Interlink has produced a list of community resources providing services throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff in relation to COVID – 19. The list will be updated on a daily basis. Please click here for the list of resources. If you know of any other resources operating in the area, or wish to add a resource, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be included. […]
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 […]
Mr X saw a Taff Ely wellbeing coordinator in his local Jobcentre. He had initially been referred as he was caring for his wife, who had multiple physical health issues. Jobcentre staff felt that Mr X was isolated and could benefit from support with his mental health. During the consultation, Mr X disclosed that he was the victim of childhood […]
In states of distress, both Mrs V and Mrs L had been referred to a wellbeing coordinator. Both felt lonely and isolated, without friends or a social support network. In particular, Mrs V had anxiety and depression, and Mrs L had difficult personal circumstances with low overall wellbeing. The coordinator referred both to CVOA’s Ladies Sheds Project. Also she referred […]
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 […]
Description Salary: SCP 28 £26,235 Hours: 37 Contract: Temporary to 30 Nov 21 Location: RCT The Covid-19 pandemic has both highlighted and exacerbated the inequalities faced by Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. We are looking for a BAME Engagement Officer who has experience in community engagement and skills in engaging with a diverse range of BAME communities to work […]
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 […]
Originally, Cilfynydd had few options for meeting places for new parents. It’s an isolated community which can leave many families feeling cut off and lonely. Little Lounge Pontypridd had worked with Interlink RCT over several years to develop a dedicated café and play space at the Cilfynydd Community Centre, as part of a community asset transfer. Then the pandemic […]
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 […]