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January 2018

The inspectorate care in Wales is updating its name to 'Care Inspectorate Wales'

The regulator and inspectorate care in Wales, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW), changed its name to the Care Inspectorate Wales (SSD).

This simplification reflects the modern face of the Inspectorate in Wales and has been discussed with staff and stakeholders.

Council Tax change for empty properties a welcome step.

Following a recent revelation by Liberal Democrats of the number of empty homes in Local Authorities across Wales, it is good to see that RCT Council are looking at taking a furth

First Aid and Health & Well-Being Training For Carers

Carers Wales is delighted to be offering First Aid and Health & Well-Being training in Radyr on Thursday 8th February.

Judges reject fracking appeals but campaigner vows to go to Supreme Court

The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government’s decision to grant planning permission for exploration works to test the feasibility of “fracking” at two sites in Lancashire.

Fourteen people jailed as part of prison drugs investigation

The discovery of a handful of Subutex tablets during a prison visit led to the conviction of national network of drug dealers, including two mothers and their sons, and the seizure of drugs, cash, sports cars and expensive watches.

Children’s Third Sector involvement in the development of National Protection Procedures

Children in Wales are working in partnership with the Welsh Government to support the review and development of All-Wales practice guides which will be used in conjunction with the forthcoming National Protection Procedures.

 

Newydd Housing encouraging householders to ‘Get Hapi’ this January

Health and wellbeing key to starting the year in a positive way

As 2018 gets into full swing, Newydd Housing Association is encouraging its householders and communities to ‘Get Hapi’ and take a positive step towards having a happy and healthy year to enjoy.

Former CHC CEO says he's experienced a culture of 'entitlement, gagging, bullying and unfairness' in the Welsh NHS

The former chief executive of the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales says he's experienced a culture of 'entitlement, gagging, bullying and unfairness' in the Welsh NHS.

Transport Innovation Network

Launching across Wales in January and February 2018, Transport Innovation Network is part of the “Connecting Communities in Wales” project being delivered by the Community Transport Association.  This project is supported by the Welsh Government Rural Communities Development Fund – Rural Developm

RNIB Cymru supports people with sensory loss to claim £13.5 million in unclaimed benefits, supported by the Big Lottery Fund

RNIB Cymru’s Rights, Advice and Information Service (RAISE) is a specialist welfare benefit and welfare rights service for people with sensory loss across Wales who face poverty and social exclusion.

Calling all young deaf volunteers in Wales

If you're deaf, aged 14-25 and live in Wales with any experience of volunteering we'd like to speak to you. We want to learn about your experiences for a series of short videos we're creating.

 

Velindre Young Ambassador evening

A few weeks ago myself (Manon, Year 9 St John School) and Freya

Welsh councils must tackle causes of homelessness, watchdog says

Local authorities in Wales need to do more to tackle the ‘underlying causes’ of

Leading charity Diabetes UK Cymru is looking for swimmers to take the plunge

Theatr Brycheiniog Set to Stimulate your Heart, Mind...and Imagination this Spring

Spring brings rejuvenation at Theatr Brycheiniog, with the launch of a fresh new programme brimming with stimulating activities and events. With the brand new Corporate Support Club spring at the theatre is a time of fresh activity.

New funding begins exciting 2018 for Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has secured additional Welsh Government funding of £500,000 for its Mo

ROAD CLOSURE ROAD LEADING TO PENTWYN UCHAF FARM, MOUNTAIN ASH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(UNNAMED ROAD LEADING TO PENTWYN UCHAF FARM, MOUNTAIN ASH)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2017

 

Elderly offered advice on keeping warm this winter

EXPERTS at a Welsh care company are offering elderly people in the country advice on keeping warm in the winter weather (2018).

 

The Rights of the Child in Wales:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Wales (EHRC Wales) have commissioned the Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Children in Wales to evaluate the impact of legislation to embed the UNCRC in law and policy in Wales.

ROAD CLOSURE VARIOUS STREETS, ABERCWMBOI

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS STREETS, ABERCWMBOI)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 2018

 

ROAD CLOSURE VARIOUS STREETS, MAERDY TO PORTH

RHONDDA CYNON TAFF COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

(VARIOUS STREETS, MAERDY TO PORTH)

(TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE) ORDER 1, 2018

 

Around 3 in 10 people with urgent palliative care needs are not being assessed on time

Macmillan Wales welcomes a report on the progress being made to improve end of life care but warns that 3 in 10 people referred for urgent palliative care between 2016 and 2017 were not seen on time. 

 

Public urged to choose well and help save lives

With a recent rise in the number of recorded cases, Public Health Wales are reminding people affected by the flu to think carefully before seeking further medical assistance.

Flooding of the Public Right of Way National Cycle Network at the Ynys Aberdare

Flooding of the Public Right of Way (PROW) and National Cycle Network at the Ynys Aberdare is becoming more frequent with increased rainfalls this well used public footpath also forms part of the National Cycle Network.

RCT empty property rates amongst highest in Britain

Research carried out by the Liberal Democrats has revealed that there are 3,142 vacant homes in Rhondda Cynon Taff, 1,244 of which have been

Councils warned not to abuse anti-social behaviour powers

The Government has published new guidance warning councils against abusing anti-social behaviour powers after charities claim Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are being used to target people unfairly.

The Home Office says the 

High tides set to affect Welsh coastline

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is warning people to take extra care along the coastline over the coming days as high tides coincide with Storm Eleanor potentially causing disruption and possible flooding in some areas.Flood Warnings have been issued around the Welsh coastline today