Notices

13th November 2017 (Eiriol Workshops)

Please see information about free workshops being provided by Eiriol at Burry Port and Llandovery

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19th October 2017 (Campaign to end Loneliness, Carmarthenshire)

Useful networking event at the Ivy Bush Carmarthen led by Campaign to end Loneliness bringing together voluntary and community organisations involved in helping to end loneliness in the county. County launch expected in the near future. Similar events taking place in Pembrokeshire. Useful forum for bringing together partner organisations. So much going on – often un-reported

workshop at the Ivy Bush Carmarthen

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12 October 2017 (Message on behalf of Carmarthenshire Public Services Board)

The Public Service Board has now published the Draft Carmarthenshire Well-being Plan on its website and has started the 12-week consultation period. The consultation period will close on the 3 January 2018. Here’s the link to the web-pages which include the consultation details.

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12 October 2017

The Big Lottery have recently funded The Campaign to End Loneliness to expand its work into Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The campaign is still in the early planning stages and is keen to work with organisations interested in or who already working on the issue of loneliness in older age. There will be an action planning workshop specifically for action in Carmarthenshire on 19th October at the Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen from 10:30 until around 14:30.


More details will be made available in due course

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24th September 2017 (National Botanic Gardens)

The annual 50+ Forum took place on Friday 15th September 2017 at the National Botanic Gardens. The event started around 10am and finished at 4pm. There was an exciting lineup of speakers, included the renowned entertainer, composer, singer, actress and script writer, Caryl Parry Jones in addition to information stands from over 40 organisations and a full range of activities.

For a full report including video footage of the main speakers in the marque please click here

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20th June 2017 (Carmarthenshire Public Service Board)

#IdeasExchange – an opportunity to share your thoughts on the future of services in Carmarthenshire

We hope you can join us at one of our engagement events to give us your innovative ideas for the work that will be done by Carmarthenshire Public Services Board (PSB) over the next five years.

The PSB, which is made up of public sector organisations across the county, is running 3 engagement events in July and wants to hear from you on what the Board should focus on.

By May 2018 the PSB is required to publish a five year County Well-being Plan that will say how the PSB will work together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Carmarthenshire.  This is a requirement of the PSB under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

The #IdeasExchange workshop will take place at the following locations between 1.30pm and 4.30pm:

Wednesday 5 July 2017 – Lliedi Suite, Selwyn Samuel Centre, Llanelli

Wednesday 12 July 2017 – Dynefor Bowls Club, Ammanford

Wednesday 19 July 2017 – St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen

The PSB have already developed draft Well-being Objectives for the Plan based on the Assessment of Local Well-being.  Results from the engagement campaign that was undertaken last year as well as other extensive research have been fed into the Carmarthenshire Well-Being Assessment 2017 which has now been published and is available on the PSB (‘The Carmarthenshire We Want’) website.

For further information on the PSB, visit The Carmarthenshire We Want

Please complete the form to register for one of the events

16th June 2017 (Notices for 50+ Forum members)

Would you like to take part in a research project – Aberystwyth University, (Centre for the Study of Ageing, Abuse & Neglect) are looking for people in mid and central Wales, who would be interested in taking part in a small group discussion, looking at a range of topics such as attitudes to ageing; how older people are portrayed on TV and in film; the myths around older people; disability and older people and whether it is more difficult to ask for help as you get older. Read more

If you would like to take part please contact Jeremy Newman, Dewis Choice Research Project Coordinator, on jen11@aber.ac.uk or ring 01970 622516.

25th May 2017 (Notices for 50+ Forum members)

You are invited to the Carmarthenshire Carers Forum on 13 July 2017. Click Here

New walking hockey at a number of locations: give it a try. Click here

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