Description The successful applicant is to lead on the involvement of people and relevant others, such as unpaid carers/relevant family members, who are receiving or who have recently received mental health services, working with partners in the public and third sector to co-design mental health services. Apply Interlink RCT is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to […]
Mrs Jones* was feeling very lonely since her mother had passed away. Also, health issues meant that she was forced to leave her job, and she was struggling with the long days with nothing to look forward to. To support her, Mrs Jones’s GP referred her to one of our Rhondda Wellbeing Coordinators, who discussed volunteering options with her. Firstly, […]
In April, May and June, we have a prize draw for people completing individual profiles on ConnectRCT.org.uk. Three people in each of those months will each win £50 in vouchers to spend in selected RCT businesses, and that now includes 41 local businesses. The incentive is helping to bring RCT residents into a community space with lots of interesting, fun […]
Download our latest newsletter here. It showcases several of the people and projects that we supported in RCT between September and December 2020. What’s more, you can read what we could do for you whether it’s boosting your wellbeing or getting your organisation the funding and advice it needs to flourish.
We have received confirmation of funding for our ICF Small Grants Scheme for 2021/2022. These grants are for voluntary and community organisations based and working in the Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil areas. They are supported by the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund. Grants of up to £5k are available for revenue costs to: combat the impact of loneliness […]
Thanks to the Welsh Government Recovery Fund, 10 organisations are providing mental health training for volunteers. There are 27 subjects from anxiety to telephone befriending training, and you can book via the details in the table below.
The secretary of Rhondda Lawn Tennis Club contacted Interlink RCT to discuss their clubhouse’s needs. They needed to modernise the club house, as well as improve several of the tennis courts’ surfaces and repair floodlights. There was a need to confirm the lease agreement with the council for the courts too. Also they wanted to employ a coach to visit […]
Before CVOA, locals just medicated health problems. There was nowhere nearby to focus on lifestyle changes in order to prevent issues and strengthen immune systems. In light of this, there was a need for a place to improve wellbeing and build resilience through interaction with nature. The CVOA team leased a plot of land on the outskirts of Abercynon, and […]
A council occupational therapist referred Mrs P to a community coordinator to deal with her isolation. In a long phone interview, it became clear that Mrs P had very swollen feet which saw her only able to wear slippers or walk barefoot. This would prevent her visiting groups in the community. For instance, to deal with her lymphedema and arthritis […]
Trehopkins OAP Group had been struggling to run their hall for years. In 2020, they asked us to help them engage the community to find out who might be interested in helping to run it as a community venue. Citrus Arts Ltd., a locally based community arts organisation, expressed an interest in getting involved. We began to support both organisations […]
On 25th November, we held a meeting with other voluntary sector organisations in Rhondda Cynon Taf to discuss funding Christmas related activities. What came out of the meeting were several inspiring stories of compassion in the community, and a list of what’s worked over the pandemic as well as what hasn’t. Download the event report for ‘An Act of Kindness […]
Until 18th December, we’re running two new schemes. The Great Escape schemes are designed to assist people to access RCT’s and Merthyr Tydfil’s outdoors digitally or physically. Also, there is an emphasis on supporting young people and front-line public service staff. Young People’s Great Escape Scheme ‘Small experiments with children and young people’ Are you interested in developing a project […]