Friday, 17 November 2017

Tender Opportunity

Merthyr Council is leading on a tender on behalf of the other local authorities in Wales for a short piece of work to develop a cost benefit methodology for Team Around the Family. All 22 LA’s have contributed some funding towards this and Merthyr has asked whether each LA can advertise the Sell2Wales opportunity via their local networks .

Thursday, 16 November 2017

WCVA Learning opportunities Nov edition

ASH WalesOur Impact Report| Hiring | Welcome Choose

Powys Carers Matter - 24 November 2017


Carers have been having their say – find out what difference it is making
 How Carers can shape Health and Social services in Powys now and in the future?
 Brows stalls with different organisations who can support Carers – see what’s out there!

Updates on: Benefits Respite Carers Rights
Opportunities for Carers to influence more than ever 
Lovely lunches, info, stalls
Transport can be provided / respite cover paid for
Small Christmas gift for Carers who come along 

Social Care Wales -Ambassador event and recruitment campaign

Social Care Wales have some Care Ambassador events going on this month.

This will provide the ambassadors with an opportunity to meet the Social Care Wales team responsible for this work, meet other ambassadors and receive information about important areas of our work.

The link below, will direct you to a website which will give some more information;

Public consultation - proposal for a Major Trauma Network for S & W Wales and S Powys commenced 13 Nov 2017

A public consultation on proposals to develop a major trauma network for South Wales (which includes South and West Wales and South Powys) is now underway.

The consultation period runs for twelve weeks from 9am on 13th November 2017 until 9am on 5th February 2018. During this time the proposals will be made available for the public to review at a series of local public meetings across the region.

In Powys this includes:

1000-1230 on Thursday 16 November 2017, Brecon Library
1000-1230 on Friday 5 January 2018, Ystradgynlais Library
1000-1230 on Tuesday 9 January 2018, Brecon Library
1000-1230 on Friday 12 January 2018, Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre

Major trauma refers to multiple or serious injuries that may result in disability or death. Injuries can include serious head injuries, multiple injuries caused by road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, falls, mass casualty events and knife and gunshot wounds. Whilst numbers of people suffering major trauma in the region are small, evidence shows that if you have a major trauma you have a better chance of survival, a better recovery and quality of life for the future, if you are treated within a major trauma network.

As part of the consultation period members of the public in the region are invited to submit their comments and opinions on the proposals.

The detailed proposals are contained in the public consultation document "A Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys" which will be widely available across the region and available to anyone who requests a copy.

More information and the proposals for developing a major trauma network for the region can be downloaded from where there is also the opportunity to respond to the proposals.

There are some explanatory videos available at this link on the Public Health Wales website – please take the opportunity to view these.

The proposed major trauma network follows recommendations made by an Independent Clinical Panel which recommended:

§ A major trauma network for the region should be quickly developed
§ The adult and children's major trauma centre should be on the same site
§ The major trauma centre should be at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
§ Morriston Hospital should become a large trauma unit and should have a lead role in the major trauma network
§ A clear and realistic timetable for putting the trauma network in place should be set

Electronic copies of the full consultation document are available to download

Monday, 13 November 2017

New guidance for domiciliary care workers

Canllawiau newydd ar gyfer gweithwyr gofal cartref

Practice guidance for domiciliary care workers, a consultation

Social Care Wales has launched a 12 week consultation on new guidance for domiciliary care workers and we want your views.

They value your opinions and would encourage you to take part in the consultation. You can do this by visiting their consultation page:

They will consider your opinions and report back on the results of the consultation in Spring 2018.