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Sources of support in Torfaen

Torfaen Social Services has provided information about community resources which are available to support people in the area during the corona virus pandemic.

Noddfa Church Abersychan is still operating its food share but now ring only. Please message directly via Fb or if you need access to our food bank. Open to anyone free quality food to those in need, Sunday, Tuesday Wednesday Call 01495 448902 Pastor John Funnel

Penrhiwgyngi Farm Bakery-Pontypool market is now closed but they will still deliver. The order line is 07855 781631.

CoStar is closed to normal activities but we are a distribution point for free school meals and crisis food parcels to those economically affected by the crisis. Please phone the office on 01633 869227 for any crisis bag or other queries as they are operating with minimum staff and not always able to pick up Facebook or Private Messages. Opening hours are 9.30am - 2.30pm Monday - Friday. For more information, visit the website.

Thornhill Community Centre, Leadon Court Cwmbran is offering food distribution centre for the most vulnerable and needy in Torfaen.

Panteg House Employees' Club are sorting out and distributing food packages across Torfaen, distributing leftover free school meals to those confined at home. Panteg House, Greenhill Rd Pontypool Call 01495 763605

Victory Church Blaenavon The foodbank will continue to run every Thursday 12:30 - 2:30 at 16 Broad Street Blaenavon. Our parcels will be exchanged quickly and safely. If you are deemed at risk or self-isolating we can also deliver to your home. 07746 229204.

The Salvation Army (Pontypool) can help, give our Officers Captains Andrew and Lorraine Warriner a call and we can make sure you get regular phone calls. Phone on 01495 767998 and make a new friend.

Douglas Willis -Butcher Local and nationwide delivery Order your online meat order by 9am for next day delivery Simply call to place your order for either back of the shop collection or local delivery 01633 870458. More info on the website.

Golden Valley Meat & Game- Available for Home Deliveries to Torfaen on certain week days, with meat hampers, joints, pies, eggs etc., delivery is free on orders of £25. More info on the website or ring 01981 240341.

Eastern Valley Foodbank Updated Arrangements: Eastern Valley Foodbank Distribution Centres will be closed in their usual format from Wednesday, but will be distributing food parcels directly to homes as instructed by the voucher holding agencies. To contact, email or phone on 01495 760605.

GARNSYCHAN PARTNERSHIP is offering a range of services including free daily delivery of medication supplies, food packs for families and elderly, collection point for food packages for children entitled to free school meals and van delivery service for doorstop food deliveries. They are also offering a friendly phone call service to anyone who is isolated and would like some virtual company and phone and online support with ESA and universal credit applications. For more information, ring 07519 581 862 OR 01495 774453.

La Leche League: 0345 1202918 (for mums struggling to get formula milk)

Abersychan Pharmacy -If you are self isolating and worried about collecting your prescription from, why not give them a call on 07519581862. They have a number of fantastic volunteers who can collect this for you.

Mayberry Pharmacy If you are aware of someone who needs their medication to be delivered to them while they are in self-isolation, please give us a call on: 01495 2280 If you have any concerns or need to chat to a pharmacist, call us on 01495 228040.

SSE Energy suppliers have a dedicated emergency care line number for use during the Covid pandemic. It is for people with card meters (not smart meters) who run out of gas and electric. SSE PAYGO 0345 0729495.

Citizen's Advice have a new local telephone service 0300 330 2117, available 9 - 5 Monday - Friday.

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