Free support service benefits Vale residents

Residents over 55 in the Vale of Glamorgan are benefitting from our Croeso Pawb drop-in service which offers free housing-related advice and support.

Based at our Golau Caredig Extra Care Scheme in Barry, Croeso Pawb provides help with a range of topics including housing support to prevent or address homelessness, benefit and money advice, children and family matters, health and well-being and more.

One person in particular has been receiving support since October as she suddenly went from full time employment to earning only £37 a week.

Our Croeso Pawb support workers initially met with Lynn to give her advice about her personal finances and mental health. During the session, she broke down in tears saying: “it’s not only a relief to talk to someone about my worries but to realise that you could help.”

As Lynn has continued to receive support over the past few months she told us how the service has made a huge difference to her life. She said: “I was getting different letters in the post all the time and it was so stressful. I had a lot to deal with on my own and was getting nowhere; I was getting myself into such a state. Hafod has been amazing and I don’t know where I would be without them.”

Through our partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Croeso Pawb drop-in service is available to anyone over 55 who lives in the Vale of Glamorgan whether they own their own home, if they’re homeless or if they need support to manage their tenancy.

Croeso Pawb drop-in sessions take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am – 12pm at Golau Caredig in Barry. Alternative locations are also available or you can request a visit. To find out more call 01446 731940 or email valeteam@hafod.org.uk.