Via Acas Wales

Acas Wales are offering a half day course aimed at helping managers get workplace dress codes right:  

16/09/2019 - Newport


18/09/2019 - Bridgend


14/10/2019 - Cardiff

For a full list of all Acas events in Wales, please click here.

If you are looking to train five or more employees in a particular area of employment relations, then you can contact us to discuss bespoke training at your location.

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Diverse Cymru

Opportunities to be involved - August 2019

In addition to our own events, Diverse Cymru shares information on events, consultations and opportunities to be involved with other organisations and individuals. If you would like to find out more about any of the events / opportunities below, please use the contact details provided with each item.

In this bulletin you will find information on the following:

  • RNIB is launching a new social group in Barry for young people who are blind or partially sighted living in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Meet Diverse Cymru at Pride Cymru, 24 and 25 August
  • Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is inviting people to take part in a survey on accessing transport to health appointments
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is looking for people to take part in a consultation on non-complex surgery for adults
  • Welsh Government will be offering apprenticeship opportunities
  • Opportunity to take part in a new BBC Wales television show
  • Museum of Cardiff is looking for objects that represent the stories of disabled people in Cardiff

If you attend any of the events or become involved with any of the opportunities promoted as a result of the information provided by Diverse Cymru we would be grateful if you could let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  calling Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255. Please note that we can only offer expenses for Diverse Cymru events.

 

Events by other organisations

 

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Bringing together everyone affected by sight loss

Would you like to meet other young people who are blind or partially sighted living in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Come along to the YMCA Hub cafe, Court Road, Barry, CF63 4EE from 10 AM until 12 PM on Friday 16 August 2019.

Friends, family and carers also very welcome.

We would like to start a regular social group for people 18 – 50 with sight loss so please get in touch if you are interested!

Contact Eleanor Rothwell for more information:

Tel: 077 0282 1915

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also Check our Facebook Group: RNIB Connect - Cymru

 

 

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Diverse Cymru will be having an information stall at the following event: Pride Cymru Big Weekend

Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August 2019

City Hall Lawns, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity.  Over 3 days, Pride Cymru hosts over 50,000 people in the Welsh capital to raise awareness of equality and diversity and supporting the LGBT+ community

Over the August Bank Holiday, revellers can expect:

4 Stages, Mile-long Parade, Street Food, Cabaret, Funfair Rides, Family area, Community Market, Gin Bar, Comedy Stage, Faith Tent and loads of family fun, extravagant entertainment and comedy to promote and celebrate diversity within our communities.

Please note that children under the age of 14 will have to be accompanied by an adult.

For details of ticket prices and further information please see:

www: https://www.pridecymru.com/

Twitter:@PrideCymru

 

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Opportunity to take part in a survey about accessing transport to health appointments

- Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Transport to Health

Many of the older people the Commissioner and her team have met and spoken with throughout Wales have highlighted the challenges they can face when travelling to GP or hospital appointments.

To help her to identify how transport to these services could be improved, as well as good practice that is being delivered, the Commissioner wants to hear from you about your experiences of travelling to health services.

You can share your experiences by completing the short survey here. If you cannot access the survey, you can download a Word version here or request a hard copy by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 03442 640 670.

Closing date: Friday 27 September 2019

 


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Take part in a consultation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s proposals for Non-Complex Surgery for Adults in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

We would like to hear your views on a proposal to increase the range of non-complex surgery for residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that is provided at University Hospital Llandough (UHL). Routine surgical services are already well developed at UHL and we would like to build on that with an initial focus on moving some day case and short stay Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery from UHW to UHL.

Emergency pressures on the University Hospital of Wales site (UHW) in Cardiff often lead to short notice cancellations of planned surgery. We believe that providing more of this type of surgery at UHL will lead to a much better patient experience with reduced on-the-day cancellations and shorter waiting times, as we will be able to organise services more efficiently.

Please go to the UHB website to read the Engagement Document and tell us what you think.

Responses to the questions contained in the Engagement Document can be returned via the following options:

•       By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

•       By post to:

Mike Bond 

Director of Operations Surgery Clinical Board

Lakeside University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park 

Cardiff 

CF14 4XW

•       By hand to a member of staff in the Surgery service

You can also contact the local Community Health Council (CHC) for more information: Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for responses is 20 September 2019.


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Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme

The Welsh Government is advertising up to 25 apprenticeship opportunities in August 2019. Those successful will start to be placed in January 2020.

An apprenticeship is a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. Working for the Welsh Government is unlike any other job in Wales. We have a wide variety of jobs on offer.

What are the benefits?                                                                        

  • Earn £19,240 a year while you train. 
  • Get 31 days holidays, 10 public holidays and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work/life balance. 
  • Study towards and gain an NVQ Level 3 for 18 months. 
  • Develop a range of skills.

What next?

Visit: The Welsh Government Talent Bank to register interest.

And you can browse through Welsh Government work and gain a better understanding of the civil service in Wales by visiting: http://gov.wales/about/?lang=en                                                                    

We look forward to being in touch with you with further details.            

 

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Opportunity to take part in a new BBC Wales television show inTonypandy

Do you love bingo and want to be part of an exciting new BBC Wales programme?

Great prizes to be won!

TV Production Company Tuesday’s Child are looking for outgoing, chatty bingo lovers who live in South Wales for a unique new BBC Wales show set in Judges Bingo Hall in Tonypandy.

If this sounds like one for you and you live within a 60 – minute drive of Tonypandy then we’d love to hear from you!

Want to know more?

Please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or callus on: 07916 716581

Applicants must be 18 or over.

Privacy notice: Tuesday’s Child is committed to safeguarding and protecting your personal data. Further information can be located on our website: https://tuesdayschild.tv/

 

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Museum seeks new objects to reveal stories of disability

Museum of Cardiff is actively seeking to preserve objects which represent the stories of disabled people in Cardiff. 

What do you think the museum should save for future generations?  Examples of disability aids?  Photographs of people in their everyday lives?  Positive stories?  Negative stories? 

Please tell us what you think. 

For your chance to make history get in touch with the Partnerships Curator, Mari Lowe, on 029 2034 6214 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

 

 

Information for Diverse Cymru’s next bulletin

If you have any events or opportunities that you would like to promote through “Diverse Cymru’s Opportunities to be Involved” bulletin please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255

www.diversecymru.org.uk

Tender opportunity for provision of a Cardiff and Vale Carer's Gateway - deadline for bids is 13th August

The NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, hosted by Velindre NHS Trust are acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board who are seeking to establish a contract for a Carer’s Gateway.

 

The Carers Gateway will aim to improve the quality of life for carers, and the cared for, in Cardiff and the Vale, helping them sustain their caring role and enhance their ability to have a life outside caring. It will do this by making it easier for carers to access information about support and services in the region.

 

The awarded bidder will provide a Gateway which will provide a ‘one stop shop’ approach to supporting and engaging with carers, providing them with information and advice about services which will support them in their caring role. The Gateway will link with existing services and providers, will not duplicate services already provided and will act as the central link across the region for unpaid Carers. It will do this through a centralised helpline and email enquiry line and face to face support via drop in sessions in community locations, so carers are able to receive information and advice closer to home.

 

Please follow this link for more information.

 

(Via EYSTWales) 

EYST Wales is building evidence on:

Experiences of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) Graduates in Wales’ Labour Market

 

BAME young people are achieving more than ever in further education and higher education.  We want to better understand if those achievements are translating into success in the jobs market in Wales or if BAME graduates face additional barriers when entering the jobs market after completing further or higher education. 

If you are an ethnic minority person who has completed higher or further education within the past five years (or will graduate within the next year), we would appreciate talking to you about your experiences in the labour market.  You could attend one of the following focus groups:

  • Cardiff:  23rd July, 5:30-7pm, EYST Office, Butetown, S Loudoun Place
  • Swansea:  25th July, 6-7:30pm, EYST Drop-in, Swansea, 11 St Helens Rd
  • Newport: 30th July, 5:30-7pm, location TBA

We hope to speak with graduates from multiple sectors and disciplines.  We welcome hearing from people with a wide range of different experiences in the labour market, both bad and good.  We hope to identify any barriers to employment for BAME graduates such as discrimination, but also want to highlight good outcomes, success stories and best practices.  

We will use this information to write a short evidence paper which will be publicly available and shared with Welsh Government, public sector bodies and voluntary organisations.  This paper will be used to influence Welsh Government and Higher Education institutions to create positive changes in policy and practice. 

To register for one of the focus groups, contact Chizi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07939 429393. 

Also contact Chizi If you can’t attend a focus group,  but would still like to share your thoughts.  We can arrange a meeting or phone/skype conversation. 

Public toilets - tell us your experiences

Disability Wales is investigating the current availability and standard of accessible public toilets, as well as the effect of the closure of these public toilets and the Local Authority’s public toilet strategies.

Could you please contribute to this investigation by filling out this short survey?

You can access the survey by clicking on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M5SSZQT

If you have any difficulty completing this survey please contact the office and someone will assist you.