Event

Your chance to attend two free events in Eisteddfod week

08 - 10 August 2018
Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay
Social Care Wales

Join us during Eisteddfod week to discuss the importance of the Welsh language for practitioners working in social care, childcare and early years.

To coincide with the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay, we will be holding two events to discuss the importance of the Welsh language for those care workers supporting people with dementia and those working in childcare and early years.

Both events will also give more information about Work Welsh, a new programme to provide Welsh language training for the workforce, and explore how efforts to enable more care workers to speak Welsh can help achieve the Welsh Government’s target of a million speakers by 2050.

Event 1 –The importance of the Welsh language for social care workers supporting people with dementia

When: Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Venue: Life Sciences Hub, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PL (lshubwales.com)

Time: 13:00-15:00

Panel of speakers:

  • Arwel Ellis Owen OBE, Chair, Social Care Wales (chairing)
  • Gemma Halliday - Development and Improvement Manager, Social Care Wales, with responsibility for Work Welsh
  • Meri Huws – Welsh Language Commissioner
  • Dr Catrin Hedd Jones - Psychologist and Dementia Researcher, Bangor University 
  • Iwan Williams – Communities, Local Government and Well-being Lead, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Llion Williams – award-winning actor who played the lead in the bilingual drama about dementia, Perthyn/Belonging.


Event 2 – The importance of the Welsh language for people working in early years and childcare

When: Friday, 10 August 2018

Venue: Life Sciences Hub Wales, 3 Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PL (lshubwales.com)

Time: 13:00-15:00     

Panel of speakers:

  • Arwel Ellis Owen OBE, Chair, Social Care Wales (chairing)
  • Annette Evans, Director, Derwen Deg Nursery, Llandudno Junction
  • Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive, Mudiad Meithrin
  • Gemma Halliday – Development and Improvement Manager, Social Care Wales, with responsibility for early years and Work Welsh
  • Meri Huws – Welsh Language Commissioner
  • Owain Lloyd, Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division, Welsh Government
  • Dr Glenda Tinney, Admissions Tutor, Early Years, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

All the speakers on the panel will contribute in Welsh and simultaneous translation will be available.

These are free events and for each there will be:

  • an opportunity to contribute in Welsh or English from the audience
  • a light buffet.

To register your interest in attending, please e-mail: alun.franks@socialcare.wales