It’s not all digital however, information sessions around the County Borough remain an important aspect of the work and regular sessions are held at schools, colleges and Universities, Wellbeing Centres, Community Events, Talks, Forums and Conferences.
Drop in sessions have been implemented in the local colleges and the information officer has been able to signpost people attending to various projects and support groups.
Information sessions have also been given at a number of organisations throughout the County to promote a range of services accessible. Organisations such as BCBC. Jobcentre, Deaf society and Mind have all benefited from this networking and being able to pass the information on and signpost clients to relevant support.
The information officer has attended a number of interfaith events, enabling third sector and faith groups to work together, again understanding what help and information is out there to be able to signpost people to. The Muslim council for Wales hosted a networking event of over 400 people which again gave the information officer an opportunity to discuss the information and services available in Bridgend County.
The healthcare professionals and the Information officer have been working together to benefit from each other’s information and knowledge. Talks, advice and information have taken place at doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and to members of health boards across Wales.