Training & Events

Training & Events offered by PAVS

Pembrokeshire Community Buildings Forum – 26th October- 18:00-21:00

A forum for community hall committees in Pembrokeshire to share news and info. Click here to register to attend.

Introduction to Safeguarding- 27th October- 10:00- 12:00

This session being delivered by Lee Hind from PAVS, will ensure that you have the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential for keeping the people you work with safe and protected from harm.

By the end of this course you will:

Understand the principles and values behind effective safeguarding

Know how to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect in children, young people and adults

Understand your own role in relation to safeguarding children, young people and adults

Understand the procedures and referral routes for protecting people at risk from harm, abuse and neglect

Be up-to-date with relevant policies on safeguarding

To book, please click here

PAVS’ Virtual Funding Fair 2021 – a week of online talks!

Monday 15th November – Friday 19th November 10am – 12noon

PAVS’ Virtual Funding Fair 2021 will feature a daily funding talk at 10am throughout the week from Monday 15th November – Friday 19th November.

Join us to hear from local funders alongside some key national funders. Funders presenting include National Lottery Community Fund, Pembrokeshire County Council on their Enhancing Pembrokeshire Fund, the Waterloo Foundation, Tesco Community Grant and more!

These talks offer a great opportunity to find out more about each funder, ask questions and share your own experiences of funding and fundraising with other participants.

Please click here to book the talks you wish to attend;

Day 1 – PAVS’ Managed Funding Pots, The Moondance Foundation & The Port of Milford Haven.

Day 2 – Sustainable Development Fund & the National Lottery Community Fund

Day 3 – Enhancing Pembrokeshire Grant & the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

Day 4 – Social Enterprise session

Day 5 – Pembrokeshire County Council (Sports Development Team) & Tesco Community Grants

Please note that these event will take place on Zoom.

The Funding Fair is part of the ongoing work of PAVS’ Third Sector Support Team providing funding information and guidance to groups in Pembrokeshire. Please get in touch with any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!

West Wales Infoengine Workshop- 25th November- 14:00-15:00

This West Wales regional workshop has been organised by PAVS, and is being delivered by Melissa Townsend from Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).

This session is an opportunity for voluntary groups in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire to find out about Infoengine, the Wales’ online directory of voluntary and community services.

The session is suitable for voluntary organisations who want to promote their activities and services from room hire to social clubs .

The outcomes of the session will be that participants will :

• Understand the ways to search on Infoengine

• Be able to register your organisation and services

• Learn some useful tips for making your registration stand out

• Understand how to edit your information

• Be able to add multiple services and organisations

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions

Further regional Infoengine sessions will be organised by CAVS & CAVO in early 2022.

Please click here to register.

Children & Families Network- 13th December 14:00- 16:00

Decembers meeting of the children and families network. Join our Community Connector, Sarah Harvey for updates and information. Click here to book your place.

Other Training

Kindness in the Workplace- E-learning Modules & Toolkit

A new guide and toolkit has been launched to support local employers, staff, groups and organisations to embed kindness in the workplace. As part of the regional Connect to Kindness initiative, the West Wales Care Partnership is launching an e-learning module to guide people through six simple steps to embed kindness in their workplace and earn a badge to symbolise their commitment. It includes ideas for sharing acts of kindness with a calendar of events, award schemes and practical measures for employers such as flexible working arrangements, wellbeing promotion and support for people with caring responsibilities.

Evidence shows that giving or receiving kindness has positive physical and mental effects, helping to bring people together, live longer and happier lives, and that when others are kind we are more likely to be kind to ourselves. The West Wales Care Partnership, covering the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, recognises that there is already much inspiring kindness in communities and hopes that people will extend this by spreading the word about kindness in the workplace. The benefits include improved job performance, wellbeing and reduced sick leave amongst others.

Judith Hardisty, Chair of regional partnership: “I am delighted that this work is being done to help bring the benefits of kindness to bear within the workplace, whether that’s a physical space that people go to or, for many of us currently, an environment that we link in with virtually. Not only do we expect to see better outputs from staff but, importantly, an improved sense of wellbeing which we know is vital for individuals and teams. I wish this initiative every success and look forward to seeing positive results.”

People can access the free e-learning session at People are also encouraged to connect and share ideas and initiatives through social media – follow and use #ConnectToKindnessFor further information email or call 01267 228756

Free Dementia Training for Health Professionals and Health Care Support Workers.  

The Paul Sartori Foundation is pleased to offer some free dementia training on Microsoft teams. The two-hour sessions are on various dates between November and February will cover what dementia is, some of the problems for carers and patients, and assessment at the end of life. To view the information poster, please click here .