AVOW Annual Review 2015 - 2016 (Bilingual)

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2015 - 2016


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John Leece Jones Chair

John Gallanders Chief Officer

AVOW | Tŷ Avow 21 Egerton Street | 21 Stryd Egerton | Wrexham Wrecsam | LL11 1ND Tel/Ffôn: 01978 312556 | Fax/Ffacs: 01978 352046 info@avow.org | www.avow.org Charity Number/Elusen Rhif: 1043989 Company Limited by Guarantee Number/ Cwmni Cyfyngedig gan Warant rhif: 2993429

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Foreword 2015/16 what a year! We have again seen major changes in the funding levels for AVOW and other Third Sector organisations with many receiving significant cuts at a time when the demands on many organisations providing services has greatly increased. AVOW staff have been there to support both established and newly created organisations in the Third Sector in Wrexham County Borough in addressing the situations that have arisen from such “cuts”. It has been most encouraging to see local groups being formed to run services and buildings thus preserving these facilities for their fellow citizens. One local service that AVOW was delighted to save from WCBC funding cuts was Shopmobility. After taking over responsibility for Shopmobility we have received wonderful support from the whole community, which has emphasised what a much needed resource Shopmobility is. Also this year the Carers Service was Sainsbury’s “Wrexham’s Charity of the Year”, and this has given a considerable financial boost to the Carers Team which enables it to offer additional services. Once again AVOW’s Playteam and “The Land” deservedly continue to receive recognition for innovative and World Class

practice in the field of playwork. This year has also seen AVOW achieve the Investing in Volunteering award, following a demonstration to external assessors of AVOW’s commitment and actual practice of the standards and skills required. AVOW has been working with others in preparation for the commencement of the Social Services and Well Being Act and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. The new legislation is going to play a significant part in the way the Third Sector is recognised by Public Sector Bodies as both Acts expressly state the need for partnership working across all sectors and services. AVOW's activities, like those of other organisations, are influenced by what is going on in society as a whole and we look forward to the results of the recent elections and working closely with the Welsh Government and politicians from across the political spectrum to achieve change for the benefit of the citizens of Wrexham and beyond. We offer sincere thanks to all our extremely committed and talented staff and volunteers, who in a very uncertain financial climate, have continued to serve and support the Third Sector and the people of Wrexham. We also thank all our members

and supporters and particularly all the trustees for their support and invaluable contribution to the work of AVOW. Sadly we say goodbye to those staff who have left us and thank them for their tremendous contribution to Wrexham and to wish them all the very best in their new careers. Whilst saying good bye we also welcome new staff and volunteers and hope they enjoy being part of the ‘AVOW family’. We also thank all our funders. Without their support many of the activities undertaken by AVOW would not be possible. Finally it would be remiss not to pay tribute to the late Marjorie Dykins OBE, one of AVOW’s founders. Marjorie was for many years, not only a mainstay of the Board of Trustees, but of the voluntary sector in Wales. She also played an influential role in the early development of the Welsh Assembly. A commemorative plaque in memory of Marjorie will be placed in Ty Avow later in the year. Marjorie is greatly missed and fondly remembered for her valuable contribution to Wrexham and Wales. John Leece Jones Chair John Gallanders Chief Officer


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Little Sunflowers

Sharon Evans Carolyn Wilkes Fran Bunning Sophie Bunning Sophie Johnson Lisa Nicholson Carlee Taylor-Davies Amanda Heywood Zoe Jones Paula Wilcox

Community Development

Trustees

Deputy Chief Officer Rafat Arshad-Roberts Heather Hicks Marie Dingly-Shortt Lisa Darlington Victoria Holberry Kate Harcus David Foulds

Joanne Evans Vicky Hand Val Connelly Tegan Sollis Natasha McQueen

Marjorie Dykins John Leece Jones Moira Jones Joyce M’Caw Stephen Perkins Barbara Roxburgh Anne Ryan Michael Williams Rosemarie Williams James Aylward Wanjiku Mbugua Fred Evans Mervyn Dean David Thompson

Volunteer Centre Marie Gibson Ceri Ord Ramona Ozolina-Jones Natasha McQueen Craig Hurst Annabel Boyce Roger Moore

Wrezham Carers Service

John Gallande

Janet Radfor


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Chief Officer

nders

Audrey Bulcock Kate Davies Daniel Jones Katherine Prince Victoria Milner Ken Rowlands Richard Sciensinski Gavin Thomas Darren Tomkins Kath Brown Steph Griffiths

dford

Business Support

Claire Griffiths Dave Bullough Aaron Jones Natalie Sear Matthew Overson Gareth Poole Gemma Jones Ceri Dawson Luke Sutton Chris Roberts Tony Ormond Charlie Jones Peter Jones Sharon Stocker

Health and Social Care

Volunteers Fraser Brooks Natalie Griffiths Sue Hornby Marian Kelsall Louise Bollington Zoe Askew Michael Davies Barbara Hinsley Jean Smythe Karen Griffith Samantha Shone Carla Thomas Evey Rodgers Emma Slawson Caroline Price Chris Abbott Heath Jones Anthony Humphreys Anthony Roberts Sarah Murphy Natalie Roberts Tanya Jones Mel Evans

Play Team


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Who are AVOW?

Tŷ Avow, our home, is a major resource centre for all voluntary and community groups offering practical services such as: Equipment Hire

Meeting Rooms

Training

Office Services

(Photocopying, Franking and Faxing)

Payroll Service

In addition we offer office accommodation to and currently house Barnardo’s, Vision Support, Scope and Wrexham Family Information Service.


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AVOW Here to help you Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year Raised nearly

Which will be used to help develop a Carer Therapy Service for those Carers who need an opportunity to relax and de-stress.

Friends of Wrexham Carers Which provided subsidised:

Raised over

Volunteer sashes

Sponsored a table at the 2015 Christmas Lunch

What a place, what a morning – every Clay Pigeon I shot at was a problem released, leaving me relaxed after a morning to remember

A Carer

Branded t-shirts for staff

Carer coach trips


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The Volunteer Centre Interviewed

361

potential volunteers Held

11

Recruitment sessions

From the opportunities offered there was a lot of choice and I found an opportunity where the criteria complemented my personal commitments

Dealt with

At the heart of every community are 1000’s of people who volunteer millions of hours a yearThere are approximately 26,000 volunteers in over 1800 organisations in Wrexham County Borough with a value that is priceless!!

Gave out awards to the tune of

7,878

I particularly enjoy interacting with everyone in the office and I have learnt a lot whilst volunteering at AVOW

Through the SURF (Service Users Reaching Forward) project, AVOW continues to support those with chaotic lifestyles

It was such an eye opener when going around for cardboard it was heart-breaking and I even gave my pop and crisps away to one of the ‘real’ homeless- I’m definitely going to do this sponsored event every year and get more sponsors. Meeting homeless people first hand and experiencing what they live day in day out really makes a difference!

enquiries about volunteering

volunteering hours

Recovery & Homelessness

Sponsored Sleepout

634

SURF Recruits and supports volunteers from the Wrexham population of drug/alcohol users.

............................. Gets people involved in meaningful volunteering opportunities to build their confidence and skills.

............................. Organising clean-ups of ‘hot spots’ where drug paraphernalia is found


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The Radio Project How did it come about?

What have students learnt?

Following a successful trial to bring radio into the recovery community, funding was secured to develop the project. Response to the classes proved a huge success with those in recovery and to the wider community and content produced by the group is broadcast on Calon FM. Class sizes are consistent with an average of 12 people attending every week.

The students have learnt that everyone has a story and that lots of people are interested in hearing what they have to say. Stories are developed by learning basic interview skills, questioning, research, presentation, production, recording, editing and working as a team. Classes which have become part of the recovery radio group include; Confidence Building, History, Script Writing and a Games Club.

What is the Radio Project? Recovery radio is a series of workshops and classes in broadcast journalism which are designed to develop the skills needed for community radio broadcasts.

Who has come on the most? Every student has grown through the process of learning and maintaining their recovery and success is measured by staying clean for another day. The project has resulted in the development of two new facilitators delivering art and creative writing, two having their work shown at art exhibitions, several volunteering in the community, two attending college. One student is beginning an access course to university and believes that her increased confidence has enabled her to be finally reunited with her child. What’s the future like? AVOW has now submitted a bid to the big Lottery with a view to securing funding to develop a North Wales project using existing recovery hubs and linking them to local community radio stations. This innovative project will see a project bus delivering training where its needed, growing the recovery movement and its message of hope and linking directly into the heart of community stories.


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The Play Team The Land – the 8th coolest playground in the world

“The Land is awesome, you get to make friends and dens don’t ya” Child Aged 7

“We get to play with new things, and I get to play outside in any weather. I’m not allowed out the garden otherwise so it’s fun to play at playscheme” Child Aged 6

“This is just an awesome place to play” Child Aged 11

Early Entitlement Flying Start Rising 4’s After School Club

“The kids love going there, people dont realise how lucky they are to have this on their doorstep, it is amazing for both my children and they never want to leave” Parent

“The play team are so supportive of me and my family – no problem is too big” Parent

Little Sunflowers Childcare

Little Sunflowers consistently receives exceptionally high rating in Education and Care inspections.

AVOW In Your


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Ollies The café at the Law Courts, Bodhyfryd, Wrexham. A dedicated team of volunteers, along with an Avow staff member, run the café and the Lunch Club at Regent Street Methodist Church in Wrexham.

Shopmobility Operating from Wrexham bus station, Wrexham Shopmobility service became part of AVOW's portfolio in September 2015. The service, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in December, benefits over 150 members who regularly use the service enabling them freedom to access shops and services.

“It is my lifeline to the shops in town”

“(The staff) are always ready to go one step further to help the customers. No problem is too much”

“Independence is a must – this helps me keep it”

ur Community


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Supporting the Sector Funding

Generated

Arranged

Responded to

in grants for the sector.

funding events

funding enquiries

£545,962

8

215

Marchwiel Village Hall needed funding to rectify a structural fault and extend the community space. With support from AVOW’s Funding Officer they produced a Funding Strategy and applied for 3 grants which were all successful

£370,000 raised


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The Third Sector Doctor Project

Now in its second year, the Third Sector Doctor Project has seen many successes. There are stronger links between the Third Sector and businesses throughout Wrexham and Flintshire and 15 mentors have been recruited to help Third Sector Organisations.

The Third Sector Doctor Project works directly with an organisation’s board members to ensure high standards of governance are being met and to identify areas of development to ensure trustees have the relevant skills to run a successful organisation.

There are numerous training events for trustees, showcasing good practice whilst creating a platform for networking and the creation of the North Wales Trustees Network further strengthens this.

to encourage the Third Sector to focus on PQASSO and obtain the standard either through self assessment or the externally assessed Quality Mark. Having recently obtained the PQASSO Quality Mark at level 2, AVOW are well situated to support the sector and have a licenced

PQASSO Mentor trained through the Lottery project who is supporting a number of organisations to obtain PQASSO.

PQASSO Mentor

Having some form of Quality mark is likely to become a requirement of many grants and contracts to the third sector from commissioners. PQASSO was identified as the preferred standard for many and The Big Lottery funded a 3 year project – entitled PQASSO in Wales -


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Big Health Day Prevention is better than cure

Volunteers Week The Magic of Volunteering

Recognising Volunteers Achievments Volunteers Celebration Event

Mixing it Up Third Sector Conference Addressing Issues Facing the Sector

Even


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Holocaust Memorial Day A poignant service to remember victims of genocide – Don't stand by

Christmas Reception

AVOW AGM 2015

ents

High Sheriff Awards


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The AVOW Family Parting Shots! My AVOW experience has been one I’ll always remember – I have never held a job down before given over 20 years of Heroin addiction I never really could host responsibility for anything really. I have always felt that AVOW draws in a particular but special kind of worker and volunteer, hence many of us share the same moral and value systems about the type of society we would like to live in - this transfers to each and every person who walks through the AVOW doors and takes our beliefs back out there into the community……Wrexham is a much more productive place to live with AVOW at the heart of it.

AVOW is full of lovely people and that is what I am going to miss

Take care of each other – and keep working hard to ensure AVOW stays the wonderful organisation it is.


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What’s it like to work or volunteer at AVOW?

Everyone supports each other. There is no friction between colleagues either within or between departments. There is also plenty of support available and I always feel appreciated for the time I put into AVOW. Everyone is also very accommodating of my additional needs

AVOW has a genuine caring attitude towards staff and volunteers

Friendly, accepting, equal

AVOW does excellent work. Practices are flexible and centered around the individual. Managers listen.

AVOW helps me to get out of the house. It helps me with my confidence

Very nice people, hardworking people who go out of their way to help. Very supportive trustees and managers

Contributing to the culture, AVOW’s quality awards;


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Funding Events

33,413

399

Volunteers Placed

Website Hits

840

Likes on Facebook

ÂŁ545,962

Funding obtained by groups with AVOW support

1920

Followers on Twitter

68,622

enquiries received and responded to

3,061

People regularly receive newsletters

AVOW in


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300

ÂŁ25,780

Members of the public at the Big Health Day

Grants distributed by AVOW

350

Shopmobility scooters used per month

9691

10

Visitors

Training courses

15

Third Sector Doctor mentors available

Numbers


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Financial Info ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS IN WREXHAM STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2016 (incorporating the income and expenditure account) Unrestricted Restricted Total Funds Funds Funds 2016 £ £ £

ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS IN WREXHAM BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31ST MARCH 2016 Total Funds Restated 2015 £

£

2015 Restated £

£

£

FIXED ASSETS

INCOMING RESOURCES

191,987

Tangible Assets

Incoming resources from generated funds Donations and Legacies

2016

204,641

CURRENT ASSETS 2,117

9,487

11,604

8,614

Debtors

66,248

87,447

Cash at Bank and In Hand

288,704 354,952

375,167 462,614

CREDITORS: Amounts falling due within one year

(71,836)

(178,587)

Investment Income-interest receivable

(185)

-

(185)

1,481

Income from charitable activities

271,489

788,580

1,060,069

1,071,271

Total incoming resources

273,421

798,067

1,071,488

1,081,366

EXPENDITURE

NET CURRENT ASSETS

283,116

284,027

TOTAL ASSETS LESS CURRENT LIABILITIES

475,103

488,668

(810)

-

474,293

488,668

336,127

369,177

Charitable activities

401,665

684,198

1,085,863

1,034,194

Total Expenditure

401,665

684,198

1,085,863

1,034,194

Net (Expenditure)/Income resources for the year before transfers

(128,244)

113,869

(14,375)

47,172

Gross transfers between funds

146,919

(146,919)

-

-

Unrestricted funds

Net movements in funds

18,675

(33,050)

(14,375)

47,172

General reserves

41,029

26,786

Designated funds

97,137

92,705

474,293

488,668

Creditors: Amounts falling due after more than one year NET ASSETS THE FUNDS OF THE CHARITY: Restricted funds

Reconciliation of funds: Total funds brought forward

119,491

369,177

488,668

441,496

Total funds carried forward

138,166

336,127

474,293

488,668

TOTAL CHARITY FUNDS

The statement of Financial Activities includes all gains and losses in the year. All incoming resources and resources expended derive from continuing activities. The financial details shown above are extracts from the annual report and accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the provisions for companies subject to the small companies’ regime, and with the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities (effective April 2008). The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 28th June 2016 and signed on its behalf by John Leece Jones (Chairman) A copy of the full annual report and accounts can be obtained from: John Leece Jones, Secretary, Tŷ Avow, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND. Telephone: 01978 312556, Email: info@avow.org

AVOW | Tŷ Avow 21 Egerton Street | 21 Stryd Egerton | Wrexham | Wrecsam | LL11 1ND Tel/Ffôn: 01978 312556 | Fax/Ffacs: 01978 352046 info@avow.org | www.avow.org Charity Number/Elusen Rhif: 1043989 Company Limited by Guarantee Number/Cwmni Cyfyngedig gan Warant rhif: 2993429


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Materion Ariannol CYMDEITHAS MUDIADAU GWIRFODDOL WRECSAM (AVOW) CYFRIFLEN GWEITHGARWCH ARIANNOL Y FLWYDDYN SY’N DOD I BEN AR YR 31AIN O FAWRTH 2016 (GAN YMGORFFORI’R CYFRIF INCWM A GWARIANT) Cyllid £

Cyllid Cyfyngedig £

Holl Gyllid 2016 £

Holl Gyllid 2015 £

CYMDEITHAS MUDIADAU GWIRFODDOL WRECSAM (AVOW) MANTOLEN AR YR 31AIN O FAWRTH 16 2016 £

2015 Ailddatganwyd £

£

£

ASEDAU SEFYLDLOG

INCWM

191,987

Asedau Cyffwrddadwy

Incwm wedi’i gynhyrchu

204,641

ASEDAU CYFREDOL

273,421

Cyfanswm Incwm

271,489

Incwm o weithgarwch elusennol

(185)

Incwm drwy Fuddsoddi llog dderbyniwyd

2,117

Rhoddion a Chymynroddion

9,487 788,580 798,067

11,604

8,614

(185) 1,060,069 1,071,488

1,481 1,071,271 1,081,366

GWARIANT

(33,050)

18,675

(146,919)

Trosglwyddiadau gros rhwng cronfeydd 146,919

113,869

(128,244)

Cyfanswm incwm/(gwariant) net y flwyddyn cyn trosglwyddiadau

684,198

401,665

Cyfanswm Gwariant

401,665

Gweithgarwch elusennol

Symudiadau net cyllid

684,198

1,085,863 1,085,863

1,034,194 1,034,194

(14,375)

47,172

66,248

Dyledwyr Arian yn y banc ac mewn llaw

CREDYDWYR:Cyfansymiau’n ddyledus o fewn blwyddyn

119,491

Cyfanswm y cyllid weoi’i ddwyn ymlaen

369,177 336,127

47,172

488,668

441,496

474,293

87,447

288,704 354,952

375,167 462,614

(71,836)

(178,587)

475,103

CYFANSWM ASEDAU LLAI NA’R DYLEDION CYFREDOL

283,116

ASEDAU NET CYFREDOL

CREDYDWYR: Cyfansymiau’n ddyledus wedi mwy na blwyddyn

284,027 488,668

(810)

ASEDAU NET

-

474,293

488,668

CYLLID YR ELUSEN: Cyllid Cyfyngedig

(14,375)

Cysoniad cyllid:

138,166

Cyfanswm y cyllid wedi’i gario drosodd

336,127

369,177

Cyllid Anghyfyngedig 97,137

Cyllid wedi’u neilltuo

41,029

Cronfa gyffredinol

HOLL GYLLID YR ELUSEN

26,786 92,705

474,293

488,668

488,668

Mae’r datganiad o Weithgarwch Ariannol yn cynnwys holl enillion a cholledion y flwyddyn. Mae’r holl incwm a’r gwariant yn deillio o weithgarwch cyfredol. Mae’r manylion ariannol uchod wedi eu tynnu o’r adroddiad blynyddol a’r cyfrifon ar gyfer y flwyddyn ddaeth i ben ar Fawrth yr 31ain 2016. Mae’r datganiadau ariannol wedi eu paratoi yn unol â’r darpariaethau ar gyfer cwmnїau yn ôl cyfundrefn y cwmnїau bychain ac yn unol â’r Safon Adroddiadau Ariannol ar gyfer Endidau Llai (daeth I rym ym mis Ebril 2008). Cafodd y datganiadau ariannol eu cymeradwyo gan Fwrdd y Cyfarwyddwyr ar Orffennaf y 28ain 2016. Llofnodwyd hwy ar ran y Bwrdd gan John Leece Jones (Cadeirydd). Mae copi llawn o’r adroddiad blynyddol a’r cyfrifon ar gael gan John Leece Jones, yr Ysgrifennydd, Tŷ Avow, 21 Stryd Egerton, Wrecsam, LL11 1ND. Ffôn: 01978 312556, E-bost: info@avow.org

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300

O bobl wedi ymweld a’r diwrnod mawr lechyd

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£25,780

Grantiau wedi eu dosbarthu gan AVOW

350

Nifer o weithiau cafodd sgwteri Shopmobility eu defnyddio y mis

9691

10

Ymwelwyr

Cwrs hyfforddi

15

Nifer y mentoriaid ynghlwm a chynllun doctor y trydydd sector

n Rhifan


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8

33,413

Digwyddiadau cyllid

www.avow.org

399

Gwirfoddolwyr cafodd eu recriwtio

Ymweliadau i’r wefan

840

O boble yn ein hoffi ni ar Facebook

£545,962

Cyllid i wahanol grwpiau gyda chefnogaeth

1920

O ddilynwyr ar Trydar

68,622

O ymholiadau wedi eu derbyn a’u hateb

3,061

Yn cael cylchlythyr rheolaidd gennym ni

AVOW Me


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Sut brofiad ydy hi i weithio neu wirfoddoli yn AVOW?

Mae pawb yn cefnogi’i gilydd. Does dim drwgdeimlad rhwng y staff, o fewn adrannau na rhwng yr adrannau ychwaith. Mae hefyd digonedd o gefnogaeth ar gael a dw i bob amser yn teimlo bod fy ngwaith yn AVOW yn cael ei werthfawrogi. Mae pawb hefyd yn fwy na pharod i fy helpu gyda fy anghenion ychwanegol

Mae gan bawb yn AVOW agwedd wirioneddol ofalgar tuag at weddill y staff a’r gwirfoddolwyr

Cyfeillgar, c roesawgar a chydradd

Mae AVOW yn gwneud gwaith anhygoel. Mae’r gwaith ymarferol yn hyblyg ac yn bodloni gofynion y bobl. Mae’r rheolwyr yn barod i wrando

Mae AVOW yn fy helpu i adael y tŷ. Mae’n rhoi hwb i fy hyder

Pobl weithgar a chlên dros ben wnaiff fynd i’r ymdrech i helpu. Hefyd mae’r ymddiriedolwyr a rheolwyr yn andros o gefnogol

Cyfrannu at y diwylliant, gwobrau ansawdd AVOW;


TUDALEN 16

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Teulu AVOW Ffarwelio! Mae fy mhrofiad yn AVOW yn un bythgofiadwy – doeddwn i erioed wedi llwyddo i gadw swydd gyda’r oeddwn i’n gaeth i Heroin am dros 20 mlynedd ac felly yn methu â chymryd cyfrifoldeb dros unrhyw beth mewn gwirionedd. Dw i wastad wedi bod o’r farn fod AVOW yn denu math penodol, ond hefyd arbennig, o weithwyr a gwirfoddolwyr. Mae’r rhan fwyaf ohonom felly yn rhannu’r un moesau a gwerthoedd ynghylch y math o gymdeithas yr hoffem ni fyw ynddi. Mae pob un sy’n cerdded drwy ddrysau AVOW yn mabwysiadu’r moesau a gwerthoedd yma hefyd yna caiff ein credoau eu rhannu gyda gweddill y gymuned. Mae Wrecsam yn lle llawer mwy cynhyrchiol i fyw ynddo diolch i AVOW

Mae llawer o bobl hawddgar yn gweithio yn AVOW a dyna wna i ei golli

Gofalwch am eich gilydd – parhewch i fynd ati i weithio’n galed er mwyn gofalu fod AVOW yn parhau i fod yn fudiad bendigedig


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Diwrnod Cofio’r Holocost Gwasanaeth teimladwy er cof am ddioddefwyr hil-laddiad – Peidiwch sefyll o’r neilltu

Parti Nadolig

Cyfarfod Blynyddol AVOW 2015

Gwobrau’r Uchel Siryf

diadau


TUDALEN 14

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Diwrnod Mawr Iechyd Gwell rhwystro’r clwy’ na’i wella.

Wythnos y Gwirfoddolwyr Atyniad Gwirfoddoli

Digwyddiad dathlu gwaith Gwirfoddolwyr Digwyddiad VIP i ddathlu llwyddiannau Gwirfoddolwyr

Mynd i’r afael Cynhadledd y Trydydd Sector yn mynd i’r afael â’r materion y mae’n rhaid i’r sector eu hwynebu

Digwy


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Cynllun Doctor y Trydydd Sector

Mae’r Cynllun Doctor y Trydydd Sector ar waith ers dwy flynedd erbyn hyn a bu iddo lwyddo mewn sawl maes. Mae cysylltiad cryfach rhwng y Trydydd Sector a busnesau yn Wrecsam a Sir y Fflint erbyn hyn ac fe gafodd 15 mentor eu recriwtio i helpu Mudiadau’r Trydydd Sector.

Mae’r Cynllun Doctor y Trydydd Sector yn gweithio’n uniongyrchol gydag aelodau bwrdd mudiadau er mwyn gofalu eu bod yn bodloni safonau uchel wrth lywodraethu. Hefyd mae gweithwyr y cynllun yn cydweithio gyda’r aelodau bwrdd i adnabod meysydd i’w datblygu er mwyn gofalu fod yr

ymddiriedolwyr yn meddu ar y sgiliau perthnasol i gynnal mudiad llwyddiannus. Mae nifer o ddigwyddiadau hyfforddi ar gyfer ymddiriedolwyr sy’n gyfle i rannu ymarfer da a rhwydweithio. Bu sefydlu Rhwydwaith Ymddiriedolwyr Gogledd Cymru hefyd yn help i fudiadau rannu ymarfer da a rhwydweithio.

Mentor PQASSO

Mae’n debyg y bydd yn hanfodol i fudiadau’r trydydd sector feddu ar ryw fath o Farc Ansawdd er mwyn llwyddo gyda cheisiadau grant a chytundebau gan gomisiynwyr. Cafodd PQASSO ei adnabod fel y safon ansawdd dewisol i lawer a bu i’r Loteri Fawr ariannu cynllun tair blynedd o’r enw

PQASSO yng Nghymru i annog y Trydydd Sector i ganolbwyntio ar ennill safon PQASSO drwy hunan asesu neu’r Marc Ansawdd gaiff ei asesu’n allanol. Derbyniodd AVOW Farc Ansawdd PQASSO lefel 2 yn ddiweddar felly maen nhw’n gymwys i gefnogi’r sector. Mae

gan AVOW hefyd Fentor PQASSO trwyddedig a gafodd ei ariannu drwy Gynllun y Loteri sydd ar hyn o bryd yn helpu sawl mudiad i fynd ati i ennill safon PQASSO.


TUDALEN 12

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Cefnogi’r Sector Cyllid

Trefnodd digwyddiad cyllid

Mewn grantiau ar gyfer y sector

8

£545,962

215 Ac fe ymatebodd i ymholiad am gyllid

Roedd angen cyllid ar Neuadd Bentref Marchwiail er mwyn cywiro gwall ar strwythur yr adeilad a hefyd adeiladu estyniad. Aeth rheolwyr y Neuadd ati, gyda chefnogaeth Swyddog Cyllid AVOW, i lunio Strategaeth Ariannu a cheisio am 3 grant (bu’r 3 yn llwyddiannus). Derbyniwyd cyfanswm o

£370,000

ac mae’r gwaith wedi hen gychwyn.


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TUDALEN 11

Ollies Caffi’r Llysoedd, Bodhyfryd, Wrecsam. Tîm o wirfoddolwyr ymroddgar, ar y cyd ag aelod o staff AVOW, sy’n gyfrifol am gynnal y caffi a’r Clwb Cinio yn Eglwys Fethodistaidd Stryd Regent yn Wrecsam.

Shopmobility Mae’r siop yng Ngorsaf Bysiau Wrecsam a daeth y gwasanaeth Shopmobility Wrecsam, a ddathlodd 20 mlynedd o wasanaeth ym mis Rhagfyr, yn rhan o wasanaethau AVOW ym mis Medi 2015. Mae dros 150 aelod yn elwa o fanteisio ar Shopmobility yn rheolaidd i fedru mynd i siopau a manteisio ar wasanaethau eraill yn Wrecsam.

“Mae’n ffordd i mi fedru mynd i siopau’r dref”

“(Mae’r staff) bob amser yn fwy na pharod i fynd cam ymhellach i helpu’r cwsmeriaid. Does dim byd sy’n ormod o drafferth iddyn nhw”

“Mae annibyniaeth yn bwysig iawn i mi ac mae Shopmobility yn help i mi barhau i fod yn annibynnol”

ch Cymuned


TUDALEN 10

Y Tîm Chwarae

Mae'r Tir - maes chwarae gorau 8fed yn y byd

“Mae’r ‘Tir’ yn wych, mae’n gyfle i wneud ffrindiau a chreu cuddfannau dydy” Plentyn 7 Oed

“Dan ni’n cael chwarae efo pethau newydd a dw i’n cael chwarae y tu allan ymhob tywydd. Dydw iddim yn cael gadael fy ngardd fel arall felly mae’n andros o hwyl medru chwarae yn y cynllun chwarae” Plentyn 6 Oed

“Mae wir yn le gwych i chwarae” Plentyn 11 Oed

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“Mae’r plant wrth eu bodd yn mynd yno, dydy pobl ddim yn sylweddoli pa mor lwcus ydyn nhw i gael rhywbeth fel hyn mor agos i’w cartref. Mae’n wych i fy nau blentyn a dydyn nhw byth eisiau gadael” Rhiant

“Mae’r tîm chwarae yn andros o gefnogol ohona i a fy nheulu – does dim byd sy’n ormod o drafferth iddyn nhw” Rhiant

Hawl Bore Oes Dechrau’n Deg Plant ar droi’n 4 Clwb ar ôl Ysgol

Gofal Plant Blodau Bach yr Haul Mae Blodau Bach yr Haul bob amser yn derbyn cyfraddiad andros o uchel yn dilyn arolygiadau addysg a Gofal.

AVOW Yn Ei


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Cynllun Radio O le ddaeth y syniad? Yn dilyn cyfnod prawf llwyddiannus i gyflwyno’r byd radio i bobl ar eu taith at wella, buom yn llwyddiannus gyda’n cais am gyllid i ddatblygu’r cynllun. Cawsom ymateb anhygoel i’r dosbarthiadau gan bobl ar eu taith at wella ac eraill yn y gymuned. Erbyn hyn, caiff deunydd y grŵp ei ddarlledu ar Calon FM. Daw’r un nifer o bobl yn gyson ac mae cyfartaledd o 12 yn mynychu pob wythnos.

Beth mae’r myfyrwyr wedi ei ddysgu? Bu i’r myfyrwyr ddysgu fod gan bawb eu stori eu hun ac mae gan lawer o bobl ddiddordeb mewn clywed eu hanes. Aiff y myfyrwyr ati i ddatblygu straeon drwy ddysgu sgiliau cyfweld, cwestiynu, ymchwil, cyflwyno, cyhoeddi, recordio, golygu a gweithio fel tîm. Dyma’r dosbarthiadau y mae’r grŵp radio adfer yn manteisio arnyn nhw : Codi Hyder, Hanes, Ysgrifennu Sgriptiau, a Chlwb Gemau.

TUDALEN 9 Beth ydy’r Cynllun Radio? Mae Radio Adfer yn gyfres o weithdai a dosbarthiadau ar newyddiaduriaeth darlledu a’u diben ydy helpu pobl i ddatblygu’r sgiliau angenrheidiol er mwyn darlledu ar orsafoedd radio cymunedol.

Pwy sydd wedi datblygu fwyaf? Bu i bob un o’r myfyrwyr ddatblygu yn ystod y broses dysgu a chynnal eu taith at wella ac fe gaiff eu llwyddiant ei fesur ar eu gallu i beidio â defnyddio am ddiwrnod ychwanegol ar y tro. Diolch i’r cynllun, erbyn hyn mae dau o’r myfyrwyr yn gymwys i fod yn hwyluswyr sy’n cynnig sesiynau celf ac ysgrifennu creadigol, dau fyfyriwr yn arddangos eu gwaith mewn arddangosfeydd celf, sawl myfyriwr yn gwirfoddoli yn y gymuned a dau o’r myfyrwyr yn mynychu’r coleg. Hefyd, mae un o’r myfyrwyr yn mynd ati i astudio cwrs mynediad i’r brifysgol ac mae hi’n credu bod yr hwb i’w hyder wedi ei helpu i fedru aduno gyda’i phlentyn o’r diwedd.

Beth ydy’r cynlluniau ar gyfer y dyfodol? Bu i AVOW gyflwyno cais i’r Loteri Fawr gyda’r gobaith o ennill cyllid grant i ddatblygu cynllun yng Ngogledd Cymru yn defnyddio ‘hybiau’ presennol a’u cysylltu gyda gorsafoedd radio cymunedol lleol. Bydd bws yn rhan o’r cynllun arloesol hwn gyda staff yn cynnig hyfforddiant lle bo’i angen. Y gobaith ydy gofalu bod mwy o bobl yn cychwyn ar eu taith at wella yn ogystal â rhannu’r neges


TUDALEN 8

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Y Ganolfan Wirfoddoli Gyfweld

361

gwirfoddolwr dichonol Gynnal

11

sesiwn recriwtio

Roedd digonedd o ddewis o gyfleoedd ac fe lwyddais i ddod o hyd i gyfle oedd yn gweddu fy ymrwymiadau personol i

Wrth wraidd pob cymuned mae miloedd o bobl yn gwirfoddoli am filiynau o oriau bob blwyddyn. Mae oddeutu 26,000 gwirfoddolwr mewn dros 1800 mudiad ym Mwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam ac mae eu gwaith yn amhrisiadwy!!

Ymateb i

634 ymholiad am wirfoddoli

Roi gwobrau i wirfoddolwyr am wirfoddoli am

7,878 awr

Dw i wrth fy modd yn sgwrsio efo pawb yn y swyddfa a dw i wedi dysgu llawer iawn yn ystod fy nghyfnod yn gwirfoddoli gydag AVOW

Gwella A Diweithdra

Mae AVOW yn parhau i gefnogi’r rheiny sy’n byw bywydau eithaf anhrefnus drwy’r cynllun SURF (Service Users Reaching Forward). Mae’r cynllun yn gyfrifol am y canlynol

SURF Recriwtio a chefnogi gwirfoddolwyr yn Wrecsam sy’n defnyddio cyffuriau / alcohol.

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Trefnu digwyddiadau cysgu ar y stryd wedi eu noddi Roedd yn agoriad llygaid gorfod mynd i chwilio am gardbord , roedd yn ddigon i dorri calon rhywun. Fe wnes i roi fy nghreision a diod pop i rywun oedd yn ddigartref go iawn. Heb os mi fydda i'n cymryd rhan bob blwyddyn o hyn ymlaen yn y digwyddiad hwn sydd wedi'i noddi ac yn ceisio casglu mwy o noddwyr. Roedd cyfarfod gyda phobl ddigartref wyneb yn wyneb a phrofi eu bywyd o ddydd i ddydd yn gwneud gwahaniaeth mawr!

Annog pobl i fanteisio ar gyfleoedd gwirfoddoli er mwyn rhoi hwb i’w hyder a gwella’u sgiliau.

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trefnu gweithgareddau glanhau llefydd adnabyddus lle mae petheuach i wneud efo cyffuriau yn ymddangos o bryd i’w gilydd


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TUDALEN 7

AVOW Yma i’ch helpu chi Elusen Leol Y Flwyddyn Sainsbury's Wedi codi bron i

Bydd yn datblygu gwansanaeth therapi i ofalwyr i’r gofalwyr hynny sy’n haeddu cyfle i ymlacio a chymryd hoe fach.

Cyfeillion Gofalwyr Wrecsam Aeth y cyllid tuag at y canlynol:

Bu i gyfeillion gofalwyr

Sashiau i wirfoddolwyr Wrecsam lwyddo i godi

Noddi bwrdd yng nghinio Nadolig 2015

Crysau-t gyda bathodynna u arnyn nhw i’r staff

Teithiau bws i ofalwyr

Am le, am fore - roedd pob colomen i mi saethu yn un broblem yn llai. Roeddwn i’n teimlo wedi ymlacio ar ol bore bythgofiadwy Gofalwr


TUDALEN 6

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Pwy ydy AVOW?

Mae Tŷ Avow, ein cartref, yn ganolfan cyfleusterau sylweddol ar gyfer holl grwpiau gwirfoddol a chymunedol sy’n cynnig gwasanaethau ymarferol fel: Llogi offer

Ystafelloedd cyfarfod

Hyfforddiant

Gwasanaethau swyddfa (Llungopïo, Ffrancio a Ffacsio)

Gwasanaethau cyflogres

Hefyd, rydym yn cynnig swyddfeydd gwag ac ar hyn o bryd yn rhannu adeilad gyda Barnardo’s, Vision Support, Scope a Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth i Deuluoedd Wrecsam.


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Y Prif Swyddog ders ford

lwg r dyn

Audrey Bulcock Kate Davies Daniel Jones Katherine Prince Victoria Milner Ken Rowlands Richard Sciensinski Gavin Thomas Darren Tomkins Kath Brown Steph Griffiths

TUDALEN 5

Y Tîm Cefnogaeth Y Gwirfoddolwyr Fusnes

Claire Griffiths Dave Bullough Aaron Jones Natalie Sear Matthew Overson Gareth Poole Gemma Jones Ceri Dawson Luke Sutton

Chris Roberts Tony Ormond Charlie Jones Peter Jones Sharon Stocker

Fraser Brooks Natalie Griffiths Sue Hornby Marian Kelsall Louise Bollington Zoe Askew Michael Davies Barbara Hinsley Jean Smythe Karen Griffith Samantha Shone Carla Thomas Evey Rodgers Emma Slawson Caroline Price Chris Abbott Heath Jones Anthony Humphreys Anthony Roberts Sarah Murphy Natalie Roberts Tanya Jones Mel Evans

Y Tîm Chwarae

Y Tîm lechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol


TUDALEN 4

Gofal Plant Little Sunflowers

Sharon Evans Carolyn Wilkes Fran Bunning Sophie Bunning Sophie Johnson Lisa Nicholson Carlee Taylor-Davies Amanda Heywood Zoe Jones Paula Wilcox

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Dirprwy Brif Swyddog

John Galland Janet Radfo

Y Tîm Datblygu Cymunedol

Rafat Arshad-Roberts Heather Hicks Marie Dingly-Shortt Lisa Darlington Victoria Holberry Kate Harcus David Foulds

Yr Ymddiriedolwyr

Joanne Evans Vicky Hand Val Connelly Tegan Sollis Natasha McQueen

Y Ganolfan Wirfoddoli

Troso o’ flwy

Marie Gibson Ceri Ord Ramona Ozolina-Jones Natasha McQueen Craig Hurst Annabel Boyce Roger Moore

Marjorie Dykins John Leece Jones Moira Jones Joyce M’Caw Stephen Perkins Barbara Roxburgh Anne Ryan Michael Williams Rosemarie Williams James Aylward Wanjiku Mbugua Fred Evans Mervyn Dean David Thompson

Gwasanaeth Gofalwyr Wrecsam


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TUDALEN 3

Rhagair 2015/16 wel am flwyddyn!

Bu i ni weld newidiadau sylweddol yng nghyfanswm cyllid AVOW a mudiadau Trydydd Sector eraill wrth i lawer o’r mudiadau dderbyn toriadau - a hynny mewn cyfnod lle bu cynnydd yn y galw am wasanaethau’r gwahanol fudiadau. Bu staff AVOW wrthlaw i gefnogi mudiadau hen a newydd y Trydydd Sector ym Mwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam i fynd i’r afael â’r canlyniadau yn sgil y “toriadau” o’r fath. Bu’n hynod galonogol gweld grwpiau lleol yn ffurfio er mwyn cynnig gwasanaethau ac adeiladau i gynnal y cyfleusterau ar gyfer eu cyd-drigolion. Un gwasanaeth lleol y bu AVOW yn hynod falch o fedru achub rhag toriadau Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam oedd Shopmobility. Unwaith i ni gymryd yr awenau dros Shopmobility bu i drigolion yr ardal ddangos cefnogaeth frwd sy’n dangos yn union pa mor annatod ydy Shopmobility. Hefyd, eleni cafodd y Gwasanaeth Gofalwyr eu henwi’n “Elusen y Flwyddyn Wrecsam” gan Sainsbury’s. O ganlyniad bu cynnydd sylweddol i gyllid y Tîm Gofalu i fedru mynd ati i gynnig gwasanaethau ychwanegol. Unwaith eto, bu i Dîm Chwarae AVOW a’r “Tir” dderbyn clod cwbl haeddiannol am eu gwaith arloesol o safon ryngwladol yn y maes gwaith chwarae.

Eleni hefyd, bu i AVOW ennill y wobr Buddsoddi mewn Gwirfoddoli gan aseswyr allanol am ymroddiad a gwaith AVOW i gynnal a defnyddio’r safonau a sgiliau angenrheidiol. Bu AVOW wrthi’n cydweithio ag eraill i baratoi at lansiad Deddf Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol a Llesiant a Deddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol. Bydd y ddeddfwriaeth newydd yn chwarae rhan sylweddol yn sut caiff y Trydydd Sector ei gydnabod gan Gyrff y Sector Cyhoeddus gan fod y ddwy Ddeddf yn datgan yr angen am gydweithio ar draws yr holl sectorau a rhwng yr holl wasanaethau. Caiff gweithgareddau AVOW, fel rhai mudiadau eraill, eu dylanwadu gan y gymdeithas yn gyffredinol. Rydym yn edrych ymlaen at dderbyn canlyniadau’r etholiad diweddar a chydweithio gyda Llywodraeth Cymru a gwleidyddion ar draws y sbectrwm gwleidyddol er mwyn gwneud newidiadau er lles trigolion Wrecsam a thu hwnt. Hoffem ddiolch o galon i bob un o’n staff a gwirfoddolwyr ymroddgar a thalentog. Er gwaethaf yr hinsawdd economaidd ansicr sydd ohoni bu iddyn nhw barhau i fynd ati i helpu a chefnogi’r Trydydd Sector a thrigolion Wrecsam. Hoffem hefyd ddiolch i’n haelodau a chefnogwyr, yn enwedig ein

holl ymddiriedolwyr, am eu cefnogaeth a’u cyfraniad amhrisiadwy at waith AVOW. Gyda thristwch rydym yn ffarwelio gyda’r staff sydd wedi gadael ac yn diolch iddyn nhw am eu cyfraniad aruthrol at Wrecsam. Pob dymuniad gorau i bob un ohonyn nhw gyda’u gyrfaoedd newydd. Wrth i ni ffarwelio gyda hen wynebau, rydym hefyd yn croesawu staff a gwirfoddolwyr newydd ac yn gobeithio y bydden nhw’n mwynhau bod yn rhan o ‘deulu AVOW’. Hoffem hefyd ddiolch i’r holl gyllidwyr, heb eu cefnogaeth nhw fuasai hi wedi bod yn amhosib i AVOW gynnig llawer o’u gweithgareddau. Yn olaf, fe fuasai’n anfaddeuol peidio â thalu teyrnged i’r diweddar Marjorie Dykins OBE, un o sefydlwyr AVOW. Bu Marjorie yn brif gynhaliwr y Bwrdd Ymddiriedolwyr am flynyddoedd maith yn ogystal â phrif gynhaliwr y sector gwirfoddol yng Nghymru. Bu iddi hefyd chwarae rhan ddylanwadol yn natblygiad cynnar y Cynulliad Cymru. Caiff plac er cof am Marjorie ei osod yn Nhŷ AVOW yn hwyrach yn y flwyddyn. Mae Marjorie yn golled fawr ac fe gaiff ei chofio’n gariadus am ei chyfraniad gwerthfawr at Wrecsam a Chymru. John Leece Jones Cadeirydd John Gallanders Y Prif Swyddog


TUDALEN 2

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John Leece Jones Cadeirydd

John Gallanders Y Prif Swyddog

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