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RED community

What is RED Community?
Commited to fighting for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved through the love of Jesus

For more information www.redcommunity.co.uk

INDENTITY
We are a community of Christians from all across Wales who are united in our love for Jesus and our resolve to challenge injustice and extend gospel hope to those in chains, both locally and globally.

MISSION
We are committed to prayer, raising awareness, raising support and raising an army to be actively and effectively engaged in fighting for the trafficked, exploited and enslaved.

HISTORY
What started in Cardiff in 2013 as a prayer meeting for those affected by human trafficking and prostitution has since grown into a strategic, gospel-centred freedom movement.

 

The Amber Project

What is Amber project?

The Amber Project provides help and support to young people (14-25) who have experience of self harm.

They can offer you help in a number of different ways including counselling, Friday evening workshops, theatre workshops, and informal support.

Please visit the website for more informaiton click here

The Amber project is run by the Church Army an intiative of the Anglican Church 

 

Sports Chaplaincy Wales

Sports Chaplaincy in Wales has seen many doors open over the years to allow chaplaincy support to clubs across Wales. Currently there are 33 chaplains serving in rugby union, football, cricket, boxing and disability sports. We have another 20 waiting in the wings to take up new opportunities. Jesus might say today "the sports fields are white unto harvest, but the labourers are few" and we need more workers to volunteer to help meet these great opportunities to connect church with sporting communities and make a real difference for His glory. We need pastorally gifted people (ministers or lay) who are willing to serve. We are excited to hear of many being challenged by the gospel as we minister to people's needs and some having their lives transformed by accepting Christ. 

Sports Chaplaincy UK (SCUK) is recognised as the leader in our field across the world where we now have nearly 425 volunteer sports chaplains serving a range of sporting communities at all different levels across the UK. Chaplaincy recognises that a healthy heart and mind is needed to go alongside the physical strength and tactical awareness that sports people need to achieve their potential and achieve their dreams.  We have partnership agreements with many key governing bodies like the Premier League, Disability Sport Wales, Rugby Football League etc as recognised suppliers of specialist sports chaplains into the UK sport. we have started discussions with the WRU for this.

SCUK facilitates, trains, supports and encourages Christian chaplains for the benefit of supporting sports communities to help you be effective, for people of faith and of no faith. There is a need for high quality pastoral and spiritual care to support players, coaches, and staff . This generally involves being willing to give about 5 hrs pw - e.g. a couple of hours one evening at training, a couple at matches and available to offer pastoral care as needed, being available to listen and bring support to all. Each chaplain will bring with them a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise. A chaplain should be extremely supportive, bring a non-judgemental, listening ear in confidence and an empathetic and compassionate presence. Who help players, coaches or teams through bereavements or tragedies like the recent Ellie Norkett tragedy, or support people through relationship challenges, or can be that listening ear when things aren't going well, encourage when injured, help deal with addictions, get free from debt, offer spiritual insight and encouragement? Sports Chaplains can!

We are looking for VIPs and that could be you! People who will:
  Volunteer to be a chaplain at a local club, or offer other skills to SCUK e.g. IT skills
I     people who are willing in to Invest to help us develop this great work
P   Pray - there is nothing as important as praying with us, as prayer moves God's arm to bless

We would be thrilled if you want to get involved or to know more. Either email or phone Martin Lewis, Director of SCUK Wales:   Email add -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mob no 07718055365. Or check out our SCUK website:  https://sportschaplaincy.org.uk/wales/  to gain further insight.

Sporting Life Endorsements:  "Chaplains can be of help to all sorts of people involved with sport, when crisis, need, or difficulty comes. I commend the idea of sports chaplaincy and the work of SCORE* to you"
Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manager to Manchester United  (*SCUK was formerly  SCORE - “ Sports Chaplains Offering Resources And Encouragement “)

"Providing Sports Chaplaincy has become an important part of our approach to equality and ethical behaviours .....Aside from providing a friendly, familiar face and an open door to confidential advice and support for everyone,  there have also been occasions when our Sports Chaplains have made significant and timely interventions supporting athletes, staff and wider service users through some difficult and challenging times. Experienced and well trained, the Chaplains have brought added value to our organisation."
Jon Morgan Exec Director of Disability Sports Wales.

Cardiff Christian Healing Ministry

 

Founded in 1997 following the Springboard mission to Cardiff, CCHM exists as a resource for the local church, providing counselling for all people, for depression, anxiety, loss, abuse, phobias, PTSD with our qualified counsellors.

We run training for pastoral teams, church leaders and individuals to enable them to provide first level care, either in counselling or prayer ministry. The training teaches practical skills such as listening, as well as understanding the effectiveness of forgiveness, the therapeutic nature of love, how we can be transformed to be more like Jesus, and the role of the church as a healing, redemptive community.

We also run Prayer Café, a twice monthly drop-in for quiet, prayer, reflection and the opportunity to chat. All these at Woodville Christian Centre, Crwys Road CF24 4ND

We are members of the Association of Christian Counselling, Gweini and the Evangelical Alliance, fully insured and supervised in accordance with the ethical codes of the ACC and BACP.

For more information: Tel.029 2019 0113, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.cchm.org.uk, or www.facebook.com/cardiff christianhealing

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a movement of the church to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society – children whose parents are going through a hard time.

It’s a simple idea …. we recruit Host Families who voluntarily open up their homes, without pay, taking in the children for a short spell whilst their parent get back on their feet. It’s not fostering and it’s not adoption – just simple kindness and yet it can make a world of difference.

For others who need someone to support them in day to day life we offer a Family Friend, a volunteer who offers to spend some time with them. This could be a few hours a week or otherwise depending on the circumstances.

Our third group of volunteers sign up to provide resources needed by our supported families.

All volunteers complete our volunteer safeguarding and approval process and we are currently contracted to take referrals from Cardiff Children’s Services. Our aim is to expand across other local authorities as others sign up.

Contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out our website www.safefamiliesforchildren/wales for further information.

Oasis Centre

Oasis Cardiff is a center for Asylum seekers and Refugees.

 

They are open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
They offer ESOL classes, employability workshops, dance classes, a women’s only area, mother and toddler groups and support with letters and phone calls regarding asylum and refugee issues.

The kitchen is often the centre of our activities!

Oasis Cardiff also provide a safe space to come, relax, meet new people and share stories and experiences.

To find out more about Oasis Centre click here 

 

Beresford Pregnancy Centre

The Beresford Pregnancy Counselling Centre was established in 1993 by members of New Life Church and consists of 5 members from the church, including the Director and the Regional Co-ordinator. There are also volunteers from other churches around Newport.

The Centre operates under the church’s charitable trust, and provides impartial, free and confidential counselling, information and support to women and their partners in all aspects of pregnancy. This work includes help in crisis pregnancy, pre- and post-termination, adoption, miscarriage, stillbirth, traumatic birth, and post-natal depression. Clients come from all over South East Wales, and we receive referrals from medical and caring professionals from throughout the region. The Centre opens on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm, and Monday evenings between 7.00 and 9.00. In 2009 clients contacted us 1,275 times via visits, phone calls and emails. Centre staff also visit schools to make inputs within the PHSE curriculum, regarding unexpected pregnancy, sex and relationships.


The Beresford Centre is one of a network of 160 pregnancy crisis centres affiliated to Care Confidential. For more information about the work please see www.careconfidential.com or ring the national helpline on 0800 028 2228. 


The Centre is located in Gaer Park Drive, Newport NP20 3NN. You can contact us to make an appointment or just to talk on 01633 212320, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can find our more details here 

Living Room

Living Room Cardiff’s peer support is the process of giving and receiving non-professional, non-clinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from severe alcohol and/or other drug-related problems or harmful behaviours.

The Living Room has a team of addiction specialists, including addictions counselors, recovery coaches and a team of peer mentors who run group support sessions, as well as offering individual support. All our recovery coaches and peer mentors are well trained and qualified and have a minimum of 2 years in recovery. Please telephone to make an appointment and out team specialist will see you within a week of you contacting us – sometimes sooner.

 

To find out more visit The Living Room website

The services are free. Please call 02920 493895 or 02920 302 101 for further information or to pre-book an appointment.

 

You can visit us at the centre at any time. Unless otherwise indicated, no pre-booking is required. We are open between 09.00 and 17.00 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and between 09.00 and 21.00 on Tuesdays and 09.00 and 20.00 on Thursdays.

 

One-to-one counselling is available only by appointment.

 

Groups can be attended after initial appointment and assessment process.

The Storehouse Project

The Storehouse Project – a project of Cardiff vineyard.

The Storehouse Project is part of Cardiff Vineyard Church and we are passionate about seeing our city transformed by the love of Jesus. Through the Storehouse Project we want to demonstrate his love practically and by working with other agencies across Cardiff we provide essential household furniture to those who have less.

Our aims are to:

  • Restore Hope
  • Restore Dignity
  • Restore Lives

To read more about these, please visit out webpage: storhouse project news

We rely on the generosity of supporters and are continually grateful for donations of good quality furniture and other items.

We accept:
Beds
Chest of drawers
Sofas
Armchairs
Dining tables
Dining chairs
Fridges
Freezers
Microwaves
Please note that all soft furnishing must have fire retardant labels.

Donations:

If you would like to donate something, please email a photo of your item to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Referrals:

If you would like to speak to us about referring your client please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can send you a form.
For any more information please visit our webpage at: cardiffvineyard.org storehouseproject

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.

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