Support keeps on coming in

Support from our MP

Your support is amazing.

This week we have had lots more support and assistance coming in, including attending another meeting organised by our MP Chris Ruane in Rhyl.

The meeting for voluntary organisations was about fundraising in The Vale of Clwyd. Denbighshire County Council, The National Lottery and DVSC were all represented and spoke about their organisations.

On Thursday we will be presenting at a major conference at Theatr Clwyd. It will be good to spread the word about our work here in Prestatyn.

Made in North Wales Social Prescribing Conference

26 October 2017

Support 2025Conference Overview

One approach to challenging avoidable health inequalities is Social Prescribing. An approach that sees us using our community and social assets collaboratively to respond to the growing demand for non-clinical help that can impact positively on our health and wellbeing.

The ‘Made in North’ Social Prescribing Conference will: 

  • Provide a platform and network for Social Prescribing; launch the initial model/approach across the region; becoming a catalyst for change and mechanism for capturing and evidencing the impact
  • Demonstrate what is already actively being delivered across the region and learn from those approaches
  • Innovatively engage and provide space for attendees to be creative with our approaches and evolve these together
  • Create opportunities to collaborate across sectors, and share learning & debate
  • Use our community and social assets more effectively, complementing the clinical model and supporting GP’s
  • Deepen understanding of Social Prescribing and the regional and local approaches across North Wales.

This event will be of interest to

  • GPs – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Health professionals (physical & mental health) in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Patients / and Service User Groups
  • Health Board Members
  • Local authority staff – local, national and wider UK
  • Housing association staff – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Universities (Academics and students)
  • Third sector /social enterprise / providers of social prescribing activities – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
  • Public Service Board Across North Wales
  • Private Sector organisations with an interest in social responsibility (including emerging BCorps)

Award for Artisans Collective presented by the High Sheriff of Clwyd for community work

A very proud occasion for the Artisans Collective team.

The award was presented for  “recognition of the support they give to groups across Denbighshire organising and delivering community projects that support local residents”.

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Pete, Jayne and Steve pictured with Lisa from DVSC

On a high profile evening at Theatr Clwyd Pete, Jayne and Steve were delighted to receive the community award from the High Sheriff of Clwyd Mr Jim O’Toole DL.

Award
Steve, Jayne and Pete receiving their award.

On an evening shared with lots of other fantastic community and voluntary organisations, lords, ladies, assembly ministers. It was great to chat with our AM Ann Jones and lots of other influential people from across North Wales.

It was great to be sharing a table with Councillor Win Mullen-James vice chair of Denbighshire County Council, Helen and Lisa from DVSC who have provided great support to our CIC amongst others.

award certificate

It was also great to meet Dave Evans of Crimebeat North Wales
who help young people develop projects which make their communities a safer place to live. Providing small grants to community-led proposals, Crimebeat supports young people to develop projects that aim to:

* Cut local crime and keep young people out of trouble
* Provide support to victims of crime
* Stimulate an interest in voluntary work
* Improve school attendance and behaviour
* Improve the quality of life in your community.