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What are your stories of living in the South Wales Valleys? See below or visit: www.valleysstories.com
Our final Samba Drumming session produced this fabulous sound!
Take a look at local Neath Port Talbot food producers by clicking on the link: Community Growers Map
If you are a small producer with a hobby or an existing trader or know anyone who produces quality goods let us know we would love to hear from you.
Please fill in the questionnaire mentioned below, it can be accessed by clicking on this link – Tyfu’n Iach
Providing training and support for community groups and individuals who are interested in growing produce to generate income. Our passion is strengthening communities through building networks and providing opportunities for participation in local growing. We value healthy lifestyles and giving people the skills they need to develop. With a view to building a food network/hub we’d really appreciate it if you would fill out the questionnaire in the link above.
This successful project has now come to an end, click on the picture to read how we got on!
If you love people and supporting them while they’re struggling, this is the job for you!
Gaining a health and social care qualification can be done whilst in employment although it would be beneficial to your knowledge and understanding to complete a pre-access to health and social care and/or a full access to health professions course.
At this time of the year, we start to dream of how our garden might look in a couple of months. Have you ever thought about taking the dream further and making a living out of creating beautiful spaces? The qualities needed for this career are a love of the outdoors and to be relatively fit! Some of the benefits of this career are to increase your fitness, health and well-being to name but a few. Click for information regarding qualifications you might need to become a professional. There are also part time courses available for those who would like to learn more just for their own pleasure.
Health/Care Worker: care sector support workers are patient and compassionate, sympathetic and empathetic. These workers are individuals who have a love of people and want to support them in their daily lives. Among other situations, you could be supporting someone to live independently or ensuring that an elderly person has the help to continue living in their own home. We are running a FREE pre-access to health taster day at DOVE Workshop on 28th January from 9.00 – 15.00. This will be followed by a FREE full pre-access to health course starting in February. The course will explore the study skills needed to complete a Health qualification as well as supporting the learner to improve their maths and literacy skills; both needed to progress further in this field.
Job of the Month – November
Do you have a logical and methodical approach to problem solving?
Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills?
Are you committed to helping people transform their lives in a positive way
The work of a psychologist can be educational, clinical and occupational. Becoming qualified to practise involves completing a psychology degree accredited by British Psychological Society (BPS). A good starting point would be the psychology course running at DOVE in November! The class begins on the 5th November at 18.00 – 20.00.
Simon Pope’s film ‘Primary Agents of a Social World’.
This event features free refreshments and includes a discussion and Q&A after the screening. In attendance will be the filmaker Simon Pope and Mair and Hywel Francis.
Commissioned by the National Museum Wales, Primary Agents of a Social World is Simon Pope’s film about coal and community in South Wales, touring to four key venues across the coalfield this September. In the film a group of people, related to a large coal sample from the Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales collection, take a bus journey that follows the coal seam from Blaenavon to the north of Cardiff, picking people up along the way, and eventually meeting the coal sample itself in the Museum stores. The resulting film asks whether new types of community can be formed by tracing connections between this specific coal specimen and those whose lives it may have transformed.
Success stories from Oxfam Cymru’s Livelihoods Project
Welsh and Appalachian Mining Communities is a documentary and community engagement project that explores how two coal communities survive dramatic job loss. The filmmakers want to receive feedback from the people featured in the film before distribution to a wider audience.
Go to: www.aftercoal.com