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This area of our website focuses on where you can meet peers, make new friends, get support, join groups, get more information about disabilities, gain awareness or see all the work that goes on in the greater community.

If you are looking for more frequent support or regular groups check out the meeting places and support listings from the menu on the left.

SE Wales Carers Emergency grants

On Friday 27 November 2020 Carers Trust South East Wales launched the new Carers Emergency Grants scheme for unpaid carers. Carers can apply for a grant of up to £300 to address immediate winter pressures and emergency needs caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  The fund has been established to provide support for unpaid carers […]

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Mental Fitness for Men by Yeleni

Mental Fitness for Men by Yeleni

Yeleni Therapy & Support is a Complementary Therapy & Reiki training centre plus a charity providing free therapy sessions to anyone at any age, with any cancer at any stage in Herefordshire and surrounding counties. They are also open to the general public Whether you go through their door as a cancer patient or a […]

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Carers Rights Day – 26th November

        About Carers Rights Day*  Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Many people are taking […]

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£500 self-isolation grant

The Self -Isolation grant or Test and Trace support payment has been made available from 28 September 2020.  You can apply through your local council. You may be entitled to a £500 payment if you: Have tested positive for Covid-19 (coronavirus) or Have had close contact with someone who has tested positive on or after […]

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Purple Tuesday – accessible shopping day

Purple Tuesday: 3 November 2020. This is a day for organisations and disabled people to celebrate the purple pound (the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families) and positive change together.  The Purple Pound is estimated to be worth £249 billion, and it is rising by an average of 14% per annum. Worldwide, the […]

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Supporting Carers Workshop

FREE workshop for individuals and services supporting carers in GWENT. To be delivered via Microsoft Teams on November 26th (Carer’s Rights Day). About this Event The key aims of the training are to: • Raise awareness of who carers are • Increase the identification of unpaid carers • Enable you to proactively engage with carers […]

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Aneurin Bevan UHB – Covid Testing Booking Line

From Monday 19 October, the Health Board’s Covid Testing booking line will extend its opening hours to cover:      Monday to Friday:  8:00 – 20:00      Saturday and Sunday:     8:00 – 18:00 Our colleagues and residents living in Gwent can call 0300 30 31 222 during the times above to book a test […]

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Inclusion Network Herefordshire – Online and offline Activities

Allinteractive is for all families with disabled children and young people in Herefordshire, funded by Herefordshire council and delivered by Marches Family Network. Allinteractive family bubble or small group sessions in Herefordshire, places to visit, online activities, stories, performances, training and places to get support all found in this handy newsletter AllinteractiveMFNInHEREOctober2020 from Marches Family […]

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Activate Your Life – Free Online Self-help Course

This free course provided by Public Health Wales is designed to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Feeling worried or anxious can have a big impact on your health and for some people life can be particularly difficult. The course can help you to take greater control of your actions, so that day-to-day […]

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Friends against Scams

This advice is brought to you by Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Anyone can be the victim of a scam, however some people are more vulnerable to scams […]

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The Poppy Factory – employability advice for veterans

The Poppy Factory’s mission is to support wounded, injured and sick veterans on their journey into employment and to continue supporting them whatever challenges they may face. Four out of five of the veterans they work with report a mental health condition. Their one-to-one employability service is veteran-centred and helps people of all ages, including […]

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My Disabled World – Poetry Competition 2020

Are you a poet and you know it? Writing is your skill, its a thrill? Ok so it’s not ours, but if you have a passion for poetry this competition may be for you. Disability talk are launching a competition which will see the 10 best poems collated into an online book. The competition is […]

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Herefordshire Carers Summer Newsletter

*Shared on behalf of a third party Herefordshire Carers Summer Newsletter Click on this link to view the Herefordshire Carers Summer Newsletter Here are some of the events you can look forward to.  Have a read of the newsletter to find out what else is going on.                 […]

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Blaenavon Be Friends

Could you spare an hour a week to phone or visit an elderly person living in Blaenavon?  Make a huge difference to people’s lives, and get so much back.  Check out the poster for more details.

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Family Fit Session

The second is a Family Fit session at 10:30am on Friday. This is a 30 minute fun physical activity session for all the family. It will be a Facebook Live through the IWN Covid 19 Community Support Group. If you are interested in this session please join the Facebook group in advance https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWNCV/  

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Gwent Dermatology Patient Panel

The GDPP next meeting will be held at our new venue The Board Room, Main Building, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Lodge Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 3XQ on  Tuesday 25th February, 2020 from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.   We are fortunate to have Michelle Lewis from the office of the Older People’s Commissioner to begin our meeting with a talk about the  ‘Commissioner’s […]

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Pobl – Torfaen Vulnerable adults service

Join us at the launch of the Torfaen Vulnerable Adults service! You will have a chance to meet the team and find out what support we are able to offer you. Everybody is welcome! Let’s have a chat over tea and cake. Date: Saturday, 1st February 2020 Time: 11am until 12:30pm Location: Cwmbran Stadium The […]

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Marches Family Network – 25th Anniversary

Marches Family Network will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our incorporation as a company this year.  We are planning a ‘birthday’ event/family fun day on Monday 6th April to celebrate! We have booked Withington Village Hall & the event will be running from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  We would like to invite other charities, organisations, […]

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Courtyard’s Spectacular Tea Dance – dementia friendly event

The Courtyard’s Spectacular Tea Dances offer a nostalgic dementia friendly event offering dancing, music, tea and cakes with the chance to meet new people and socialise in a safe and supported environment. As the UK’s first Dementia Friendly arts venue, The Courtyard, Hereford, is committed to providing regular workshops, performances and screenings for those living […]

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