Cardiff – Supporting the young

Provision and support for young people provided by Cardiff Youth Services has been expanded in order to meet increased demand during COVID-19. The Council has reallocated staff to join the designated street based team, to engage with young people and listen to their views. Digital engagement between services and young people has increased and the … Continue reading Cardiff – Supporting the young

Cardiff – Time to say thanks to volunteers

Volunteers across Cardiff are being celebrated this week, including the 1,200 strong Together for Cardiff force which was set up by the city council at the onset of the COVID-19 emergency. Working with council staff, the volunteers helped preparing and delivering more than 5,000 emergency food and essentials parcels for people experiencing difficulties getting supplies … Continue reading Cardiff – Time to say thanks to volunteers

Cardiff – Young carers’ support

Cardiff is supporting young carers who have to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or drug or alcohol problem. Young carers can reach out through WhatsApp group chats, and they can access daily updates and activities to engage with their relatives at home. These include live video chats, workshops and … Continue reading Cardiff – Young carers’ support

Cardiff – Research for corona vaccine

A team of Cardiff University scientists has switched from researching cancer to work that could help to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. The team, usually working on reprogramming viruses to target and kill cancer, has put its expertise on research to work on a corona vaccine. The aim is to produce potential vaccines and pass … Continue reading Cardiff – Research for corona vaccine

Cardiff – Help for victims of domestic violence

RISE Cardiff, delivering support to those experiencing or escaping domestic violence, has adapted its ways of working to be able to continue providing full support, including accommodation, to those in need while respecting Public Health guidance. The team is available 24/7 via phone, webchat or email. You can read more here.

Cardiff – Elderly keep exercising

Cardiff Council’s Exercise Referral Team is helping some of the city’s older residents with medical conditions ranging from cardiac conditions to high blood pressure to get the exercise they need. The team has provided more than 1000 clients with tailored home exercise programmes and weekly video routines. Clients report that the videos help them with … Continue reading Cardiff – Elderly keep exercising

Cardiff – Fostering scheme for dogs in need

Cardiff Dogs Home is operating a re-homing procedure which aims to find the best possible home for each dog in their care and to keep the number of people at the Dogs Home to a minimum. Hundreds of people already expressed an interest in being a temporary dog carer, potentially becoming a permanent owner. Read … Continue reading Cardiff – Fostering scheme for dogs in need

Cardiff – Extra homeless provision

Cardiff Council has provided additional accommodation at two city centre hotels for rough sleepers and those living in emergency accommodation to ensure that any individuals with underlying health conditions, or who are showing symptoms of Coronavirus COVID-19, will be able to self-isolate.Residents receive three meals a day and support staff are available around the clock … Continue reading Cardiff – Extra homeless provision

Cardiff – Community volunteers

Cardiff residents have responded overwhelmingly to the call from Together For Cardiff which has been launched by Cardiff Council to unlock the volunteering potential across the city during the COVID-19 outbreak. The volunteering portal harnesses community spirit to match people who want to help, with those in need of assistance, in safe and properly-managed way. … Continue reading Cardiff – Community volunteers