Arts Care Gofal Celf – an arts organisation with lots to do

Arts Care have sent us a long list of things to do please feel free to share the list. note that from tonight there will be a free musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber on You Tube, lots of other stuff too – enjoy.

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Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA). Latest feedback

COPA is an umbrella organisation made up from more local organisations that help the older person, 50+ has 2 voting members on the board and they feedback to COPA what is important to our members. We need you to tell us your issues so we can feedback to them.

Below is a link to the latest questions and answers.

CORONAVIRUS questions for COP 2 April OPCW Response 03 April

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Simon Hart MP March newsletter – Covid-19 update

Covid-19 update:

As a community we are incredibly fortunate that so few of us have experienced a time like this. Living under current restrictions runs contrary to so much of what we believe in as a nation, so it is especially remarkable to see these unwelcome rules embraced so resiliently across our area. It has definitely highlighted the very best (and occasionally worst!) in society.

The vast majority are those who have risen to the challenge without complaint – and the rest of us should be incredibly grateful. I have been moved by the number of examples of individual kindness, sacrifice and selflessness. Thank you to all of those who are making this episode bearable for those in more vulnerable categories. If you know of any of people locally still needing assistance, do please pass their details on.

Via this newsletter and other means such as my website and Facebook, I am trying to provide up to date (and reliable) information for individuals and businesses alike. Where necessary I am also explaining what falls to the Welsh Government (e.g. NHS and schools/education) and what lies with the UK Government (e.g. financial assistance and benefits). This can be confusing at the best of times so I hope you will be pleased to hear that we are working closely with the local councils and devolved Government to make sure the risks of confusion are minimised.

I also wanted to highlight the letter from the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, which is being delivered to 30 million homes this week. Just in case you have missed it I have posted it again here. It re-emphasises where we are and what we need to do to beat the disease and return to normal – the key message being to stay at home. 

As you will also know the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a comprehensive package of measures to try and mitigate the impact on all of us arising out of the need to isolate. This is a very fluid set of circumstances, so inevitably there will be gaps, and the measures will almost certainly evolve. My office, all working from home, are doing what they can to answer individual questions, but sometimes we simply don’t have the answers as every situation is so individual. As Rishi has said, sadly we wont be able to save every job or every business but there is a united UK wide effort to try to. Also attached to this message are the various links to help you get the information you need.

Much has also been said about the readiness of the NHS and other agencies, in particular around testing and PPE equipment. There is a “four nations” approach to this and we are in constant discussion to ensure that everyone has the equipment and support that they need whether they work in a hospital, GP surgery, care-workers or other frontline area. This approach is what is needed to make sure we fully equip people according to need rather than geography and why “flattening the curve” buys us crucial time for the various services to be in the best possible shape to tackle the disease when it reaches its peak. Local councils have done a brilliant job in aiding that process and you can be sure that political hostilities have been put aside whilst this is going on.

We will emerge the other side of this and we will rebuild our local economy. But for now it’s a battle with an invisible enemy in which we all have a crucial role to play. Thank you for everything you are doing.

 

From the Prime Minister to 30 million households: 

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Trading Standards: advice on COVID-19 Scams

This is a message from National Trading Standards:

Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.

Members of the public should ignore scam products such as supplements and anti-virus kits that falsely claim to cure or prevent COVID-19. In some cases individuals may be pressurised on their own doorsteps to buy anti-virus kits or persuaded into purchasing products that are advertised on their social media feeds. In addition, some call centres that previously targeted UK consumers with dubious health products are now offering supplements that supposedly prevent COVID-19.

Communities are also being urged to look out for signs of neighbours being targeted by doorstep criminals. While there are genuine groups of volunteers providing help during self-isolation, there have been reports of criminals preying on residents – often older people or people living with long-term health conditions – by cold-calling at their homes and offering to go to the shops for them. The criminals often claim to represent charities to help them appear legitimate before taking the victim’s money. There are genuine charities providing support, so consumers should be vigilant and ask for ID from anyone claiming to represent a charity.

COVID-19 scams identified include:
Doorstep crime
Criminals targeting older people on their doorstep and offering to do their shopping. Thieves take the money and do not return.
Doorstep cleansing services that offer to clean drives and doorways to kill bacteria and help prevent the spread of the virus.
Online scams

Email scams that trick people into opening malicious attachments, which put people at risk of identity theft with personal information, passwords, contacts and bank details at risk. Some of these emails have lured people to click on attachments by offering information about people in the local area who are affected by coronavirus.
Fake online resources – such as false Coronavirus Maps – that deliver malware such as AZORult Trojan, an information stealing program which can infiltrate a variety of sensitive data. A prominent example that has deployed malware is ‘corona-virus-map[dot]com’.
Refund scams

Companies offering fake holiday refunds for individuals who have been forced to cancel their trips. People seeking refunds should also be wary of fake websites set up to claim holiday refunds.
Counterfeit goods

Fake sanitisers, face masks and Covid19 swabbing kits sold online and door-to-door. These products can often be dangerous and unsafe. There are reports of some potentially harmful hand sanitiser containing glutaral (or glutaraldehyde), which was banned for human use in 2014.
Telephone scams

As more people self-isolate at home there is an increasing risk that telephone scams will also rise, including criminals claiming to be your bank, mortgage lender or utility company.
Donation scams

There have been reports of thieves extorting money from consumers by claiming they are collecting donations for a COVID-19 ‘vaccine’.
Loan sharks

Illegal money lenders are expected to prey on people’s financial hardship, lending money before charging extortionate interest rates and fees through threats and violence
People are being encouraged to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which provides free online training to empower people to take a stand against scams. To complete the online modules, visit http://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk.

NTS is also issuing urgent advice to help prevent people falling victim to COVID-19 scams through its Friends Against Scams initiative.

Members of the public are being urged to keep in contact with family members regularly and inform them of the most prolific scams and the possible dangers to them. If someone has been targeted by a scam it can be reported to Action Fraud online at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or by calling 0300 123 2040. For advice and information on how to check if something might be a scam, visit: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/.

The full press release is available here.

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CoronaVirus Helps – Multilingual support

Today we have some more news, different language communications re virus and isolation that might be useful to some see below.

Those of you working and supporting communities whose first language isn’t Welsh or English may have been struggling to find information in other languages. I am attaching some foreign language information from the World Health Organisation and providing this link to a site that could be useful.  Importantly, this will also help to ensure that information is accessible for migrants and asylum-seekers.

https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

UK Government have translated the guidance for self-isolation and social distancing

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Polish
  • Welsh

The links are here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Doctors of the World and the Red Cross translations

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/193qQN9l04Dvf0N9L5zeWTiXK_DRbrAxg

NHS posters with Coronavirus advice in different languages.

Other languages – Advice posters

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Coronavirus Helps – Llanelli

Seaside Café, 53 Caroline St, Llanelli SA15 2PB,  01554 774483, Drop off food station donations welcome for distribution to the elderly and vulnerable in the community. Mon – Sat 8.00am – 2.00pm Seaside Cafe, and Seaside AFC along with Cllr Sean Rees have teamed up with Llanelli Surplus Food (CETMA) to collect and distribute food. Drop off points are: 
Seaside Cafe (Seaside AFC helping out with storage.)
Open Monday-Saturday (8am – 2pm)

Llanelli Surplus Food are looking for volunteers. They distribute surplus food donated by businesses to disadvantaged people throughout the Llanelli area. Telephone: 01554 772056 Email: info@llanellisurplusfood.org.uk

CETMA Surplus Food Distribution Centre and offices in Marsh St.
Open Monday – Friday (10am – 5pm)

Lifeshare – food and clothes bank have seen a recent downturn in donations. They have a list of most needed items on their Facebook page, and can also accept online financial donations. They also have a donation trolley in Asda, and take in donations 12-2pm Tuesday and Thursday at the Antioch Centre on Copperworks Road. Telephone: 01554 741674

4×4 Response South Wales have a team of volunteer responders able to assist with tasks such as picking up medication or urgent supplies. Contactable 24hrs a day, 7 days a week telephone – 02921 281 821
email – southwales@4x4responsewales.org

The White Lion, Park View, Llanelli SA14 8BH, 01554 776644, delivery service of hot meals, 9.00- 8.00pm Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5.00pm Sunday. VERIFIED

ELLI WARD AND NEED HELP? The ward covers from Furnace Bridge in the north, Queen Victoria Road in the south, Old Road/Market Street in the east and … If any resident needs any assistance with any issue please get in touch. Leaflets being printed shortly for door-to-door delivery with emergency contact details for supermarket and shopping volunteer, medical/medication, hot meal delivery and Council details. Contact details, 01554 749649, 07734 867588, JPJenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk VERIFIED

Stevie bee nurseries Pwll

Sacks of potatoes 20 kg and 25 kg carrots parsnips Swedes cabbage cauliflowers leeks onions beetroot small bags of potatoes open 10 till 4 Monday to Friday or call Steve on 07866847677 free delivery for the elderly Llanelli Burry Port. VERIFIED

 

 

Tyisha Food Bank , Tyisha Councillors are here to help. If you don’t have food, either phone or private message us. If you are able to collect we will get a food parcel ready or we can deliver in emergencies. Contact Cllr Suzy Curry 0756 1566 456 Contact Cllr Andre McPherson 07583 525635. VERIFIED

 

Llangennech Community Centre, elderly people within Llangennech, support with Prescription collection, basic provisions etc. My name is Alan (assistant caretaker in the community centre) My number is 07976612627, Available most times if not available will call back. VERIFIED

 

Coop Llangennech, Afon Rd, Llangennech, Llanelli SA14 8TS, 01554 820202 offering shopping and delivery via local volunteers.VERIFIED

 

Pontyberem Community Council, 18 Coalbrook Rd, Pontyberem, Llanelli SA15 5HU, 07415355659 , Eryl Pelow Community council offering help with shopping, goods delivery, emotional support etc, has list of volunteers to help. Pontyberem and Bancfosfelin, Pontyates cyngorcymunedpontyberem@gmail.com, contact anytime. VERIFIED

 

Post Office and Stores Fforest, Pontardulais, We would like to take this opportunity to tell all our loyal elderly customers without family or able friends, that should the need to self-isolate become necessary, please don’t feel lonely we are happy to deliver essential goods to you, got a good band of volunteers ready to deliver, 01792 882378, 7.30 am – 6.00pm. VERIFIED

John’s Fish and Chip shop Llanelli 01554 774075 Offering a delivery service to everyone, OAP special and free delivery for the elderly. Times of delivery 11am till 2.30pm – 4.30 till 10 pm. VERIFIED

 

Bird in Hand Fforest, 24 Carmarthen Rd, Fforest, Swansea SA4 0TU, 01792 828282, Takeaway meals and home deliveries.

 

Community Café Hendy, 07824999332, Hendy Library, Iscoed Road, SA4 0UP, Takeaway and home deliveries. Wed-Sat 10-5 VERIFIED.

 

Family Shopper, Pontardulais, Swansea SA4 8SZ,  0739 2061936, Home deliveries groceries. 7.00am – 10.00pm. VERIFIED

 

Hendy Pharmacy, 01792 881234, Home deliveries of prescriptions and goods to the local area VERIFIED

 

Richie’s Meats, Felinfoel (Butcher). Farmers Row, Felinfoel, Llanelli SA14 8LA, Can take orders over the phone 01554 774695 and will deliver within Llanelli and surrounding areas.  Payment can be taken over the phone. 9.00am-5.00pm  VERIFIED

Llwynhendy/Pemberton Food Bank: Food parcels for vulnerable and elderly that are self-isolating. Phone: 07856 747856 & 07876 307046 Email: jason.hart@hotmail.co.uk Address: Bryn & Trallwm Club, Gelli House/Gelli Rd, Llanelli SA14 9AD, VERIFIED

Jollies at The Hilltop: Address: The Hilltop, Gelli Road, Bryn, Llanelli SA14 9AA. Free delivery service on hot meals and drinks for all. You can ring us on 01554 756806 VERIFIED

The Stradey Arms , 1 Stradey Rd, Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4ET, 01554 753332, offering hot meal deliveries Wednesday – Saturday 12-3pm, 5-8pm, Sunday – 12 – 4pm

Avo Café Bar, 28 Market St, Llanelli SA15 1YD, contact 01554749504, 9am – 2:20pm , offering delivers hot meals, facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/AvoCafeLlanelli/  VERIFIED

Lots of businesses in Llanelli Market are open for deliveries even though the market is shut, check out latest at https://www.facebook.com/Llanelli-Indoor-Market-Precinct-717157035043627/

Sewards Fruit & Veg Market stall, Llanelli, Fruit Can take orders over the phone 01554 757819 and will deliver.

Mr & Mrs Phillip’s, Llanelli Market Gardening, Are delivering to people who can’t get out and find it difficult, Llanelli , Burry Port area. They have got fruit and vegetables. Call 07977902045 9.00am -5.00pm they will be more than happy to help. VERIFIED

The Munchie Machine, Darren Stephens, Llanelli , Gorseinon, Burry Port, Llughor Trimsaran, opening hours are Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are also open in the evenings 5pm till 10pm. We are all set up to deliver anywhere within 6 miles. Breakfast, Jackets, burgers, toasties, filled rolls, main meals. Facebook site; https://www.facebook.com/Dazdiner/  We also have a digital ordering system with Just Eat or contact number is ‪07931491910. VERIFIED

Ddol Fach Dairy , deliveries to Llanelli and Ammanford Areas, call 01554 7557355 Mathew or Moira, for eggs, milk, bread, butter, cheese, yogurts, juices, cereal, tea, sugar, cleaning products and toilet paper. Delivery every other day, more areas can be added if there is customer demand. Call 8.00am – 4.oopm or email admin@ddolfachdairy.co.uk VERIFIED.

Llwyn Country House, 01554 899994, enquiries@llwyncountryhouse.co.uk, Take away and delivery menu, sandwiches, main meals, sides, desserts and Sunday Lunch, allow 24hrs in advance for delivery between 12.00am – 4.00pm VERIFIED

Coasting Pilot Burry Port, *HOME DELIVERY MENU** Please feel free to share. As of today, we are pleased to offer our home delivery service to the Burry Port and Pembrey area 🚚 please call us on 01554 833520 to place your order and pay by card over the phone.PDF of the menu available via Facebook messenger. We look forward to hearing from you, https://www.facebook.com/TheCoastingPilotHotel/VERIFIED

The Lewis Arms, Bynea have set up a foodbank for local people who are struggling to access the supermarkets or other food shops in the Bynea area, If you know anyone who is struggling because they are self-isolating, elderly or are keyworkers with heavy work commitments and don’t have time to shop, please message directly Please do not just turn up at the pub, collections by arrangement only, deliveries may be possible, contact us for more details. If you would like to make any food donations please do this by arrangement only with Samantha Thomas-Worrall or Danny on 01554775533. VERIFIED

Incredible Foodshare, deliveries and collections Llanelli and surrounding areas, no need for voucher call for, contact Marie Turke 07814397999 or contact through Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/224874001178723/about/  VERIFIED

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Coronavirus Helps – CARMARTHEN 3T’s

The Angel Public House, Salem, Llandeilo SA19 7LY, are now doing takeaway meals and grocery order service for collection, times for contact tbc, contact if you want anything they will try and provide. Narellle 01558 822982 VERIFIED

‘La Patisserie’ in Llandovery is offering anyone who needs help they can delivery fresh bread, milk, cheese, eggs etc. Selection of dried good, tea, coffee, Jacket Pots pasties, hot savouries. They can also provide lunch or afternoon tea as a treat on the day if someone needs it, call 07947899126, 01550 720375, 6.00am – 11.00am for that days delivery. VERIFIED

Stavin Mavins- 26 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AL, 01267 231144, deliver cooked meals and snacks, will deliver to elderly in Carmarthen out of hours 7.45 – 3.45pm.  VERIFIED

Black Ox– 44 High St, Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JB, 01267 237370, meal deliveries,elderly and anyone in difficulty who are self-isolating, Wed 4.00pm – Sun 4.00pm. VERIFIED

The Dovers– 106 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AP, call Bobby 01267 237667, 07966588365, meal deliveries, to anyone Carmarthen town possible surrounding areas, all week, 9.00am onwards, breakfast, lunch and dinner available. VERFIED

Dovers Arms Hotel, B&B, discount prices with breakfast, have 11 bedrooms all on suite so ideal for self isolation, potentially 19 beds available for anyone needing to self-isolate that maybe away from home or , contact Claudia or Emma. VERIFIED

Fruits of Eden, Market precinct, fruit and veg, eggs, honey, pickles, delivery Carmarthen and surrounding areas phone line will be open until 10pm. For delivery on Thursdays.
Please ring, voicemail or leave a text message with your order before 10pm tonight, 07917114222. Payments can be taken by contactless if desired but if you absolutely need no contact we can take payment over the phone just before drop off and then drop to your door.2hr delivery slot for Thursday’s delivery. VERIFIED

The Pit Stop– Marsh Rd, Pendine, Carmarthen SA33 4NY, If you’re over 70 or vulnerable & wish to distance yourself from risk we are happy to take grocery orders & payments over the phone & deliver the goods to your doorstep later in the day.We can cover Brook, Llanmiloe, Pendine, Marros, Tavernspite, Llanddowror, Llanteg etc with ease. Phone orders through on 01994 453553 9am – 6.30pm. VERIFIED

Rogers & Son Butchers, 19-20 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AL, 01267 238736, non-contact home delivery, pay over the phone and a drive through for a period of time. VERIFIED

What’s cooking @ No1414 St John Street. Whitland. Carmarthenshire. SA34 0AN, Have all meals available to be picked up from the cafe ready to take re- heat or freeze at home. Full menu available £5.00 for two course meal. Can deliver radius 5 mile.  Taking bulk orders, please call if you are outside this remit they will be willing to consider anything to support. 01994 241776, contact 9.00am – 2.00pm. VERIFIED

The Llwyndafydd Inn– Saron, Llandysul SA44 5DR, 01559 371048, delivery’s or takeaways meals, contact for more details. 5.00pm – 10.00pm,12.00 – 10.00pm Sundays closed Mon and Tues VERIFIED

Ginhaus Deli– Market St, Llandeilo SA19 6AH, 01558 823030, delivery to Llandeilo, hot meals, and basic essentials, can grab basic medication if needed. 8.00am – 5.00pm closed Sundays. VERIFIED

Old Market Square Delicatessen , 6 Notts Square, Carmarthen SA31 1PG, 01267 236175, delivery service of bread milk eggs , light bites, up to 10-15 miles, 9.00-4.00 Mon – Sat. VERIFIED,

Goose & Cuckoo, Queens Square, Llangadog SA19 9EE, 01550 777359, delivery of frozen based meals, if needed can do shopping, 9.00 – 12.00pm to get order for that day, but available to call outside these hours. VERIFIED

Pendine Chapel & surrounding areas– Pastor Haydn 01994 452 597- Offering collection of shopping, pensions, prescription or a chat of support Llanmiloe and Pendine , contact in normal day time but can respond in emergency at anytime. VERIFIED

Belle Vue Inn , Carmarthen Rd, SA40 9SQ Llanybyther, 01570 480495, delivery main meals, 2 course meals, 5.30pm – 8.00 pm evening for next day delivery or email info@thebelle.co.uk starting Wednesday 25th March VERIFIED

We will providing a takeaway service We will be providing our high standard of restaurant dishes for you to enjoy at home.
Keep an eye on FB and our website www.thebelle.co.uk for details VERIFIED

Crown Stores (Old Spar Shop), Mr Patel, 56 New Road, Llandeilo, SA19 6DF, will deliver groceries, newspapers to people who cannot get out as far as Llangadog, contact 01558823592.VERIFIED.

The Gwili Café, 89 Rhosmaen St, Llandeilo SA19 6HD, 01558 823236, 9.00am – 11.00pm Mon – Sun for deliveries Sunday, meals on wheels around Llandeilo, open to all, full2 course menu and sandwiches for night, Café open from 10.00am -2.00 for take away lunches. VERIFIED

Café 139, 139 Rhosmaen St, Llandeilo SA19 6EN, 01558 823444, 9.00am – 4.00pm, health food shop stocking basics, bakery, milk and eggs, homemade pasties, quiches etc and cawl, Llandeilo and surrounding villages. VERIFIED

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Coronavirus helps – AMMAN GWEDRAETH

Rwyth Cabs currently operate 20 Licensed Taxis including 1-8 Seaters.There are 10 Drivers who are registered with the Local Authority and who have Full DBS Certification. There is Disability access. The company are based in and operate 15 miles from Pontyates Nr Llanelli SA15 STB. Can assist with collection of goods medical supplies and other, in addition to the conveyance of persons etc this list is not exhaustive. A 24/7 Service can be offered. Any queries please call 01267 468250 07791 085096/07905 462519, Jamie, Tracey, or Martin VERIFIED

Watkins Grocery, 10 Heol Y Neuadd, Tumble , 01269 832856, meal delivery and grocery deliveries, Ty Dyffryn delivery every Monday at 2.30pm, Thursday at 3.30pm. VERIFIED

The Y Farchnad Fach Ltd, 4 Bethesda Rd, Tumble,Llanelli,Dyfed,SA14 6HY, Tel: 01269 844555, they deliver to quite a large area groceries and fuel (gas and coal) and also do a hot meal delivery service. Shop in Capel Hendre also Please phone for further details. VERIFIED

Canolfan Maerdy, New Rd, Tairgwaith, Ammanford SA18 1UP, 01269 826893 Community  food Hub and centre, Community Car, Canolfan Maerdy can provide online access for CAB advice and essential services. Open weekdays, The Food Hub is open 10.30 to 3pm and has some still has food available, with further food incoming daily 
– There is access to computers for those needing to go online
– The Community Car is still operating for those that need it. VERIFIED

Y Cwtsh café in Penygroes is offering a meals on wheels service. They can be contacted on 07933305707. Meals can be delivered locally i.e. Penygroes, Capel Hendre, Tycroes, Llandybie, Blaenau, Cross Hands. Patients who are self-isolating can have meals left on the doorstep if needed. VERIFIED

They are also looking for volunteer drivers – so that they are able to cope with increasing demand. If anyone can spare a bit of time please ask them to contact the number above.

Y Cwtch café, Pontyberem do a local meal delivery service for elderly. After school Club. They can be contacted on 01269 871300. VERIFIED

The Smiths Arms, Heol Y Foel, Foelgastell, Cross Hands, Llanelli SA14 7EL, 01269 842213, offering meal deliveries, 12.00-3.00pm and 5.30 – 8.00pm VERIFIED

Bwyd Y Cwm Pontyates RFC, 01269 860444, for over 65’s takeaway roast dinner Wednesday evenings delivered 3 mile radius available from 4.00pm VERIFIED

J J’s Fish Bar, Glanaman, Ammanford SA18 1DJ, 01269 267637, delivery 9.00am – 2.00pm, also offering deliveries of groceries from local supermarkets. VERIFIED

Blas o’r Dyffryn,  Ty Dyffyn restaurant, contact Ben 01269 596648, or 01269 590097, meal deliveries to residents of Ty Dyffyn and surrounding area. VERIFIED

Valans, 29 High St, Llandybïe, Ammanford SA18 3HX, 01269 851288, Takeaway and home deliveries VERIFIED

Mountain Gate, 01269 596274, Take away meals and home deliveries VERIFIED

Tycroes Supermarket, 01269 594464, 17 Ammanford Rd, Tycroes, Ammanford SA18 3QJ Home deliveries or groceries. 7.00am – 9.00pm VERIFIED

 

JRG Williams Pharmacy 31 High Street Llandybie SA18 3HX

Chemist, local deliveries available, 01269 850302 VERIFIED

 

Cig y Cennen, Dai Watkins 5 High St, Llandybie, Ammanford SA18 3HX

Butchers, vegetables, takeaway goods, pies and pasties, dairy goods,

Friday local deliveries, 01269 850814

 

Freshbite, The Arcade, Ammanford SA18 2LN

Takeaway and sandwich bar, jackets, baguettes, daily specials e.g. cheese and potato pie, Over £10 order will deliver locally.01269 596648 9.00am – 2.30 Mon – Fri VERIFIED

 

Ty Dyffryn, Blas, Rhodfa Frank, Ammanford SA18 2QE, 01269 590097, main meals, 2 course meals, delivery and takeaway. 9.00am – 2.30 Mon – Fri. VERIFIED

 

Trimsaran Leisure Centre Cafe can make up frozen meals for individuals in the village who have to self-isolate. If they just ring the Centre on 01554 810155 to order. 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Fri VERIFIED

Meals on Wheels service Amman Valley area is resuming by 20th March A 2 course meal will be available Monday-Friday at the cost of £4.80. A bill will be sent to the client directly from Carmarthenshire County Council, therefore no money will be handed over at the door , the meal will be left on the door step this limits contact due to current situation. If you know of any elderly person who would like a meal please contact the Day Centre on 01269 826059 9.00am – 5.00pm or contact myself as the organizer on 01269 825438 anytime, giving me full name, address and date of birth.
Also support with helping to deliver the meals is needed. VERIFIED

Mermaid fish bar, 82 Blaenau Rd, Llandybïe, Ammanford SA18 3AQ 01269850599, We are also now delivering in the evenings within a 5 mile radius and can offer contactless delivery is needed. Monday – Saturday 11.00am – 10.00pm, Sunday 4–9pm.VERIFIED

St Ishmael Community Council is aiming to co-ordinate a volunteer response providing practical help for those affected for Ferryside and surrounding areas. Practical support will include shopping for food, collecting medication, dog walking, posting letters and other errands required for day to day living. We would also like to offer our services to anyone who may be self-isolating and would appreciate keeping in touch with someone over the phone. If anyone is prepared to volunteer, with all or any of these tasks, please contact me on 07825 003648 or you can email clerk.stishmaelscc@gmail.com or contact Cllr Gloria Squires on 01267 267477. If you need our help, please contact Julie on 07825 003648 or Gloria on 01267 267477 and we will do our best to assist you. VERIFIED

Ddol Fach Dairy , deliveries to Llanelli and Ammanford Areas, call 01554 7557355 Mathew or Moire, for eggs, milk, bread, butter, cheese, yogurts, juices, ceral, tea, sugar, cleaning poroducts and toilet paper. Delivery every other day, more areas can be added if there is customer demand. Call 8.00am – 4.oopm or email admin@ddolfachdairy.co.uk VERIFIED. (please note also on Llanelli list)

Tumble Hall currently running a meals on wheels twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday with a minimal cost. Crosshands, Tumble, Llanon area. The hot meal will be delivered to the door step or designated area in line with the safety advice we have been issued. Mandy’s Number – 07805340188. Call night before or before 9.00am on Tues or Thurs. VERIFIED

Martin The Butcher, 21 Quay St, Ammanford SA18 3DB, butcher’s shop will continue to open-as usual- – Monday to Saturday .A great selection of fresh local meat, take,-away deli-rolls etc. Savoury/ sweet pastries,also jams/ local honey. THERE IS A FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE. Please ring this number to order, O1269 595 606 VERIFIED

Pembrey and Burry Port foodbank, in partnership with CETMA covering  Pembrey and Burry Port, but is also supporting Kidwelly, Trimsaran and Carway. The foodbank is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from about 10 till about 2pm. You will have to register as a referral organisation, in order to refer people to it. If you can get requests for support in as early as possible during the day, then we should be able to deliver during the afternoon. Here is the link for the form to complete if you wish to become a referral agency: https://forms.gle/bq6j52CvEhdRXSKJA. The Foodbank can be contacted via email pbpfoodbank@cetma.org.uk or via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PBPfoodbank/  They are taking Self referrals via FaceBook at the moment but are expecting a phone number shortly. VERIFIED

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Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum ​Bytes and Bites Project Coordinator

  Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum has received funding approval from the West Wales Care Partnership to run a cross-generational community project across severallocations in Carmarthenshire. The purpose is to connect people who are 50+ with local young people to share learning and skills.  The aim is to enrich lives through developing strong support networks, positively impact on health and wellbeing, and reduce social isolation and digital exclusion.

We wish to appoint a part time Bytes and Bites Coordinator to be responsible for all aspects of managing this project for a period of approximately 12 months. The role will be supported by the 50+ Steering Group, 50+ Community Engagement Lead and 3 bid partners who have been involved in testing the project process design. The Coordinator role will operate part time with a commitment of around 2 days per week, operating flexibly as required. The Coordinator will engage with Schools, Youth Clubs and Town and Community Councils across Carmarthenshire to resource sessions in a range of locations. Digital Communities Wales will train the young people in those locations and build a network of Digital Champions in the places we visit.

The approach will be to run regular informal sessions that are interactive, sociable and fun and provide new skills and useful, relevant information for those who take part. We seek to build a tangible sense of community and engage older people in inter-generational exchange with younger people at places like Community Halls and Youth Clubs. This will become a 2 way exchange of skills and experience with young people showing older folk how to use technology to access internet based services, and older folk helping young people develop skills like gardening, food preparation, cooking, and craft skills like mending bicycles and other items.

We have tested this model with our partners in Carmarthen – Dr Mz Youth Project, Digital Communities Wales, and Carmarthen Town Council. The first Bytes and Bites session saw 20 or so older people being coached by 10 Youth Project members on using their mobile devices and having anafternoon tea prepared by the young people. Our evaluations show it was a great success and there are requests to hold it in other localities. We expect that the process of sitting and having a snack meal together will also be beneficial in building mutual respect, forming cross generational relationships and enabling people to share their fears and challenges in a supportive setting.

Go to the Carmarthenshire 50+ website for a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.https://carmarthenshire50.org.uk/50-forum  Closing date for applications is 13th March 2020. Interviews are planned for March18th 2020. Please send applications by email to….. chairman.carms50plus@gmail.com or by post to Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum, c/o Carmarthenshire CountyCouncil, County Hall, Castle Hill, Carmarthen SA31 1JP.

For more information, please contact Wyn Llewellyn, Community Engagement Lead, Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum on 07702249644 or wynmill@btinternet.com  

 

 

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Job Advert – Bytes and Bites Project Coordinator

Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum has just received funding approval from the West Wales Care Partnership to run a cross-generational community project across locations in Carmarthenshire. The purpose is to connect people who are 50+ with local young people to share learning and skills.  The aim is to enrich lives through developing strong support networks, positively impact on health and wellbeing, and reduce social isolation and digital exclusion.

We wish to appoint a part time Bytes and Bites Coordinator to be responsible for all aspects of managing this project for a period of 12 months. The role will be supported by the 50+ Steering Group, 50+ Community Engagement Lead and 3 bid partners who have been involved in testing the project process design. The Coordinator role will operate part time with a commitment of 2 days per week, operating flexibly as required. The Coordinator will engage with Schools, Youth Clubs and Town and Community Councils across Carmarthenshire to resource sessions in a range of locations. Digital Communities Wales will train the young people in those locations and build a network of Digital Champions in the places we visit.

Read more in the attached advert… Bytes and Bites Coordinator Job Advert

The detailed Job Description is available here… Bytes and Bites Job Description and Person Skillsv2

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