Conwy Community Facilities – updating of information

Posted on July 23, 2014

We are collecting new and updated information about the community facilities available in Conwy. If you provide community based facilities, then please do take advantage of this free opportunity to promote them and complete the attached registration form and return by the 8th August 2014 either:

or by post to:
Conwy County Borough Council,
Communities, Community Development Service,
Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2RP

Outdoor screening of Project Wild Thing Film at Bodnant Garden

Posted on July 17, 2014


CVSC’s Play Development Team invite you to an outdoor screening of the nationally acclaimed film ‘Project Wild Thing‘ in the National Trust’s beautiful Bodnant Garden on Wednesday 13th August.

Screenings will be at 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
Please bring a picnic blanket to sit on, the film will be shown in a Marquee if it is raining.

Normal Admission prices for the garden apply. and can be found here:
Free for National Trust Members

Trailer for the film:
The Film will be shown in English

Integrated Assessment, Planning and Review arrangements for Health and Social Care Partners in North Wales.

Posted on July 14, 2014

Please find below a letter from the Director of Social Services at Conwy County Borough Council and the Director of Nursing at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

This document explains the newly introduced Integrated Assessment, Planning and Review arrangements for Health and Social  Care Partners in North Wales.

Integrated Assessment Planning Review Arrangements


Youth Work Excellence Awards

Posted on July 4, 2014

Send in your nominations for the 2015 Youth Work Excellence Awards.

The 2015 awards is an opportunity to acknowledge, recognise and celebrate the most outstanding youth workers and youth work projects that have taken place throughout Wales from July 2013 to July 2014.

The awards will take place on Thursday 19 February 2015 at the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff.

The categories for 2015 include:
• Outstanding youth worker
• Outstanding youth work project that supports young people into education, employment or training
• Outstanding youth work project that supports and promotes Welsh culture
• Outstanding youth work project that supports the health and wellbeing of young people
• Outstanding youth work project that support the development of new skills for young people
• Outstanding school based youth work project
• Outstanding global youth work project
• Outstanding arts youth work project
• Outstanding youth work forum project.

To nominate a youth worker or youth work project for an award, please read the guidance notes and complete a nomination form and send it to:
Rebekah Hurst,
Welsh Government,
Sarn Mynach,
Llandudno Junction,
LL31 9RZ.

Closing date for all nominations is 15th September 2014.

The Bangor Forest Garden Skillshare

Posted on July 4, 2014

When: Sunday 13 July 11am – 4pm

Where: Bangor Forest Garden

For more information click here


Job Vacancy: Third Sector Doctor Finance and Monitoring Support Officer

Posted on July 4, 2014


30 – 37(negotiable) hours per week

Salary: circa £22,443

To provide financial and monitoring support for Third Sector Organisations throughout the counties of Wrexham and Flintshire. The project will provide proactive intensive support and work closely with committee members and management to help them gain the necessary skills needed to improve the health and management of the organisation and services delivered.
The post holder will have a background in finance and monitoring and have a knowledge of Company and Charity Law.

The successful post holder will need to travel across the counties of Flintshire and Wrexham.

This post attracts an 8% employer contribution into the AVOW group pension scheme and is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery fund until April 2017.

For an application pack go to or tel: 01978 312556
AVOW is a Carer Friendly Employer.

Closing date for applications Noon 10th July 2014. Interviews are to be held 22nd July 2014

Fully Funded FIT Awareness Sessions

Posted on July 2, 2014

What is it about?
This informative 3 hour session will equip frontline workers with the basic knowledge, skills and resources to address issues around financial inclusion and poverty confidently. The session will cover the following:
· What financial inclusion means and the impact it has on people
· Your role in addressing financial inclusion
· Identifying when somebody needs support with financial inclusion
· Equip you with a toolkit to offer basic support, signpost and refer effectively

What are the benefits of increasing financial inclusion?
· Improved health and wellbeing
· Reduced stress
· More stability – able to maintain housing tenancies and jobs
· Improved community cohesion
· Reduced dependency on services

Who is this session for?
The session is relevant for All frontline volunteers and employees who work within Conwy and Denbighshire, not just those who already offer support around financial inclusion.

Would you like to find out more?
Please see the attached form for session dates and details on how to book.

Booking Form

Wales without Poverty? Take part in the Bevan Foundation questionnaire!

Posted on June 19, 2014

Everyone will be familiar with the idea of eradicating child poverty by 2020 and of the very real challenges of achieving this target in the current climate. Few of us have ever stopped to think about what a Wales without poverty might actually be like. As part of a UK-wide project, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is working with the Bevan Foundation to explore what living with low or even no poverty would mean. An article providing more detail on the project is in the current Network Wales.

To gather views, the Bevan Foundation is running an online questionnaire and partnering with other organisations to run a limited number of focus groups. The aim is to spark debate and engage as many people as possible in Wales. This is an excellent opportunity for the third sector to contribute to and help shape this important debate.

The online survey is at

If you are interested hosting or facilitating a focus group using the questionnaire as a template please contact Victoria Winckler at the Bevan Foundation on 0845 180 0441.

North Wales Volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Society

Posted on June 13, 2014

photo 1Ceri Jones, Volunteer Centre Organiser, part of CVSC Volunteering Team was invited to the Volunteer Engagement Celebration – North Wales of the Alzheimer’s Society to present Volunteers’ Week Certificates on the 6th June 2014 -(Ceri is on the far right of the picture)
20 Volunteers’ Week Certificates were presented at this event.

30th Annual Volunteer Celebrations in Conwy!

Posted on June 11, 2014






DSC_0171CVSC Volunteer Centre hosted a Celebratory Event, supported by Communities First in recognition of the incredible contribution made by so many volunteers here in Conwy, as part of the national Volunteers’ Week celebrations. Over 100 representatives and volunteers attended this special event.
Winner of the WCVA Wales Volunteer of the Year Award in the Conwy area was Margaret Thomas in the Trustee Category Award, nominated by Cymdeithas Eryri Snowdonia Society. Having spent much of her professional life working in and for National Parks, she has gone on to devote her “retirement” to the protection of Snowdonia and be a champion of the famous “Ugly House” helping others to value and enjoy the beautiful and special place of Snowdonia.
Eleven Highly Commended certificates from the national Awards scheme were presented on the day, as well as 66 Volunteers’ Week certificates to those worthy volunteers nominated by their host organisations in the Conwy Area.
Pupils from Ysgol Y Creuddyn provided the entertainment and James Lusted was the Guest Speaker with Dilwyn Morgan, MC for the event.

The Celebratory Event was filmed by TV Conwy.

If you have an interest in Volunteering, then please get in touch with Ceri or Medi at the Volunteer Centre on 01492 871110 or e-mail to find out more – we have 380 opportunities for you to choose from!