Organisations we work with
We collaborate with many other organisations in the course of our work. You can find out more about them here by clicking on the links below:
- National Mind
- Mind Cymru
- Alzheimer’s Society
- PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations)
- Brecon Volunteer Bureau
- Calan Domestic Violence Services
- Kaleidoscope – Drug and Alcohol Support
- Gwalia – Housing
We have some exciting new Partnerships in 2016:
Red Kite – is a new Community Interest Company (CIC) established by the South Powys GP cluster. Brecon and District Mind is developing the Active Monitoring scheme in partnership with Red Kite and is exploring other opportunities for joint working.
Beacons National Park – We’ve been working in partnership with the National Parks this year to deliver our Eco-Volunteer project, with our volunteers helping to maintain the visitor centre outside Brecon. We are also looking at joint ventures such as ‘Green’ transport for volunteers and enterprise and training opportunities around Eco and Countryside skills.
Brecon Dementia Friendly Community/Alzheimer’s Society – Brecon and District Mind has continued to work with partners to host a weekly session for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s and their carers, the tea and chat sessions are very well attended. In addition, we provide art and music classes which are open to people with dementia. We are now a fully trained and recognised Dementia Friendly organisation.
Merthyr and the Valleys Mind MATVM are a dynamic and large local Mind organisation who we have worked with this year to develop our Recovery College Courses and who will be accrediting our training in the future. We have also consulted with them in the development of our ‘Active Monitoring’ programme as they were one of the first organisations in Wales to adopt the service.
Kaleidoscope – We’ve worked jointly with drug and alcohol support charity ‘Kaleidoscope’ providing pathways to recovery for users of their services.
Lloyds Foundation – The Lloyds Foundation have awarded us funding this year through their ‘Enable’ Programme to access organisational development monies and consultancy support to improve our Outcome and Monitoring systems. With this support we have begun the process of embedding the ‘Lamplight’ Database and performance management system into our organisational activities. This will enable us to significantly improve how we measure and analyse data, and evidence our impact more effectively