Support with the cost of living
Look below to find resources you may find useful - click on the logo to be taken to the websites
FareShare makes food available that would otherwise go to waste.
Many churches/community centers are part of FareShare - please check locally as there are many markets available in churches and community centers
Too Good to Go – Food Waste App
App that allows you to buy food at a reduced price from local businesses/restaurants that would otherwise go to waste
Foodbanks can provide emergency food parcels which will provide nutritious food for your family for at least three days. They can cater to dietary needs such as vegetarian or halal.
Many foodbanks use a voucher referral system –organisations such as Citizen’s Advice or Housing Agencies can refer you to a foodbank or issue you with a voucher.
Most food banks will be able to provide three food parcels to a family within a six-month period. This is because food banks are designed to be a short-term solution. However they may be able to provide more or signpost you to further help in some situations – speak to your local food bank for more advice
Use this link to find your nearest foodbank:
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Connect Life Church, Crescent Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1AB
Contact info: email@example.com
The Parish Trust sell bags of food for £2.50 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6-7pm.htt
Location: Monmouth Baptist Church, 3 Monk Street, Monmouth, NP25 3LR
Location: Christchurch Centre, BT Compound, Malpas Road, Newport, NP20 5PP (Thursday)
Citizens Advice, 8 Corn St, Newport, NP20 1DJ (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Stow Park Community Centre works with the local foodbank in Newport. They can also provide a warm space between Tuesday and Thursday 10am-3pm, and host a community lunch on Wednesdays.
Community Shop Newport can provide help to people who are receiving a means tested benefit
Community Fridge Newport is a place where surplus food is shared with the community
Raven House run a foodbank and furniture bank for those living in the Gwent area.
List of foodbanks and fareshare markets
contact : email@example.com
Eastern Valley Foodbank (Pontypool)
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest of Dean Baby Bank
This group can provide essential baby items to families in crisis.
To get help, call 07789465127 on weekdays between 9-11am, or visit their website to find out how you can be referred.
Housing advice in Wales:
The Fuelbank foundation can give you practical advice if you are worried about your energy bills
Welsh Water can offer advice if you are struggling with your water bills. Find out if you are eligible for a cost of living payment or a cap on your annual bill by visiting their website
Welsh Government website with list of support
Find local and national organisations and services that can help you.
Citizen's advice can provide free, confidential guidance on finance and debt management. They will be able to advise you on benefits, grants and support available. You can find help online or visit them in person, find your nearest advice centre
The team at CISWO can provide support to former coal miners and their families. They can help with benefit applications, compensation for health problems caused by mining, welfare, advocacy and may be able to provide grants.
Find out how they can help you by sending them a message:
Advice from your council
Across Wales many schools, public hubs such as libraries will have free period products available.
Please check with your school if you need help
Information about Periods
Access to free period products
Free school meals
School uniform grants
Second hand uniform bank