Cardiff Council Update: 10 June

Cardiff Council Update: 10 June

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; the "life-changing" search for Cardiff's next (six) parks apprentices begins; and support for young carers with new ID card scheme.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 10 June

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  525,335 (1stDose: 347,087 2ndDose: 178,237)


  • 80 and over: 20,980 / 94.4% (1stDose) 20,047 / 90.2% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,093 / 96% (1stDose) 14,596 / 92.8% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,460 / 95.4% (1stDose) 21,083 / 93.7% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,827 / 93.6% (1stDose) 20,851 / 89.4% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 25,868 / 91.6% (1stDose) 24,678 / 87.4% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,111 / 89.4% (1stDose) 17,054 / 52.4% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,598 / 86.7% (1stDose) 13,319 / 40.4% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 53,629 / 79.4% (1stDose) 19,516 / 28.9% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 56,406 / 71% (1stDose) 13,714 / 17.3% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 70,255 / 69.4% (1stDose) 12,865 / 12.7% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,977 / 98% (1stDose) 1,919 / 95.1% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,274 / 93.2% (1stDose) 10,672 / 88.2% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 45,472 / 88.3% (1stDose) 36,445 / 70.8% (2ndDose)


Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication. Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (30 May - 05 June)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

09 June 2021, 09:00


Cases: 49

Cases per 100,000 population: 13.4 (Wales: 12.4 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 3,596

Testing per 100,000 population: 980.1

Positive proportion: 1.4% (Wales: 1.3% positive proportion)


The "life-changing" search for Cardiff's next (six) parks apprentices begins

Imagine Bute Park being your office. Or spending your days in Parc Cefn Onn, Roath Park, or any one of the hundreds of parks and green spaces around Cardiff. It sounds like a dream, but for six people it could soon become reality, because Cardiff Council is currently looking for six apprentices to join its parks service, and in the words of one former apprentice, it could be "life-changing."

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "Since 2004, sixteen people have graduated from our parks apprenticeships and gone onto find permanent jobs working for Cardiff in some of the city's fantastic green spaces."

One of those people was Joshua Thatcher, now an arborist in the parks team, who by his own admission was "a bit troublesome" at school.

After an early taste of work experience with the parks department at the age of 15, Josh harboured hopes of a career in horticulture, but it wasn't until many years later that he finally applied for an apprenticeship.

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Support for young carers with new ID card scheme

A new scheme to enable young carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to get the support and recognition they need has been launched today (Thursday, June 10), during Carers Week.

The Young Carers ID card is a national initiative to support young people who care for a family member or friend to receive more understanding about the role they play, especially from the professionals they come into contact with most often. The scheme will identify the young person carrying the card as a young carer, and help people like doctors, teachers and pharmacists to recognise them and support them appropriately.

A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who cares for someone who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

There are more than 350 young carers being supported by services in Cardiff and the Vale and these individuals do so much to help and support family members and friends, often unseen, providing, practical and emotional help and support - from washing, lifting and cooking to organising the family finances. The estimated total number of young carers across the regions is more likely to be nearer to one in five school-aged children and young people.

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils are working with the YMCA to deliver the card scheme across the region.  The YMCA already supports young carers in the area through various initiatives including the Cardiff Young Carers Project and young carers already working with the charity will be the first to receive their new ID cards.

The card will contain a photo of the young carer, their date of birth, and an expiration date, as well as contact information for Carers Trust Wales and young carers services. All cards will display the Young Carers ID card logo, which was designed by two young carers.

Cardiff Council Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Graham Hinchey, said: "We are really pleased to launch the young carers ID card in the region with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and YMCA. The card will be a quick and simple way for young carers to let teachers, pharmacists and GPs know that this young person looks after someone else. The scheme will help boost young carers' confidence as they carry out their role and help overcome some of the challenges they may have faced previously, such as problems collecting medicines for the person they care for."

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