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Interlink’s Our Cwm Taf Update – there is EVEN MORE going on!
That’s what I call a CELEBRITY – it really was Transformational!
Interlink held a hugely successful Conference titled ‘The Power Of Future Generations to Transform Society’ on the 13 November with over 100 people in attendance.
The audience was overwhelmed with the presentations from young people supported by Spectacle Theatre; and by Interlink members, with Anne West – The Monday Club – (Beddau & Tynant Community Library) and Dave Harris from Treorchy Men’s Shed inspiring everyone with the incredible things they try to involve people in what they do. It motivated everyone to take part in workshops on loneliness and isolation, volunteering and children and young people, and Interlink has a huge amount of work to do to work with people to take action. Interlink also explained their plans to work more closely with members to make sure they get the support they need to have an even greater impact in the community.
‘The presentations from our members and young people seemed to motivate everyone in the room, we don’t need celebrity speakers because people working for free in our communities are the real celebrities. They brought such energy with them into the event, that’s what I call a celebrity – it really was transformational!’ Simon, Chief Executive
With special thanks to Marcus Longley, Chair of Cwm Taf Public Service Board and Cwm Taf University Health Board, who talked about how the PSB aimed to implement the Wellbeing Plan, but more importantly took time to listen to people and share thoughts and experiences with us. We were also pleased with the contribution from Jacob Ellis, representing the Future Generations Commissioner, who talked about listening to and involving people and tackling climate change.
Contact Interlink on 01443 846200 for more information
Know Your Rights! – The Cwm Taf Social Value Network Winter Event
The Cwm Taf Social Value Network Winter Event ‘Are we effectively involving and supporting children and young people?’ held at the Red House, Merthyr Tydfil, was a great success with over 60 people getting involved in heated debate.
We heard about plans to invest in early intervention and prevention services in Cwm Taf to improve wellbeing through:
- A new children, young people and families plan to better support young people in the community;
- A ‘first 1000 days’ approach to prevent adverse childhood experience;
- An ‘Transformation’ application to Welsh Government to provide early help and reduce the pressure on public services, providing a rapid response to get people the support they need when they need it.
Involvement was a strong theme, and we were really excited to hear from children and young people who were meaningfully involved in a decision to commission substance misuse services in Cwm Taf;
- The incredible story of a young carer, caring for both her mum and siblings;
- Newly elected service user and care representatives told everyone about their new role on te Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Board
- Kirrin Davidson, Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, talked about how to take a rights based approach to involving children and young people.
It was an awesome event, and we hope you can attend the next event, planned for Spring 2019, for further information, please email email@example.com or call 01443 846221.
Do you or your group want to know more? Contact Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01443 846200 – come on, what are you waiting for?