Health and Wellbeing Fayre

Leading a healthy lifestyle

Tuesday 16th May 2023, 10am - 5pm

at Barry Memorial Hall, Gladstone Road, CF62 8NA

On Tuesday 16 May, 2023 we held our first Health and Wellbeing Fayre in Barry to support local people improve their health and wellbeing.

Held in partnership with Race Equality First, the Fayre saw a huge range of partners come together.  As well as visiting stalls, attendees were offered the chance to participate in a series of free 20-minute workshops covering a variety of topics to equip people with practical knowledge and tools to improve their overall wellbeing.

The event was supported by the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Staff Lottery Bids Panel as well as Tesco, ASDA and The Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health & Sport

Organised in partnership by

Race Equality First
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Thank you to our supporters:

Cardiff and Vale Health Charity | Elusen Iechyd Caerdydd a'r Fro
Sefydliad Gweithgaredd Corfforol, Iechyd a Chwaraeon Cymru | Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport
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Our Stalls

Come along and find out how Age Connects supports isolated older people across Cardiff and the Vale.

Keeping the over 50s fit by exercising every muscle in their body using the British Nordic Walking method. There is no charge and we lend walking poles.

Come and talk to us about how we support people of all ages to live and age well in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Come and find out about our walking football for men over 50 and women over 45.

We are the official charity of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, supporting NHS staff, patients and the local community including Barry Hospital and University Hospital Llandough.

The Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team works with key partners across Cardiff and the Vale to improve health and wellbeing and the quality of healthcare services, and also to protect the health of our local communities.

We will be sharing information and showcasing the Recovery and Wellbeing College which offers a variety of courses focusing on mental health and recovery; co-produced by, and open to people with mental health challenges, carers and staff.

There are seven GP practices which operate in the Central Vale Cluster area. We will be talking about how you can play an active role in managing your health and access the care you need. 

We can let you know all about the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Living Well service and the Keeping Me Well website, and how it can help you to improve your health and wellbeing. 

Daring to Dream’s mission is to support the emotional health and wellbeing of adults in Wales living with one or more physical illness(es) – and that is nearly half our population!

In partnership with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Public Heath Wales, Down to Earth has designed and are developing Our Health Meadow/ Ein Dôl Iechyd in 14 acres of surroundings grounds at University Hospital Llandough (UHL), Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. 

With patients and staff at the very centre, Down to Earth is working closely with these partners to design and deliver green infrastructure and social prescribing at the scale demanded by the Well-being of Future Generations Act, the declaration of the Welsh Government Climate Emergency and the urgency of biodiversity collapse. 

Funded through Welsh Government Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being programme and Heritage Fund Community Woodlands programme.

We provide a range of free self-management health and wellbeing courses and workshops for people living with long-term health conditions or for those who care for someone with a health condition.

Read about us here.

ESCAPEES are people who have participated in and graduated from the ESCAPE Pain programme. ESCAPEES participate in activities they enjoy to continue to improve their health and live well. Many choose to do activities together, supporting and encouraging one another, with fun and enjoyment being a key part of the experience. There are different options available for ESCAPEES to join and enjoy including general exercise classes, Nordic Walking and Tai Chi.

Click here to find out when and where our ESCAPEE events take place.

ESCAPE Pain is a rehabilitation programme designed specifically to support people with hip and knee joint pain, and back pain. These programmes are delivered from the local leisure centres by a team of rehabilitation coaches with experience in supporting people with joint pain to recover and live well.

Click here to find out more about ESCAPE on the Keeping Me Well website.

We provide support to minority ethnic children and young people, families, asylum seekers and refugees, including help with health issues, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, school disputes, welfare benefits, crisis support, housing and lots more.

  • Is sitting the new smoking?
  • Find out how anyone can take advantage from the benefits of exercise.

Dementia changes lives. And so do charities like ours! We’re Forget-me-not Chorus – a charity bringing the joy of singing to people living with dementia, and those who support them.  Come and visit us at our stand. 

We will be providing tips, information and showing people how they can eat healthy in an affordable way.

Find out how we provide bespoke care and support to enable people to live rich, independent lives in their own home and out in their local communities.

We provide information, support and signposting on a wide range of health issues including cancer, long-term health conditions, grants, welfare benefits, carers information and volunteering opportunities in our hospitals.

The Live Well With Hearing Loss team works across Wales to support those with hearing loss. We provide an At Home service, a Post Diagnostic Service and Befriending Service.

Marie Curie’s Wellbeing and Support Hub is available to any adult affected by terminal illness and their loved ones. It’s completely free and you don’t have to be staying in our hospice or accessing our services to use it.

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is for Ethnic Minorities Communities. We offer one to one support for people who have mental ill health. We take an holistic approach to recovery that is tailored to each individual.

Enriching Lives Through Movement whilst breaking down barriers and creating positive attributes for life in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Find out more on the Motion Control Dance website.

Come and chat to a Cardiff and Vale UHB Occupational Therapist, who will be able to provide information on how Occupational Therapy can help provide solutions to enable people to stay healthy and well.

Find out more on the Keeping Me Well website.

Find out about Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and how to access the services we offer within the area. Chat to our Physiotherapists to get advice about how to keep active with any pelvic health issues.

Click here to explore the Pelvic Health physiotherapy section of the Keeping Me Well website.

Find out how you can access a Physiotherapist at your GP practice and at Barry Hospital. Chat to our physiotherapists about increasing your activity levels

Click here to explore the physiotherapy section of the Keeping Me Well website.

Talk to a podiatrist and find out how we can work together to keep your feet healthy.

Click here to explore the podiatry section of the Keeping Me Well website.

Come and hear about how Race Equality First provides health advocacy for Black and Ethnic minority communities. We provide a discrimination casework service covering race, religion or belief as well as all other equality strands from the Equality Act 2010. We also provide advocacy and empowerment for victims of of all hate crime strands.

We organise baseball and softball training and games for young people in Wales. We also work with adults, as part of mental health and wellbeing days. We also facilitate Blind Baseball.

Visit the RBI Wales website

We can tell you all about Re-engage’s services for those aged 75+ in the Vale of Glamorgan.

  • Chat with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Smoking Cessation team about how they can support people to quit or reduce smoking. Options include regular telephone support for 12 months and nicotine replacement therapy products available on prescription from the GP.

We are a charity and social enterprise that helps older people to reminisce, replay and reconnect through the power of sport and physical activity. Launched in 2010, Sporting Memories supports a wide range of people aged 50-plus, including those living with dementia, living with depression or facing isolation and loneliness to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through our regular club sessions, situated within local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Click here to visit our website.

We will be providing a beginner’s guide to open water dipping and swimming including health benefits, local swim groups, water safety, acclimatisation and safe entry.

Vale Community Resource Service aims to support and provide therapy to people in the community to help maintain their independence at home. We help support those on discharge from hospital and also provide support to try and avoid hospital admission.

Find out more about this service.

Come and benefit from our Stay Steady Clinics and Falls Response Service. A falls specialist physiotherapist can off­er you tailored advice to reduce falls risks.

Find out more about this service.

The Healthy Living Team aims to support the health and wellbeing of residents through supporting participation in sport, physical activity and play opportunities.

We work with a range of partners to create new and further develop existing activities for people of all ages in the Vale of Glamorgan, with a focus on targeting residents with low participation rates.

Find out more on the Vale of Glamorgan website.

Come and hear about the activities we run to promote the health and wellbeing for all men, women and children in our community.

Find out more on the Barry Leisure Centre website.

Valeways exists to encourage and help people of all ages and abilities to walk to improve their physical and mental health. They also work hard to keep all the footpaths in the Vale open and accessible to as many people as possible. Come and find out how walking can benefit you and the local opportunities there are. 

We are providing information and guidance on all aspects of volunteering.

  • Build your confidence, skills and gain really valuable work experience.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Meet new people and get a great reference.
  • Improve your health & wellbeing.

You can use your existing skills and also gain new skills along the way.

With Music In Mind hosts social groups in the community for anyone over the age of 50. Some of our groups have a focus on singing and some on gentle exercise. We currently run our groups in Barry, Llantwit Major, Penarth and Cowbridge and work with people with a variety of long-term conditions such as dementia.

Women Connect First is a registered charity motivated by the ethos of community development and social justice. Our main areas of work involve improving the lives of disadvantaged communities in Wales with a key focus on supporting women, young girls and children from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Cardiff and surrounding areas. We empower our services users to access information and services that help them develop their self–confidence and resilience to improve their health and wellbeing.

Our forum meets fortnightly online, providing an opportunity to work together to co-produce different ways to support people with long-term conditions in Cardiff and the Vale. The forum is open to anyone passionate about improving health and wellbeing for people in Cardiff and the Vale. We welcome…
  • Service users
  • Community organisations
  • Third sector
  • Healthcare staff

Your voice plays a vital role in your everyday life, but it’s easy to take it for granted. Temporary hoarseness occurs in almost everyone, and almost 20% of the UK population has some degree of long-term voice difficulties. This number is dramatically worse in voice-intensive occupations like teaching and call centres. Come and visit the Speech and Language Therapy stall to learn how to keep your voice healthy and strong.

Tracey specialises in Zumba® Gold and Seated Zumba® Gold. Both are excellent ways to strengthen the bones and muscles. It engages a number of muscles which helps in increasing overall muscle strength and endurance. Another benefit of this exciting exercise is that it helps to increase bone density, which protects us from osteoporosis. Stronger muscles also aid in balance and that can help prevent falls! 

Walking Aid Amnesty

Do you have an unused walking aid lying around your house?
Bring it along to the Health and Wellbeing Fayre for us to clean up and reuse.
Metal walking sticks, crutches, walking frames and wheeled walkers all gladly received.

Our Workshops

All workshops will last around 20 minutes. Please try to arrive five minutes before the start time so we can start promptly. Thank you.



GP-led Menopause and Activity Information session

Bedwas Hall


Living Well with Illness. Workshop led by Daring to Dream

Bedwas Hall


Instructor led Nordic walking session. Poles provided.

Meet at the main entrance


Instructor led seated Zumba practical session

Bedwas Hall


Instructor led seated Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi session

Bedwas Hall


With Music in Mind workshop

Bedwas Hall


Exercise for All

Bedwas Hall


Escape – information session about Escape Back, Hip & Knee classes

Bedwas Hall


Physiotherapist-led Mental Health and Activity information session

Bedwas Hall


Creative Movement with Motion Control Dance

Bedwas Hall


Down to Earth

Bedwas Hall


Instructor led Nordic walking session. Poles provided.

Meet at the main entrance


Dietician led Healthy Eating on a Budget

Bedwas Hall

Organised in partnership by

Race Equality First
CAV Watermark

Thank you to our supporters:

Cardiff and Vale Health Charity | Elusen Iechyd Caerdydd a'r Fro
Keeping Me Well - Cardiff and Vale University Hospital

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