#WhyWeCare – the annual ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ campaign

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity, Kids, To export

The annual ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ campaign began earlier this week, aiming to ‘shine a light’ on the work being done by Local Authority foster carers. From 10th-23rd May 2021, the campaign will see buildings all across Wales lit up Orange and Cardiff and the Vale residents are being asked to place a lamp in their front window. This year’s theme, … Read More

Support to Create Pop-up Co-working Spaces Open in Vale of Glamorgan

Katherine PeachBusiness, Business Articles, Featured, To export

A new fund has been launched to help make a range of Vale of Glamorgan venues available as remote workspaces. The idea behind the schemes is to offer people work facilities within their localities, avoiding the need to commute to an office. Cowork Local Festival will be launched across the Vale in May with an online platform showcasing the type … Read More

National Garden Scheme: We’re reopening!

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events, To export

National Garden Scheme is delighted to finally say that you can now pre-book tickets to the majority of our gardens online, including the open garden in Llandough Castle near Cowbridge. Llandough Castle garden will be opening their gates once again on the 7th, 8th and 9th May. Set within castle grounds and with a backdrop of an ancient monument, the … Read More

The 10 Cashflow Commandments

Lisa EntwistleBusiness, Business Articles, To export

Given the turmoil of the past twelve months, the old adage “turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is king” has never rung truer. Nothing closes a company quicker than a cash flow crisis, so here’s our top tips for sound money management. Spell it out. Describe the product or service fully at the outset so the client understands, meaning … Read More

Is Co-Working The New Normal Now?

Katherine PeachBusiness Articles, To export

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities team are launching a CoWorking Month this May to celebrate and promote the use of co-working spaces in the county’s rural towns and communities. CoWorking Month 2021 will be launched with an online platform showcasing the type of spaces that people can work from, as well as offering a small grant to … Read More

Accelerated Learning

Katherine PeachEducation, Featured, Kids, To export

Westbourne has supported students both academically and personally at the highest level throughout lockdown and now during their return to the physical classroom. The school extended the spring term for all Prep School students to allow its youngest learners extra time to re-establish social bonds back in the physical classroom, and implemented a number of additional initiatives to encourage pupils … Read More

Alcohol: Friend or Foe?

Rosie OrettiFeatured, To export, Wellbeing

As a nation, how have we coped with the ramifications of lockdown? Financial difficulties, limitations on our social lives, social isolation, bereavement, ill health, health service disruption, uncertainty and anxiety about the future. No wonder the conversation has turned to how much alcohol we are drinking. People in the UK are drinking differently as a result of lockdown. There are … Read More

The Power of No

Will SummersFeatured, To export, Wellbeing

No, Na, Nac Ydw, Nadda, Nope. What does ‘no’ mean to you? It may bring back childhood memories of your parents teaching you right from wrong (or in my case, stop eating all of Nan’s sweets). It may speak to your own parental instinct to assert boundaries for your kids. It could be embroiled with guilt, rejection or a simple … Read More