Thursday, 6 September 2018

Universal Credit Level 1 - E-Learning course is now available

This course will provide an overview of Universal Credit, who it will affect and where those people can get assistance and advice.

Please access this course via the e-learning portal - This e-learning course can be found on the Powys page and is called “Universal Credit Level 1”.

Details of how to access e-learning are available on Intranet page 7950.

Universal Credit is rolling out in Powys from 10/10/2018. And replaces 6 main benefits

· Child Tax Credit

· Housing Benefit

· Income Support

· Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

· Working Tax Credit

Income and Awards / Incwm a Gwobrau    Business Services / Gwasanaethau Busnes
Resources Directorate / Cyfarwyddiaeth Adnoddau    Powys County Council / Cyngor Sir Powys

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Emotional Abuse & Neglect (Adults) Training

Aim:  Identify neglect & emotional Abuse in vulnerable Adults

Key Learning Outcomes:  Understand the social issues around emotional abuse & neglect

Wednesday 19th September      9.30am – 4.30pm      Media Resource Centre Llandrindod Wells

To book your place please contact the Training Department:      01597 827330

ASH Wales Cymru Newsletter

Wales Bucks Trend as Smoking Cessation Uptake Improves
ASH Wales Welcomes MPs' Calls for E-cigarettes to be Embraced as a Cessation Tool
ASH Wales teams with Wales Online to Raise Awareness of Smoking in Pregnancy
Europe: Smokers are starting younger
Quit-smoking helpline number on India cigarette packs
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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Disability and ethnicity pay gaps | Grenfell: the right to life | Assistance Dog Day

Smoking ban consultation update

Powys Patients Council responds to Smoke-free Premises consultation

Shelter training courses in Swansea & Cardiff

Improving housing conditions – tenants’ rights to repair:

Self Harm Research

Amanda Marchant is research assistant at Swansea University. She is currently running a study looking to learn more about self-harm with hope of approving the support available. It has been estimated that around half of young people who self-harm do not receive help from anyone. They want this to change. To do this they need to hear from people with lived experience. From this they hope to influence things like government spending and service provision. They want to make sure that help if available for everyone who needs it.

The study can be completed online at and everything is completely anonymous.

Would you be able to help them raise awareness of this study? This could be through sharing of information on social media/websites, sharing of material at any groups/events or any other way you feel you could help. They are also looking for centres to act as data collectors using a pen and paper version of the study for people who may not have access to the internet or for anyone who does not want to take part online. The more people they can reach the greater the impact of this research will be

Amanda Marchant (Msc), Research Assistant, 3rd Floor ILS2 Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP      01792606986