The Palliative Care suite at Llanidloes War Memorial Hospital (LWMH) has been open for several months, during the construction it was necessary for Health and Safety reasons to temporaily close 7 inpatient beds unfortunatley these beds have never been re-opened, the reason given by Powys Teaching Health Board (PtHB) is that there is no demand for these beds, no patients have been denied admission or transfer to Llanidloes Hospital.
Public contact with Dyfed-Powys Police – how, why and is it easy?
Your Police & Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and his team are currently carrying out a review to gain a better understanding of public contact with the Police.
Dafydd Llywelyn says: “I want to address how and why you contact the Police, and in making contact, whether you have found a service which is easy to access.
I want to find out if you feel the Force makes it clear how, and in which situations, you should contact them. I also want to discover what service you expect in terms of contacting the Police.
One of the priorities I set out within my Police and Crime Plan, is to ensure that you receive an accessible and responsive service from your police force. Therefore, crucially, I want to identify if any improvements are needed.”
This is the most recent strand of a new enhanced approach to the Commissioner’s continued commitment to holding the Force to account, for the delivery of an efficient and effective police service for the residents of Dyfed-Powys. The Commissioner has previously conducted two similar reviews, which looked at police officers’ use of force, and the Force’s approach to tackling illegal drugs. Both reviews included a public consultation aspect and resulted in the Force making some improvements in these areas.
Your Commissioner has launched a public survey for his current review.
The survey asks you to consider matters such as; whether you would contact the Police or one of their partner organisations in a number of various situations; how well informed you feel about the various ways you can contact the Police; how you would prefer to contact the Police; and whether you personally have experienced any barriers or difficulties in contacting the Police.
Dafydd Llywelyn adds: “I would very much appreciate your time in completing this survey; to let me know your views, and to inform me of your specific experiences in contacting Dyfed-Powys Police. Diolch am eich amser. Thank you for your time.”
You can access the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MQLW7D3
Alternatively, you can contact the Commissioner’s office on 01267 226440 / firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a paper copy.
The survey closes at midday on 2nd September.
Trefeglwys Show 2019
Older People's Commissioner for Wales - Spring Newsletter
Latest news letter from the Police & Crime Commissioner
Over the course of the last year the Patient Experience & Community Involvement Team within the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust have been engaging with and collating feedback from carers (especially older carers) that has demonstrated the importance for us to better understand their needs. Carers have told us that they are reluctant to seek help for themselves due to carer responsibilities and their expectations when it is the person they care for needing help. We have developed a survey that is being carried out to capture more in-depth information to help develop our approach to improving experiences and outcomes for carers.
The Carers Survey is now live and can be completed bilingually via the same link. Please feel free to share with colleagues and anyone else you feel is appropriate.
Thank you very much
Welsh Ambulance Service Trust - Carers Survey
There will be a launch event later this week in Llanidloes and Newtown on Friday 14th June where people will have the opportunity to have their say on ‘what matters most’ to them and their community today. People will also have an opportunity to meet and chat with elected members and executive officers from the council and health board.
I am pleased to announce the launch of our national conversation,Our Future Wales, which will take place on 6 June. We want to find out what matters to people around Wales and the information we gather will inform our Future Generations Report 2020.
Click here for the notice
Following the recent installation of a deibrillator at the Red Lion Pub, Trefeglwys Community Council has arranged a Defibrillator & CPRE Awareness and Training Session with Welsh Hearts.
Please join us to learn life saving skills.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Dafydd Llywelyn is launching his funding programme where grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to groups and organisations across the Force.
The Local Democracy & Boundary Commission for Wales has published its final report on the recommendations for the Electoral Boundaries for Powys.
Garden waste banks at community recycling sites in the county are to be removed over the next two weeks, Powys County Council has said.
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioners Newsletter for March 2019
The aim of the ‘Living Memory’ scheme is to utilise the potential of the National Library of Wales (NLW) graphic and audiovisual collections to unlock memories and to facilitate reminiscence therapy with older people and those living with dementia.
Thank you to those of you who responded to the ‘Living Memory’ online survey conducted last year. As a result of these responses, the NLW are arranging workshops to share information on how to access digital online collections of old photographs and films, including national collections at the NLW, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, People’s Collection Wales and the British Film Institute Player. We will also update you on the themed packs of old photographs and films that the NLW are compiling to distribute to organisations and groups that wish to participate in the scheme.
The workshops are open to anyone working with older people and/or people living with dementia in Wales.
A timetable of the workshops is attached
To book your place on a workshop, or for more information, please contact Gwyneth or Eilir at the library by Friday, January 25th:
Share your views on how we can make Wales the best place in the world to grow older
Health leaders set the date for a decision making meeting on future of hospital services
The Powys Local Development Plan 2011-2026 (LDP) was adopted by Powys County Council on the 17th April 2018. Appendix 2 of the LDP outlines a programme of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) that the Council intends to produce to support the LDP’s policies.
Community Health Council Survey for Children and Young People relating to Health Services
Police Precept 2019-20, Have Your Say
Fairer for Carers
Carers Allowance is the lowest benefit of its kind at £64.60 per week. It is the main benefit for people caring unpaid for family or friends. We want to see Carer’s Allowance significantly increased for all carers in the UK.
In Scotland, Carer’s Allowance is going up by £8.50 per week, to the same level as Jobseeker’s Allowance. In the short term we want Carer’s Allowance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be raised by at least £8.50, to match the changes being made in Scotland.
Carers UK is sending a letter on behalf of the 6.5 million carers in the UK to Secretary of State, Esther McVey, calling for Carer's Allowance to be raised to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance.
Please add your signature to this petition, Fairer for Carers you do not have to be a carer, just to care and it only takes a few minutes.
Click here for details of consultations from Powys County Council open for comments
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