Friday, 15 June 2018

Sight Loss Support Services Information Course

Glan Irfon Love Lane Builth Wells LD2 3DG

Wednesday 1 & 8 August 2018 (2 day course)       9.00am to 12.30pm 

A free information course for professionals in Powys who are interested in learning more about what sight loss support is available nationally and locally.

This course is free to attend however places are limited. In order to register your place please complete the following questions and return by email to  07864 954150

Understanding Sight Loss- Keira Brooks, RNIB Confidence Building Coordinator
· Introduction to the main eye conditions & treatments
· Effects on vision

 Introduction to Guide Dogs Cymru and Sighted Guiding - Nathan Foy - Guide Dogs Cymru Engagement Officer
· Guide Dogs Cymru Services, who we are and what we do
· Sighted guiding session

Day 2 Wednesday 8 August 2018

Practical aspects of sight loss - Laura Edwards - Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment
· The role of the ROVI and the sensory team
· Support with mobility, communication and daily living

Sight loss and wellbeing - Ellen Ryan – RNIB Eye Care Liaison Officer
Summary of onward support & services - What local and national support is available and how to access.

Dementia Awareness half day training

There are still places available on the Dementia Awareness half day training as follows:

10th July 2018       Cartrefi Cymru Brecon       1.30pm - 4.30pm
18th October 2018   Committee Room A, The Gwalia, Llandrindod Wells LD1 6AA 
9.30am - 12.30pm

5th February 2019 NPTC Campus, Coleg Powys, Llanidloes Road, Newtown SY16 4HU
9.30am - 12.30pm

Please book your places via Trent self-service or email or telephone 01597 827333

Aim:  A half-day interactive and engaging awareness raising workshop that offers an insight into dementia and how reality looks for an individual with dementia. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to improve the daily lives of people with dementia.

Recognising early signs and different forms of dementia

Key legislation that affects people with dementia (capacity and rights)

Key Learning Outcomes

Approaches to managing changes in behaviour and using verbal and non-verbal cues to communicate clearly

How to develop a supportive home environment, and give support to eat, drink and sleep well

Knowledge of enjoyable, failure free, individualised activities that are meaningful to a person with dementia

How to enable and support carers to contribute positively

Training Unit, Powys County Council      01597 827333

Consultation NHS Future Fit – Acute services for residents in Montgomeryshire & East Radnorshire

NHS Future Fit aims to agree the future shape of safe and sustainable hospital services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin - working with communities and partners across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales who rely on these services.

These proposals affect Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospital Telford, which are the main acute hospitals for many residents of Montgomeryshire and north east Radnorshire.

Public consultation ends on 4 September 2018. A consultation website: provides more information, the consultation documents and the opportunity to fill in an online survey.

During the 14-week consultation period, there will be eight public exhibition events across the region served by the hospitals, including one in Newtown from 3-30pm - 7.30pm on 28 June 2018 at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, Broad St, Newtown SY16 2BQ.

In addition, there will be a range of pop-up style roadshows at community and public venues across Powys. Representatives from PTHB and from the Clinical Commissioning Groups in England will attend a range of meetings and events providing regular updates and answering questions.

Public meetings and events will be publicised on the consultation website at

Our new volunteering website is now live for Powys!

Together WCVA, County Voluntary Councils and Volunteer Centres provide an integrated programme of volunteering support that aims to help more people get involved in volunteering (to benefit their community and for their own personal development), and to help volunteer-involving organisations to recruit and support their volunteers.

If you need to recruit volunteers or you are interested in volunteering,

Please click here to register

Prince's Trust - Get into Rural Skills with Brecon Beacons National Park

 2nd July – 13th July 2018, B
Brecon Taster/Selection Days: Thursday 28th June 2018 

Do you want to experience working as a National Park Warden? 
Meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining work experience. 

 Experience of practical skills used by National Park Wardens in an outdoor environment. 
 Take part in various activities and workshops throughout the programme. 
 Improve your teamwork and communication skills. 
 Gain a Brush Cutter qualification. 
 Travel Expenses paid on programme. 

To join this course or find out more: Search ‘Prince’s Trust Cymru’ 
Text or call Fran on 07483 991410 Call for free on 0800 842 842 

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Putting Victims of Crime First

Delivering a Protective and Needs Driven Criminal Justice System
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Tuesday 18th September 2018
Event DetailsEvent BrochureWebsiteRegister to Attend

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Armed Forces - Community Day - Sunday 8th July 2018


Diwrnod Agored Cymunedol Community Open Day

Dydd Iau 8ed Gorffennaf 2018 Sunday 8th July 2018 12 - 5.30pm

Dering Llinellau, Aberhonddu Dering Lines, Brecon

“Dewch I weld yr hyn a wnawn” “Come and see what we do”
Gwethgareddau ar gyfer pob oedran Activities for all ages
“Joining Forces with the Community” “Un Llu yn y Gymuned”

Military Weapons & Vehicles Stands
Kukri Dance
Police & Fire Brigade
Food & Drink Stalls
Military Bands & Civilian Choir
Much, Much More ...

Park & ride available from Brecon (disabled only parking on site)