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

 ABUHB website for Support with the cost of living 
 
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FareShare

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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

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App that allows you to buy food at a reduced price from local businesses/restaurants that would otherwise go to waste 

 

 

Foodbanks 

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:

 

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Blaenau Gwent

 

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Contact info: info@blaenaugwent.foodbank.org.uk

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Caerphilly:

Location: Connect Life Church, Crescent Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1AB

 

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Contact info: info@caerphilly.foodbank.org.uk

 

The Parish Trust sell bags of food for £2.50 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6-7pm.htt

Monmouthshire:

Location: Monmouth Baptist Church, 3 Monk Street, Monmouth, NP25 3LR

 

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Contact :info@monmouthdistrict.foodbank.org.uk

 

Newport:

Location: Christchurch Centre, BT Compound, Malpas Road, Newport, NP20 5PP (Thursday)

Citizens Advice, 8 Corn St, Newport, NP20 1DJ (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

 

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Contact : info@newport.foodbank.org.uk

 

Community Fridges/Shops

StowPark Community Centre Newport

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 

Community Shop Newport can provide help to people who are receiving a means tested benefit​​​​​​​

Community Fridge Newport

Community Fridge Newport is a place where surplus food is shared with the community

 

Raven House

Raven House run a foodbank and furniture bank for those living in the Gwent area.

 

Torfaen 

List of foodbanks and fareshare markets 

 

 TVA Torfaen Voluntary Alliance


contact : info@tvawales.org.uk

 

Eastern Valley Foodbank (Pontypool)

 

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Contact info: info@easternvalley.foodbank.org.uk

 

 
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:

 

Home home

Citizens 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
 
Shelter Cymru
Shelter offers useful advice and links for people who are experiencing housing problems such as bad conditions, paying for housing and evictions. They have Advice Surgeries at many Citizen’s Advice locations.
 

The following services can give you advice on managing your finances, including grants, benefits, and debt advice
 
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The Fuelbank foundation can give you practical advice if you are worried about your energy bills

Citizens Advice home

Citizens Advice can provide free, confidential guidance on finance and debt management. They will be able to advise you on benefits, grants and support available.

 

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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 

 

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Dewis Cymru

Find local and national organisations and services that can help you.

 

 
Home home

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

 

Ciswo

Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

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
Cost of LIving which includes housing/energy and other advice 
 

 

Newport City Council
 
 
 
 

 

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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

 

Bloody Brilliant / Mislif Fi

Powys 

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Free Period Products - Powys County Council

Access to free period products

Free school meals

School uniform grants

Second hand uniform bank

Breakfast clubs

Improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of expectant mothers, infants, children and young people throughout Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area.

(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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