Here are some helpful links during Covid-19
Newport City Council Social Services*
Newport City Council’s social services teams help to look after and protect vulnerable people. Simply call (01633) 656656 or the Emergency Out of Hours line is 0800 328 4432
Offers free advice and support to Newport residents, particularly carers, older people, those with dementia and disabilities.
A Welsh Government help service for victims of violence against women, domestic & sexual abuse (Male and Female). 24 Hour Helpline – 0808 8010 800
Provides advice and support to senior citizens helping to promote independence and combat loneliness. Age Cymru offers a wide range of services. Click here to visit their website or call 08000 223 444 to speak to someone.
Nobody in the community should face going hungry. Newport Foodbank provides emergency food for those in need. A referral is required through one of the local agencies. Simply visit the website or call 01633 822211 to help gain a referral.
A Catholic network of volunteers whose aim is to tackle poverty in all of its forms. The network offers friendship and practical aid regardless of faith, ethnicity, status or sexual orientation. So if you are feeling isolated and just need some contact, or if you need more practical help call the SVP National Helpline who can put you in touch with local representatives. If they cannot help, the helpline will point you in the right direction. During the Covid-19 crisis call 07587 035 121 for help and advice.
Newport Community Hubs*
A network of volunteers co-ordinated by Newport City Council to give access to food, family support or advice to the vulnerable. Call 08081963482
All Saints Helping Hands
During the Covid-19 crisis the parish has a team of volunteers willing to help those in isolation to fulfil basic needs. If you need help please contact us on 01633 265533
Safety and emotional support
Support and advice for those experiencing mental health issues. Click here to visit their website or call 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 for support.
Coronavirus is impacting everyone. If you feel you cannot cope any longer the Samaritans are here to help. Give them a call for a free, confidential chat on 116 123 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)
Marriage Care offers relationship counselling to couples who may be feeling the strain. Call 0800 389 3801 (Mon – Thurs 10.00-18.00) to arrange an appointment.
Employment and Legal Assistance
Offers general advice and support in areas of Benefits, Work, Finance & Debt, Housing, Family issues, Law & Courts, Immigration and Health. Visit their website to find out more.
A UK Government Scheme that can help meet the costs of legal advice, family mediation and representation in a court or tribunal. Visit the website for more information and to check if you are eligible.
Welsh Refugee Council*
Provides support to refugees and asylum seekers through advice, support and advocacy services. Call 01633 266 420 for more information.
*Highlighting these organisations does not constitute an official endorsement by either the Catholic Parish of All Saints Newport nor the Archdiocese of Cardiff. Information is provided as access to local resources during the COVID-19 crisis. Individual users will need to assess suitability of service provided. Catholics should use caution to connect with programs that reflect our Catholic values of human life and dignity.