Help & guidance How we help individuals How we help individuals Looking for support from a voluntary or community organisation? Feel that you don’t have a voice? Need some guidance around volunteering or training? We can help. Whilst much of our work involves supporting voluntary and community organisations in Swansea, we also run a variety of services which help individuals. Find out more below. Looking for support from a voluntary or community organisation? InfoEngine Info Engine is the online directory of Third Sector (voluntary / community) services covering Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. It aims to highlight the brilliant and varied services that are available to you in your community and to give you all of the relevant information about each service so that you can make an informed choice. Explore InfoEngine for services near you. www.info-engine.org.uk Third Sector Broker Are you 50+, or caring for someone who is 50+? Do you want to find out what support is available to you from Swansea’s voluntary sector? SCVS Third Sector Broker may be able to help. Click here to find out more. Involve Volunteering Project Involve volunteers befriend children, young people, adults or families in our local community on a one to one basis, or in a group setting. Find out more about Involve and its 4 projects by clicking here. Transcend Up to one in four people will have experienced mental health problems in the past year. Transcend volunteer mentors are people from all walks of life that have personal experience of mental health issues and have worked towards their own recovery. They are able to offer empathy, support and guidance to those in similar situations. Find out more about Transcend by clicking here. Swansea Healthy City Directory Would you like to find out more about the health and wellbeing Services available to you in your community, City and wider? The Swansea Healthy City Directory contains information about a variety of health and well-being groups that support people who want advice and information about health conditions, want to make healthier lifestyle choices or are looking for social support to help overcome isolation and keep active in the community. Click here to visit the Directory. Feel that you don’t have a voice? Swansea Parent Carer Forum The Swansea Parent/Carer Forum aims to be a focus for the participation of parent/carers. Click here to find out more. Swansea Disability Forum Swansea Disability Forum is an independently run forum, made up of disabled people, disability groups, voluntary organisations and interested individuals. Click here to find out more. Patient and carer participation service Enabling patients and carers to become more involved in the design and delivery of health and social services by influencing decision making and ensuring that services provided are developed to meet local needs. Click here to find out more. Children and young people disability and family development service Ensuring that the needs of disabled children and young people and their families are met via the identification of gaps and representation at a strategic level. Click here to find out more. 1 to 1 Childcare Referral Scheme Ensures that a chosen childcare provider can accommodate the disabled child/young person at no extra cost to themselves or the parent. Click here to find out more. Disability Development Service Support the participation and representation of disabled people, 3rd sector disability groups and disability networks across Swansea. Click here to find out more. Mental Health Development Service Publishes a range of resources for people in Swansea with mental health issues and those who support them. Click here to find out more. Community Voice Community Voice is a Big Lottery Funded scheme supporting portfolios of third sector organisations, led by CVCs across Wales, with the aim of supporting citizens to have a greater influence over policies and decisions affecting their community. Click here to find out more. Need some guidance around volunteering or training? Volunteer Centre Swansea Volunteer Centre can provide you with all the support you need to start volunteering. We can offer one to one advice and guidance appointments, telephone assistance or help to access Swansea volunteering information via the Volunteering Wales website. Click here to find out more. Training We run a wide programme of courses to help third sector organisations gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to survive and thrive in these challenging times. Whilst the courses are aimed at people who work or volunteer in teh voluntary sector, we may be able to offer bursary places depending on your circumstances. Click here for more information. For general enquiries, please click here to Contact Us.