The British Red Cross are seeking Peer Buddies and Peer Educators and need to find more people by April 14th. 

The British Red Cross is running life skill classes for newly arrived refugee families, helping them to understand rights and responsibilities, local culture, and how to access services.

The aim of the course is to support families with their integration, enabling them to access opportunities and to build relationships with their peers. 

They are looking for the following traits:

  • ​​​​​​​A desire to use own experiences to help newly arrived refugee families.
  • Kindness and respect for people from different backgrounds.
  • A commitment to the preparation and delivery of a 10-week programme, with 2-3 sessions a week.

In return for your volunteering, you will receive training from the Red Cross, and benefit from the opportunity to build networks and develop your career potential. Expenses, such as travel, will be covered.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Mohammad Hamayun: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07701 319 486

Raoul Hodgson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07701 284 419

Cardiff Council have agreed to lease land in Splott to Green City to build a creative community hub and green space! The site will consist of shipping container studio spaces, a community hub building, growing spaces, wildlife and wild play area and lots more, all things suggested by our community through consultations earlier last year.

Green City Events are currently preparing to design the community hub building. This building is for local people and groups to use and enjoy; they want to find out as much as possible about how YOU and your community group would like to use it and what you'd like to see included so that your ideas can be built into the design process right from the start.

You and your group can feed into this in two ways:

1. Attend the hub consultation at the next Repair Cafe Wales event at Oasis Cardiff on Saturday 13th April, 10am -1pm. Green City Events will be there to chat about the project and ask you to feedback. Plus there will be biscuits!

2. Fill in this short questionnaire about how you and/or your group would use the hub.

Lastly if you want to stay updated about the project and get involved then join the mailing list here. 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

Has your organisation sprung into Spring?

If not, here are some ideas as to how Acas can help businesses in South Wales. 

Acas is the region’s employment relations expert: our knowledge and experience is unrivalled nationally, so make sure you are taking advantage of the expertise locally available to you.

Our local advisors and trainers can help you to:

- Identify opportunities and introduce initiatives to increase productivity and employee engagement. We help many organisations build their management capability, manage change, conduct employee surveys and build better employee relations.

- Train your staff to ensure they have the skills needed to effectively lead and manage their teams. Last year our trainers and advisors worked with 40,000 people, helping to increase productivity and performance by developing their workforce.

- Review existing company policies or establish policies that work for your business. We regularly help organisations with a broad spectrum of policies to include their disciplinary, bullying and harassment, flexible working, absence and family friendly policies.

With a 99% satisfaction rating for our training and the trust of industry, trade unions and Government - if you’re not making use of our services, you’re missing out!

Our training programme can be found here, but here’s a selection of events running in South Wales to get you started. Just click the course title for more information and to book:

o Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials | Newport, 17/04/19
o Employment law update | Newport, 18/04/19
o Managing conflict | Cardiff, 24/04/19
o Managing absence at work | Cardiff, 13/05/19
o Conducting investigations | Pontypridd, 14/05/19
o Having difficult conversations | Merthyr Tydfil, 14/05/19
o Managing extreme difficult workplace behaviours | Cardiff, 17/07/19

If you’d prefer to train a group of staff in-house, it can be easier and more cost-effective if we come to you. Our training will be tailored to your specific needs and company policies, so it’s ideal if you want to train a group of staff together.

Call us on 0300 123 1150 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a conversation with your local advisor on how we can support your business.

Age Alliance Wales and the Bevan Foundation are carrying out research around the difficulties faced by older people in Wales, and their carers, when attempting to make an appointment with a GP. This could include dealing with a complex booking system, dealing with obstructive receptionists, making an appointment at a suitable time or facing physical problems in getting to the surgery (amongst other issues).

Age Alliance have an online survey where people can share their experiences, available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AccessGP

Dim ond nodyn byr i gyflwyno fy hun i chi ar gychwyn fy swydd fel Comisiynydd y Gymraeg.  Mae’n bleser gennyf gymryd yr awenau gan Meri Huws ar ôl ei gwaith diwyd a diflino dros y saith mlynedd diwethaf.

Mae tîm o swyddogion profiadol yn gweithio i Gomisiynydd y Gymraeg a bydd eu gwaith hwy gyda chi yn parhau fel arfer.  Gallwch gysylltu yn uniongyrchol gyda’r Tîm Hybu trwy e-bostio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bwriadaf gynnal amryw o gyfarfodydd yn ystod fy nghyfnod cynnar; yn siarad, trafod a gwrando ar ystod eang o randdeiliaid a’r cyhoedd. 

Rydw i hefyd yn fwy na pharod i gyfarfod â chi i drafod unrhyw faterion neu broblemau penodol - gallwch gysylltu â mi trwy e-bostio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0345 6033 221.

Fy mwriad yw datblygu ar y gwaith sydd wedi ei gyflawni eisoes er mwyn sicrhau fod gan bawb yr hawl a’r cyfle i weld, clywed a siarad Cymraeg yn ystod eu bywydau bob dydd.

Gan edrych ymlaen i gydweithio efo chi yn y dyfodol.

Aled Roberts

Comisiynydd y Gymraeg


Just a quick note to introduce myself as I start my job as the Welsh Language Commissioner.  It is a pleasure to take over from Meri Huws after her dedicated work over the last seven years.

We have a team of experienced officers working for the Welsh Language Commissioner and their work with you will continue as usual.  You can contact the Hybu team directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I intend to hold numerous meetings during my first few months; speaking, discussing and listening to various stakeholders and the public.

I am also more than happy to meet with you to discuss any particular matters or issues – you can contact me by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0345 6033 221.

I intend to expand on the work that has been done over the years to ensure that everyone has the right and the opportunity to see, hear and speak Welsh during their everyday life.

Looking forward to working with you in the future

Aled Roberts

Welsh Language Commissioner