Newsletter April 2018



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Saturday Workshop

Ela and Di are running this month’s workshop on Saturday 14th. It will involve a trip on the bus to Castell Coch so booking is essential and the £17.50 fee is payable in advance. This will cover entrance into the castle. Please bring a packed lunch.

Starts at 10.00am and finishes at 2.30pm.


We are now able to accept old decimal coins, dollars and Euros as well as old printer cartridges and mobile phones. We are still able to accept donations of old pound coins and 50p but are no longer able to take them as payments. We can no longer accept the old style £10 notes from March 1st as payments but we can accept them as donations.

Coffee Morning

Thanks to everyone who helped in the recent Mayor’s Coffee morning. The art Gallery in the library was a great venue but unfortunately our numbers were right down this year and although we raised an impressive £361, this total is way down on previous years.



The assessment visit has now been completed and we have received some very positive comments in respect of the work we do at ValePlus. The staff in particular came in for much praise.

To complete the process and gain the mark we have to address some minor points in our Governing documents which should see us fully gain the award in the next few weeks.

Well done to Dave who has been the driving force behind the PQASSO application and without whose work the process would never have been completed.

6 Monthly reviews

You should be receiving these reviews in the next few weeks. Please let us know if you haven’t received one. A copy of the review is also sent to Social Services. We would welcome feedback.

Six Nations Competition

A big thank you to everyone who took part in this long running competition. After the final round of matches the winner of the £25 first prize is Ann Maidment with a total of 13 points. Hard luck to those who finished in joint runner up position.


General Data Protection Regulation

The law in respect of the storing of service user data will be changing in May. We will be undertaking staff training to ensure that all responsible staff will be fully compliant with the new laws.

We will be sending out e-mail requests to all our members asking if you wish to continue to receive mailings and newsletters from ValePlus. It is important that you reply to these requests as the new law states that you now will have to give consent before we can send you this information.


Goodbye Helen

We are pleased to announce that Helen Pocock will be shortly leaving us after successfully establishing herself as a staff member in Gregg’s in Penarth. Helen has gained a number of qualifications whilst at Nova and we hope that she can use these skills in her workplace. We still hope to see Helen on Saturdays and in Social events.


Summer Holiday dates.

We will be closed to all Vale funded clients for a week starting Monday August 27th (Bank Holiday – closed to all). We hope to be redecorating the chapel and doing the staff training courses which were cancelled during the snow.


Trustee Meeting

The trustees are due to meet on April 16th. Any correspondence for the agenda should reach here by Friday 13th