Wales Without Violence: a shared framework for the prevention of violence among children and young people has been developed by the Wales Violence Prevention Unit and Peer Action Collective Cymru, and importantly it is informed by the views, experiences and aspirations of over 1,000 children, young people and professionals, working together to visualise a Wales without violence.

For those who are unable to make the launch event in Cardiff today, there will be a virtual launch on 10 May 2023, 13:30-15:30. Register here.

Two important events coming to RCT and Merthyr Tydfil in the next few weeks that will be of interest regarding adult learning specifically and access to higher education in SE Wales.

The events are as follows:

  • Friday 12 May at the Feelgood Factory in Mountain Ash, RCT, CF45 4XZ.
  • Friday 19 May at the Redhouse Cymru in Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE.

Please register here to attend: Reaching Wider in RCT & Merthyr Tydfil

Both events are designed to bring all stakeholders together to both inform the Reaching Wider adult learning provision for the next academic year, and to celebrate the previous successes of this innovative programme.

Both events run from 10am to 3pm and the agenda includes:

  • Reaching Wider – the Story So Far Chris Webb Director, Reaching Wider
  • Good Practice & Good Partnerships Natalie Kendrick Doyle – Manager, Reaching Wider
  • 2023/24 – Priorities & Partnerships Jamie Grundy – Adult Officer, Reaching Wider

The afternoon will then include facilitation and exploration of shared priorities and potential partnerships across the region for the forthcoming academic year.

Reaching Wider is a partnership of universities, schools and colleges working together to improve social mobility by widening access to all forms of higher education.

This national programme, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), aims to increase higher education participation from under-represented groups by raising educational aspirations and skills, and creating innovative study opportunities and learning pathways to higher education.

Our new Blog is up and running, you are now able to subscribe which will keep you up to date with all the latest news that is happening in Merthyr Tydfil.

Please click on the link https://vamt.net/en/updates/ and scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your email address and click subscribe.  Any questions please email frances.barry@vamt.net

Are you 18+?

Do you want to experience the sporting industry and get involved in sport and volunteering?

Do you have spare time and would be interested in helping a local sports/physical activity club?

We can provide you with the qualifications to enable you to confidently undertake a positive role within the community.

You would receive free training to the following:

  • Level 2 Community Sports Leaders Course starting April 29th & 30th
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Safeguarding and Children Protection Qualification
  • Disability Inclusion Training

As part of this programme you will need to undertake a minimum of 20 hours volunteering in a local sports/physical activity club. We can support you to find the most suitable place for you.

Please contact Vikki Jones at Vikki.jones@merthyr.gov.uk to book on or for any further information.

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