Training & Events offered by PAVS

Gambling Harms Wales – Bet You Can Help

Tuesday, 28th November 11am-12pm

PAVS has invited Richard Richards, the Community Engagement Lead for ARA Recovery for All, the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN) provider for Wales who will tell us about the work of the organisation, the support it can offer organisations and individuals.  

​This includes free support to people experiencing problems with gambling and those that are effected by gambling. Gambling Related Harms goes wider than the impact on the individual and covers the adverse impacts from gambling on the Health and Wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and society. 

​The session will also introduce their training programme called ‘Bet You Can Help’, which aims to reduce gambling harms by raising awareness among professionals and also equip them with the skills to identify, support and signpost individuals experiencing gambling harm. 

To book a place, click here

Collaborative Commissioning in Pembrokeshire

Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th December, 2pm at Haverhub

Ideas Alliance CIC, Pembrokeshire County Council and PAVS are excited to welcome you to a workshop about collaborative commissioning. Pioneering public sector organisations have been moving towards more collaborative, strengths based approaches to commissioning that enables people to work together to deliver innovative service solutions.

If you’re someone trying to make change happen within public services and communities, you may recognise that most of the problems we are working on don’t have a solution yet.  We think that creates an amazing opportunity for creative and more effective ways of doing things. 

People working directly to provide support that enables other people to achieve the outcomes they desire know what works well and what doesn’t.  They can often tell us how we could change things for the better.  But our commissioning models don’t always allow for such flexibility.  Yet, we are supporting people and people bring their own unique set of experiences, circumstances and aspirations for the future. 

The people we are supporting increasingly require us to plan and organise ourselves differently so that we work better for them. 

There is a long history of collaboration in Pembrokeshire.

Please join us to explore together what could be different and how to make it happen. 

Ideas Alliance been working with public services for the last 10 years and we’re seeing powerful changes happen.  Here is what some of the alliances we’ve worked with are saying about the difference collaborative commissioning has made to them:

Just a better way of working” 

“I can do things now and have conversations I couldn’t have before the alliance”

To book a place, click here

A Short Guide To Funding Wales

Tuesday, 12th December 11am

Funding Wales brings you a bespoke funding information platform for Wales. Growing out of a need identified by Third Sector Support Wales (CVCs and WCVA working in partnership) this is a free funding search tool for the third sector in Wales.

​By the end of the session participants will:

​• Understand the features of the two different funding search functions

​• Know how to get the best out of the report functionality of the site

​• Be able to use the site to research potential funding opportunities

To book a place, click here

 If you have any questions about the training listed above, please email

Training & Events from other organisations

Ffynnone Resilience

Ffynnone Resilience put on courses, learning sessions and ‘DIY days’, providing the skills people want and need to enhance community spaces. 

For details, see their website. Link here

How to contact us

See our list of staff contact details and make direct contact with the person you need.

Alternatively our office phone line is open between 10am and 2pm each day on 01437 769422

Our generic email is

Registered Office: 36/38 High Street
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DA

Office Hours

Our staff are now working in a hybrid way which means they may not be in the office, but working from other venues or home working. Due to changes in the way we now work, we are not holding meetings or running training events in person from our premises. However, if you wish to meet with a member of staff then please email them directly or call their business mobile number. The staff contact list is kept up to date with the most recent information.

If you do need to call at our premises, we have an intercom system at our front entrance, so just ring the bell and wait to be answered by one of the team. From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.30pm on a Friday (except on Bank Holidays) there will be someone there who is able to answer you. If you are just delivering mail, then please use the letter box on the front door.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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