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Festival of Ideas Presentations / Cyflwyniadau Gŵyl Syniadau

Festival of Ideas Presentations / Cyflwyniadau Gŵyl Syniadau

Our thanks to the St Davids Festival of Ideas team for the opportunity to speak on Friday.  Watch Mollie Roach and Sue Denman’s presentation again.  Diolchwn i dîm @st_ideas/@StDAvidsIdeas am y cyfle i siarad ddydd Gwener. Edrychwch ar gyflwyniad Mollie Roach a Sue Denman eto. https://bit.ly/2QhWntj

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Festival of Ideas Presentations / Cyflwyniadau Gŵyl Syniadau

Together for Change Programme / Gyda’n Gilydd drs Newid

Sue Denman Trustee, Solva Care and Together for Change Programme Lead The following text is a blog post by Sue Denman for the St Davids Festival of Ideas website on 28 December 2020. This is a very personal perspective on why a small local charity, Solva Care, decided to obtain grant funding to lead a county wide initiative. Solva Care is working with Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) and PLANED on a strategic project to build real partnership working with the public sector to support and sustain grassroots community groups. When I was in my 40s and busy with a demanding job and personal commitments a much older friend said to me that most people don’t really get interested or involved in politics until they have retired. The implication was that on retirement you have more time to look closely at policies and the decisions on which they are based and, importantly, consider how they affect one’s life. There is some truth in that observation, and I have had good...

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Together for Changes’ response to the Welsh Government consultation on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

Together for Changes’ response to the Welsh Government consultation on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

Barriers to the Successful Implementation of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015; Written Evidence from the Pembrokeshire Together for Change Programme 1. The Pembrokeshire Together for Change Programme is the Third Sector (Solva Care, PAVS and PLANED) led initiative funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 Legacy Fund to retain and sustain the positive changes resulting from the pandemic. The Programme started in March 2020 and seeks – through partnership working – to aid recovery and build community resilience in line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (hereafter referred to as the Act). We have included in this response, some of the actions that we have successfully undertaken to progress the delivery of the Act. 2. We are in broad agreement with the conclusions of the Future Generations Commissioner in her review of progress in the implementation of the Act as set out in the Future Generations Report 2020 in that, whilst...

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Harnessing the positive effect of COVID-19 for sustained community action

Harnessing the positive effect of COVID-19 for sustained community action

Sue Denman Trustee, Solva Care and Together for Change Programme Lead The following text is an amended transcript of the presentation given by Sue Denman at the Rural Health and Care Wales Conference on 11 November 2020. In my presentation I am going to briefly cover the notion of wellbeing and the challenges facing rural communities in keeping well. Then I will consider the effect of COVID-19 on communities and community organisations, and the impact on joint working. Finally, I will give an overview of the Together for Change Programme, bearing in mind that we are at an early stage of defining our workplan. In all this I will draw on the example of Solva, which is the community I volunteer in – and know best – and Pembrokeshire, which is the location of this new and exciting Programme. Wellbeing I am talking to an audience comprised mainly of health and care professionals who, I know, are only too aware of the complexity surrounding the concept of wellness and wellbeing. It is...

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