Baobab Bach

Email: | Tel: 07544 026 265

We work with communities to help reduce food waste and provide affordable food.

Working with local organisations and volunteers we build and help sustain community pantries that provides a helping hand to those that need it within our communities. We aim to promote good mental health, support the environment and eradicate food poverty.

BAVO (Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations)
Email: | Tel: 01656 810 400
Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. We provide FREE support and assistance to all member community and voluntary groups, not-for-profits and social enterprises in our area.

Boloh the Black and Asian Family Helpline

Email: | 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.

Bridgend Community Transport
Email: | Tel: 01656 669 665

Our organisation is committed to assisting people who are disadvantaged through lack of appropriate transport, to maintain an active and engaged civic and social life.

Bridgend County Borough Council
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend. CF31 4WB
Email: | Tel: 01656 643 643

Bridgend Foodbank

Tel:01656 762 800 to speak to Bridgend Citizens Advice, a referral agency partner of Bridgend Foodbank, who will be able to issue you with a food voucher if necessary.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union
Address (Bridgend): 1 Station Hill. CF31 1EA | Tel (Bridgend): 01656 667 089
Address (Pontycymmer): 99 Oxford street. CF32 9DE | Tel (Pontycymmer): 01656 870 143
Address (Sarn): Lifelong Learning Centre, Merfield Close. CF32 9SW | Tel (Sarn): 01656 729 912
Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union (BLSCU) is a financial co-operative set up to provide ethical, affordable financial services for all who live, work or volunteer within the County Borough of Bridgend.

Citizens Advice (Bridgend)

Tel: 01656 762 800

Address: 26 Dunraven Place, Bridgend. CF31 1JD
Online Advice:
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

CMHT (Adult Community Mental Health Team)

Bridgend NORTH: Maesteg Hospital, Neath Rd, Maesteg, CF34 9PW | Tel: 01656 754 278

Bridgend SOUTH: 71 Quarella road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE | Tel: 01656 763 000

We provide a range of community-based mental health treatments and therapies for people who need support for their mental health issues. We take referrals from consultant psychiatrists, acute inpatient mental health wards and our mental health assessment team. If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Teams team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.

Community Mental Health Advocacy Service
Email: | Tel: 01656 649 557

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:

  • Listen to you.
  • Help you to voice your needs and choices.
  • Put you first.
  • Speak on your behalf if you want them to.
  • Help you to have your say.
  • Help you to make sure that your voice is heard when decisions are being made about you.
  • Respect your confidentiality and honour your right to view any information kept by the advocate about you.
  • Support you if you need to access specialist organizations for your financial, legal, benefit or welfare rights.

An Advocate will Not:

  • Make decisions for you
  • Make judgements about you
  • Give direct advice about financial, legal, benefit or welfare rights, although we can offer assistance and support in accessing other organisations that do specialise in these areas
  • Campaign on behalf of groups of individuals

Due to funding restrictions our Community Advocacy service is only provided within the Boroughs of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

Diverse Cymru
Email: | Tel: 02920 368 888
Diverse Cymru is an innovative new organisation in the Welsh Third Sector, created in recognition of the difficulties and discrimination faced by people experiencing inequality in Wales.

Evergreen Hall

Address: Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD
Email: | Tel: 07849 648 786

Evergreen provides a range of activities, classes and clubs to enrich the lives of older adults and their families. We nurture relationships between generations, keep people active and bring friends together, promoting a sense of wellbeing. Come and see for yourself - there’s a warm welcome awaiting you and the kettle is already on!

EYST - Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales

Email: | 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.

EYST Multi-Lingual Helpline Wales

Email: | Helpline: 0808 801 0720 (Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm) | Text: 07537 432 416

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.

Food Shed
Email: | Tel: 01656 734 393

We are a social enterprise offering a fresh meal delivery service 365 days a year in the County Boroughs of Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.

Gypsies and Travellers Wales

Email: | Tel: 02920 214 411

We support and enable Gypsies and Travellers to achieve an equitable and high quality standard of living.

KPC Youth and Community
Email: | Tel: 01656 749 219 / 01656 745 399

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. 

Lions Club of Bridgend
Tel: 0845 833 9582
The Lions Club of Bridgend is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service clubs organisation in the world.The principal aim of Lions Clubs is to provide help and funds to those in need, whilst enjoying the satisfaction, fellowship and fun that can be derived from taking part.

Local Community Coordinators

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.


Public Health Network Wales
Public Health Network Cymru is for everyone in Wales with an interest in advancing public health. The Network’s website exists to support professionals from all sectors who contribute to public health development in Wales, by providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for instant access to comprehensive public health information, current and emerging news items and communities of interest.

The FAN Charity
Tel: 07880 630553

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. We support FAN Groups. We hold weekly meetings in South Wales and further afield. A friendly and relaxed way for local people and those from around the world to meettalk and listen to each other. We sit in a circle, talk about our daily lives, our ideas and experiences.

Email: | Tel: 01443 742 704

Valrec provides leadership and promotes good practice in the fields of equality, diversity and human rights. It is an organisation that works in partnership to deliver its objectives and to add value to the work of others. Valrec is inclusive, strategic, effective and efficient and works to promote equality across the mandates of Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religion and/or Belief, Sexual Orientation, Transgender and Human Rights.

Wales Ukulele Project

The Wales Ukulele Project aims to support ukulele groups and clubs within Wales and to provide a starting block for people to find a group to socialise and not feel alone. It’s not just about the music but the social interaction every gets out of singing and socialising with others.

Y-Centre Porthcawl
Email: | Tel: 01656 772 166
Porthcawl YMCA was established in 1908 at our John Street location and has long been a centre for supporting the area’s community and cultural life. Porthcawl YMCA has undergone some extensive refurbishments to its building to create “The Y Centre” which will provide the residents of the town and surrounding areas with access to facilities that promote health and wellbeing, active and passive learning, community participation and social inclusion.

The Zone

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.