Friday, 24 February 2017

Infoengine Grows from Strength to Strength

infoengine continues to grow from strength to strength as Wales' leading online directory of third sector services. It now serves 8 local authority areas and 4 health board areas. It has nearly 3000 organisations and services registered in its database. infoengine is committed to working collaboratively with other systems in order to improve the quality and accessibility of information to people, communities, professionals and agencies. A link is being established between infoengine and Dewis Cymru, the citizen portal for social services in Wales. Discussions are also underway to create a similar link between infoengine and NHS111 in Wales. This will mean that people can access the totality of information whichever access point they choose to use.

Mae infoengine yn parhau i dyfu o nerth i nerth fel cyfeirlyfr ar-lein blaenllaw Cymru o wasanaethau trydydd sector. Mae'n gwasanaethu bellach 8 o ardaloedd awdurdod lleol a 4 ardal bwrdd iechyd. Mae ganddo bron i 3000 o sefydliadau a gwasanaethau cofrestredig yn ei gronfa ddata. Mae infoengine wedi ymrwymo i weithio ar y cyd gyda systemau eraill er mwyn gwella ansawdd a hygyrchedd gwybodaeth i bobl, cymunedau, gweithwyr proffesiynol ac asiantaethau. Mae dolen yn cael ei sefydlu rhwng infoengine a Dewis Cymru, porth y dinesydd ar gyfer gwasanaethau cymdeithasol yng Nghymru. Mae trafodaethau hefyd ar y gweill i greu cyswllt tebyg rhwng infoengine a NHS111 yng Nghymru. Bydd hyn yn golygu y gall pobl gael mynediad i wybodaeth yn ei chyfanrwydd pa un bynnag bwynt mynediad y maent yn dewis defnyddio.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Translight Community Stage Lighting

Transform the ordinary into the spectacular"Translight Community Stage Lighting – providing stage lighting for community events and performances at minimal cost.  https://translightcommunitystagelighting.wordpress.com/

Fertility Network UK - New North Wales support group

The next Fertility Network UK support group meetings are taking place in the beginning of March. They are also setting up a North Wales group and are currently registering interest.

1 in 6 couples in Wales are affected by fertility issues and the impact can be devastating.

Fertility Network UK provides free and impartial support, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues and during 2016 launched a Wales-specific service, helping over 100 men and women in Wales.

As the nation’s leading patient-focused fertility charity they provide up-to-date information and a listening ear. They are here on a practical and emotional level and understand the widespread impact of infertility.

· Their website http://fertilitynetworkuk.org offers information and access to a network of support including their support line where a fertility nurse can discuss treatment options and provide an explanation of medical procedures.

· Their Wales Coordinator is on hand to offer Wales-specific, impartial information and a listening ear. Contact alice@fertilitynetworkuk.org

· Their support groups welcome anyone affected by a fertility issue, both individuals and couples and offer the chance for people to get together to offer much needed peer support and learn from expert guest speakers.

- The next Swansea peer support group meeting will take place on Wednesday 1stMarch in the Canolfan Gorseinon Centre, Gorseinon. They will be joined by a guest speaker who will be discussing ‘complimentary therapies’. More information can be found HERE or by contacting alice@fertilitynetworkuk.org

- The next Cardiff peer support group meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th Marchin Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. They will be joined by a guest speaker who will be discussing ‘How to choose a clinic and fertility treatment options abroad’. More information can be foundHERE or by contacting alice@fertilitynetworkuk.org

- A new group will soon be starting up in North Wales. For more information or to register your interest please contact alice@fertilitynetworkuk.org

Additional Learning Needs & Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

An easy read explanation of the Additional Learning Needs & Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill is now available at the link below
http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/170220-easy-read-explanation-of-the-aln-bill-en.pdf.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Powys County Council Training

Powys County Council offer a wide range of training courses/qualifications. Whether you are a council employee, a childcare provider or work as a volunteer within the social care sector all your training requirements are available here.http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/training/training-learning-development/

Do you use social media to engage? - Training

Introduction to social media for engagement
5 April 2017, Caerphilly

Why Volunteer? Drop-in Machynlleth

"Let's Talk about Volunteer in Machynlleth & District"

Go and Join them to see why you should volunteer over a cuppa and a chat

A Drop-In session will be hald at the NEW Credu Hub
40 Heol Maengwn, Machynlleth SY20 8DT
on
Monday 27 February - 10am until 1pm

See what a difference you can make!  They can help find opportunities in your area.

For more information contact PAVO's Volunteer Officer Melissa on 10597 822191 or email melissa.townsend@pavo.org.uk