businesses and many individuals. Views expressed were wide ranging and included examples of successful interventions and personal experiences.

Some of the key messages from the consultation responses are:

    • The importance of reducing stigma in relation to loneliness and social isolation and promoting positive attitudes towards social connections.
    • Helping people to understand the trigger points and identify signs of loneliness and social isolation.
    • The key role of schools in building emotional and psychological resilience in children and young people and in developing an early understanding of loneliness and social isolation, in themselves and empathy towards others.
    • The need to focus on building individual and community resilience by developing and supporting local solutions and encouraging everyone to play their part, including local businesses.
    • Creating opportunities for people to connect through better access to information about available services and support; sharing and scaling up good practice in services and support; promoting and enabling volunteering; promoting and enabling physical activity and sport; and supporting people to be able to participate in communities through schemes such as social prescribing and community connectors
    • The importance of a community infrastructure that supports social connections such as access to community spaces, a good transport network, access to digital technology, good quality accessible housing and good neighbourhood design.  
    • The key role that workforces can play in recognising the signs of loneliness and social isolation and referring people to services or support, particularly the health and social care workforce, but also education, housing, transport and businesses.
    • Longer term and sustainable funding for the Third sector is required.
    • Ministerial responsibility for loneliness and social isolation should not rest solely within the health and social care portfolio and should be included within other portfolios such as housing, transport, local government, economy and business.

The report closes with a statement about the next steps we propose to take. It re-affirms our commitment to the approach set out in the consultation document which is one that seeks to reduce the risk of, or prevent, loneliness and social isolation, or that intervenes early, before they become entrenched. This includes encouraging people to understand the trigger points of loneliness and social isolation and to build emotional and psychological resilience to equip them to cope and respond. However, we also need to ensure that support is available for those who are, or who become lonely and socially isolated.

The work to develop the consultation document and the significant response we received, has shown clearly that much is already being done to tackle loneliness and social isolation. But it has also shown that there is much for us to consider to inform our final document. We want to ensure that we take the time to take full account of the responses, the evidence base and the feedback from our engagement events, in order to develop a comprehensive, cross-government response to what is a multi- faceted issue and one which will meet stakeholders’ expectations. We aim to publish a final strategy later this year.

The consultation summary report is available here:

Universal Credit – The Story So Far

Friday 17th May 2019
Holiday Inn, Castle Street, Cardiff

universal credits

You can find the booking form for the event here



9.30 – 10.00
Coffee & Registration

10.00 – 10.05
Welcome & Introductions

10.05 – 10.20
Dayne Owens – Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale: Impact of Universal Credit Across Cardiff and the Vale

10.20 – 10.35
Jane Hutt – Assembly Member

10.35 – 10.50
Linda Davis – Head of Tackling Poverty & DWP Relations, Welsh Government

10.50 – 11.05
Huw Thomas – DWP Senior Group Devolution Partnership Manager, Wales

11.05 – 11.20
Kayleigh Nor-Val –Universal Credit Best Practice Lead For South East Wales

11.20 – 11.50
A client’s experience of Universal Credit

11.50 – 12.20
           Plenary Session –  o Dayne Owens - Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale

                     o Linda Davis - Welsh Government

  o Huw Thomas – DWP

                                                         o Michelle Lewis – Head of Policy Citizens Advice Wales 

                       o Kayleigh Nor-Val – Citizens Advice

12.20 – 12.30

Close followed by buffet lunch

Windrush Day 2019 – Funding

(For welsh translation scroll down)


An additional £5,000 has been provided to each of the eight Community Cohesion regions across Wales. This funding is for distribution to BAME third sector organisations and community groups to celebrate and commemorate Windrush Day on the 22nd of June, 2019.

It is important to mark the important contribution that the Windrush generation made to the history, economy and culture of Wales. This funding will help provide an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the experiences and contributions to Welsh life.

Applications are welcomed for events/activity at a local (within the Community Cohesion region – Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan), or cross-region and pan Wales basis.

This fund which will be administered by the Regional Community Cohesion Co-ordinators. Applications from North West Wales will be handled by Siân Sanders, Regional Community Cohesion Co-ordinator for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

If, by the 18th of April, it appears unlikely that any organisations are interested in holding an event/activity in a specific region, the funding will be re-allocated to another region or for cross-region/pan Wales proposals.

Please note, groups can only have one funded event/activity, however, can be part of applications made by other organisations.

You can find the Application Forms here


Application forms should be sent via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5pm on Thursday 18th April. Any late applications must be by exception and will only be considered at the discretion of the designated responsible officer.

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be an established voluntary organisation or community group and have a bank or building society account in the name of the organisation, or have a host organisation willing to accept the funds on their behalf (payments will not be made to individuals). Applications from individuals or Public Services will not be accepted.

Assessing Applications: Applications will be considered using the following criteria:-

  • Activities which will specifically raise awareness and celebrate/commemorate Windrush Day 2019.
  • The ability to meet at least one of the following objectives:-
    • Explain to communities what Windrush Day is
    • Promote positive messages regarding Windrush Day
    • Promote awareness of the Historical, Economic and Cultural content of the Windrush generation to Communities
    • Have an Educational aspect relating to Windrush
    • Involve Windrush elders
  • Reasonable costs for activity / value for money

Note: Organisations must keep records and retain receipts and invoices in relation to monies spent in order to allow access to these by the relevant local authorities internal or external auditors should it be required.

What happens next: You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email no later than 30th April 2019.

Successful Applications: You will be required to submit a brief project completion report with your project invoice and accompanying receipts no later than 31st July 2019. Payment will be made in arrears.


Diwrnod ‘Windrush’ 2019 - Canllawiau Ariannu


Fe ddarparwyd £ 5,000 yn ychwanegol i bob un o'r wyth rhanbarth Cydlyniant Cymunedol ledled Cymru. Mae'r cyllid hwn i'w ddosbarthu i fudiadau trydydd sector a grwpiau cymunedol ‘BAME’ ar gyfer dathlu a chofio Diwrnod Windrush ar 22ain o Fehefin, 2019.

Mae'n bwysig nodi cyfraniad cenhedlaeth ‘Windrush’ i hanes, economi a diwylliant Cymru. Bydd yr arian yma yn helpu i roi cyfle i bawb ddathlu cyfraniadau ‘Windrush’ i fywyd Cymru.

Croesewir ceisiadau am ddigwyddiadau / gweithgareddau o fewn y rhanbarth Cydlyniant Cymunedol, a thraws-ranbarth a Chymru gyfan.

Gweinyddir y gronfa hon gan y Cydlynwyr Cydlyniant Cymunedol Rhanbarthol. Derbynnir ceisiadau yng Nghaerdydd a Bro Morgannwg gan Siân Sanders, Cydlynydd Cydlyniant Cymunedol Rhanbarthol.

Os yw'n ymddangos yn annhebygol, erbyn y 18fed o Ebrill, fod sefydliadau ddim gyda diddordeb mewn cynnal digwyddiad / gweithgaredd mewn rhanbarth penodol, bydd yr arian yn cael ei ailddyrannu i ranbarth arall neu ar gyfer cynigion traws-ranbarthol / Cymru gyfan.

Sylwer, dim ond un cais am ddigwyddiad / gweithgaredd a ariennir y gall grwpiau roi cynnig, fodd bynnag, gallant fod yn rhan o geisiadau a wneir gan sefydliadau eraill.


Gallwch ddod o hyd i'r Ffurflenni Cais yma

Dylid anfon ffurflenni cais drwy e-bost er sylw: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. erbyn 5yh ddydd Iau, 18fed o Ebrill fan bellaf. Rhaid i unrhyw geisiadau hwyr fod yn eithriad a dim ond yn ôl disgresiwn y swyddog cyfrifol dynodedig y caiff ei ystyried.

I fod yn gymwys i wneud cais, rhaid i'r ymgeisydd fod yn sefydliad gwirfoddol sefydledig neu'n grŵp cymunedol gyda chyfrif banc neu gymdeithas adeiladu yn enw'r sefydliad,neu fod â chytundeb gyda sefydliad arall sy'n barod i dderbyn yr arian ar eu rhan (ni fydd modd gwneud taliadau i unigolion). Ni dderbynnir ceisiadau gan unigolion neu Wasanaethau Cyhoeddus.

Asesu Ceisiadau: Ystyrir ceisiadau gan ddefnyddio'r meini prawf canlynol:-

  • Gweithgareddau a fydd yn codi ymwybyddiaeth yn benodol ac yn dathlu / coffáu Diwrnod ‘Windrush’ 2019.
  • Y gallu i fodloni o leiaf un o'r amcanion canlynol:-
    • Esbonio i gymunedau beth yw Diwrnod ‘Windrush’;
    • Hyrwyddo negeseuon cadarnhaol ynglŷn â Diwrnod ‘Windrush’;
    • Hyrwyddo ymwybyddiaeth o gynnwys Hanesyddol, Economaidd a Diwylliannol cenhedlaeth ‘Windrush’ i Gymunedau;
    • Agwedd Addysgol yn ymwneud â ‘Windrush’;
    • Cynnwys henuriaid ‘Windrush’;
  • Costau rhesymol ar gyfer gweithgareddau / gwerth am arian.

Sylwer: Rhaid i sefydliadau gadw cofnodion a chadw derbynebau ac anfonebau mewn perthynas ag arian a wariwyd er mwyn caniatáu i archwilwyr mewnol neu allanol perthnasol yr awdurdodau lleol gael mynediad at y rhain os bydd angen.

Beth sy'n digwydd nesaf: Byddwch yn cael gwybod am ganlyniad eich cais drwy e-bost erbyn 30ain o Ebrill 2019 fan bellaf.

Ceisiadau Llwyddiannus: Bydd gofyn i chi gyflwyno adroddiad cwblhau prosiect byr gyda'ch anfoneb prosiect a'ch derbyniadau cysylltiedig erbyn 31ain o Orffennaf, 2019 fan bellaf. Telir am ôl-daliadiau.

The Cardiff Volunteer Centre has received an enquiry for volunteer drivers to support an Over 55 group. Applicants must be able to show empathy and support the group members as some may have additional needs. Drivers with past experience in supporting people are especially welcome.

For more information, contact Sylvia at 07484 745 080.

WCVA Learning/Dysgu WCVA

Time management for the third sector/ Rheoli amser yn y trydydd sector

14 May 2019, Cardiff /14 Mai 2019, Caerdydd

This course will equip you with the tools and techniques for getting the most out of your time.

Bydd y cwrs hwn yn rhoi’r dulliau a’r technegau i chi wneud y mwyaf o’ch amser


To equip you with the tools and techniques to manage your time more effectively, in work and at home.


Rhoi'r dulliau a'r technegau i chi reoli'ch amser yn fwy effeithiol, yn y gwaith a gartref.


Time is precious, especially when you work in the third sector. When every second spent is reported and analysed, you can often feel like the day is getting away from you. If you've ever waited outside a meeting watching your inbox fill up on your phone, ignored calls, wondered how you've not managed to tick anything off your to-do list today…maybe you need to take some time to reorganise your priorities.

This course will help you to better understand how you manage time, both personally and professionally, giving you the tools and techniques to be more effective. Topics include:

  • Your personal approach to managing time
  • Balancing planned work and unexpected demands
  • The dreaded emails!
  • Creating the right environment


Mae amser yn werthfawr, yn enwedig wrth weithio yn y trydydd sector. Pan fo pob eiliad a dreulir yn cael ei adrodd a'i ddadansoddi, mae'n hawdd teimlo'ch bod yn colli gafael ar y dydd. Os ydych erioed wedi aros y tu allan i gyfarfod yn gwylio'ch mewnflwch yn llenwi ar eich ffôn, wedi anwybyddu galwadau, wedi meddwl sut nad ydych wedi llwyddo i groesi dim byd oddi ar eich rhestr waith heddiw...efallai fod angen i chi dreulio amser yn ad-drefnu'ch blaenoriaethau.

Bydd y cwrs hwn o gymorth i chi ddeall yn well sut rydych yn rheoli amser, yn bersonol ac yn broffesiynol, gan roi'r dulliau a'r technegau i chi fod yn fwy effeithiol. Ymysg y pynciau fydd:

  • Eich ffordd bersonol o reoli amser
  • Cydbwyso gwaith sydd wedi'i gynllunio a gofynion annisgwyl
  • Yr ebyst enbyd!
  • Creu'r amgylchedd cywir

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session you will be:

  • More aware of how you personally manage time
  • Better able to use techniques to manage your time more effectively
  • Better able to manage emails
  • Able to create the right environment for managing time

Canlyniadau dysgu

Erbyn diwedd y sesiwn byddwch:

  • More aware of how you personally manage time
  • Better able to use techniques to manage your time more effectively
  • Better able to manage emails
  • Able to create the right environment for managing time

Who this course is for

Anyone who wants to improve the way they manage their time and prioritise their work.

Find out more and book a space

Ar gyfer pwy mae'r cwrs

Unrhyw un sydd am wella'r ffordd y mae'n rheoli ei amser ac yn blaenoriaethu ei waith.

Cael gwybod mwy a chadw lle

Also coming up soon

09 May 2019: A ‘Theory of Change’ Approach to Evaluation, Cardiff
15 May 2019: A ‘Theory of Change’ Approach to Evaluation, Rhyl
14 May 2019: An introduction to GDPR for the third sector, Rhyl
16 May 2019: Marketing your services, Merthyr Tydfil
22, 23 May & 6 June 2019: Staff supervision, support and development, Rhyl


Hefyd ar y gweill yn fuan...

09 Mai 2019: Defnyddio ‘Theori Newid’ i Werthuso, Caerdydd
15 Mai 2019: Defnyddio ‘Theori Newid’ i Werthuso, Y Rhyl
14 Mai 2019: Cyflwyniad i GDPR i’r trydydd sector, Y Rhyl
16 Mai 2019: Marchnata’ch gwasanaethau, Merthyr Tydful
22, 23 Mai a 6 Mehefin 2019: Goruchwylio, cefnogi a datblygu staff, Y Rhyl


Crowd sourcing training

The right course but in the wrong location or language? If you see a course that interests you on this training programme or more widely on our website but it is not being delivered in a location convenient for you or you would rather it be delivered in Welsh or bilingually then please do get in touch. If you can find interest for the course in your area then we can come to you and help you to promote it too.


Torf-gyllido hyfforddiant

Y cwrs cywir ond yn y lleoliad neu iaith anghywir? Os gwelwch gwrs sy’n ennyn eich diddordeb yn y rhaglen hyfforddi hon neu rywle ar ein gwefan ond nid yw’n cael ei gynnal mewn lleoliad cyfleus neu byddai’n well gennych wneud y cwrs yn Gymraeg neu’n ddwyieithog yna mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni. Os gallwch ddod o hyd i ddiddordeb yn y cwrs yn eich ardal yna gallwn ni ddod atoch chi a’ch helpu i’w hyrwyddo hefyd.

Bespoke training and consultancy

We can come to you! All our courses can be delivered to you in your own organisation and it often works out to be cheaper depending on numbers. Welsh and bilingual courses are also available.

Hyfforddiant ac ymgynghoriaeth wedi’u teilwra

Gallwn ni ddod atoch chi! Mae modd cynnal pob un o’n cyrsiau yn arbennig i chi yn eich mudiad. Mae hyn yn aml yn rhatach gan ddibynnu ar y niferoedd. Mae cyrsiau Cymraeg a dwyieithog hefyd ar gael. Gallwn weithio gyda mudiadau ledled Cymru a Lloegr.


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