Local projects

 

Samaritans

If there's something troubling you, then get in touch  08457 90 90 90  We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Mind Cymru

Infoline 0300 123 3393 Talk to us 

 

Bereavement group for Parents who have lost their children (of any age)

Starts Monday 22nd June 2015 at 1pm in the Community Room. Asda Blackwood. This group will provide support to those who are grieving for children who have passed away - not just young children but any child of any age. The meetings will be informal and supportive. Contact David on 01495 222605 

 

Community Connectors

Do you know someone who is isolated from their community or family ? Someone who doesn't have a lot of confidence ? Someone who appears lonely ?

Caerphilly Council have a number of Community Connectors working throughout the borough to try to help re-connect people back into their communties. Community Connectors work with many groups and organisations within communities to help people find activities and groups that can benefit their own well being.

More info : www.caerphilly.gov.uk/communityconnectors

 

Think Well, Feel Well, Be Well

Have you recently had to go through a difficult time? Are you finding things tough to cope with ? Do you find it difficult to get out and about in your local community ?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then one of our projects might be for you :

* Mental Health Awareness Sessions - will give you more information about mental health problems and how you can get support. If you know someone with a mental health problem and are worried about them then this session may give you a better understanding of their symptoms

* Living Life to the Full - a free life skils course "12 hours that can change your life". This course has been designed to help you tackle the everyday problem that everyone faces from time to time. It teaches key life skills that will help you feel better, happier and more in control of your life. It is also useful if you are caring for somone who is depressed or really unhappy at the moment.

* Self Help Sessions - for people who would like support from others.

* Other services - we can tell you about what services are in your area and how you can access them. We also offer support to help people find work, keep fit, volunteer and improve your well being.

Why not give us a call for a friendly chat. Telephone David Napier on 01495 222605 or email napied@caerphilly.gov.uk

 

Road to Well Being

Take a step on the road to well-being. Self help courses are running across Gwent including Stress Control, ACTivate Your  Life and Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. More info 

 

Singing for your Soul

Singing groups for adults to help promote relaxation and wellbeing. Weekly singing sessions for pure pleasure. No musical knowledge or experience required - just a passion for singing.

Bedwas + Trethomas Community Centre - every Tuesday 7-8.30pm.  Cost £1   www.voicecare.co.uk Contact Beth for more details on 07801 274 766 or email: bethfordvoicecoach@gmail.com

The Vanguard Centre, Caerphilly , every second Monday in each month from 10.30am - 11.30am. Click for more info.

 

Intergenerational Clubs

Where older residents of the community visit a school on a weekly basis for one to two hours where they mix with pupils to share experiences. Activities include reading, knitting, bingo, bowls, and board games like snakes and ladders

There are 13 Intergenerational Clubs across Caerphilly County Borough.

 

Credit Unions

These offer a friendly convenient and easy place to save and access low cost loans. Each member makes regular payments into a savings account - this fund then provides the basis for low cost loans.

There are Credit Unions in Caerphilly county borough @

BAG credit union - for people who live in the Upper Rhymney Valley (based in Aberbargoed). Phone 01443 838605 or email : bagcredunion@aol.com

**NEW** Smart Savings at White Rose Resource Centre, New Tredegar. Every Wednesday 1-2pm

Islwyn Community Credit Union - for people living in the Iswlyn area (based in Blackwood). Phone 01495 222832. Email : info@islwyncu.co.uk  or visit the website www.islwyncu.co.uk

Smart Money Cymru - for people living anywhere in Caerphilly County Borough (based in Caerphilly). Phone 02920 883751. Email : info@smartmoneycymru.co.uk  or visit the website www.smartmoneycymru.co.uk

 

Supporting People

Do you have problems managing your home, paying bills or threatened with homelessness?

Support is available for this and much more including : help finding accommodation, maintaining your home, managing your tenancy, liaising with your landlord/mortgage company, budgeting, debt management, reviewing your benefits, form filling and life skills.

Telephone 01443 864548 or email : supportingpeople@caerphilly.gov.uk

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Heating and insulation improvements.

NEST is a scheme aiming to reduce the number of households in fuel poverty and make Welsh homes warmer and more fuel-efficient places to live. NEST provides free, impartial advice on saving energy, money management, benefit entitlement and whether you're eligible for home improvements at no extra cost under the scheme.  

If you are worried about the cost of heating your home you can call 0808 808 2244 free from a landline or mobile phone. Also click NEST

 

Carers Support

Carers Support provides emotional and practical support to those who care for others of all ages, illnesses and disabilities. www.carerswales.org

Local help and support is available throughout the borough in a variety of ways including Carers Assessments, support groups and information sharing. Contact Hayley Smith - Carers Support Officer for an informal chat on 01443 864604.

 

Wales Dementia Helpline Freephone 0808 808 2235

Sometime you just need someone to talk to. It can help to discuss your fears and feelings with someone who understands, but is not emotionally involved. Open 24 hours a day - all day every day.

Support, information and local contacts for anyone diagnosed with dementia or caring for a family member or friend living with dementia. Free from land lines and most mobiles or text the word Help and your question to 81066.

www.dementiahelpline.org.uk

 

Alzheimer's Society Carers Group

A welcoming social group that provides support and information to family and friends of people with dementia. A perfect opportunity for you to talk to a professional about any concerns you may have. You can also chat with others who are in a similar position. Meetings held on the first Monday of each month 4-5.30 pm in Unit 5, Woodfieldside Business Park, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood. For more information ring 01495 221589.

 

Alzheimer's Society Memory Cafe

Memory cafes are very informal, relaxed and fun. You can participate in quizzes, fun activities or just have a cuppa and a cake. Professional are available for a chat if you wish. Held at :

The Twyn , Caerphilly Town Centre - last Tuesday of every month. Drop in any time between 10.30am - 12.30pm

 

Inside Out

Inside Out provides free community arts workshops for adults to improve physical and mental well being and where people can learn new skills and meet new friends.

 Inside Out Cymru is a Community Arts project that runs workshops in a variety of venues across many areas of greater Gwent

 

 

Knit and Natter

Come and join us - this group is currently knitting clothes for children, blankets and teddy bears for charitable causes. Links have been developed with the local school to teach pupils the skill of knitting. All welcome - every Monday 10.30 am - 12.00pm in White Rose Resource Centre, New Tredegar