Friday, 21 April 2017

Easy Way to Sign Up to Volunteer

Introducing the new online way to take the first step to volunteering in Powys. There is a section on the form which asks if you would be available to volunteer in an emergency situation.

Ffurflen Gais Canolfan Gwirfoddoli Powys

Powys Volunteer Centre Application Form

Warm Homes Nest scheme has a positive effect on people’s health

The Future NHS Plans: Delivering Transformation and Sustainability

18th May 2017, Royal National, London

Want help with your energy bills?

The Welsh Government’s Nest scheme is here to help you keep warm and save money on your energy bills. Nest is open to all householders in Wales and provides advice on saving energy, money management, energy tariffs, and benefit entitlement. Nest is delivering the following advice surgery:

Breconshire War Memorial Hospital Cerrigcochion Road Brecon Powys LD3 7NS

26 April 2017      12.30 - 2.30

Can’t make the event? Need some advice? Call Freephone 0808 808 2244

Free Home Fire Safety Checks

There are a number of ways to request a Home Fire Safety Check. Any of the following will work equally well.

Ring Freephone 0800 169 1234     email

or Mark Davies at or the Community Safety email address at

Alternatively, a request can be made via the website – and look under ‘Your Safety’ to ‘Request a Home Fire Safety Assessment’.

The Community Safety email address is a secure password protected Inbox. All requests should include the name and address inc post code of the person requiring the check and a telephone number to make an appointment. Also include the name of any person who may need to attend with us.

Any person living in Powys is entitled to a Home Fire Safety Check including partner agencies. In fact, it is easier to recommend the HFSC programme if you have had one yourself.

“Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology and a Good Old Age”

The Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University will be hosting the 2017 British Society of Gerontology (BSG) annual conference from the 5-7th July 2017. The conference is called “Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology and a Good Old Age” with the theme being the “Art of Ageing”.

On the evening of the 6th they will be having a gala dinner for up to 350 guests and are looking to engage with older people groups and residential care homes to create centre pieces for the tables. These will reflect what the older people see, feel, and experience with regards to ageing, living in Wales & ageing in Wales.

This would take the form of a competition for 35 entries which would be judged on the night by Beti George. All entries would receive a thank you letter and a picture of their entry in situ, helping make this event very special. The winning team would receive the letter and pictures as well as a cut crystal glass from the Centre for Innovative Ageing as a token of our sincere thanks.

The centre pieces have to be received in Swansea by Friday 2nd June 2017. They should be no larger than 40cm x 40cm in diameter and 30cm in height. These dimensions account for a solid structure with additional height possible with single strands (where people can still see over / through them for example).

For more information contact Dr Paul Nash, Chair, BSG 2017 Conference Organising Committee

Exploring the shared power model of engagement

6, 7 June & 4 July, Carmarthen