Launch of DVSC’s new website:

Dear Colleagues

I am writing to let you know about the launch of our new website, – 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 –

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 –

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 will also provide updates @DVSC_Wales so please follow us on twitter if you don’t already.

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.

Kind regards

Helen Wilkinson

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


International Women’s Day

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<>




Human Rights Lecture Screening North Wales – 30th March 2017

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<>.

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

DSC & IoF North West Conference

Wednesday 8 March, Partnership for Learning, South Road Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ

Book your place here:

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.

  • A conversation with Debra Allcock Tyler about women and leadership
  • Fundraising regulations
  • 10 fundraising gaffs and how to avoid them
  • Writing for impact – get it read not binned
  • Learn to love change
  • Love your donors to death
  • Make colleagues friends of fundraising
  • Big marketing ideas for small organisations
  • Tackling Trustees
  • The pleasure and pain of working with people
  • Attracting Major Donors: from pipeline to principal gifts
  • Digital email campaigns – what does success look like?
  • Making social media work for you
  • Diversifying your income stream
  • Presentations with punch

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.

The Excellence Wales Awards 2017 are open for entry!

Are you Wales’ most deaf-friendly organisation?

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;

Service Excellence

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.

Excellence in Health

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.

Excellence in Arts and Entertainment

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.

People’s Choice sponsored by

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.

You can nominate an entry now, by filling out this form and emailing it to 28 February 2017.

For more information email or call 029 2033 3034.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.

Home Instead Senior Care afternoon tea and chat group

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  or Stephanie Lane-Williams 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.

Kind Regards,

Lucie Williams

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


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

DIARY REMINDER – Denbighshire Information and Advice Provider Engagement Event

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: or via telephone: 01824706149

Thanks in advance

Kind regards

Helen Wilkinson