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TAV Centre

Tavs is a community centre for engaging with people in need.  The centre is run by Glenwood Faith Community and is the hub of a range of projects run by different organisations and churches.  It is situated in the heart of Cardiff on Tavistock Street, just off City Road in Roath. 

The projects include:

(Please not activities are subject to change so please check to ensure the events are running as recorded below)

Sunday Burger Night 

Providing hot food, clothing, friendship, chiropodist care, and general support for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed

Monday Cafe

A sit-down meal for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed

The Tavs Choir

The TAVS Choir has a heart to bring people from different backgrounds together through song.  It is open to everyone and anyone. So we would love to have you join us. Weekly Monday evening performances average from 10 – 15 people and we hope to continue to grow. There is a growing sense of community amongst us, and there is always such joy and fun to be had. 

Some of our songs at the moment include:  Something Inside So Strong, Amazing grace, I’m A Believer, It’s My Life (Bon Jovi), Bad Moon Rising and Bread Of Heaven 

Tavs Breadbaking

The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measure of flour, it permeated every part of the dough. Mathew 13: 3

We are currently meeting to bake bread on the first Saturday of every month. We would love to see the small investment during time spent getting alongside and baking bread permeate into wide aspects of the lives of those involved from the TAVS community. An environment that will influence change and difference in individuals lives, alongside the obvious benefits of taking part in bread baking.

Through this we hope to build community, self-worth, achievement and skill. This is not a service but a doing together and a space that allows for more.

We started in December 2013 and we look forward with anticipation to growing and moving forward with this this project.

An exciting new aspect of the TAVS Bakery is that we are currently looking into offering our baked bread to Church and faith groups for communion. 

Women's Space

In September 2014 we are looking to open our Women’s Space again on a Monday afternoon. We hope it to be a relaxed, informal, creative space where women can come and feel safe and be themselves. 

Czech-Roma Youth Club

The Ministry Of Life Project runs a Czech-Roma youth club out of Tavs every week

Wings

Wings meet in the upper room at TAVS on the first Wednesday of every month. Members of the TAVS community are welcome be part of, it is a space they shall be spiritually invested in, a place they can ask questions, explore the bible and faith. Also a space they can go to that will offer life direction and support.

The heart is for Wings to be the ‘spiritual motor’ behind all that we do at TAVS. Through Wings we have regular prayer gatherings and events for the works at TAVS. You would be welcome to come and be part of any upcoming prayer events. 

To find out more about Tav Centre contact Glenwood Church as below.

Telephone: 029 2033 7880

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Street Pastors

What is a street pastor?

Street Pastors is a project that was launched by Ignite in November 2008 which involves working in partnership with the South Wales Police and Cardiff City Council.  

The Street Pastors project is already proving to be a success throughout the UK and is now a regular part of streets of Cardiff each weekend.

 

Become a street pastor

Are you:

         Over 18 years of age

         A committed Christian

         Have been a member of a church for at least 1 year

         Can give a minimum of 1 Friday or Saturday night per month

         Are willing to attend 12 comprehensive training sessions


If so we are currently recruiting for more Street Pastors & Night Base member so if you would like to apply contact:

 

Jackie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information visit the Street Pastor Cardiff website

Rainbow of Hope

What is rainbow of hope?

We work with the homeless, disadvantaged and asylum seekers.

We provide food and drink on the streets of Cardiff every night at 8pm. Around 40-60 people appear every night.

We organise lunchtime fellowship meals in the ARK drop in centre on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri ( 5 days) between 12:00 to 1: 00 pm.

We provide over 250 food parcels every month to those in real need

We provide free food parcels to asylum seekers on every Thursday. Between 50-70 people get this support each week.

We hold a Bible study programme on every Thursday which all are invited to come to.

We arrange free training courses for those in need.

We give free advice on benefits, debt, housing and employment issues.

We organise a free Craft Workshop for women every Tuesday between 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

 

 

Our vision is to run a 24 hour centre for those who are in need.

If you want to know more about rainbow of hope click here

Cap Centres Cardiff

If you are feeling weighed down by debt, then CAP can help. You may think your situation is impossible, but there is hope. Their friendly team will give you a listening ear in the privacy of your own home and provide a real solution to your debts.

Since we started helping people out of debt in 1996, we’ve helped thousands in situations like yours through our professional service offered by 280 CAP Debt Centres. 

Here are the two centres in Cardiff 

To book an appointment, please phone the Client Enquiries team FREE* on 0800 328 0006

   

 

To find out more about CAP work and other resources available visit their website here

 

Foodbank Cardiff

What is foodbank?

Cardiff Foodbank was officially brought into being in April 2009 as a franchise of the Trussell Trust, and is part of the National Foodbank Network. It is a project to help and support those suffering financial hardship and who are facing the reality of being unable to feed themselves or their families. 

Cardiff Foodbank provided 13248 three-day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis in the 2018/2019 financial year. 38% of the food supplied helped children.  48% went to single people. The figures are a 15% rise on last year.

Over 42% of those fed in Cardiff were as a result of benefit cuts, delays and changes. Over 23% received food due to low income, but people access the Foodbank for other reasons such as: sickness, debt, bereavement, redundancy, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, homelessness and so forth. These are no respecter of person or class but simply life challenges that many people have to face.

The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line. In the last year they gave over 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.


How it works

Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches and is sorted, dated and stored by volunteers for future use in the Warehouse in the Cardiff Bay Business Centre in Splott.

Front line professionals such as health visitors, charities, church pastoral workers, council hubs, social services, debt advice centres, etc issue clients vouchers, whilst helping them with the longer term solutions to their crises.

Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food from one of our seven distribution centres based across the City, which are open for two hours at a time, on different days of the week, including one evening and a Saturday morning. Here clients find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack and receive signposting to a range of support services from volunteers and also from the Council money advice team.

There are currently seven Foodbank distribution centres. Ely, Cathays, Llanedeyrn, City, Splott, St Mellons and Grangetown 

This is a Christian Initiative enabling the whole community to fight hidden hunger in Cardiff, where nearly a third of households – that’s over 41,000 homes – are deemed to be living in poverty. 

Our reason for being is based on Matthew 25:35-36 ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink’. We seek to give food with one hand and hope with the other.

Cardiff Foodbank has three part time staff and works with over 200 regular volunteers. It is a charity that costs approximately £100,000 per year to run and receives no public funding.

For full details of how to access the services of the Foodbank, when the various centres are open and how to donate please visit the website cardiff.foodbank.org.uk  visit the local giving page:  https://localgiving.org/charity/cardifffoodbank/

Speakeasy

 

Here is what Speakeasy say about themselves. To read more click here to go to their website

 

We help people to challenge unfair decisions that would otherwise leave them homeless or destitute. We hold landlords to account to make sure people have safe and secure places to live. We take carrier bags full of bills that people are too scared to open and help them renegotiate and write off their debts. We help people get control of their energy bills and keep their homes warm. We replace broken washing machines, cookers and boilers and make sure families in crisis can access emergency food.

Our services

We offer independent and expert advice, free of charge. Our solicitors can help with a range of issues including debt, housing and welfare benefits. Our drop-in advice clinics are open to anyone living or working in Cardiff.

Our quality

We only employ qualified solicitors and expert advisers to deliver specialist advice. Over the years we've won awards for our innovative work and remain at the forefront of advice in Wales, but what matters most is what our clients think.

Our vision

We want to see people in Cardiff lift themselves out of poverty. Every year we help more than 2,000 people who are in financial need, under threat of eviction, living in substandard housing, or are denied the financial support they're entitled to.

 

 

Cardiff Concern

Cardiff Concern is a charitable counselling service run by Christians. At present, we have 30 volunteer counsellors who have been professionally trained in counselling, who give their time and skills to the service.

The qualifications of all our counsellors range from level 3 in counselling skills, to Diploma, Degree and MAs. Our purpose is not to convert or influence people in Christianity, but to help people in their time of need, whatever their religious views, if any, using secular counselling skills. We do, however, offer Biblical exploration and Prayer in relation to your situation, but this request must come from yourself.

The service was formed in 1992, as a response of ten churches in Cardiff to the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of people in their city. Over the years since its formation, Cardiff Concern has helped many people work through issues such as Depression, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Bereavement, Lack of Self Esteem, Debt and many more. By spending time with people in a non judgemental or confrontational way, we have made a difference to individuals and families that have come to us for help, and empowered them to live the future in a more positive way.

We receive referrals from GPs, hospitals, health and social workers, Churchs and past clients. Many of those people referred to us have no faith. Some clients are of other faiths. This we believe reiterates how respectable we are of people and our desire to help people respectively.

Click here to go to their website

 

 

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