Views are being sought by the Powys Public Service Board on their draft vision and objectives which aim to improve well-being for future generations in Powys.
Details about the Well-being of Future Generations Act are available on the Welsh Government website (click here).
Please take a look and contribute your views by 17th September. It is important to add our voice to help shape policy for our county.
Just to let you know, everyone at Credu publishes blog posts to share what we are up to – and each author writes their posts in the language they usually use. So that is why some blog posts will be English and some in Welsh, regardless of the website language selection you have chosen. This enables us to keep our news freshly published and regularly updated. Thank you for your understanding!
Credu (formerly known as Powys Carers Service) has been supporting Carers across Powys since 2003, and we currently work with 3,000 Carers across the county.
We can all be Carers at various times in our lives, so it makes a lot of sense for us to do what we can to help each other.
At Credu (www.credu.cymru) we believe that being a committed carer leaves far too many people exhausted, unnecessarily isolated, and without sufficient opportunities for essential recreation and self-expression. We are determined to address this but know this can only be achieved in association with Carers and their communities.
In July 2016 Credu opened our very first charity shop and community hub in Machynlleth. We are now planning to develop additional hub(s) or community enterprises(s) in or near to every key settlement where our staff are based and local carers and their friends and neighbours will find a hospitable place to meet, enjoy a cuppa and a chat, offer support and share experiences. We’d like to see neighbours within our local communities engaging and helping each other.
Your input is key as part of our research and development and we value any feedback and suggestions as to how we could make this happen in your area. Thank you very much.
Please go to the survey by clicking HERE
Inform Alzheimers response to the Welsh Government Dementia Strategy
Alzheimer’s Society Cymru have developed a short survey that can be found at www.alzheimers.org.uk/WalesSurvey. Whether you are someone living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia or are just interested please take part and tell them what you think needs to happen if we’re to make Wales properly dementia friendly.
COPA in partnership with Volunteering Matters are undertaking a range of activities to gain the views of older people on what priorities should be considered if the Welsh Government undertake a refresh of the older people’s strategy. We are doing this through meeting as many of the local forums as possible, an Engage project in 6 Local Authorities where we are doing street surveys and meeting groups that older people attend out of interest not because they are older people and also through an on-line survey. The deadline for response is March 15th.
Help COPA in shaping the future Strategy for #OlderPeople in Wales https://goo.gl/forms/1ApFpcZhqYun4auT2
Helpwch COPA i ffurfio Strategaeth #PoblH?n y dyfodol yng Nghymru https://goo.gl/forms/DGORLVEe0xjEbJfx2
The Carers Trust have just launched a survey in preparation for Young Carers Awareness Day 2017 (which takes place on Thursday, 26th January).
Young Carers Awareness Day 2017 will focus on the dreams and aspirations of young carers. This survey’s results will help Carers Trust show that it is difficult for young carers to juggle caring alongside pursuing their dream job and career aims – and that helping and supporting young carers contributes to a better chance of fulfilling their dreams in the future.
If you are a young carer or a young adult carer, please help and fill out the survey! It takes 5 minutes and you can find the survey online here. The deadline for survey responses is 5th December so please do it asap, and don’t forget! 🙂
A message from PAVO about the Powys County Council survey:
A meeting was held on 24th August 2016, by Powys County Council, with voluntary youth services organisations. The aim was to help shape a consultation regarding young people’s views and needs, in respect to youth services in the future.
Following on from this PCC has launched an online survey to gather the views of young people, and their parents/carers/guardians. The survey can be accessed directly through the links below:
Alternatively it can be found on the PCC website at: http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/corporate/find-out-about-consultations-in-powys/new-look-youth-service-survey/
The survey is ‘live’ until 31 October 2016.
Additional notes and information about the survey:
Getting the views of those for whom the services are provided for is crucial, if decisions about future arrangements for the provision of youth services are to be well informed. (Please can you circulate this information as widely as possible amongst the young people your organisations works with or is in contact with, as well as to any other groups or individuals you feel may have an interest.)
Although the on-line survey is a straightforward way for individuals to respond, you may feel it is appropriate to discuss the questions asked with the young people your organisation works with and record and submit this feedback to the local authority. Any feedback in written format can be sent to PAVO at: email@example.com and we will ensure it is forwarded to the appropriate local authority officers.
If you have any queries regarding this consultation survey or the situation regarding youth services provision, please contact Peter Lathbury, Head of Third Sector Support, PAVO.
Tel/Ffon: 01597 822191
Carers Trust are renewing the old YC Trust Net and are keen for Young Carers to give their opinion of what they would like from this service and how they would like it to look!
Babble has been designed with Young Carers to be a place where they can find other young people in a similar position, chat, share their stories and hear about each other’s experiences. They can also access information and advice to help them in their caring role and talk directly to Carers Trust’s team of specialist workers who moderate the site and host online events. The service will be launched in late January 2015. Carers Trust want to make sure as many Young Carers, and especially hidden Young Carers, get to hear of it.
For this reason they want to find out how much Young Carers need the new service, and so it would be really helpful if you could fill in a very short one page survey, the results of which the Trust will use to publicise the new service. The more responses Carers Trust get to the survey, the better able they will be to publicise Babble. The survey should only take a few minutes to fill in.
Your voice as a Carer is important to the Welsh Government to influence the Future Generations Bill. The bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales in order to ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A pilot conversation is taking place for you to tell them the Wales you want to see, both now and in the future.
If you would like to give your views:-
Visit the website: http://thewaleswewant.co.uk
Phone: 02920 192 021