It has been a busy week at DVSC – the brand new website Denbighshire Volunteers launched as well as DVSC’s new Facebook page: DVSC Denbighshire please visit, like and share to keep up to date with all the latest news
I am writing to let you know about the launch of our new website, www.denbighshirevolunteers.net – a website specifically aimed at the general public with the focus on engaging citizens of Denbighshire through volunteering. Members of the public can register their interest in volunteering through the website directly – http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/volunteer-contact-form/
Our first public engagement campaign, #AgeingWellDenbighshire creates lots of opportunities for members of the public to volunteer and DVSC is working in partnership with a wide range of third sector organisations involved in supporting older people in Denbighshire. You can find out more about the organisations and projects and who need volunteers on this page – http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/current-campaign/
We are also holding two public engagement events to let the public and interested organisations know about this campaign.
The first on Tuesday March 7, 10-12:30 at Llangollen Health Centre
The second on Thursday March 9 at the Artisans Collective, Prestatyn Old Library.
At these events, people can find out about interesting volunteer opportunities, which can really make a difference to an older person’s life here in Denbighshire whilst participating in a range of fun activities, meeting DVSC team members, and finding out about DVSC, the Third Sector and our activities.
We’d be grateful if you will spread the word about these events and our website to friends, family, and colleagues.
We want to encourage as many people to get involved in our campaign as possible so that together we create a buzz about #DenbighshireVolunteers, #AgeingWellDenbighshire and increase awareness about the great opportunities available in Denbighshire.
So if you want to be the link that helps changes someone’s life, please share the information about our website, campaign and events to as many people as possible. And if you have any ideas, or partnership opportunities you wish to discuss please don’t hesitate to make contact with me or a member of the team.
Prif Weithredwr, CGSDc /Chief Executive Officer, DVSC Ffôn/Tel – 07957 684 079
Canolfan Naylor Leyland Centre
Stryd y Ffynnon / Well Street
Rhuthun / Ruthin
Tel: 01824 702441
Fax: 01824 705412
Date: Saturday 4th March
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Theme: Women’s Politics
Venue: Bangor University, Main Arts Building, College Rd
Rooms: 1st Floor Rooms 3/4/5
Bangor University School of Lifelong Learning in partnership with the Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales will be hosting an International Women’s Day event on Saturday 4th March.
This is a day to celebrate but also to challenge, give voice to and organise around the issues women are facing. The key speakers are grass roots women, all current or past students in Lifelong Learning, each with barriers to face, learning to undertake and challenges to surmount. Theirs are stories of the everyday lives of women who rise-up and challenge and change the world, who show what can be achieved through learning, working together, marching together in myriad different ways. The politics are women’s politics!
Main Speakers: 11.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.00pm
All day: Poster presentations, women’s information hubs, women’s enterprise fair
Pay as you feel lunch – donations welcome
This will be a bilingual event.
This is a FREE event, but please book your place by emailing Shan Ashton firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
Equality and Human Rights Commission would like to host a screening of our annual human rights lecture in North Wales, we would like to gauge interest before we confirm a venue. If you are interested in attending a screening of our Human Rights lecture followed by a question and answer session on equality and human rights please register your interest here<https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-wales-screening-annual-human-rights-lecture-darlith-hawliau-dynol-flynyddol-tickets-32084354167>.
5.30pm – Refreshments and Networking
6.00pm – Screening of the lecture
7.00pm – Q&A session (Panel to be confirmed) 7.30pm –
DSC & IoF North West Conference
Wednesday 8 March, Partnership for Learning, South Road Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ
Book your place here: https://www.dsc.org.uk/event/dscandiofnw/
You said “more regional events”……We say “see you in Liverpool on Wednesday 8 March!”
Everyone you work with has an impact on your organisation and beneficiaries. DSC is working together with IoF North West and bringing you 15 practical and inspiring sessions, to help you work together with others.
15 workshop sessions covering…
…Marketing and promotion, fundraising and managing yourself and others.
Speakers include Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of Directory of Social Change and Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of Institute of Fundraising.
IoF North West members can attend for only £95 for the whole day. Plus, the first 50 non-IoF members to book can also attend for this day rate of £95.
This event takes place at Partnership for Learning, South Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ.
Book now to avoid missing out! We look forward to seeing you there.
Do you work for a company that’s supportive of people who are deaf or have hearing loss? Or have you recently received excellent service from an organisation that was deaf-aware? We want to hear from you.
The Excellence Wales Awards will return to Cardiff for a third year on 5 May 2017.
The awards recognise those organisations that go above and beyond to be accessible to people in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss.
This year we’re going to be bigger than ever. Categories include;
Whether you’re a local shop, a large business or in public services, this category is for those organisations that go the extra mile when providing a service to people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus. We’ll also consider whether you employ people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and how those people are supported at work.
You could be a GP surgery, an optician, dentist, health board or any other organisation offering health services. This category rewards those that ensure deaf people are supported when ill or facing health-related issues. Again if you employ people who are deaf or hard of hearing, we’ll look at that too.
Whatever your size, this category recognises arts organisations and venues, restaurants, theatre groups, cinemas and others who employ deaf people and/or ensure deaf and hard of hearing people can enjoy culture and leisure activities.
This category will be made up of those shortlisted for the categories above and will be voted for by the public.
Western Power Distribution won an Excellence Wales award in 2016, after they were praised by the judges for their ‘all round excellence’ and outstanding engagement with the issues surrounding deafness.
Past winners have also included Bridgend County Borough Council, the National Assembly for Wales, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and the charity RNIB.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 029 2033 3034.
Our friendly gathering is for older people, families, friends, faith groups, carers, support groups, who are wanting to socialise. The cream tea and chat is a not for profit initiative organised by Home Instead Senior Care, all we ask is each attendee to contribute £5 toward their tea/coffee, selection of sandwiches and cakes. This is to be given to a member of the Home Instead team on arrival or during the afternoon. Any additional drinks and food ordered are to be paid in addition to the £5.
We hold two afternoon tea events twice a month, every month.
2nd Monday of the month at 2.00pm – North Wales Golf Club, Bryniau Road, Llandudno
4th Wednesday of every month at 2.00pm – Rhuddlan Golf Club. Rhuddlan.
North Wales Golf Club offer a reduced social membership at £25 for the year to any of our guests, should they wish to join. Please note, you are not obliged to join as a member to attend our teas, its simply an offer that North Wales Golf club have given our guests should they wish to socialise there away from the afternoon teas.
In order to help the golf clubs prepare for our arrival, please could you kindly contact our office on 01745 772150 or email myself email@example.com or Stephanie Lane-Williams firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are coming and the number of people who will be with you. Please let us know no later than 11am on the day of the event.
Please feel free to share this email and spread the word.
We hope you can come and join us.
Community Relations and Recruitment Manager
Home Instead Senior Care
Conwy and Denbighshire
Tel: 01745 772154
26, Market Street, Abergele, Conwy. LL22 7AA
N E W S R E L E A S E 16th February 2017
OCKENDEN TEAM AND WATCHDOG JOIN FORCES TO REVIEW OLDER PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH CARE
An independent team, looking at the care of older people with mental health problems in North Wales, will be travelling across the whole region this Spring, giving people the opportunity to share their views and experiences as part of an on-going review find out more here = Ockenden Team and Watchdog join forces
DVSC in partnership with Denbighshire County Council and Citizens Advice Denbighshire are hosting this Engagement event on Friday, 17th February at the Optic Centre, St Asaph, 09am to 4:30pm with lunch and opportunities for networking.
DVSC members and third sector organisations operating in Denbighshire are positively encouraged to attend.
Numbers are strictly limited so we recommend registering your interest at your earliest convenience.
To register your interest, contact Mair Rogers, on: email@example.com or via telephone: 01824706149
Thanks in advance