Cardiff Metropolitan University, Public Health Wales, and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board have commissioned an independent research agency, Hitch Marketing, to conduct a short survey with South Wales residents to understand people’s physical activity habits.
Communities in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan face multiple challenges to lead active lifestyles and research suggests that physical activity levels have decreased during the lockdown periods across South Wales.
We want to support our residents in the most appropriate way to meet their needs. The results from this survey will inform our approach to support residents in improving their health and wellbeing through physical activity. However, we need your help to reach them.
The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and participants will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw for a £25 voucher.
Thank you in advance for your support of our campaign.
WELSH AMBULANCE SERVICE - NEW APP
Welsh Ambulance Service want to ensure that important information was still being shared with our next generation of callers whilst seizing new innovative opportunities and influence positive behaviours. We are delighted to announce the launch of our new bilingual gaming app Blue Light Hub to help children & young people understand what to do in an emergency in a fun and engaging way.
Aimed predominately at 7-12 year olds, the Trust’s Blue Light Hub app which boasts four games, teach users about what happens when they call 999, the appropriate use of 999, how ambulance resources are dispatched and managed and the different uniforms they might encounter on their NHS journey. The lightly challenging games allows the player to become familiar with appearances, and take on various roles and challenges carried out by the emergency services. By rewarding players for their efforts with points, level badges, game unlocks, and the ability to accessorise their own avatar, the player is encouraged to return to the hub frequently, developing a familiarity with the theme, further encouraging them to make better choices about how to treat the emergency services, and what to do in difficult situations.
You can download the Blue Light Hub app for free on the apple app store for iOS, and on Google Play from a Google Android device by searching for either Blue Light Hub or Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
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Cardiff Parenting Services
Along with some of our service delivery partners, Cardiff Parenting Services are aiming to enhance our offer of services across Cardiff for parents of children with a range of needs. In order to do this, we would like to find out what parenting support would be useful for families of children with additional needs and/or disabilities.
Parenting Support may include:
These could be in community setting or online.
To help us understand what parenting support would be useful, please could you complete this parent survey?
It will only take a maximum of 10 minutes of your time.
The Parent Survey is available in English: https://forms.office.com/r/30zwJhgRJC
The Parent Survey is available in Welsh: https://forms.office.com/r/YakdCa0wsT
Cardiff Parenting provide group and one-to-one services to parents in Cardiff with children from 0-18 years. To find out more about what we currently offer, please see Cardiff Parenting 0-18 - Cardiff Family Advice and Support : Cardiff Family Advice and Support (cardifffamilies.co.uk)
Other services for parents in Cardiff are available from Cardiff Council, schools, the local Health Board and voluntary or charitable organisations. For example:
The survey is open now and will remain active through July and August 2021.
As the long summer holiday approaches here is some safety information to keep you all safe as you head to the beach.
If you are planning a trip to the beach it is important to remember:-
For more information on how to stay safe this summer check out our online advice at https://rnli.org/pages/beach
If you are looking for something to do in Penarth during the summer holiday then take part in the RNLI Treasure Hunt to find the china yellow wellies that will once again be in the windows of shops, restaurants and cafes around the town.
Entry forms can be purchased in the RNLI shop on the seafront and at Umpa Lumpa’s in Windsor Arcade.
Rhiwbina Tennis Club
🎾☀️Tennis Summer Holiday Club ☀️🎾
🎾9am-11am every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of the school holidays.
🎾Starting: Tuesday 20 July - Thursday 2 September.
Please book via LTA clubspark Rhiwbina- coaching- summer holiday club- select day
A Summer of Smiles to make Cardiff's children and young people beam is in store, starting with a fun-packed city centre playscape set to open this week.
A trip to town is about to get a whole lot more exciting for children, with the creation of a family-focussed setting on Churchill Way, with a large ‘Roly Poly Hill' as its centrepiece.
The playscape, which will open on Friday, June 25 is the forerunner for a host of activities and events that will take place across the city throughout the school summer holidays.
‘Summer of Smiles' is being organised by the Council, with support from key partners, as part of the Council's Child Friendly pandemic recovery agenda and to commend the achievements and resilience of every child and young person in the city throughout the difficult past year and more.
The programme of activities is designed to encourage children to play, move and actively enjoy themselves after the long periods of lockdowns and distance learning.
This recovery, and summer plans, closely align with Cardiff's ambition to be recognised as a Child Friendly City, and its preparations to submit for Child Friendly City recognition later this year, as recommended by the UK Committee for UNICEF.
Follow the Council's social media channels over the coming weeks for more news about Summer of Smiles - coming to a part of the city near you soon!!
To find out more about Child Friendly Cardiff, please visit www.childfriendlycardiff.co.uk
Mae rhaglen Gwên o Haf wedi'i pharatoi i wneud i blant a phobl ifanc Caerdydd wenu o glust i glust, gan ddechrau â thirwedd chwarae canol dinas llawn hwyl, sydd i agor wythnos hon.
Bydd mynd i dre yn llawer mwy cyffrous i blant nawr, ar ôl i leoliad yn benodol i deuluoedd wedi'i greu yn Ffordd Churchill, gyda ‘Bryn Roli Poli' mawr yn y canol.
Y dirwedd chwarae, a gaiff ei hagor ddydd Gwener 25 Mehefin, yw'r cyntaf o gyfres o weithgareddau a digwyddiadau a gynhelir ledled y ddinas drwy gydol gwyliau'r ysgol.
Trefnir 'Gwên o Haf' gan y Cyngor, gyda chefnogaeth partneriaid allweddol, yn rhan o agenda Da i Blant y Cyngor i adfer o'r pandemig a'i nod yw canmol cyflawniadau a gwydnwch pob plentyn a pherson ifanc yn y ddinas drwy'r flwyddyn anodd ddiwethaf a mwy.
Dyluniwyd y rhaglen weithgareddau i annog plant i chwarae, symud a mwynhau eu hunain yn ar ôl y cyfnodau hir o gloi a dysgu o bell.
Mae'r adferiad, a'r cynlluniau haf, yn cydweddu'n agos ag uchelgais Caerdydd i gael ei chydnabod fel Dinas sy'n Dda i Blant, a'i pharatoadau i gyflwyno cais am gydnabyddiaeth fel Dinas sy'n Dda i Blant yn nes ymlaen eleni, fel y'i hargymhellir gan Bwyllgor UNICEF y DU.
Dilynwch sianeli cyfryngau cymdeithasol y Cyngor dros yr wythnosau nesaf am ragor o newyddion am Wên o Haf - yn dod yn rhan o'r ddinas yn agos atoch yn fuan!
I gael gwybod mwy am Gaerdydd sy'n Dda i Blant, ewch I https://www.childfriendlycardiff.co.uk/cy/
Cardiff Hubs and Libraries Harry Potter Night event.
We will have a range of fun activities based on the shops in Diagon Alley.
Families can register to take part here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/158712289731
Is your child a gamer? Get Safe Online are running a series of webinars to help you ensure that your child is Gaming4Good.
Like many other things children do online, gaming has undergone a massive increase in popularity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of more time spent at home and restrictions on physical social contact.
Get Safe Online are running a campaign in June to challenge the commonly held traditional view that children’s gaming is largely a negative thing.
As part of this they are running three, 1 hour webinars, each tailored for parents/carers of children of different age groups.
Find out more and how to register on the Get Safe Online website.
They have also create a short leaflet ‘Your child and online gaming: what you need to know’.
👩👦Parents and carers of Cardiff school children!
🚸 We want to know how you feel about the school run.
💨 Do you find it a stressful start to the day or is it a walk in the park?
😷 Perhaps the way you travel to school has changed since the start of the pandemic?
Please share your school run experiences by completing our short survey here
🛴 Mum of two Stef, tells us how small changes to school journey have had a big impact on the whole family here.
👩👦 Rhieni a Gofalwyr plant ysgol Caerdydd!
🚸 Rydyn ni’n awyddus i glywed eich barn ar y daith i’r ysgol.
💨 A yw’n llawn straen neu’n brofiad hawdd i chi?
😷 Efallai bod y ffordd rydych chi’n teithio i’r ysgol wedi newid ers dechrau’r pandemig?
Rhannwch eich profiadau o’ch taith i’r ysgol drwy gwblhau ein harolwg byr yma
🛴 Mae mam i ddau, Stef, yn egluro sut mae newidiadau bach i’r daith i’r ysgol wedi cael effaith fawr ar y teulu cyfan yma.
Sport Cardiff in partnership with DanceFit are looking to get pupils dancing again after lockdown!
We are hosting a virtual DANCE competition open to both primary and secondary pupils regardless of age or previous dance experience.
There will be two challenges to enter. Pupils can enter one or both challenges
Competition 1- CHOREOGRAPH A 40 to 50 SECOND ROUTINE TO A SONG OF YOUR CHOICE - Any style of dance is allowed
Competition 2- LEARN THE ROUTINE CREATED BY DANCE FIT (see video link below)
The choreographed dance files for competition 2 :
Primary: Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now (starting at 0:33)
HOW TO ENTER-
Pupils have 4 weeks to practice and submit their video(s) entries via WeTransfer to :
Dance Fit Email: email@example.com
along with their completed consent form.
Pupils must ask their parent or guardian to complete the consent form attached to this email. No consent form = no entry.
(Please include your Name, School and clarification on which competition challenge entry)
Judging will take place over half term and results/winners will then be released on social media along with a collaborated montage on all entries when schools return.
DEADLINE FOR ENTERIES: 21st May 2021
If you or a parent have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
We are looking forward to your entries. Let the dancing commence.
The Cardiff Family Advice and Support Team have developed an animated video to showcase the support on offer to children, young people and families across the city.
The video highlights the range of existing and new services on offer, enabling the team to help more people than ever before.
Their designated helpline, the Cardiff Family Gateway, currently takes over 12,000 calls and emails a year, providing information and advice on the following:
· Family life
· Child behaviour
· Parental support
· School attendance
· Employment, money and housing
· Information and signposting to other services. Plus much more!
Since the launch of Cardiff Family Advice and Support the team have also expanded and have welcomed a team of Police Community Support Officers, Primary Mental Health Specialists and Family Help Disability Advisers.
To support this important service, please share the video with children, young people, families, colleagues, partners, as well as any social networks.
Visit www.cardifffamilies.co.uk for further information or contact the team directly:
Telephone: 03000 133 133.
Mae Tîm Cyngor a Chymorth i Deuluoedd Caerdydd wedi datblygu fideo wedi'i animeiddio i ddangos y cymorth sydd ar gael i blant, pobl ifanc a theuluoedd ar draws y ddinas.
Mae'r fideo'n amlygu'r ystod o wasanaethau presennol a newydd sydd ar gael, gan alluogi'r tîm i helpu mwy o bobl nag erioed o'r blaen.
Ar hyn o bryd mae eu llinell gymorth ddynodedig, Porth i Deuluoedd Caerdydd, yn cymryd dros 12,000 o alwadau ac e-byst y flwyddyn, gan roi gwybodaeth a chyngor ar y canlynol:
· Bywyd teulu
· Ymddygiad plant
· Gofal plant
· Cymorth i rieni
· Presenoldeb yn yr ysgol
· Cyflogaeth, arian a thai
· Gwybodaeth a chyfeirio at wasanaethau eraill A llawer mwy!
Ers lansio Cyngor a Chymorth i Deuluoedd Caerdydd mae’r tîm hefyd wedi ehangu a chroesawu tîm o Swyddogion Cymorth Cymunedol yr Heddlu, Arbenigwyr Iechyd Meddwl Cynradd ac Ymgynghorwyr Anabledd Helpu Teuluoedd.
I gefnogi'r gwasanaeth pwysig hwn, rhannwch y fideo gyda phlant, pobl ifanc, teuluoedd, cydweithwyr, partneriaid, yn ogystal ag unrhyw rwydweithiau cymdeithasol.
Ewch www.teuluoeddcaerdydd.co.uk gael rhagor o wybodaeth neu cysylltwch â'r tîm yn uniongyrchol:
Ffôn: 03000 133 133.
KICKING OFF AGAINST CANCER COMPETITION
Kicking off Against Cancer is a Cancer Charity based in South Wales.
They raise money to send those diagnosed with cancer on memory making experiences.
This month they are holding a competition to 'Draw Our Mascot' a chance for children to get creative and also be in with a chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at Lego or Disney Stores.
Click here to access their website: https://kickingoffagainstcancer.org/
School Admission Arrangements 2022-2023
Further to the email below, the School Admission Arrangements 2022-2023 were considered by the Council Cabinet at its meeting on 18 March 2021.
At this meeting the Cabinet agreed the School Admission Arrangements 2022/2023 as set out in the Admission Policy 2022/2023.
Details can be found on the Council website via the link below:
Or click on the link below to view a PDF copy.
If you have any queries regarding this please contact the Schools Organisation Programme Team on 029 2087 2720 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Earth Hour and help Cardiff become a One Planet City
Earth Hour is the moment millions come together for nature, people, and the planet. In previous years, an estimated half a million people across Wales took part and iconic landmarks across the world – including right here in Cardiff - switched off their lights for an hour to stand in solidarity with the planet.
This year we’ll once again be turning off the lights at Cardiff Castle and City Hall, but we’re also encouraging staff to take part at home.
The impact of individual actions might seem small but collectively they can inspire change and if we are to achieve the aim, set out in the recent One Planet Cardiff strategy, of Cardiff being carbon neutral by 2030, we’re all going to have to play our part and make changes to our lifestyles. Why not join us this weekend, by taking part in Earth Hour?
To get involved, simply switch off any non-essential lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 27th March.
If you can’t switch off your lights, or want to do more, why not:
· Take a ‘Wales for Our World’ quiz.
· Get creative and make a lantern or puppet and use a torch to bring them to life.
· Catch up on David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on Our Planet’ if you have Netflix.
· Download the WWF Footprints App. Sign up to an Earth Hour challenge and discover how you can make a difference, one step at a time.
Find out more about Earth Hour, here: https://www.wwf.org.uk/wales/earthhour
Welsh Rugby legend Sam Warburton has had many titles in his career – a Grand Slam, the Six Nations, youngest ever World Cup captain – and now he’s retired, Cardiff Dogs Home Ambassador.
It’s this new role that is the focus of Sam’s attention now, as he’s joined forces with local registered charity The Rescue Hotel to try to raise £500,000 to refurbish the kennels at Cardiff Dogs Home, which looks after up to 1000 stray dogs from Cardiff a year.
Sam talks about the fundraiser in this video clip
To donate, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/therescuehotel
Sam said: “I’ve had dogs my whole life. I’ve had two dogs from Cardiff Dogs Home in the family, and the happiness they’ve brought has been unbelievable.
“One of the things I always wanted to do when I finished my playing career was help the local dogs home. The dogs in there all deserve a good life and I really want to play a part in doing that for them.”
“Some dogs board in there for 12 months until they find their forever home, so hopefully we can raise as much money as possible and give them a lovely environment to stay in.”
The Dogs Home, which has received at least one RSPCA PawPrints Award every year since 2008 in recognition of its standards, is supported by ‘The Rescue Hotel’, a charity which was set up in April last year to raise funds for additional services, such as qualified behaviourists for dogs awaiting rehoming, and run by Cardiff Council.
For more info about The Rescue Hotel, please visit: www.therescuehotel.com
Rhiwbina Tennis Club, Cardiff. 🏴🇬🇧
LTA Youth Coaching Courses
Starting from Monday 12th April.
🎾Blue stage - Age 4-6.
🎾Red stage - Age 6-8.
🎾Orange stage - Age 8-9.
🎾Green stage - Age 9-10.
🎾Yellow stage - Age 10+.
🎾Adult - Pair & Play.
Bookings via LTA clubspark Rhiwbina.
🐣 Easter Holiday Club 🐣
Starting from Monday 29th March.
🎾Ages 6-11. 9am-11am.
🎾Ages. 4-5. 11.15am - 12.15pm.
🎾Private lessons 9am - 5pm
Adult Spring Offer
£50 membership (April-June)
ITF Seniors World Tour 🌎🇬🇧🏴
Join Amgueddfa Cymru and take part in the Big Museum Easter Trail from your own home!
Here's a taster of what’s included:
Tickets are £2 for the whole family (not including ticket fee and VAT)
We’d like to offer you a 10% discount with code SIOCLED10
Just type this code into the promo code box to unlock the discounted tickets
All materials and activities supplied for this event will be bilingual (Welsh & English).
Cardiff councils Childrens play services
Cardiff councils childrens play services, are conducting a survey with children in Cardiff to find out what play opportunities they have and how the lockdown period has effected those opportunities. The survey is part of the welsh governments Play Sufficiency Assessment , the assessment process will support childrens play across the all councils in wales and help to guide the decision makers to take a play friendly approach to decisions.
They feel that getting children’s point of view is important to enable them to get a picture of what it is like to play in Cardiff/Wales and that they have a right to be heard.
If you would like to particpate then please see the two links below, one in english and one in welsh.
Here's the link to the form "Play questionnaire for children and young people.":
Here's the link to the form "Holiadur chwarae ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc.":
Children's Play Services
Cardiff Youth Service and Cardiff Commitment have developed a series of challenges to keep young people and their families engaged in new and fun interests, aside from the amount of time they are taking part in digital activities, to enhance wellbeing.
The two teams have worked together to come up with a February challenge, which encourages young people to learn new skills, remain physically and mentally active and to tap into their creative sides.
Children and young people can do the challenges on their own, with other family or household members, or virtually with friends, helping them to stay connected despite the current lock down.
Young people taking part also have the chance to win a £30 Just Eat voucher, by sharing their challenges on Instagram using the tags @CardiffYouthService and #CYSGetCreative.
Cardiff Youth Service also have many other activities and support on offer on their website: http://cardiffyouthservices.wales/ and on their social media channels:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CardiffYouthService @CardiffYouthService
Twitter https://twitter.com/YouthCardiff @YouthCardiff
The Cardiff Commitment supports the vision that the public, private and third sectors will work in partnership, with schools and education providers, to connect children and young people to the vast range of opportunities available in the world of work. Find out more: https://cardiffcommitment.co.uk/
Sport Cardiff are conducting a survey for all parents in Cardiff to gain insight around their swimming experiences.
We aim to use the insight collected to design new, evidence based services for the families of Cardiff.
Please can you help us share the survey amongst your network.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.
Northwood have kindly offered to support us again this year with 50 Christmas boards. For every board we display in the community, Northwood will donate £10 to the PTA.
If you are able to display a board outside your home please download and complete the attached form and email it to email@example.com ASAP!
Boards will go up from 5th December and come down during the 1st week in January. (Board design attached).
Please support us if you can and help raise £500 for the school.
Wanted: Little Litter Heroes! Sign up today!
As the city continues to adapt to a local lockdown, you may be stuck for ideas for your kids on the weekends and after school.
If you have kids under 16, why not help them become a Litter Hero?
Love Where You Live has launched a brand new Litter Hero scheme and would love as many young people as possible to get involved.
If you are under 16 and love helping to keep the streets of Cardiff clean, this is the activity for you!
You can keep track of the litter picking hours you complete with our handy Litter Hero stamp card and will receive a certificate for 10 hours, 25 hours and 50 hours of litter picking completed. You will also get rewarded with prizes too!
So, why not sign-up today? Parents or guardians just need to complete the quick form here: www.bit.ly/LWYLLitterHero
If you’re an adult you can sign-up to be a Love Where You Live Litter Champion too. This will mean you are fully insured by the Council when out and about (as long as you follow our safe working guidelines), and we can provide you with pink volunteers bags.
To find out more get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 029 2071 7564.
What’s your story?
If you or your team have a Working For Cardiff story to tell, send photos and a brief description to email@example.com
Yn eisiau: Arwyr Sbwriel Bach! Cofrestrwch heddiw!
Wrth i'r ddinas barhau i addasu i’r cyfnod cloi lleol, mae’n bosibl y byddwch yn brin o syniadau am bethau i’w gwneud gyda'ch plant ar y penwythnosau ac ar ôl ysgol.
Os oes gennych blant dan 16 oed, beth am eu helpu i ddod yn Arwr Sbwriel?
Mae Carwch eich Cartref wedi lansio ein cynllun Arwr Sbwriel newydd sbon a byddem wrth ein bodd yn cynnwys cymaint o bobl ifanc â phosibl.
Os ydych dan 16 oed ac wrth eich bodd yn helpu i gadw strydoedd Caerdydd yn lân yna dyma dasg i chi!
Gallwch gadw golwg ar yr oriau rydych yn eu treulio’n casglu sbwriel gyda'n cerdyn stamp Arwr Sbwriel defnyddiol a byddwch yn derbyn tystysgrif am 10 awr, 25 awr a 50 awr o gasglu sbwriel wedi'u cwblhau. Byddwch yn derbyn gwobrau hefyd!
Felly, beth am gofrestru heddiw? Mae angen i rieni neu warcheidwaid lenwi'r ffurflen gyflym yma: www.bit.ly/LWYLLitterHero
Ac os ydych chi'n oedolyn gallwch gofrestru i fod yn Ymgyrchydd Sbwriel Carwch eich Cartref hefyd. Bydd hyn yn golygu eich bod wedi'ch yswirio'n llawn gan y Cyngor pan fyddwch allan (cyn belled â'ch bod yn dilyn ein canllawiau gweithio diogel), a gallwn roi bagiau gwirfoddolwyr pinc i chi.
I gael gwybod mwy cysylltwch â ni ar CarwchEichCartref@caerdydd.gov.uk neu ffoniwch 029 2071 7564.
Beth yw eich stori chi?
Os oes gennych chi neu eich tîm stori Gweithio Dros Gaerdydd i'w rhannu, anfonwch luniau a disgrifiad byr i firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff City FC Foundation
are continuing their commitment to supporting children, young people and families to lead healthier and more active lives through our digital parental physical activity support sessions. These sessions are being run as part of the NSPCC 2020 Parents in sport week. (https://thecpsu.org.uk/parents/)
The aim of the sessions are to discussions and provide examples of:
Sessions are running on the following times and dates:
Parents are able to register on the below link:
Latest issue of the bilingual online newspaper Y Cliciadur/Clic-It Cymru.
The resource is available for free from the HWB website: https://hwb.gov.wales/repository/resource/ff4afd70-678d-4b46-9ad6-dad079eb9f54/en
Please click on the link to view the ‘back to school’ issue of 'Families - Cardiff & Vale' Magazine
The link to the magazine is: