We are a charity providing peer to peer support for families and children with ADHD across Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff.
We share good practice and useful advice, as well as understanding the difficulties faced by families who are supporting children and young people with ADHD.
We provide support and activities for families and work alongside schools and local authorities to improve policies and support for children with ADHD.
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 07544 026 265
Baobab Bach was set-up with support in mind. Our Community Pantries offer signposting, support, a cuppa and a friendly chat as well as a bag of affordable food. Anyone can use our pantries – there is no means testing. We know that everyone struggles to make ends meet sometimes, so let us help you. Best of all – we re-distribute surplus foods that would otherwise go to landfill – so we are helping the planet together.
Email: helpline.barnardos.org.uk | Helpline: 0800 151 2605
In Urdu and Hindi the word Boloh means “to speak or to talk”. We called the service Boloh Helpline because by sharing your experiences we are able to support you. We are here to help!
Boloh Helpline offers advice, signposting, emotional support and free therapy to adult asylum seekers UK Wide, practical and emotional support for Hong Kong BN(O) status holders who need support to settle into life in the UK, information, advice, and support for looking after a child with respiratory infection.
Bridge Vis is a local Society providing support to blind and partially sighted people OF ALL AGES within the Bridgend County Borough. We are here to provide a friendly voice, a helping hand and as much help and support as we can. This can be practical support such as help with your computer, advice where to find visual aids, magnifiers and talking books. It can also be that much needed emotional support, someone to talk to, go for a coffee with, an outing to the theatre or a visit around the local area.
Tel: 01656 642 320
We work with children and families to protect and support children, young people, and their families or carers, to live safe fulfilled lives. To do this we:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 01656 642 279
Address: Social Services & Wellbeing Directorate, Adult Social Care, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB
All new enquiries come through the Common Access Point. We do not take calls about child social care. We work with adults to provide the right care, support or protection for them. Some of the services we provide include:
A team member will ask more about the relevant circumstances. They will give information and advice that may help, and they can arrange a social care needs assessment if needed.
The Bridgend Involvement Group (B.I.G.) is a group of volunteers from Bridgend County Borough who are service users or ex-service users, working towards improving the quality of service provision. We provide advice, assistance and support to drug and alcohol service users within the area, helping them to make the right choices. We also contribute to local substance misuse service development in partnership with service providers.
The Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales.
CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales, and offer services such as Autism Support, Counselling, Wellbeing Activities, Advocacy, language services, and more!
Tel: 01656 762 800
Address: 26 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. CF31 1JD
Online Advice: www.adviceguide.org.uk
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
A community Advocate will listen to you and help you to express yourself in circumstances where you find it difficult, putting you first and enabling you to have your voice heard and acted upon.
An advocate will:
An Advocate will Not:
Due to funding restrictions our Community Advocacy service is only provided within the Boroughs of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.
Tel: 01656 752 449
The Crisis Assessment component of the service is for adults (18 yrs and over) who are in need of an urgent Mental Health Assessment. Urgent is defined as the person presents a risk to themselves or others or their mental health is at risk of serious deterioration without timely intervention. Referrals are accepted from the following:
What to expect: Telephone screening of referrals to ensure the service is the most appropriate for the person referred.Advice and referral to other services if a Crisis Assessment is not appropriate. A 4 hour response to accepted referrals, or preferred appointment time as agreed with patient / carer.
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 01792 466 980
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team aims to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support services to meet their needs.
Our helpline advisors can signpost you to relevant services in your area, provide specialist advice on employment, housing, health, education, benefits, your rights. We can provide information in a range of languages.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 02920 214 411
We support and enable Gypsies and Travellers to achieve an equitable and high quality standard of living.
Independent Professional Advocacy
Tel: (Bridgend) 0800 801 0330
Tel: (Neath Port Talbot & Swansea) 0300 10 249 70
The Independent Professional Advocacy is the first port of call if you need:
We'll help you get to the right social service, make sense of your options and understand your situation, having someone to speak for you and to advocate on you behalf.
At KPC we care about three things: our Youth, our Community and Change.KPC provides training, recreation, advice and support to help improve the well being of people living in Bridgend County.
Tel: (Garw Valley) 07794 052 489
Tel: (Ogmore Valley) 07813 002 525
Tel: (Llynfi Valley) 07815 579 082
Local community coordinators support individuals to access support in their community and support to identify their strengths and to promote health and well-being. Supporting community groups to develop and meet community needs.
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 01656 649 557
Nearest Relative is a special term used in the Mental Health Act 1983. It gives a family member or a person appointed by the court the rights and responsibilities when someone is:
The Nearest Relative role is an important safeguard for people who are affected by the Mental Health Act. The role of the Nearest Relative is to making sure that a person’s rights are protected when they are unwell. It is important to be aware that the NR and the ‘next of kin’ can be two different people. The next of kin is usually a relative or close friend chosen by someone soon after they are admitted to any sort of hospital. The next of kin has no legal powers under the Mental Health Act. However professionals should aim to identify carers as well as the nearest relative and, if agreed by the patient, involve them in discussions.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | advocacy@peoplefirstbridgend | Tel: 01656 668 314
People First Bridgend provides advocates for adults with learning disabilities and autism. Advocacy means standing up for a cause like equal rights.
Tel : 01656 649 378
The Zone is a community centre set up to support all members of the borough. As well as providing advice and guidance on topics including; parenting (toddlers through to teenagers), money management, nutrition & healthy eating, health & well being and many more besides, The Zone can also help you to develop your CV and assist in job searching. The Zone also offers free training courses at the centre.