Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Adult Learners Week - I, Daniel Blake

Merthyr Valleys Homes have teamed up with the Bevan Foundation to put on a showing of I, Daniel Blake, a film about one man’s journey and struggles through the benefit system.

The film will be shown at Trelewis Community Centre on 26th June.

Refreshments will be available from 12.30pm.  The film starts at 1pm and a discussion will be held afterwards for local residents, representatives and organisations to share their thoughts on the film and their experiences.
If you or any of your service users would like to come along, you’re more than welcome.  The event is free but is restricted to over 15’s due to the film rating.

To book your place, call me on 01685 727818 or Hannah Hall on 01685 727894 or email Community@mvhomes.org.uk

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ask the Expert: Brexit – what’s going on?

Wales TUC have organised a "Ask the Expert Brexit" event on Wednesday 20 June in Merthyr Tydfil.

The event is a chance for you to ask any questions you have on Brexit to experts from The UK in a Changing Europe – a non-partisan and impartial academic think tank on Brexit.

Speakers include:
  • Professor Anand Menon- Director, The UK in a Changing Europe 
  • Professor Catherine Barnard – Senior fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe 
  • Dr Jo Hunt – Senior fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe 
  • Chair (TBC) 
Location: Plymouth Courtyard Room, Redhouse, Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE.

Time and date: Registration is from 6pm. Event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 8pm.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2wQU2Lt

If you have any questions or comments please contact Navjyot Lehl at The UK in a Changing Europe at Navjyot.lehl@kcl.ac.uk or phone 020 7848 8597.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Inform June 2018

Would you like to contribute to the June 2018 edition of Inform, VAMT's hard copy magazine.  If you'd like to share successes, new activities or just let other people know what your group is up to, this is your opportunity.  There's also the Focus on slot available which allows you to showcase the activities of your group.  Email hilary.edwards@vamt.net by 4th June please.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tackling Poverty Strategy Workshop

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council are developing a Tackling Poverty Strategy and are keen to involve third sector organisations and community groups in its development and implementation.

A workshop will be held at 2pm on Monday 18th June in the Voluntary Action Centre. If you are interested in attending, please let Ian Davy know and reserve the date. 

Further details will be sent out in due course.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

WCVA host Twitter Q and A Session on GDPR / CGGC yn cynnal sesiwn Holi ac Ateb ar Twitter

Twitter Holi ac Ateb ar GDPR

Daw’r Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (GDPR)  i rym ar 25 Mai 2018 a bydd yn effeithio ar yr holl fudiadau trydydd sector sy'n cadw ac yn prosesu data personol buddiolwyr, rhoddwyr ariannol, staff a gwirfoddolwyr.

Bydd Cyngor Gweithredu Gwirfoddol Cymru (WCVA) yn cynnal sesiwn Holi ac Ateb fyw ar Twitter i ateb eich cwestiynau a thrafod unrhyw drafferthion y mae mudiadau trydydd sector yn eu cael wrth baratoi at y GDPR.

Dilynwch y sgwrs a gofyn eich cwestiynau gan ddefnyddio #GDPRsk, yn fyw ar Twitter ddydd Mercher 23 Mai 2018, 12-1pm

Twitter Q&A on GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will affect all third sector organisations that store and process the personal data of beneficiaries, financial donors, staff and volunteers.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A to answer your questions and discuss any issues third sector organisations are experiencing preparing for GDPR.

Follow the conversation and ask your questions using #GDPRsk, live on Twitter on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 12-1pm