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Friday, 22 March 2019

Adult Care - for information

Letter from Sally Beech re Domicilary Care - Adults.

Dear All

At the Provider Forum on 26th February 2019, domiciliary care providers were asking for security in an area, in order to be able to make efficiencies.

We have therefore decided to tender for 500 hours (which includes staff that have been identified as eligible for TUPE), with the intention of increasing this up to 1000 hours over a six-month period, within the Llandrindod and Rhayader locality.  This opportunity is currently being advertised as a two-year contract on Sell2Wales and providers will need to submit tenders via etenderWales.

There is a portal on etenderWales that any questions should be directed through.


Sally Beech Rheolwr Comisiynu Strategol (Hyrwyddo Annibyniaeth) / Strategic Commissioning Manager (Promoting Independence)
Gwasanaethau Oedolion / Adult Services
Cyngor Sir Powys / Powys County Council
Neuadd y Sir / County Hall
Llandrindod Wells

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Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital

Dear Colleagues

Thank you for your continued support for our exciting plans for the redevelopment of Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital. This scheme will deliver major improvements to the facilities at the hospital.

As you may be aware, we submitted our full planning application last year. As part of the planning process, Welsh Government (as the relevant highway authority for the A489 trunk road) requested further information in relation to highway matters.

We are delighted that this has now been concluded, and full planning approval has been granted.

The additional trunk road access work means we now need to submit a revised Conservation Area Consent Application, and also to update our Full Business Case and re-submit this to Welsh Government. This means that we now expect to conclude the scheme by 2021.

We look forward to working with you to take forward these plans.

Yours sincerely
Hayley Thomas, Director of Planning and Performance, Powys Teaching Health Board

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

WCVA Update - 19 March 2019

This week's updates from WCVA

19 March 2019

Hello, and welcome to this week’s newsletter. 
Registration for gofod3 2019 closes at 4pm today - don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas – by attending one of the many sessions in our jam-packed programme, cruising around our bustling exhibition space talking to the stallholders or just grabbing a coffee and a seat with an old friend. Free spaces are available over at!

Do you have a project that you would love to work on but don't have the capacity? The Futures Connect Team at Cardiff University are offering opportunities to place students and graduates in a variety of paid and unpaid placements. Students are looking for a variety of experiences, and having high-calibre, independent and pro-active students to support you with a particular project, or aspect of your organisation's work, can have significant benefits. Visit the website for more details.
Thanks for reading, we’ll catch you next week.

Volunteering news

Natasha achieves employment through volunteering

Natasha Davies from Wrexham recently gained employment in a shop and believes she achieved the skills and confidence to return to work through volunteering.

Training and Events

Getting on Board - Trustee recruitment training

Could a broader range of trustees with professional skills, networks and wide life experiences give your charity the impetus to reach the next level?

2 April 2019, Cardiff 
20 June 2019, Rhyl

Note taking at participative events

Explore how to record data from events effectively and accurately

2 May 2019, Merthyr Tydfil

Webinar: Measuring the Well-being of Wales and National Milestones Consultation

What do you know about the Well-being of Wales? And do you want to have a say in developing national milestones for Wales’ well-being?

27 March 2019, 14:00 - 15:00

Registration for gofod3 closes at 4pm today!

Don't miss out on the biggest event for the third sector in Wales - a unique opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas. Book your free place at gofod3 2019 before 4pm today. 
Book now

Policy and projects

This week’s consultations

Asking how Wales’ progress can be measured – have your say.

Bill seeks to give trustees time off work for their duties

Susan Elan Jones, MP for Clwyd South, has introduced the Charity Trustees (Time Off For Duties) Bill to the House of Commons.

Nominations for the Rotary International Peace Award 2019 are now open

The Rotary International Peace Award recognises an individual or organisation who has contributed to the furtherance of peace and understanding throughout peoples of the world.  
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Funding latest

The Act for Change Fund

Organisations can apply for between £20,000 and £100,000 to provide resources for people aged 14 to 25 years old to challenge injustice.

The Grow Wild Youth Project

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for £500 for creative projects that celebrate UK native wildflowers and fungi.

Rosa’s ‘Voices from the Frontline’

Up to £5,000 is available to organisations to shine a light on their fight for gender equality in the UK.

Changes to the Fundraising Regulator Levy

Since its inception in 2016 The Fundraising Regulator has placed a levy on charities spending over £100,000 a year on fundraising.