"Supporting People" is a government initiative that was introduced in April 2003. It aims to identify, provide and fund quality housing-related support services to vulnerable people to allow them to live independently at home for as long as they wish or are able to do so. Supporting People, which compliments existing care services is a partnership between the council, people who may require the service and those agencies that provide and support the programme.
The Caerphilly County Borough Supporting People team fund a wide range of services including, general advice and counselling, help with domestic care, budgeting and developing life skills. If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from support in these and other areas, then please contact us or browse this website to find out more about our services.
Debt Relief Order
Rhymney Recycle Link
FREE computer drop in sessions are being held at Blackwood, Caerphilly and Risca libraries between 10am and 3pm. See the main Caerphilly website for more information or contact Matthew Lloyd of Communities 2.0 on 02920 556192 or 07766 495617 and by e-mail at email@example.com or visit the website www.getcaerphillyonline.org.uk
Institute of Money Advisors
The Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) is a charitable company. Becoming a member of the IMA enables you to access training, specialist consultancy, newsletters and provide you with an opportunity to become an accredited money advisor. Membership fees are minimal. Please check out the website for more details.
A new website has been launched called Preventing Repossession in Wales. It's been jointly produced by Shelter Cymru, the Principality, WLGA Homelessness Network and Welsh Government to provide guidance and best practice for professionals preventing homelessness through mortgage repossession.
Do you work with vulnerable people? Do you want to help reduce their fuel bills and make their homes warmer?
Nest is a Welsh Government flagship scheme working to help reduce fuel bills and combat fuel poverty in Wales. Nest can provide everyone in Wales with advice, via a Freephone number on:
The scheme also offers free home improvements at no cost to applicants who own or privately rent their home, live in a property that is not energy efficient and receive a means tested state benefit.
If you or your organisation would like to find out more about the Welsh Government Nest programme, a dedicated team of Partnership Development Managers and Outreach Advisors are able to arrange training sessions and presentations to ensure everyone is fully aware of the help Nest can provide. We also have the opportunity for you to directly refer people onto the scheme through a partner portal.
To speak to your local Partnership Development Manager, please contact Sarah Evans on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 475972.
House Share Wales is a new website that provides information to help people find rooms and help landlords find tenants. The website allows you to search for a place you'd like to live in, find a housemate or look for a tenant.
Given the welfare reform changes about to take place there will be many people unable to continue to afford living in their homes, one solution could be to share the costs of living with someone else.
Registration is free.
If you require any further information, please visit www.housesharewales.co.uk