Word From The Third

Word From The Third

The Word From The Third is a podcast based around the Third Sector and Torfaen Voluntary Alliance in Wales, UK. Here we'll have all the latest developments and stories from around Cwmbran, Pontypool, Blaenavon and Torfaen as a whole.

Episodes

June 24, 2022 18 min
Hearing from Chris Daniels who's wife sadly passed from getting Bowel Cancer and his story of how he was supported by Bowel Cancer UK, and the amazing fundraising effort too.
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Torfaen Voluntary Alliance's, Patrick Downes welcomes back Sarah Livingstone from the Regional Partnership Team to speak with People First about their thoughts on the Liberty Protection Safeguards. Hear their thoughts on the this episode.
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Catching up with some of the winners of TCVA 2021, including Daniel Crandon, Sabrina Cresswell, Matt Cummins and Briony Powell.

And getting ready to celebrate more amazing volunteering across Torfaen with TCVA22 giving us another opportunity for #TorfaenSaysThanks later in 2022.
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May 13, 2022 6 min
On this edition you'll hear more about Pontnewydd Male Choir, their history and if you fancy becoming a member
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Hearing from the newest member of TVA, Naomi White, the Opening Doors - Connecting Torfaen Development Officer, and hearing more about the projects and community venues she's been supporting.
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April 29, 2022 21 min
We recently attended the Workman's Hall in Blaenavon as part of Healthy Blaenavon's event - Your Voice, Your Blaenavon.

On this edition, you'll be hearing from Bron Afon, Citizens Advice, Communities For Work Plus, Torfaen Library Service, Community Connectors, Gwent Police, The Office of the Gwent Police & Crime Commissioner, and Healthy Blaenavon.

Listen to learn more about the support they give in Blaenavon and all...
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April 15, 2022 5 min
Hearing about the work that Head4Arts do across Torfaen in talking with Bethan Lewis.
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April 1, 2022 4 min
On this edition we hear more about Age Cymru with Tara Henriques
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March 18, 2022 7 min
Each county has a Lord-Lieutenant who is the local representative of Her Majesty The Queen in that county. In Gwent, this role is undertaken by Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE.

In this podcast you’ll learn more about the process and how to nominate someone for a Queen’s honour such as a CBE, MBE or OBE.
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March 4, 2022 7 min
Hearing from Lisa Rees about Bowel Cancer UK and some of the work they do in Wales as well as the signs to look out for.
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February 11, 2022 11 min
On this edition we're joined by Tom Grace – Mental Capacity Act Strategic Lead Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Sarah Livingstone from the Gwent Regional Partnership Team.

They're talking about the changes that are coming to a very important piece of legislation called the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019. This legislation introduces a new legal framework that ensures people who lack capacity to consent to thei...
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February 4, 2022 5 min
On this edition we hear from Carole Jacob from Friends of the Earth Torfaen about the work they undertake within the borough and how helping the planet isn't such a hard ask.
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On this edition hearing from about the Welsh Youth Parliament and how to get involved.

Elin Leyshon is an Education Officer at the Welsh Parliament or the Senedd. We last heard from Elin and her colleague Lowri during the Election and Votes@16 campaign and Elin’s here to give us an update as to what’s going on at the Senedd and how you can get involved.
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January 21, 2022 9 min
On this edition we hear more about Age Cymru's Hope Project and also talk with one of their volunteers.
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January 7, 2022 5 min
On this edition we hear from David from Papyrus. They provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.
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On this special festive edition of the Word From The Third podcast, you'll be hearing from some of the organisations and individuals from across Torfaen with some very special seasonal greetings.
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December 3, 2021 3 min
On this edition we hear from Lynne from Costar who in 2021 celebrate 21 Years of supporting the local community and more about the work they do.
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On this edition of the Word From The Third podcast, we talk with Sue Malsom from The Really Amazing Charity (TRAC2) about their work and the last 18 months.

You can contact them at

www.trac2.org.uk
Address: Shop 2, Church Ave, Trevethin, Pontypool NP4 8DH
Phone: 01495 764078
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September 10, 2021 3 min
On this edition of the Word From The Third podcast, we hear about Carers Trust SEW.

Carer Friendly website: www.carerfriendly.co.uk
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August 27, 2021 7 min
On this edition of the Word From The Third podcast, we hear about Hope GB.

Hope GB is a registered charity based in Torfaen, South Wales, offering support services to people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), and their families. As a people-centred organisation, they place great importance on building relationships. It’s their belief that strong relationships can create a solid foundation that enables and encourages positive...
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