NewLink Wales is an independent substance misuse organisation operating throughout Wales.
A clean and tidy Wales is likely to be a safer Wales. Areas that are traditionally no-go areas after dark are more likely to be poorly maintained, plagued by graffiti and abandoned vehicles, and the domain of fly-tippers. Reducing the fear of crime has a real impact on the occurrence of crime. Greater public confidence in using their local environments reduces the opportunities for others to damage those environments.
The Organisation’s main aims and objectives are to:
• Offer a an independent, free and accessible mediation service in Rhondda Cynon Taff
Age Concern Ceredigion provides services and support for older people, their families and carers. In all aspects of our work we consult with older people to ensure that we are responsive to their identified needs and expectations.
According to their mission statement AC Neath Port Talbot exist - "To provide free community based services that facilitate social inclusion, while promoting a healthy and active retirement and continuing independence for the older citizens of Neath Port Talbot"
The Vale Volunteer Bureau (VVB) was opened in 1996 and operates out of an accessible, shop-fronted premises on Holton Road. The premises are situated in Barry town centre. The team consists of both volunteers and paid staff. Volunteers compliment the work of the organisation, which in return provides them with the skills, knowledge and confidence that is needed to achieve their personal goals.
The Vale of Clwyd Mind Association involves around 30 volunteers in running a number of projects to support users of mental health services, their families and carers. The Sparks project, for example, encourages access to employment and training through its café, IT and administration, gardening and other services. It also provides supported housing, and social opportunities for clients.
The Neath Port Talbot Youth Offending Team is a multi-disciplinary team, made up of social workers, probation officers, the police, health, education and substances misuse workers. The team works with young people who are involved in or at risk of offending.
The organisation initially decided to apply for the Investors in Volunteers Award in 2007. The charity had recently turned 40 years old and it was felt that the award represented a real acknowledgement of the work the charity had been doing with its volunteers for the previous four decades and continues to do in the present day.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They campaign vigorously to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.