News — articles for November 2017

Library Court Christmas Fayre

Tuesday 12 December
12.00pm -  4.30pm

Join us for some festive fun to celebrate the launch of Rhydyfelin's new library.

There's lots for all the family including; Christmas crafts and stalls, carols and musical performances as well as free mince pies and festive drinks.

Santa and his reindeers will also be dropping by to say hello.

Pop in at anytime from 12.00pm to Library Court, Rhydyfelin, CF37 5NS.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Defibrillator fitted ‘at the heart of the community' in Trebanog

A public access defibrillator (PAD) has been fitted at Waen Wen Community Recreation Centre in Trebanog.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

The PAD and its protective casing was provided by local housing association, Trivallis and South Wales Police and fitted by Trivallis electricians Leighton Aylward and Christopher Hughes.

Steve Williams is Trivallis’ neighbourhood manager for the area and helped to organise the fit of the PAD. He said: “This facility means so much for the community of Trebanog. Not only could it provide a lifeline for those in desperate need but it will hopefully bring people together to learn skills and meet others who live in the area.

“It’s great to see so many organisations coming together to provide this lifeline for Trebanog, we are hoping to roll this out in other communities in the future.”

Free training on how to use the PAD is being provided by the charity Welsh Hearts, with rooms offered for use in the community centre by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. This training will be available to staff of partner organisations who work in the area and, in the future, the people of Trebanog.

PC Nigel Bird, neighbourhood beat manager for the South Wales Police, said: “We are pleased to have purchased this PAD that is fitted at the heart of Trebanog and will be available for use by the public.

“Being able to provide this facility for the people of the town is a great example of organisations such as Trivallis, the South Wales Police, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Welsh Hearts working together. I really hope that many people will get involved in the training being made available so, should the need ever arise, they could possibly save a life.”

There are cameras fitted to the community centre overlooking the PAD which will help to monitor the condition of the machine and check for any inappropriate use or vandalism.

The PAD was fitted outside the community centre for use by the public. Anyone can use a PAD, providing they call the number displayed on the box to obtain the code. An advisor will then talk through the process of using the defibrillator with the caller in order to ensure effectiveness.

For more information on Trivallis and its work in communities across RCT, follow @WeAreTrivallis on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Trivallis makes top 50 list of UK’s most inclusive employers

Trivallis has been recognised as one of the top 50 employers in the UK as part of this year’s Excellence in Diversity Awards.

The list, which recognises employers that demonstrate a commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion includes major UK companies such as Sky, Age UK and the British Army.

Trivallis’ Director of Organisational Development, Maxine Wiseman, said: “To be recognised alongside such high quality organisations is great reward for the hard work and commitment of everyone here at Trivallis to make this a great place to work. Being inclusive is part of the culture we are creating here and this touches all areas of the business, not just with our staff but crucially with our customers too”

Compiled by a dedicated panel of judges, organisations on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list have been scored on their performance in a range of areas within the diversity arena including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers are keeping the official rankings Top Secret for the moment, with each organisations position being officially revealed at The Excellence in Diversity Awards taking place on Thursday 30th November 2017 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

This is the second year that Trivallis has been recognised for this honour with the first coming in 2016, where Trivallis placed at 36 on the list and was the only Welsh housing association to be recognised. 

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Cae Fardre - Bonfire

Give and Gain Day Beddau

Every year, we welcome the sense of community that bonfire night in Cae Fardre encourages.

As the area where the bonfire is held is on a well-used piece of land, we have committed to developing this into a space that can be used all year round. This has been done through Trivallis employees and partners volunteering time and materials to build planters, benches and other facilities for use by anyone in the area.

We are extremely disappointed to find that, this year, a number of wooden planters and benches have been destroyed and added to the bonfire, which has made the area extremely dangerous.

The health and safety risks, due to the sheer size and contents of the bonfire this year, mean we have no other option than to dismantle and remove it over the next two days.

We have had a number of concerns raised by people in the area this year and wouldn’t want anyone to be injured, especially the small children who use the area to play in.

If you are looking for somewhere for you and your family to watch fireworks in a safe environment, here are some options:

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