Daily ArchivesDecember 10, 2019

Our Place: Dusty Forge – New Year Building Works. standard

You may have noticed some new features to the Dusty Forge during 2019, namely the Local Pantry next to the Community Shop, as well as expanding and updating the downstairs meeting room. Well, it’s time for our next phase of development in early January 2020. Work will begin to redesign the ground floor rear of the building, including the toilets, part of the Main Hall, the Arts & Craft room, and further updating the ACE Training Room. Works start on Monday January 6th and are planned to take 16 weeks to complete. Parts of the Dusty Forge will be partitioned off, and there is likely to be some noise and disruption. However, the Dusty Forge, our activities and services will ...

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“You don’t realise how much impact you have.” standard

Impact Story – Stacie,  ACE’s Primary Mental Health Worker Stacie is one of ACE’s Primary Mental Health Worker’s, her role is funded through the NHS, Cardiff & Vale Health board ‘Tier 0’ service.   The service is the first point of contact for people who have been referred by their GP, who need some form of mental health support. Sitting with Stacie in the Consulting Room, upstairs at the Canna Surgery in Canton, we talk about how much the service is needed, and Stacie shows me the calendar for appointments. Each of her working days are fully booked, with little space between appointments. This is one of seven surgeries that Stacie is based at. I’m taken aback by the level of ...

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ACE – Action in Caerau & Ely, wins ‘Thriving Charity of the Year’ at Welsh Charity Awards. standard

Cardiff based charity ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely) won a prestigious award on Friday 15 November at the inaugural Welsh Charity Awards, organised by WCVA to honour excellence in the third sector in Wales. ACE was named the as the winner of the ‘Thriving Charity’ category at the prestigious ceremony in Cardiff at the National Museum, because ACE had shown success in their ability to be demonstrably more financially sustainable and resilient by developing a range of community support and services. On winning the award, John Hallett, Director of ACE said: ‘The award was quite fantastic.  I’m more of a person who likes to say well done or to give encouragement, so actually to have a bit of a ...

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