Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Community Development Fund - open until 31st January

Rownd 4 - Cyfnod ychwanegol ar gyfer cyflwyno 
Datganiad o Ddiddordeb ar agor heddiw 1af o Ragfyr 2016.

Grantiau yw’r rhain sy’n bennaf ar gyfer Grwpiau Gweithredu Lleol 
LEADER a sefydliadau cymunedol eraill.
Bydd y grantiau yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o gamau ymyrryd sydd
 wedi’u cynllunio i atal a lliniaru yr effeithiau y gall tlodi eu cael mewn
 cymunedau gwledig er mwyn gwella amodau allai arwain at swyddi 
a thwf yn y dyfodol.

Round 4 – A Further Expression of Interest window opens
– 1st December 2016

Grants which are primarily aimed at LEADER Local Action Groups and other
community-based organisations.
The grants will offer a wide range of interventions designed to prevent and 
mitigate the impact of poverty in rural communities improving conditions which
 can lead to future jobs and growth.

Learning Disability and Dementia - One day course 1 March in Cardiff

Places Available
To book now please click HERE
Course Details:
Title: Learning Disability and Dementia
Date: 1 March in Cardiff
Timings: 9.30 am - 5 pm

About the Course:
A one day course for health and social care staff supporting adults with a learning disability where a diagnosis of dementia is being considered.
This one day course will provide staff supporting adults with a learning disability with the skills to understand the importance of recognising possible signs of the onset of dementia and the need to take a differential diagnosis approach – is it, in fact, dementia or what other possible causes of changes in individuals’ functioning and wellbeing need to be considered? You will then learn practical strategies to ensure that individuals are well supported and their changing care needs are addressed.

Designed for:
This course is designed for health and social care professionals supporting adults with a learning disability in a variety of settings, but especially those working in a supported living environment. In addition, it would be relevant to social workers involved in assessing care needs and others working in a supportive role such as day service staff, support workers and personal assistants etc.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact 

Inacia Rodrigues
Training Administrator
Learning Disability Wales
Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Their training course can also be delivered In-House to a group of staff and tailored to meet your specific needs. Ring 029 2068 1174 for more information.


Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council are working together to develop our understanding of wellbeing in the different communities of Merthyr Tydfil.

We want to understand what things make a difference to people's lives, to see the positive things that people bring to their communities, and to understand people's emotional and social needs.  This will help us design and deliver better services that make a positive contribution to the many aspects of a person's wellbeing.

We welcome and value your input and ask individuals and community groups to have their say by attending this community wellbeing workshop.  The workshop will be held on:

19 December 2016
10am – 12 noon
Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil
89-90 High Street
Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UH

If you can attend, please contact us on 01685 725310 or email

We would also like to continue this conversation with community groups in Merthyr Tydfil.

If you would allow us to visit your community group to run a wellbeing workshop at a time and place of your choosing, please contact us on 01685 725310 or email

 Yours faithfully

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Please share the POSTER INVITATION with anyone you think might like to come along

Annwyl Syr/Fadam,

Mae Gweithredu Gwirfoddol Merthyr Tudful a Chyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful yn gweithio gyda'n gilydd i ddatblygu ein dealltwriaeth o les yn y gwahanol gymunedau oddi fewn i Ferthyr Tudful.

Rydym yn awyddus i geisio deall y pethau sy’n gwneud gwahaniaeth i fywydau pobl, i weld y pethau cadarnhaol y mae pobl yn rhoi i’w cymunedau, ac i ddeall anghenion emosiynol a chymdeithasol pobl. Bydd hyn yn ein helpu i ddylunio a darparu gwasanaethau gwell sy'n gwneud cyfraniad cadarnhaol i sawl agwedd ar les yr unigolyn.

Rydym yn croesawu ac yn gwerthfawrogi eich mewnbwn ac yn gofyn i unigolion a grwpiau cymunedol i ddweud eu dweud drwy fynychu gweithdy lles cymunedol. Bydd y gweithdy yn cael ei gynnal ar:

Rhagfyr 19, 2016
10yb a 12 hanner dydd
Gweithredu Gwirfoddol Merthyr Tudful
89-90 Stryd Fawr
Merthyr Tudful, CF47 8UH

Os gallwch fod yn bresennol, cysylltwch â ni ar 01685 725310 neu e-bostiwch

Byddem hefyd yn hoffi i barhau’r sgwrs hon â grwpiau cymunedol ym Merthyr Tudful.

Os ydych yn fodlon caniatáu i ni ymweld â'ch grŵp cymunedol i gynnal gweithdy lles ar adeg ac mewn lle o'ch dewis, cysylltwch â ni ar 01685 725310 neu e-bostiwch

Yr eiddoch yn gywir


Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Merthyr Tydfil's Unsung Heros

Throughout 2016 St Tydfil Shopping Centre has been recognising amazing people in the local community with the Star Awards programme and it has one more unsung Merthyr hero to reward before the end of the year. 

The shopping centre is searching for an angel that deserves to be named Merthyr’s Christmas Star.  If you know someone who has dedicated their life to volunteering, or someone who is always putting others first, or maybe someone who has made a positive impact on the town, the shopping centre would like to hear about them.

To nominate, simply email or post your nomination to St Tydfil’s Christmas Star, c/o PMW Communications, PO Box 167, Devon, EX39 9DU explaining why they deserve to win. 

The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday 11th December and the winner of Merthyr’s Christmas Star competition will win a selection of prizes. All entries should include both the nominator and nominee’s names and contact telephone numbers.

FREE Volunteer Management Training for groups working in Merthyr Tydfil

Dates have been set for the ever popular Volunteer Management training run annually by VAMT and Interlink, and thank to Cwm Taf Social Care Workforce Development Partnership we have up to 15 FREE places for groups working in Merthyr Tydfil.  For 2017, the training is being run over 4 days rather than 6.
Dates are:
11 and 12 January (at Interlink) - Introduction to Volunteering, Preparing for Volunteers, Recruiting Volunteers

25 and 25 January (at VAMT) Volunteer Selection and Induction, and Getting the Best from your Volunteers.

Places are limited - email  to book your place now.

3Gs Marks retirement of two of its long serving volunteers

Ann Berry and Mary Hagerty who finished volunteering at 3Gs last week ; they have been volunteering for over 15 years, collecting for the Credit Union at 3Gs along with many other duties over the years. They are both local residents.

Cheryl Hagerty said "We are eternally grateful to them. Without fail every Tuesday they came to 3Gs to staff our collection point. W e presented them with flowers and chocolates to say a massive thank you for the commitment they have shown ."

Thursday, 24 November 2016