submitting articles for this site

If you wish to have any news relating to services for children and their families published onto this site please forward items to PAVO via email: Preferably send attachments in Word or publisher rather than pdf format.

If you wish to have further information about anything appearing here please do contact PAVO via the HelpDesk email: or phone: 0845 009 3288

If any of the links to documents, surveys or other websites don't work please do let us know and we will try again.

See our Sister Blog: PAVO Powys Play Partnership -

Friday, 20 January 2017

Job Vacancy

PAVO is seeking to recruit to the following post:-
Community Health and Well-Being Coordinator located in Ystradgynlais
Working 28–30 hours per week over 4-5 days.
The post holders will support adults, as part of integrated community based health and well-being support services, to access local community services and activities and services provided by the public, private and third sectors, by “brokering” their access to these services and working with the individual to find bespoke solutions to meet their personal needs.
They will support people to access the right support, first time, in the right way and seek to empower them to build their own networks of support within their community.
Salary:- £19,773.60 - £21,186.00 per annum (£24,717 pro rata) funded until 31st March 2018

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2017 at 9 am Interviews will be held 3rd February 2017 in Llandrindod Wells
Application packs are available from the PAVO website: or tel:01597 822191

For more information about PAVO see:

Mae PAVO yn awyddus i recriwtio ar gyfer y swyddi isod:-

Cydlynydd Iechyd a Llesiant Cymunedol I’w lleoli y
Diben y swyddi yw cefnogi oedolion, fel rhan o wasanaethau cymorth iechyd a llesiant integredig a leolir yn y gymuned, i gael mynediad at wasanaethau a gweithgareddau yn y gymuned, a gwasanaethau a ddarperir gan y sectorau cyhoeddus, preifat a’r trydydd sector, trwy “frocera” mynediad at y gwasanaethau hyn a gweithio gydag unigolion i ddod o hyd i atebion pwrpasol sy’n diwallu anghenion personol.
Bydd y cydlynwyr yn cefnogi pobl i gael mynediad at y cymorth cywir, y tro cyntaf, yn y ffordd gywir, a cheisio grymuso unigolion i feithrin eu rhwydweithiau cymorth eu hunain yn eu cymunedau. Cyflog:- £19,773.60 - £21,186.00 y flwyddyn (£24,717 pro rata)- cyllidir y swyddi hyd at 31ain Mawrth 2018

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer y swydd uchod: 30 ain Ionawr 2017 [9 o’r gloch] Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau Cynhelir cyfweliadau wythnos yn dechrauyn 3ydd Chwefror 2017 yn Llandrindod

Mae pecynnau cais ar gael trwy wefan PAVO: neu drwy e-bostio: neu drwy ffonio: 01597 822191

Am fwy o wybodaeth am PAVO ewch at:

Monday, 16 January 2017

Important - FREE training that may help your funds!

FREE Training Course - Fundraising with Local Giving
Kick start your digital fundraising in 2017 with this workshop for local voluntary groups & charities in Powys
Getting started with online fundraising
1st February - Plas Dolerw, Newtown - 13:30 to 16:30
21st February - Unit 30 @ Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Llandrindod - 13:30 to 16:30
By the end of this session, you will:

       Understand the basics of online fundraising
       Know how online fundraising can benefit your group
       Be aware of free tools and resources available to you
       Be registered on Localgiving,  enabling you to claim £200 of match funding
       Be able to confidently use the Localgiving fundraising platform
       Understand how to ask people to support your cause
       Be equipped to secure your first digital donation
       Understand how to develop and maintain relationships with donors
       Have developed some new promotional materials for your cause
This is a practical session. To get the most out of the workshop, participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet.
Light refreshments available!
You must book a place in advance.  Please state which day you would like to attend. There is a maximum of twelve people for each session so a first come first serve basis will apply.
Contact PAVO:
01597 822191
This workshop is offered under the Big Lottery funded Wales Development programme, through which local charities and community groups can learn to confidently run online fundraising campaigns. Participating groups will benefit from:

     FREE membership of Localgiving for a year (usually £72) open to all local third sector groups – including those too small to be registered charities and therefore unable to subscribe to other online giving platforms

     Face to face training, mentoring and support (tailored to your organisation’s needs) to help you raise awareness of your cause and raise funds online

     £200 of match funding (ring-fenced for every group that signs up) as an extra incentive to fundraise online!

To sign up to the programme, visit

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Survivors of Domestic Abuse Theatre in Ystradgynlais

The performance piece ‘in the absence of silence’ that is at the heart of the project with survivors of domestic abuse being undertaken at The Welfare in Ystradgynlais is visiting the Theatre on the evening of Friday 10th February.

This piece of drama was created by survivors of domestic abuse in South Gwynedd and developed with De Gwynedd Domestic Abuse Service, working with world renowned Theatre Company, Chickenshed, which means this is also a very high quality piece of theatre.

The piece works as a drama in its own right, but also serves as a training opportunity for anyone wanting to find out more about domestic abuse.  The performance will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the theatre company and people involved in domestic abuse services.

Link to The Welfare’s booking website below:

Arts project that would benefit young people in Powys

Mess Up the Mess are putting together an application to Big Lottery Fund for a project which will use arts and creative activities to improve the wellbeing of young people. They are currently developing the stage 2 application and consulting with organisations that work with young people about the issues and activities they feel are important. The footprint of the project will be across South Wales, including Powys. 

They have an online survey on google forms at: 

Mess Up the Mess uses theatre and other arts activities creatively to inspire and engage some of most disadvantaged and hardest-to-reach young people in Wales. We’re currently applying for Big Lottery Fund funding for a new project on themes including wellbeing, that young people we’ve been working with over the past few years have told us most concern them.

The survey should take no more that 5-10 minutes to complete. Please note that we will be using the results of your survey as evidence in our funding application but will not attribute any answers specifically to you.

Thank you for helping to shape the project around issues young people find most important.

For more information contact:

Chris Lewis
Youth Arts Manager
Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company LTD.
46 College Street Ammanford SA18 3AF | @MessUpTheMess | FB | 01269 591167

Registered in England and Wales Company Registration No. 06236677

Parent Carers Conference - 20th January!

       BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW FOR ………………….

 POWYS  PARENT–CARERS  CONFERENCE Our Families, Our Issues, Our Solutions!


Parent-Carers are the bedrock upon which the lives of children and young people with additional needs (regardless of diagnosis or condition) are grounded. As such we need to be active and resourceful partners in the planning and delivery of the supports upon which our families depend. Come along and help us ensure that our expertise and commitment is heard and valued. We invite  1. Parent Carers and families from across Powys. 2. Organisations and Services that support Children and Young People and their families in Powys. To book please call 01597 823800 or visit

Hosted by Butterflies Friendship Group and Credu: Connecting Carers. With funding from Powys Teaching Health Board.


 CYNHADLEDD RHIANT-OFALWYR  POWYS  Ein Teuluoedd, Ein Problemau, Ein Hatebion!


Mae Rhiant-Ofalwyr yn sylfaen bywydau’r holl blant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion addysgol ychwanegol neu anableddau. Fel y cyfryw, mae angen inni fod yn bartneriaid gweithgar a dyfeisgar o ran cynllunio a chyflenwi’r cymorth sydd mor hollbwysig i’n teuluoedd.  Dewch draw i helpu sicrhau y caiff ein harbenigedd a’n hymrwymiad ei glywed a’i werthfawrogi.
 Estynnir gwahoddiad i  1. Riant-Ofalwyr a theuluoedd ar hyd a lled Powys. 2. Sefydliadau a Gwasanaethau sy’n cefnogi Plant a Phobl Ifanc a’u teuluoedd ym Mhowys. I archebu lle, ffoniwch 01597 823800 neu Butterflies Friendship Group a Credu: Cysylltu Gofalwyr fydd yn cynnal y digwyddiad. Gyda chyllid gan Fwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Powys teaching Health Board stakeholder event

Neurodevelopmental Service Stakeholder Event
6th February 2017 9.30am-1pm
Welsh Assembly Government Pavilion
Royal Welsh Showground
Builth Wells

You are invited as our partners to join us for a workshop to introduce the Health Board’s proposal to develop Neurodevelopmental Services.   This exciting initiative has been in the planning for some time and many of us have been involved with the workshops hosted by Welsh Government as one of the ‘Together for Children and Young People’ work streams.  This stakeholder event will give you the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the service and the option to be part of the implementation group which will finalise the detail.  We are keen that there is a partnership and integrated approach to this service development which needs to align with other services and projects, for example ISAP and IDS.  

·         Introduction to day.
·         Overview of Scoping exercise undertaken by Dr Debbie Brisland
·         Review of the Welsh Government standards and discussion about how these can be met in Powys
·         Discussion about the service could be configured and managed within Powys
·         The role of the Implementation Group including membership and terms of reference.  This will need to include key actions such as agreeing the referral pathway, forms to be used etc
·         What the future might look like?

Helen James

Head of Children’s Public Health Nursing and Paediatric Services

Monday, 9 January 2017

Consultation on first 1000 Days of a child's life.


First 1,000 Days

Purpose of the consultation

Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking a consultation on the First 1,000 Days.

Researchers have identified the First 1,000 days of a child's life-from pregnancy through to a child's 2nd birthday-as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person's intellectual development and lifelong health. It is a period of enormous potential, but also of enormous vulnerability. The term First 1,000 days gives significance to the impact of the early years on children’s development and wellbeing, in the same way as we recognise terms such as toddler, teenager and senior citizen.

Invitation to contribute to the consultation
The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist with the inquiry. The Committee welcomes responses in Welsh or English from both individuals and organisations.

For more information see:


y 1,000 Diwrnod Cyntaf

Diben yr ymgynghoriad

Mae Pwyllgor Plant, Pobl Ifanc ac Addysg Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru yn cynnal ymgynghoriad ar y 1,000 Diwrnod Cyntaf.

Yn ôl ymchwilwyr mae'r 1,000 Diwrnod Cyntaf ym mywyd plentyn, o feichiogrwydd y fam hyd at ben-blwydd y plentyn yn ddwy oed, yn gyfnod hollbwysig sy'n gosod y llwyfan ar gyfer datblygiad deallusol ac iechyd gydol oes pob unigolyn. Mae'n gyfnod o botensial enfawr, ond hefyd yn gyfnod o fregusrwydd enfawr. Mae'r ymadrodd 'y 1,000 Diwrnod Cyntaf' yn rhoi arwyddocâd i effaith y blynyddoedd cynnar ar ddatblygiad a llesiant plant, yn yr un modd ag yr ydym yn cydnabod ymadroddion fel plant bach, yr arddegau a phobl hŷn.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Flu Vaccine for 2/3 year olds - till 23rd January Don't Miss Out!

Was your child aged 2 or 3 years old on 31 August 2016? Have they had their nasal spray flu vaccine this winter? If not check if they are eligible at this link, then call their GP surgery today:…/Childfluchecker/
Nasal spray vaccine supplies only available until 23 January so you have to act quickly. Don’t let them miss out!

Disability Powys offers advice surgeries in Brecon

Please find below information relating to Disability Powys Outreach information and advice surgeries in Brecon in the New Year.

Disability Powys is a countywide charity supporting those with a physical disability, sensory impairment or long term ill health in matters of housing, care services, health, access, transport, employment and education issues.

Hayley Beavan (Access and Outreach Worker) will be providing booked appointments on the dates below at Brecon Dial a Ride, Red Kite House, Rich Way, Brecon, LD3 7EH. 

Please ring Disability Powys office to make an appointment 01597 824059

Brecon Outreach Surgeries 2017
26th January
9th Feb
23 Feb
9th March
23rd March
13th April

Hayley Beavan

Access and Outreach Worker

The Automobile Palace
Temple Street
Llandrindod Wells

Telephone: 01597 824059
Freephone: 0800 9881691
Mobile: 07495257102

Twitter: @DisabilityPowys