Have you heard of the All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards?

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board (RPB) is soon to embark on a campaign to raise awareness of dementia care standards in Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.

At the heart of this campaign are those living with dementia, their carers and professionals working with people living with dementia. That is why the RPB needs you to help shape the future of dementia care in Wales.

To begin with, they are looking to better understand the current awareness levels of the All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards through the short survey below.


If further information is required please contact Rebecca Goodhand – Rebecca.Goodhand@wales.nhs.uk

Treharris Male Voice Choir are available to help organisations raise funds by performing concerts at your events, whether they are formal concerts or corporate type events: awards presentations, conferences, opening ceremonies, flash mobs or any other type of event that would be enhanced by a male choir.

There are costs involved which generally include the cost of the professional Music Team and the cost of transport for the choir.

If you would like to explore this further they will do their best to fulfil your request based on the above.

To make an enquiry please contact their Secretary on: tmvc61sec@outlook.com or telephone 07808895121


This application process is open to public sector local authorities, local Health Board, third sector and registered social landlords within Cwm Taf Morgannwg.  The HCF Funding forms part of the wider Welsh Government policy ‘A Healthier Wales: Our plan for Health and Social care’ and sits under the Programme for Government, focussing capital investment into accommodation solutions for those people who need care and support.

The Housing for Care Funding Programme (HCF) (Objective 3) forms part of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board’s Capital Investment Plan.

This funding can be applied for, to invest into small scale capital projects and capital works that are expected to cost below the threshold of £100,000 (Please note, this is not a revenue funding steam and cannot fund annual service running costs).

Target client groups include; older people, including those with dementia, people with learning disabilities or neuro-developmental conditions, people with emotional health and well-being needs,  children with complex needs and unpaid carers.

Before making an application, please read the Welsh Government ‘Housing with Care Guidance 2022-2023’ to ensure your application meets the relevant criteria.  The full guidance can be found in the following links:



In summary, Housing with Care Funding can be invested into the following kinds of projects:

  • repairs, refurbishments and improvements to existing housing with care or intermediate care settings;
  • equipment and adaptations to existing homes which are not supported by other Welsh Government adaptations grants (such as provision of storage space for equipment and mobility vehicles or wheelchairs), including supplementing the cost of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) over the £36,000 statutory maximum;
  • other smaller scale projects in support of HCF objectives e.g. community or third sector led; and
  • digital aids, monitoring and assistive technologies

HCF Objective 3 may not be used for:

  • purchase of vehicles
  • conversion or improvement of analogue to digital technology infrastructure

Click here for application form

Application process will open from 8th February 2023 to 31st March 2023, please return your completed application forms by 31st March 23 to Paul Ellis – Regional Compliance Officer

Email: Paul.J.Ellis@rctcbc.gov.uk



VAMT and Merthyr College have been working in partnership to organise a Volunteering Fayre.  This is taking place Monday 13th February 11am - 3pm in the Atrium at the college.  

The event is open to members of the public as well as learners so please come along and find out what volunteering opportunities are available in the Merthyr area.

Please contact Fran on 07958 132822 or email frances.barry@vamt.net for more information.

The Outdoor Partnership have teamed up with Cambrian Village Trust and local paddle sport instructor Ashley from Rhondda Paddle sport Club to run our first Cwm Taf Morgannwg Adventure Therapy Project.

THIS IS FOR AGE 18+ Males only

These sessions are suitable for adults who have never tried any paddle sport before or would like to join in and do some more flat-water paddling. All safety and paddle sport equipment will be provided!! This program is planned to improve individuals’ mental health and wellbeing through the outdoors.

Please click on expression of interest link below if you would like to attend.


Contact Leila Connelly from The Outdoor Partnership if you like further information. leila.connolly@partneriaeth-awyr-agored.co.uk


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