New sustainable food plan from Cardiff Counci

Food Cardiff  are pleased to share that Cardiff Council have approved a new sustainable food plan for Cardiff.

The new strategy was approved at the Cabinet meeting last week and supports Food Cardiff’s vision to enable everyone in Cardiff to access good quality, sustainable and affordable food; and help us to achieve Silver Sustainable Food City Status.

Read more here.

ResponsABLE assistance's FURSA project pilot 

ResponsABLE assistance's FURSA project pilot has been awarded funding from the Welsh government. Meaning ‘Freedom’ in Swahili, Fursa is an initiative to assist disabled people to create their own sustainable enterprises in rural Kenya.

In partnership with the Kibwezi Disabled Peoples Organisation (KDPO) and Project Co-ordinator Dr. Cecilia W Nyaga we are undertaking a pilot starting January 2020 in order for three enterprises in this rural district of Kenya to be ready to trade by 2021.

Prior to trading, enterprises funded by our Fursa initiative will have been assisted in areas necessary to trade independently and compliant with local regulations etc. We understand the therapeutic, financial and community benefits enterprise can provide to people with disabilities. Fursa will then fund the enterprises start-up.

Since our explicatory visit to Kenya in 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7aUNlDLhiQ a film put together by volunteers Vaughan and Katie upon their return to the UK) we have been partnering with the Kibwezi Disabled Peoples Organisation and Dr. Nyaga to improve the lives of disadvantaged disabled people in this region where social welfare as we know it simply does not exist. Fursa will provide the opportunity for the creation of correctly structured enterprises to encourage sustainable independent futures. Initially three enterprises will be funded and it is our intention to look into expanding our FURSA initiative to other regions in Kenya and beyond.

On Sunday 15th December from 7pm in Potters Newport there will be a ResponsABLE assistance benefit evening. see the attached a poster below and tickets are available from me or at the door. It will be an enjoyable night of live musical styles so if you or any of your contacts are into coming along it would be amazing. Feel free to spread the word.

Trevor Palmer
ResponsABLE assistance
Unit 18 Enterprise Way
Newport
South Wales NP20 2AQ UK
 
Tel. / Fax. 01633 216644
07979 756317 (mobile)
 
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Donations are always welcome in order for us to continue assisting people with disabilities in disastorious situations http://www.responsableassistance.org/donations.html 

Benefit Poster 1

 

Age Cymru urges focus on the most vulnerable members of our older population

With the Westminster elections approaching, Age Cymru is urging candidates in Wales to focus their attentions on the more vulnerable members of our older communities, many of whom struggle and face significant challenges in their daily lives.

The charity has set out its priorities for older people in a special manifesto aimed at those contesting next month’s General Election outlining key policies to help those older people with the greatest need so that we all can enjoy a dignified, secure and fulfilling later life.

 

Age Cymru is calling on the next UK Government to:

•reduce pensioner poverty by  protecting the value of the State Pension; retaining the triple lock and universal access to key benefits that help maintain health and wellbeing such as the TV licence and winter fuel payments

• work with the BBC to ensure that the free TV licence remains available for everybody aged 75 or over

•lead global efforts to create a UN Convention on the rights of older people

 

Age Cymru’s chief executive Victoria Lloyd says: “Our vision is for an age friendly Wales where all older people feel safe and secure in their homes and local communities, are not discriminated against by service providers, and are able to engage fully with their community.

“Our priority is to shine a light on the main issues affecting the more vulnerable members of our older population and to highlight the policies that mean we can all look forward to a more positive later life”.

To view a copy of Age Cymru’s manifesto ‘Creating an age friendly Wales’, please visit www.agecymru.org.uk/election.

The Living Wage Gift Guide 2019 is here! 🎁🎄

 
Living Wage Gift Guide 2019!
Make this Christmas a Living Wage Christmas
 
 
Forget the Black Friday rush, the 2019 Living Wage Gift Guide is here!
Filled with brilliant present ideas from a huge range of businesses who all go further and pay their staff the real Living Wage, not only do we have products from well known brands like Brewdog, Lush and Nestlé , it’s also a great opportunity to discover local businesses like microbreweries, handmade skincare producers and independent British clothing designers. With gifts for fashionistas, foodies and families, you’ll find something for everyone this year.
      
 

Click on the products to find out where you can buy them, drop hints about your ideal Living Wage gift by sharing the guide with your friends and family, and once you’ve ticked everyone off your list, let us know you’re buying Living Wage by tweeting us or sending us a photo on instagram. 

 

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Scam awareness Videos from Innovate Trust

In 2018 fraudsters stole £1.2 billion, frauds and scams are the fastest growing crime in the UK but more than 96% of cases go unsolved, Ref: Which Magazine October 2019. To help counter this, Innovate Trust’s Participation Team, in partnership with the people that we support have created four videos.  These are to raise awareness about the types of Scams that we could fall victim to. These videos are accessible and easy to understand for everyone, we are hoping to educate and give people the ability and knowledge to protect themselves.

 

‘Supported by Cardiff Third Sector Council liaising with Glamorgan Voluntary Services through the Hau Third Sector Fund 2018 in partnership with Cardiff Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council’

Scam Awareness - Types of Scams

Scam Awareness - Email Scams

Scam Awareness - Phone Scams 

Scam Awareness - Doorstep Scams