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See our Sister Blog: PAVO Powys Play Partnership -http://powysplaypartnership.blogspot.co.uk/


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Powys Dance: Last Chance to Book

Two amazing dance programmes left

before the end of the summer - SUPER HOOPER at the Dance Centre, Llandrindod this Sunday and DAHL DANCES family summer school in Newtown from Monday next week.  Book now at: http://www.dawnspowysdance.org/summer-2016/

Job Opportunities at Children in Wales / Cyfleoedd am Swyddi ym mudiad Plant yng Nghymru


Job Vacancies / Swyddi Gwag
Chair of Trustee Board / Cadeirydd Bwrdd yr Ymddiriedolwyr

Cartrefi Summer Show and Celebration 2016

Celebration Day 2016
Saturday 3rd September 2016 Dydd Sadwrn 3 Medi 2016 Cartrefi Cymru Offices Unit 27 Ddole Road Enterprise Park Llandrindod Wells LD1 6DF 10am-4pm
Cartrefi Cymru would like to invite you to their upcoming Summer Show and Celebration which is being held on September 3rd 2016, 10am - 4pm at ourLlandrindod Wells Offices, 27 Ddole Road, Llandrindod Wells. Please do come along and enjoy the stalls and activities that will be running throughout the day.
Cartrefi Cymru is a not for profit organisation that supports people to lead fulfilled lives, at home and in the community. They support people with disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour, older people and provide breaks and support for carers.
They would be very grateful for any offers of sponsorship, donations for the raffle, or competition prizes you feel that you would be able to make. Any donations Cartrefi Cymru receive will help to make the day special for our service users and will also help raise much needed funds for future activities and events.

Appropriate Adult Training

Places available on the Appropriate Adult training as follows:

4th October 2016, NPTC Campus, Coleg Powys, Llanidloes Road, Newtown SY16 4HU 9.30am – 12.30pm

20th February 2017, Committee Room 2, Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HR 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Please book your places via Trent Self Services or email pwbotu@powys.gov.uk or telephone 01597 827507

Aim:
To prepare to be an effective appropriate adult in a police station thereby promoting the interests of justice, whilst safeguarding the welfare of children, young people, or vulnerable adults.

Key Learning Outcomes: 
  • Understand the legal basis behind the appropriate adult scheme
  • Explore the nature of Power inherent in police investigations
  • Understand the importance of the Codes of Practice (Police and Criminal Evidence Act)
  • Good Practice before the appropriate adult goes to the police station
  • Good Practice upon arrival at the police station
  • Good Practice during the police interview
  • Good Practice after the police interview

£10,000 Grant award Llandrindod Recycling Group

£10,000 REWARD.
As a result of the recycling efforts made by the residents of Llandrindod Wells and the surrounding area over the past year £10,000 is now available for distribution to local organisations and charities. Applications are now invited from organisations located in Llandrindod and communities adjacent to Llandrindod who do not have their own recycling facilities.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

PAVO Training: Sept - Nov 2016

For the English version, please click here.

For the Welsh version, please click here. 



Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Carers and Young Carers Support and Information - UPDATE!

Powys Carers Service (now Credu – Connecting Carers with a website to be launched in the near future), has been awarded with a contract to support Carers and Young Carers in Powys from 1stAugust 2016.

We are delighted to be able to build on our work with Carers and very much want to work with your organisations and groups throughout Powys, because Carers will get a much better deal if we all pull together.

Opportunities for voluntary groups and organisations to support Carers / collaboration.
Many of you already support Carers / Young Carers or at least have a great deal to offer Carers; we have a small budget set aside to work with Carers as well as specialist organisations / local groups. This budget is going to be split to different areas of Powys to enable Carers to have as much decision making Power as possible – so each area will be in touch over the next year. You are also very welcome to get in touch with what you want to offer Carers.

TRAINING | HYFFORDDIANT : Understanding How to Safeguard the Welfare of Children and Young People - Accredited training level 2 through Agored Cymru | Deall Sut i Ddiogelu Lles Plant a Phobl Ifanc - Cwrs achrededig lefel 2 trwy Agored Cymru

To view the training  please click here

Youth Services Reorganization – Workshop to plan consultation activity 24 August 2016


At a meeting held on 20 June 2016 to learn more about and discuss Powys County Council’s plans for the reorganization of Youth Service provision, a number of organisations attending expressed an interest in working with the Local Authority to help develop the approach to engaging with and consulting young people themselves regarding the proposed changes.
In consequence, a workshop will held with PCC on 24 August 2016 to help develop the methodology to be used and the questions to be asked. It will be held 1.30-4.30pm at the PAVO Offices, Unit 30 Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6 DF.
If you, or others from your organisation, wish to attend the workshop, please could you confirm your attendance with PAVO by contacting darren.smith@pavo.org.uk or 01597 822191.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Autism Survey - Parents / Carers & Individuals with ASD


Parents / Carers

Dear parent / carer

As part of our work this year we are looking at methods of increasing access to leisure and social activities for individuals with autism. One parent has suggested using optional identity band/badges to help staff to recognise when someone has a hidden need. The band/badge would not state someone has autism but staff would be made aware that the band/badge implied this. This could then be supported by awareness raising information.

We are seeking views of parents / carers around this and so would be grateful if you could answer the 5 questions on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/autism_parent_carer_survey

Many thanks


ASD Development Team

(Closing date: Friday, 12th August 2016)

Annwyl riant / gynhaliwr

Yn rhan o’n gwaith ni eleni, rydyn ni’n edrych ar ffyrdd o roi rhagor o weithgareddau hamdden a chymdeithasol ar gael i bobl awtistaidd.  Mae rhiant wedi awgrymu dewis gwisgo breichled neu fathodyn i helpu staff i adnabod rhywun ac arno angen cudd.  Fyddai’r freichled/bathodyn ddim yn datgan bod ganddo awtistiaeth ond fe fyddai’n hysbys i’r staff.  Byddai modd ategu hynny trwy wybodaeth codi ymwybyddiaeth.

Rydyn ni’n hel sylwadau rhieni/cynhalwyr am hyn ac, felly, bydden ni’n ddiolchgar pe gallech chi ateb y pum cwestiwn ar y ddolen isod:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/autism_parent_carer_survey

Diolch yn fawr


Tîm Anhwylderau'r Sbectrwm Awtistaidd

(Dyddiad cau: Dydd Gwener 12 Awst, 2016)



Individuals with ASD

Dear Sir / Madam

As part of our work this year we are looking at methods of increasing access to leisure and social activities for people with autism. One parent has suggested using optional identity band/badges to help staff to recognise when someone has a hidden need. The band/badge would not state someone has autism but staff would be made aware that the band/badge implied this. This could then be supported by awareness raising information.

We are seeking views of people with autism around this and so would be grateful if you could answer the 5 questions on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/individuals_autism_survey

Many thanks

ASD Development Team

(Closing date: Friday, 12th August 2016)

Annwyl Syr / Fadam

Yn rhan o’n gwaith ni eleni, rydyn ni’n edrych ar ffyrdd o roi rhagor o weithgareddau hamdden a chymdeithasol ar gael i bobl awtistaidd.  Mae rhiant wedi awgrymu dewis gwisgo breichled neu fathodyn i helpu staff i adnabod rhywun ac arno angen cudd.  Fyddai’r freichled neu’r bathodyn ddim yn datgan bod ganddo awtistiaeth ond fe fyddai’n hysbys i’r staff.  Byddai modd ategu hynny trwy wybodaeth codi ymwybyddiaeth.

Rydyn ni’n hel sylwadau pobl awtistaidd am hyn ac, felly, bydden ni’n ddiolchgar pe gallech chi ateb y pum
 cwestiwn ar y ddolen isod:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/individuals_autism_survey 

Diolch yn fawr


Tîm Anhwylderau'r Sbectrwm Awtistaidd

(Dyddiad cau: Dydd Gwener 12 Awst, 2016)