North Wales Directory of Services ‘DEWIS’

Posted on September 2, 2015

In September, the North Wales Directory of Services ‘DEWIS’ website will be launched.

This will aim to support the wellbeing of adults, by providing quality information from a comprehensive database of resources built from a network of social care, health, third and independent sector organisations.

DEWIS will help members of the public source information about organisations, services, groups, clubs, meetings and events that support people’s wellbeing in their area. DEWIS will become available across North Wales during the Autumn 2015 and then become available across Wales in 2016.

We would like to give you the opportunity to add your organisation’s information or services to the new directory. We really hope that you will get involved, and take the time to be part of DEWIS.

If you have any questions, please contact

Angela Delaney

angela.delaney@conwy.gov.uk
01492 575169

Adding a Resource

Conwy People’s Partnership Network meeting – Meet the Commissioners

Posted on September 2, 2015

Just to remind you that the next meeting is on 24 September, 1.30pm in Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos on Sea (agenda attached).

Staff from Social Care will be attending to talk about significant changes in the service – both in structures and future commissioning intentions/arrangements. If you receive a grant or have a contract with Social Care to provide a service (or hope to do so in the future), this information will be particularly relevant.

Social Care Service has set up quarterly Liaison Meetings with providers from the independent and private sector to discuss and consult on service developments, share information, iron out issues etc and the department would like to do the same with third sector providers. We would appreciate your thoughts on whether you think this is something that can be done through the existing Health Social Care & Wellbeing Network or whether you would like a separate Third Sector Liaison Group to be set up.

You will see from the agenda that Bethan Jones, the new Area Director for Central (Conwy and Denbighshire), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will also be there to talk about new structures in health. It is certainly a packed but interesting agenda with a lot of important information to be shared. If you are not able to attend or feel that you are not the most appropriate person in this instance, please try and ensure there is someone there from your organisation.

Many thanks to those that have already notified us of your attendance but for catering requirements and ensuring that everybody will have a biscuit, please do let us know if you will be attending asap!

Many thanks and with best wishes

Agenda 24 Sept 2015

Keep Wales Tidy Funding surgery

Posted on August 17, 2015


Keep Wales Tidy | Cadwch Gymru'n Daclus

8th September 2015, 9am-1pm

(Time slots will be allocated)

Looking after and improving the quality of your local environment can be an expensive. So to help support groups across Wales to undertake practical environmental projects small grants are now available.

Whilst the All Wales Grants Scheme is open to many different groups and projects, priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate…

  • they will result in an improved local environment and/or community green space,
  • they will be ‘adopted’ by the local community/school
  • they are working towards an agreed site management/action plan.

Please contact CVSC on 01492 534091 or e-mail mail@cvsc.org.uk to book your place, remembering to let us know of any specific requirements you may have.

CVSC HAVE MOVED!

Posted on August 12, 2015

CVSC have moved offices!

Our new address is:

7 Rhiw Road

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7TG

All of our telephone numbers and emails remain the same. Please use our main telephone number for the meantime though, until we all get settled.

Thank you!

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s new service for third sector and private sector organisations.

Posted on July 10, 2015

The home of our service is the Hybu micro-site: www.welshlanguagecommissioner.org/hybu here is a summary of our work:

1.    To present charities and businesses with the advantages of working in Welsh and English. This is demonstrated through our research and video clips.

2.    To provide practical support for organisations through our various guidance documents, our proof reading service and our practical training courses

3.    To present the Welsh Language Progress Plan – an opportunity to assess your current provision through a questionnaire and produce and implementation plan

4.    The micro-site is a portal for wider support from the Commissioner’s officers.

 

From now on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Promotion and Facilitation team will be transferring third sector organisations from implementing Welsh language schemes to the Welsh Language Progress plan system. The new system builds on the foundation of your language schemes by helping you to set clear, practical and measurable targets that work towards results. Many of you will have already been implementing Welsh language schemes, others have not fully completed the process.

This is an invitation to meet with myself or a member of the Promotion and Facilitation Team in order to guide you through the process of committing to a Welsh Language Progress Plan.

 

Why should you do this?

·         On the basis of our research with a range of third sector organisations assessing their experiences of implementing Welsh language schemes, the Progress Plan system is more practical and purposeful system that should lead towards results.

·         The system was prepared with the principles and requirements of the new Welsh language Standards in mind.

·         As the Standards come into force, the expectations on the organizations that fund you will change. This is a way for you to prepare for the changess that may affect you.

·         PQASSO for Wales which was launched on 10 June in order to strengthen quality in the third sector in Wales includes clear statements in relation to the need to consider the Welsh language and prepare a Welsh Language Progress plan in order to do this effectively.

 

I shall look forward to hearing from you in order to arrange a meeting to advise you on committing to a Welsh Language Progress Plan. In the meantime please take a look at our website.

Yours sincerely

 

 

What is a trustee, and how can you become one?

Posted on June 16, 2015

 

Being a trustee

The answers to those questions and more can be found in the WCVA 2 minute video about trusteeship.

 

New Environment (Wales) Bill

Posted on May 26, 2015

 

The Environment (Wales) Bill will put in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.

Further information below –

http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/consmanagement/natural-resources-management/environment-bill/?lang=en

Animation

https://youtu.be/jS6QBJg9AFg

Financial Inclusion and Tackling Poverty Together E-module

Posted on May 21, 2015

E-learning is here!

You can easily access the E-Learning module through denbighshire.learningpool.com and click on “Third Party Registration” on the right hand side.

Then select “Financial Inclusion” for the directorate and CVSC for the organisation.

It is entirely flexible and you can complete it in sections, at your own pace.

Please find a poster, FAQ sheet as well as some informal practical pointers below for your guidance.
Please do take this opportunity to take advantage of this excellent learning to ensure you and your organisation are best placed to signpost or refer to appropriate agencies supporting communities.

Some practical tips from CVSC Volunteers

Financial Inclusion and Tackling Poverty Together

FAQs

Conwy Community Facilities

Posted on April 7, 2015

Are you looking to hire a local facility for a meeting, community activity, or maybe even a party?
If so, look no further than our brand new online directory!

Featuring the same detail as the previous paper brochure but with the added benefit of real-time information, your new online community facilities brochure contains the details of over 80 facilities, so you’ll be sure to find a suitable venue for whatever event you are looking to host.

Do you have a community facility that you would like to see included in this section? Or perhaps you manage a facility already included, and would like to make an update to your existing entry?

For enquiries of this nature please fill in this form and contact:

  • Jan Smith
    Senior Development Officer
    Community & Voluntary Support Conwy
    Tel: 01492 523846
    Email: jansmith@cvsc.org.uk
  • Garry Knight
    Community Development support Officer
    Conwy County Borough Council
    Tel: 01492 575737
    Email: garry.knight@conwy.gov.uk

 

www.conwy.gov.uk/communityfacilities

 

If you wish to add your facility or make any amendments please complete and submit the following Form.

Amendment Request Form

Current Consultations

Posted on January 17, 2015

Please find the link below for the latest edition of the WCVA weekly Consultation Bulletin for your information.

Weekly Consultation Bulletin

For National Assembly of Wales current consultations click here

http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationListDisplay.aspx

For further information about completed consultations from the Committees below is the link that takes you straight to a list of the Committees and each Committee page has information about all the work they are currently undertaking.

http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgListCommittees.aspx?bcr=1

CCBC Have your Say consultation – link below

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/sectionextra.asp?cat=5036&Language=1