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.
NHS Direct Wales:
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:
Public Health Wales has daily official updates on coronavirus.
Macmillan Cancer Support:
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:
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:
Terrence Higgins Trust has a helpline with support, advice and information for people with HIV/AIDS on 0808 802 1221.
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/
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 email@example.com
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).
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 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 can help with a wide range of employment and benefits issues. Call their AdviceLine on 03444 77 2020.
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.
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.
United Reformed Church:
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:
Hay and Talgarth Community Covid-19 Support:
Llandrindod/Builth and District Community Covid 19 Support:
Coronavirus Brecon and Surrounding Areas Support Group:
Ystradgynlais Covid-19 Support Group:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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) - email@example.com
Cllr John Morris (Crickhowell) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Roger Williams (Felinfach) - email@example.com
Cllr James Gibson-Watt (Glasbury) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe (Hay) - email@example.com
Cllr Jake Berriman (Llandrindod North) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Pete Roberts (Llandrindod South) - email@example.com
Cllr Maureen Mackenzie (Llanelwedd) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Jackie Charlton (Llangattock) - email@example.com
Cllr Kelvyn Curry (Rhayader) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr William Powell (Talgarth) - email@example.com
Cllr David Selby (Newtown Central) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Francesca Jump (Welshpool) - email@example.com
Cllr Gareth Morgan (Llanidloes) - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.