Archive for March, 2011

Dan Mason and Thomson Foundation raise social media awareness for local charities

Crossroads Care in the Vale has recently been involved in an exciting new training opportunity thanks to Dan Mason and the Cardiff-based Thomson Foundation.

Dan is a consultant, trainer and on-line editor for the Thomson Foundation. He has been a journalist and editor for more than twenty five years, running newsrooms and media businesses in some of the most diverse communities. Dan became involved in Crossroads Care in the Vale’s work through the Media Trust, and he set up the charity’s website as well as a blog to promote their 2009 ‘Wheels across Wales’ fundraising venture.

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Vale Older People’s Strategy Forum support local carers

Winnie and Rene with members of Penarth Social Group

Winnie Davies and Rene Gannon of the Vale Older People’s Strategy Forum gave an interesting talk to members of Crossroads Care in the Vale’s Penarth Social Group on Monday 21st March.

The Strategy Forum is very active in the Vale of Glamorgan, giving a voice to all those over the age of fifty. Rene and Winnie explained that they are a familiar presence at council meetings, and often attend events to highlight and express the needs of local older people. The Forum also holds an annual information day where older people can find out about the local services available to them.

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Wales Dementia Helpline provides 24 hour support to carers

The Wales Dementia Helpline offers emotional support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with dementia as well as other family members or friends. The service will also help and support those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

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