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  • What will you do differently in 2020?

    We’ve teamed up with Bridgend College to deliver free family focused hobby and leisure courses for five of our customers.

     

     

    This is an excellent opportunity to learn a new hobby, upskill yourself or start learning something new. They have the programme for you.

     

    There are 72 short courses to choose from, lasting no more than 10 weeks and involve support and designed to help you to gain confidence, make new friendships and achieve an accredited qualification in the subject of your choice. 

     

    A  recent learner commented "I am just about to finish the guitar 10 week course which runs on a Monday evening has been great and I have surprised myself with how much I have already learnt."

     

    Duncan Forbes, Chief Executive at Valleys to Coast commented, “Having a home and access to education should be a basic right for everyone, we’re so please to be working closely with the college to offer opportunities such as these. We want to find more creative ways to provide better results for our customers and our communities by piloting different approaches and combining our efforts and resources for the greater good.”

     

    So what are you waiting for?  Apply today: www1.bridgend.ac.uk/community-college/  

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  • Allotment transformation wins Befriending and Mentoring Award.

    Bill Daniels began volunteering with Mirus in May 2018 at their allotment in Brackla, Bridgend. He immediately took on the role of mentoring which resulted in some great relationships which developed over their love of the allotment. They set about transforming the allotment over the next few months, growing herbs, vegetables and flowers.

     

    Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) recognised and celebrated the great volunteering that is happening across the local area at their annual Voluneer Achievement Awards and Bill Daniels successfully won the Befriending and mentoring award.

     

    Volunteers deliver services in the heart of our local communities. They make it easier for people to get the support they need and also improve other people’s wellbeing. They make a real difference to charities and ultimately to people’s lives and BAVO were delighted to be able to recognise their hard work and achievements.

     

    As sponsors of the Befriending and Mentoring Award; our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Ryall-Friend said: “It’s always a privilege to support these awards. Bill is a great guy and even those he mentors call him a legend, a true legend. It’s clear that he truly puts his customers at the heart of what he does by mentoring them around their work commitment and when it is suitable to them. We want to support Bridgend to have thriving communities and think Bill is doing a great job in helping to do this.”

     

    Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. Groups rely on volunteers and you can make a BIG difference to your community!  Have a look at local opportunities at Bridgend.volunteering-wales.net or drop by our Volunteer Centre in Queen Street in Bridgend town Centre. For further details call BAVO, T: 01656 810400.

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  • 20 new job vacancies need filling before Christmas.

    We are looking to recruit 20 new candidates to fill the job vacancies we have available in Bridgend.

     

    Having a home is a basic right for everybody and we’re looking for the right candidates to ensure customers are put at the heart of what we do in desirable homes and as part of thriving communities.

    The roles they have available range from the Chief Executive, Director of Housing, Board Members, Administration Assistants and much much more.

     

    Paul Ryall-Friend, our Deputy Chief Executive commented, “You will be joining us during a very exciting programme of change and will contribute to strengthening our foundations to continue to be a successful organisation.  We have some great opportunities for the right people to work in the right roles and I would encourage anyone who is interested to apply.”

     

    Job vacancies will be published on our website every Monday and advertised through social media channels. Visit our website for more details; www.v2c.org.uk/Careers

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