Chwarae Teg

Chwarae TegChwarae Teg has had a request to find a woman to take part in an upcoming TV programme.

The programme will focus on the increase of people experiencing “in-work poverty” and specifically a woman is needed to take part in the programme.

The producers are looking for a South Wales based women who is in work and claiming top-up benefits, and at the same time is finding it increasingly difficult to make finances stretch.

So for example she may be needing to use the services of a foodbank or is having to make decisions between heating or eating.

If you know any working woman in this position who you think would be willing to take part in the programme can you please ask her to email  john.jackson@chwaraeteg.com as soon as possible.

Alternatively she can contact us directly using the same email address or by calling 029 2047 8900.

The first part of the filming needs to take place as soon as possible, with a further piece filmed between the 5th and 8th May.

This is for a current affairs TV programme. Importantly it will help to highlight the struggle many working women are currently experiencing in trying to cope when their finances are under exceptional pressure.

So any woman taking part will be helping to highlight this increasingly important issue.

 

The Undateables

Are you single and looking for love?

Undateables programmeDo you have a physical, sensory or other impairment, or a long term condition and want to meet the person of your dreams?

‘Betty’ are making a fourth run of the romantic, insightful and acclaimed documentary series ‘The Undateables’ for Channel 4.

Once again we will be following disabled people and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of their quest to find love.  As with previous series we will explore and challenge some of the issues and barriers that are faced.

‘Betty’ will work with one or more introduction agencies that find matches for their clients across the UK, based on what has been specified by that client in terms of common interests, likes, dislikes, and location. ‘Betty’ will be closely involved with the matching process and work with the agencies who will seek to provide introductions with both disabled and non-disabled people.

If you would like the chance to meet your match and are interested in taking part get in touch with us on 020 7290 0223.  Alternatively you can email us at  undateables@betty.co.uk

 

Job Opportunity

Interact Co-Ordinator Job – Dynamic

DynamicTo coordinate, run and monitor to funders the Interact Scheme supporting disabled young people into mainstream leisure activities with a target of eventual independent access.

Applications and further information available from Dynamic Office: Bradbury House, 23 Salisbury Rd, Wrexham.  Email:  wrexhamdynamic@yahoo.co.uk,  or telephone:  01978 263656

 

Message from Guide Dogs Campaign

Guide dogThey are delighted to share with you some historic news for our Dog Attacks campaign. The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill finally received Royal Assent last month which means a dog attack on an assistance dog could now lead to the owner being punished with up to three years imprisonment, as it will be classed as an aggravated offence.

They are very grateful for everything done by the public to help bring about this law. It’s a major step forward in protecting the safety of our incredible, life changing dogs. The new law will be in force in England and Wales, as well as in Scotland thanks to recent Parliamentary activity in Holyrood. Northern Ireland already has very similar measures in place.

An attack on a guide dog is a traumatic experience and can rob someone of their means of getting around as well as their faithful companion. At our last estimates, 10 guide dogs were attacked every month on average. We’ve been campaigning on this issue for years and it is our profound hope that this law will reduce the number of attacks by dogs and, as a result, will make people with sight loss and their guide dogs safer in the streets. You can read more about what this new law will mean on our website.

 

The Reader Organisation

Reading groupGroups Running in North Wales this Month:

Llanberis Library – Tuesdays 3.15 – 4.45 pm (Welsh medium group) For Children aged 7 – 11.

Open Groups for Adults running throughout North Wales:

Buckley Library – Mondays 12.30 – 2 pm (English medium group)

Llanrwst Library – Mondays 3.0 – 5 pm (English medium group)

Penmaenmawr Library – Thursdays 1.30 – 3 pm (English medium group)

Rhyl Library – Thursdays 1.30 – 3 pm (English medium group)

Colwyn Bay Library – Thursdays 3.30 – 5 pm (English medium group)

Caernarfon Library – Fridays 2 – 3 pm (Welsh medium group)

New Groups starting this month:

Llangefni Library – Thursdays 10.30 – 12 pm, starting 20th March.

Bangor Library – Fridays 10.30 – 12 pm, starting 21st March.

For more information please go to the website:  http://www.thereader.org.uk/

or email:  leahedge@thereader.org.uk

Celf o Gwmpas has moved!

This is our chrysalis moment! Are you watching?

CELFlogoThroughout 2013 we met some amazing people, shown some innovative and thought provoking work and created a well grounded sense of achievement. We live in a world which has a head down, barriers up approach. Despite the variety of beauty and chaos which surrounds us, society craves normality. However, this has never been the ethos of Celf. After years of working hard to challenge perceptions of limits and conventions, we are now moving our own boundaries, changing shape and emerging into something new and exciting. Our heart and soul will remain the same.

We are still situated on the A483 but have moved from the Beaufort Gallery to the spacious former Drama Centre building. Some of our details have changed, make a note of what’s new.

Chat to us: 01597 822777

Email us: events@celfogwmpas.org

Check us out: celfogwmpas.org

Follow us on Twitter: @celf_o_gwmpas

Follow us on Facebook: search ‘Celf o Gwmpas’

Come see us: Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EB