Don't miss the opportunity to have your say on third sector and public sector services in Wales that affect you and your organisation.

What impact is BAVO having?

How does BAVO help your organisation with volunteer management, funding, governance and influencing?

The 2019-20 Third Sector Support Wales Impact Survey has launched, giving you the chance to let BAVO know about the impact our services in governance, funding, volunteering and engagement and influencing have on your organisation.

This lets BAVO understand how we’re doing and helps us plan for the future. So please take ten minutes or so to tell us your thoughts and help us learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

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Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales. Our shared goal is to enable the third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

Pa effaith mae BAVO yn ei chael?

Sut mae BAVO yn helpu eich sefydliad chi gyda gwaith rheoli gwirfoddolwyr, cyllido, llywodraethu a dylanwadu?

Mae Arolwg Effaith Cefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru 2019-20 wedi cael ei lansio, ac mae’n rhoi cyfle i chi roi gwybod i BAVO am yr effaith y mae ein gwasanaethau ym meysydd llywodraethu, cyllido, gwirfoddoli ac ymgysylltu a dylanwadu yn ei chael ar eich sefydliad chi.

Bydd BAVO yn dod i ddeall a ydym yn llwyddo, a bydd yn ein helpu i gynllunio tuag at y dyfodol. Felly, treuliwch ryw ddeng munud yn rhoi eich barn i ni ac yn ein helpu i ddysgu beth sy’n gweithio i chi a beth sydd ddim.

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Rhwydwaith o fudiadau cymorth i’r trydydd sector yng Nghymru yw Cefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru. Nod y rhwydwaith yw galluogi’r trydydd sector a gwirfoddolwyr ledled Cymru i gyfrannu’n llawn at lesiant unigolion a chymunedau, yn awr ac at y dyfodol.

Consultation on the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Strategic Equality Objectives for 2020-24

The Commissioner is consulting on her draft Equality Objectives for 2020-24. Under the Equality Act 2010, the Commissioner is required to publish her draft equality objectives and consult with older people and their representatives. The Commissioner wishes to actively seek the views of older people and stakeholders on her proposed Strategic Equality Objectives.

Details on the Commissioner’s draft Equality Objectives and how to respond to the consultation can be found on the Commissioner’s website

The Commissioner would be grateful for your comments by 21 February 2020 to help inform her published Equality Objectives for 2020-24.

Ymgynghoriad ar Amcanion Cydraddoldeb Strategol Comisiynydd Pobl Hŷn Cymru ar gyfer 2020-24

Mae'r Comisiynydd yn ymgynghori ar ei Hamcanion Cydraddoldeb drafft ar gyfer 2020-24.  O dan Ddeddf Cydraddoldeb 2010, mae’n ofynnol i'r Comisiynydd gyhoeddi ei hamcanion cydraddoldeb drafft ac ymgynghori â phobl hŷn a’u cynrychiolwyr.  Mae'r Comisiynydd yn awyddus i gael barn pobl hŷn a rhanddeiliaid am ei Hamcanion Cydraddoldeb Strategol arfaethedig.

Mae modd gweld manylion Amcanion Cydraddoldeb drafft y Comisiynydd a sut mae ymateb i’r ymgynghoriad ar wefan y Comisiynydd

Byddai'r Comisiynydd yn ddiolchgar pe baech yn anfon eich sylwadau erbyn 21 Chwefror 2020 er mwyn helpu i roi sail i'w Hamcanion Cydraddoldeb cyhoeddedig ar gyfer 2020-24.

Evaluation of European Social Fund support to education

The European Commission is running an evaluation to find the views of stakeholders and participants involved in ESF projects supporting education and training.

The consultation will cover ESF projects funded between 2014 and 2018. It will assess the success of EU initiatives for reducing and preventing early school leaving, promoting equal access to education and lifelong learning, supporting vocational training and improving the quality, efficiency and access to university education. It will also identify which type of support has been the most effective.

| Take part in consultation here |

The deadline to respond is 24 February 2020.

What would you like to see in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board’s Annual Plan for 2020/21?

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding Board is a partnership made up of the agencies that are responsible for safeguarding children and adults at risk in the Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend areas.

The Board ensures that people of all ages are protected from abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm. This also involves preventing abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm from happening. Every year, the Safeguarding Board is required to produce a plan that sets out what its priorities will be over the coming year.

To have your say on what you would like included in the Board’ Annual Plan 2020/21,
| take part in consultation here |

The deadline for responses is Friday, 28 February 2020.

As part of GamCare's Women's Programme, they would like to collect information regarding women who are affected by gambling related harms

They would like to gather the views of women who:

  • Gamble;
  • Are concerned about their own gambling;
  • Have previously experienced gambling problems and are now in recovery or no longer gambling;
  • Have been affected by someone else’s gambling.

Your voice is essential to help them to continue to develop their understanding of:

  • what motivates people to gamble;
  • individual gambling experiences;
  • how gambling impacts different people.

| Take part in consultation here |

Commissioning accommodation and support for a good life people with a learning disability

In March 2019 the National Commissioning Board launched its guidance on Commissioning accommodation and support for a good life for people with a learning disability.

One year on, Learning Disability Wales and Cymorth Cymru is interested to know if you have heard about the guidance, how useful you think it is and if you have seen it being used.

| Take part in consultation here |

Join Carers Trust South East Wales Carers Panel

Do you provide unpaid care for a relative, friend or neighbour who needs care and support?

Do you want easier and improved access to the information, advice and support you need?

Would you like to be involved in developing services and providing an independent voice for carers and those you look after?

Join Carers Trust South East Wales Carers Panel as they want you to have a say on what matters to you.

For further details contact Helen Davey, T: 01656 336969 and E: [email protected]

Monitoring the impact of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 in relation to unpaid carers

Carers Wales launched the 2018 -2019 Track the Act report 2 October 2019. This is the latest briefing in a series which has gathered evidence from carers across Wales as well as information from local authorities and local health boards about how the Act is is being implemented for carers across Wales. Carers Wales remains concerned about how the on-going implementation of the Act is affecting carers across Wales.  The briefing outlines the key findings and recommendations that Carers Wales believes need to be undertaken to remove the barriers in place that are preventing its successful implementation.

| Responses received from individual local authorities and local health boards in response to our information request can also be found here |

The questionnaire for carers for next year’s briefing is now live online. This questionnaire is for unpaid carers to give their views on the rights they have received under the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 (the Act). A carer defined under the Act is someone who provides or intends to provide care for a friend or family member.
| The online questionnaire can be found here  |

Survivors invited to contribute to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

More than 4,000 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in England and Wales have shared their experiences with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Information gathered in Truth Project sessions will mean the Inquiry can get a better picture of the past to help create a safer place for children in the future.  Meanwhile, new statistics from the Inquiry have found over three quarters of victims and survivors believe they were stereotyped after speaking out about their abuse.  

The Inquiry is calling for a more open conversation about child sexual abuse and asking survivors to come forward to contribute to its work. | Read more |

Welsh Government consultations

Welsh Government gives you the opportunity to have your say on what's happening in Wales by issuing a range of consultations on a wide variety of topics that affect you and your organisation.  | Read more |

Measuring the Mountain want to hear your stories!

Measuring the Mountain is a Welsh Government funded project looking at people’s experiences of needing care and support or of being a carer.  It’s an all-Wales collaboration of the public sector, third sector and, most importantly, the people who live here. They want to know more about what it is like to be a carer, looking after a loved one, family member, friend or neighbour or someone who needs care and support. | Read more |

By sharing this information, people will be helping to inform Welsh Government, social care professionals and others about what needing care and support services, or being a carer, is like, as well as what works well and what could be done differently.  They will share all their findings, conclusions and recommendations through reports, events and the website, as well as directly with Welsh Government.

Measuring the Mountain will be collecting stories until 31 May 2020, after which they will analyse the stories and share their findings with Welsh Government, organisations and people across Wales. For further details, contact Katie,  T: 07964 407 739, E: [email protected] or visit