Compass Community Hub and Housing Project at Gurnos, formerly the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC), will be opened by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan MS on 22 March.

The hub will host an open day where people will be invited to take part in workshops on wellbeing and mindfulness, IT and digital skills, carpentry, retail training and customer service, jewellery making, craft activities and a taster session in beauty.

Compass Hub Open Day will take place on 23 March 2023, from 11am-7pm. As well as the range of taster sessions on offer, staff will also take visitors on a tour and talk to them about the services on offer.


Come along and find out about the support and groups available for Dad's from the Parent Support team and other services. If you’d like more information please email parentsupport@merthyr.gov.uk

The Welsh Government is asking children and young people, families and community members, and organisations that support and speak out for children in poverty to help us make decisions about what we should do to tackle child poverty.

This engagement work is the start of work to decide what we will include in a draft Child Poverty Strategy for Wales. This will then be shared as a 12-week formal consultation exercise.

This evidence has helped us to start to think about what we need to talk to people about. A strategy explains what we plan to do, why we plan to do it and how we will know if we are achieving what we want to achieve.

We need your help to decide what to include in a formal consultation on a new Child Poverty Strategy for Wales

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil will be holding two short session engagement events to enable community members and Third Sector to feed into the pre-consultation.

To attend or for further information contact Karen Vowles at karen.vowles@vamt.net

March 9th 10:30 – 12:30 at Voluntary Action Centre Merthyr Tydfil

March 17th 2pm – 4pm at Treharris Boys & Girls Club.

March 29th 1:30pm - 3:30pm at Voluntary Action Centre Merthyr Tydfil 





We are looking at how we reward and recognise people who get involved in Mental Health Services in Cwm Taf Morgannwg. For example, sharing ideas, experiences and opinions, it could also include working with others to design, deliver and evaluate services, mental health policies and procedures.

We want to hear from people with experience of mental ill health and the friends and families (carers) who support them. The information we collect in the survey will be used to find the best way to reward and recognise the involvement of people with lived experience of mental illness in improving services in the future.

Please click on link to take part in this survey.


If you have any questions please contact Sharon Jones, Mental Health Service User Involvement Officer on 07553 102266 or email sharon.jones@vamt.net




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