COVID-19 Contacts


We hope that you are safe and well and that your family, friends and loved ones are safe and well. 

Needless to say this emergency is unprecedented and a completely new situation for everyone. 

The Brecon & Radnorshire Liberal Democrats will be trying to provide support and information as best we can in the weeks and months to come. 

You can contact your Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Kirsty Williams with any issues or concerns by email at: Kirsty.Williams@assembly.wales

Below is a list of organsations, groups and representatives, providing advice or assistance. We hope that you find this useful. 

 

Health

NHS Direct Wales:

 https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/ 

111 is available across Wales for advice on Covid-19. You do NOT need to contact 111 if self-isolating and symptoms are mild. Please only call 111 if your symptoms worsen or your don't feel better after 7 day. 

Public Health Wales:

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health Wales has daily official updates on coronavirus. 

Macmillan Cancer Support:

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/?_ga=2.181808359.1908504338.1584611978-1173850858.1584611978

Macmillan Cancer Support has a helpline for  cancer patients including financial and benefits advice and emotional support. Call 0808 8080000 (available daily from 08:00-20:00).

Kidney Wales Foundation:

https://www.kidneywales.cymru/news/2020/03/16/novel-coronovirus-covid-19-latest-date/

Kidney Wales Foundation has an information helpline for people with exisiting kidney conditions. Call 029 2034 3940.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust:

Information and advice for people with Cystic Fibrosis available at: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/news/coronavirus-qa

Terrence Higgins Trust: 

https://www.tht.org.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19

Terrence Higgins Trust has a helpline with support, advice and information for people with HIV/AIDS on 0808 802 1221. 

Brecon MIND:

Brecon Mind has a mental health well-being and support team who are available by phone. Their contact numbers can be found here: http://breconmind.org.uk/service-announcement/ 

For MIND in Ystradgynlais and in the Valleys: https://minditv.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3p1W54TsCug6fnaLwACF2wZgZgmJzTdvAmnfnY25-gOjB6hKZ0gsbG9BI

For MIND in North and Mid Powys: https://mnpmind.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR03hGAJk8rhzoNSX2vCYlICSRh5PIpYQElXjWbjOUCDUH9444YxXWuCNC0

Action on Hearing Loss:

Action on Hearing Loss has communication support services, including access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters that is continuing to run as normal. Call 0845 685 8000; text 0845 685 8001; email communication.services@hearingloss.org.uk

RNIB: 

https://www.rnib.org.uk/sight-loss-advice/covid-19-five-ways-rnib-services-can-help

The RNIB is operating a helpline with guidance on accessing coronavirus information or services for the blind or partially sighted. Call 0303 123 9999 (08:00-20:00 Monday-Friday). 

Hope:


Hope provides age-appropriate online support including counselling and befriending services for children and young people who have a parent or loved one with a serious illness.
Website: http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/

Email: help@hopesupportservices.org.uk

Phone: 01989 566317

Business Advice

Business Wales:

https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

Business Wales can be contacted on 03000 6 03000.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs:

HMRC has a dedicated helpline businesses concerned about being unable to tax due to COVID-19. Call 0800 0159 559.

ACAS: 

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

ACAS provides workplace advice for employers and employees. The webpage linked above is being updated daily and they are also providing a helpline. Call 0300 123 1100.

Work and Welfare Advice

Citizens Advice:

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/wales/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

Citizens Advice can help with a wide range of employment and benefits issues. Call their AdviceLine on 03444 77 2020. 

Turn2Us: 

http://advicefinder.turn2us.org.uk/

Turn2Us is a national welfare, pensions and benefits advice service. It has an online tool to find advisors in local areas and dedicated information about Coronavirus. 

Welsh Government Support for Farmers:
Find out more about Welsh Government measures to support farmers here: https://gov.wales/emergency-measures-support-farmers-during-covid-19-unveiled?fbclid=IwAR1b7FdpoVNMJUWKkGojw_StBe6MzA1dA2d6BYKPzKgywz1nXXDLrBmMuNk

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme:
Details of the UK Government's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme can be found here: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/self-employment-income-support-scheme/?fbclid=IwAR2X9LbqDWt8pgVnGiECG74oFtxYj7K-HJEsM7aogRK5Ha39p98WK_k5wGc

Hwb

https://hwb.gov.wales/

Hwb is the Welsh Government's national digital learning platform, widely used by schools, pupils, teachers and other education professionals. It has free educational tools and resources based on the Curriculum. 

PAVO

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations are coordinating a range of voluntary assistance activities to support the most vulnerable members of our communities.

To contact their Community Sector Emergency Response Team who are assisting with food supplies for high-risk individuals, call: 01597 828649

Are you able to volunteer as a telephone befriender? If so, please call PAVO on: 01597 822191 or register at: www.bit.ly/2QWmQoM

Food Banks

Knighton Food Bank:
Knighton Food Bank is facing increased demand and appealing for more donations of non-perishable food items. Donation points are at the Cooperative and Costcutters in Knighton and Spar in Presteigne. You can contact the food bank at: 07731 524058 or visit their website at: www.knightonfoodbank.co.uk

Llandrindod Wells Food Bank:


Website: https://llandrindod.foodbank.org.uk/

Email: info@llandrindod.foodbank.org.uk

Phone: 07519 839 189

Religious Support

Brecon Cathedral:

Brecon Cathedral is offering befriending, prayers and other pastoral support. For more information email rescanon@breconcathedral.org.uk or dean@breconcathedral.org.uk 

United Reformed Church:

https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3385-coronavirus-worshipping-digitally

The United Reformed Church is compiling a list of churches that will be live streaming Sunday Worship this weekend. 

Local Facebook Groups

There are a number of local Facebook Groups for being seeking help or volunteering to help others in their community. 

Rhayader Covid-19 Support Network:

https://www.facebook.com/RhayaderCovid19SupportNetwork/ 

Hay and Talgarth Community Covid-19 Support: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/679329542814564/

Llandrindod/Builth and District Community Covid 19 Support:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204963444151360/

Coronavirus Brecon and Surrounding Areas Support Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/546009316119695/

Ystradgynlais Covid-19 Support Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/141013593932949/

Crickhowell and Llangattock

Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau (with Welsh Lib Dem Cllrs John Morris and Jackie Charlton) are coordinating all volunteer activities in Crickhowell and Llangattock. Call 01873 812177 or email crickhowellvolunteerbureau@gmail.com

Powys Welsh Liberal Democrat-Green Group

Contact details for all the County Councillors in the Welsh Liberal Democrat-Green Group are below:

Cllr Kathryn Silk (Bwlch) - cllr.kathryn.silk@powys.gov.uk

Cllr John Morris (Crickhowell) - cllr.john.morris@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Roger Williams (Felinfach) - cllr.roger.williams@powys.gov.uk

Cllr James Gibson-Watt (Glasbury) - cllr.james.gibson-watt@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe (Hay) - cllr.gareth.ratcliffe@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Jake Berriman (Llandrindod North) - cllr.jake.berriman@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Pete Roberts (Llandrindod South) - cllr.pete.roberts@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Maureen Mackenzie (Llanelwedd) - cllr.maureen.mackenzie@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Jackie Charlton (Llangattock) - cllr.jackie.charlton@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Kelvyn Curry (Rhayader) - cllr.kelvyn.curry@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Emily Durrant (Llangorse) - Cllr.emily.durrant@powys.gov.uk 

Cllr David Selby (Newtown Central) - cllr.david.selby@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Francesca Jump (Welshpool) - cllr.francesca.jump@powys.gov.uk

Cllr Gareth Morgan (Llanidloes) - cllr.gareth.morgan@powys.gov.uk

A full list of Powys County Councillors can be found here: https://powys.moderngov.co.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1

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Please remember to practise social distancing, wash your hands with warm soap and water regularly and follow the latest UK and Welsh Government and NHS advice on self-isolating. 

We will come through this if we work together in solidarity and hope. 


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