Here’s a useful link for those who are providing volunteering shopping support in Torfaen and don’t want to handle cash or hand over card details:Read more
If your IT skills aren’t that great and you want to learn some more. Digital Communities Wales have drop-in workshops where staff will be available to give virtual one-to-one or group lessonsRead more
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our daily lives and causing significant disruption. This looks set to continue for some time, but this disruption is absolutely necessary if, together we are to limit the spread and impact of this disease.Read more
Welsh Government made an announcement recently saying that emergency legislation will ‘ease’ rules on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
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COVID-19 Volunteering in Torfaen
Are you a community group in Torfaen and in need of extra volunteers during this time?
Many voluntary organisations may need to furlough employees and use the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.Read more
Welsh Water is urging its customers not to flush wet wipes or kitchen roll down their toilets if they are affected by a toilet paper shortage during the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) outbreak.
The company made the warning amid reports of shortages of toilet paper in shops, which may lead to higher sales of non-flushable alternatives, like wet wipes or kitchen roll.Read more
Latest grants specifically to help mitigate the impact of COVID 19Read more
This fund has been established to assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Alongside the NHS and other emergency services carrying out vital roles during this crisis there are also charities, community groups, social enterprises and other voluntary organisations delivering essential services.
Staff and volunteers for some services will inevitably also need personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective clothing, gloves and cleaning products. Their important services must continue but we must ensure they are safeguarded.Read more