BYDD SÊR blaenaf Cymru i’w gweld yn perfformio ar hyd a lled Maes yr Eisteddfod yn Sir Fynwy a’r Cyffiniau eleni, yn ôl y trefnwyr, wrth iddyn nhw gyhoeddi rhaglen gynhwysfawr o ddigwyddiadau nos yn Y Fenni.
Meddai Elen Elis, Trefnydd yr Eisteddfod: “Mae rhaglen nos yr Eisteddfod wedi datblygu cymaint dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Yn draddodiadol, dim ond cyngherddau oedd i’w cael gyda’r nos a’r rheiny’n glasurol iawn eu naws. Wrth i ni ddatblygu, rydym wedi ymateb i ofynion y gynulleidfa, ac mae pob math o weithgareddau yn digwydd ar y Maes gan geisio sicrhau bod rhywbeth i bawb yn ystod yr wythnos.
“Mae’r cyngherddau, wrth gwrs, yn parhau i fod yn rhan bwysig iawn o’r arlwy yn ystod yr wythnos, ac rwy’n gobeithio ein bod wedi rhoi rhaglen a fydd yn apelgar at ei gilydd eleni. Mae gennym gymysgedd eang o genres cerddorol, o Big Band i glasurol ysgafn, a phop.
“Wrth gwrs, mae gennym bafiliwn newydd eleni, ac rydym yn hyderus y bydd yr adeilad hwn yn gwella’r profiad i’r gynulleidfa a’r artistiaid. A chyda dechrau newydd fel hyn, mae modd arbrofi a chyflwyno syniadau newydd, ac mae’r rhain yn cynnwys gig gyda Candelas, Yr Ods a Sŵnami, a noson yng ngofal Catrin Finch, Serenestial: Antur trwy Ofod ac Amser. Dwy noson wahanol iawn, sydd, wrth eu hychwanegu at weddill yr arlwy, yn creu wythnos o amrywiaeth pur, gyda’r cyfan o safon arbennig iawn.
“Mae poblogrwydd Llwyfan y Maes wedi ffrwydro dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf – dyma ganolbwynt y Maes i lawer, ac mae sicrhau bod y bandiau a’r perfformwyr gorau i’w gweld yma, ynghyd â rhoi llwyfan i ddoniau mwy lleol a newydd, yn rhan hollbwysig o’n gwaith. Eisoes cyhoeddwyd mai Huw Chiswell a’r Band fydd yn perfformio yn y slot fawr nos Wener, a braf yw gallu cyhoeddi’r nosweithiau eraill heddiw hefyd.
“I lawer, Maes B yw uchafbwynt yr Eisteddfod, a bydd y lein-yps eleni’n sicr o apelio at gefnogwyr y sîn Gymraeg. Yws Gwynedd yw prif artist nos Fercher, Y Reu, nos Iau, Y Bandana nos Wener, a Band Pres Llareggub ac Yr Ods nos Sadwrn. Byddwn yn cyhoeddi rhagor o fandiau’n fuan. A chofiwch fod tocynnau arbennig ar gael sy’n cynnwys mynediad i’r gig, i’r Maes ac i wersylla yn y Maes peByll.”
Directory of services launched by Ceredigion’s Carers Unit as part of Carers Rights Day
WHETHER you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, it’s important that you understand your rights and you’re able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Wherever you are in your caring journey.
It is more important than ever that Carers look after their own health and wellbeing as well as the people they care for. This year for Carers Rights Day, Ceredigion Carers Unit and our partners wanted to ensure Carers have the information and the knowledge that they need at their fingertips, so they can feel confident asking for what they need.
Ceredigion Carers Unit and partners have brought together a Bumper Edition of the Winter Carers Magazine. It’s a ‘Carers Rights Day Directory of services’ bursting with useful information and advice on your rights, including, where to get help and support in West Wales.
There is also a free Carers programme of talks & short training sessions online (also with access by telephone). This programme runs right through until end of March 2021.
Being a carer can take its toll on your wellbeing. Following a recent Carers UK survey, 78% of Carers in Wales said that they have been unable to take any, or a sufficient, breaks from their caring role since the outbreak of COVID-19. As a result of this, surveyed Carers also reported that their health and wellbeing had been affected, with 66% reporting that their mental health had worsened due to the pandemic.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Carers Champion for Ceredigion County Council, said: “The magazine and the programme of talks & short courses appeals to a huge variety of unpaid Carers. There is something in there for parent Carers, dementia Carers, young Carers, those caring for someone affected by mental health or substance misuse issues and everything in between. And relevant to those caring for people of all ages. If you know of anyone with caring responsibilities who would benefit from this magazine or the free advice sessions, please pass it on.”
Catherine Moyle, Carers Support and Development Officer, Ceredigion County Council, Carers Unit said: “A warm welcome is extended to all unpaid Carers in the county and those that you care for. These are challenging times. Reaching out for support when you need it is a form of self-care and it boosts your resilience. It takes a strong person to carry on caring – it takes a stronger, more resilient person to reach out to others.”
The programme of online sessions and the magazine are available on Ceredigion County Council’s website here: http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/social-care-wellbeing/support-for-carers/carers-rights-day-2020/ and on their Facebook pages @CeredigionCC under events.
If you would prefer to request a printed copy of the magazine or would like any further information, please get in touch with the Ceredigion Carers Unit on 01970 633564 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development of Ceredigion’s first Wellbeing Hub approved
THE PROPOSAL to develop a Wellbeing Centre in Lampeter was approved at a Cabinet meeting on 01 December 2020.
As part of its commitment to form an Adult Wellbeing Program, Ceredigion County Council intends to establish Wellbeing Hubs in North, Mid and South Ceredigion as well as pop-up provision in other locations in the County. Each Wellbeing Hub (area) will host a ‘Wellbeing Centre’ – a facility that enhances its core offer of Leisure provision with areas for meeting, consultation and treatment to contribute to improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the County’s residents.
Councillor Catherine Hughes said, “It is clear that residents’ support needs are changing and the Wellbeing Centre should be able to offer assistance and provide services to ensure that they respond to need and offer support to a wide range of support for people of all ages. It’s great to see this positive first step for the residents of mid Ceredigion.”
The Wellbeing Centre development concept will be presented to the Corporate Project Management Board and Development Group to ensure that it follows the agreed protocols for a project of this status. Ceredigion County Council intends to develop further Wellbeing Centres in the North and South of the County. The learning through the creation of the first Centre in Lampeter will influence the other Centres and implement the program in the future.
The Wellbeing Hub in Lampeter is being developed with the help of a grant from the Welsh Government.
In approving the application, this allows the Welfare Services to progress the project work on the development of the Wellbeing Centre in Lampeter.
Lampeter to have its say on £10,000 funding for community groups
Community groups in Lampeter will soon have the chance to apply for funds from a pot of £10,000
committed by Dyfed-Powys Police Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn.
The commissioner has called on groups to take advantage of funding for projects that aim to
improve safety in the area.
Mr Llywelyn has committed £140,000 for Neighbourhood Policing Teams to spend within the
communities they serve. Each team will receive £10,000, with communities themselves voting on
how the money is allocated.
Lampeter is next on the list of events – and the NPT is calling on partner organisations and people
who live or work in the town to join forces and form a community planning group to make key
Mr Llywelyn said: “I have committed to fund this new and innovative approach to community
funding as I think it’s vital that local residents have a say in how money is spent in their local area.
“They are best placed to work with the police, and indeed other partner agencies, to identify where
the money is needed and what would most benefit the local communities.
“Communities should be influencing the decisions.
“I urge the various community groups in Lampeter to consider the funding that I have made
available, and to contact the Lampeter NPT to discuss ideas, so the whole community can work
together to improve community safety.”
The planning group will attend several meetings – either socially distanced or online – over the next
few months to agree on key decisions and planning. Details will then be released on how groups can
apply for the funding, and an event will take place, giving people a chance to vote on which projects
Superintendent Ifan Charles, force lead on participatory budgeting, said: “Participatory budgeting is
a way of giving communities a greater say in how their community evolves.
“Problem solving to find long term solutions to solve the issues that cause communities the greatest
harm, is at the core of our new neighbourhood policing model.
“Through informed community engagement and problem solving, the new neighbourhood structure
should reduce the long-term harm for our communities and with that, demand on our response
officers, but this will only work if our communities and partners are equally engaged.
“Participatory budgeting has worked really well elsewhere and I’m really excited to lead the
introduction of this innovative approach here.”
If you live, work or play in Lampeter and would like to be involved, or if you have any questions,
please register an interest at LampeterPB@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk
Follow the NPT on Twitter at @LampeterPolice for further updates. #LampeterPB