Welcome to the community support page!  The aim of this page is to raise awareness among our staff and our residents regarding specific support that is available within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area during the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

This page will signpost you to relevant national guidance but more importantly, provide the details of organisations able to provide support to our residents at a more local level.  It will be updated when new or additional information becomes available, so please check regularly for any updates!  

To access information relevant to your area, please click one of the links below.

Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf 

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding 

National Support Groups/Advice Lines 

Wellbeing Resources

National Guidance

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Bridgend 

The latest information and advice to residents who live in the Bridgend area.   

Community Support Services:   

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Merthyr Tydfil 

The latest information and advice to residents who live in the Merthyr Tydfil area.   

Community Support Services:

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Rhondda Cynon Taf

The latest information and advice to residents who live in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area.   

Community Support Services:

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding  

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Safeguarding site aims to provide information and guidance for the public and professionals on dealing with a number of safeguarding-related issues during these unprecedented times.

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National Support Groups/Advice Lines

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Wellbeing Resources

How are you doing?

This is an uncertain time. Are you managing to: Stay connected? Stay physically well? Look after your mental wellbeing?

Visit the Public Health Wales website for help and advice on looking after yourself and your loved ones.     English    Welsh


Would You Like Someone to Talk to?

Most people feel lonely sometimes, for different reasons.

Are you, or is someone you know (that’s in self-isolation, at home or in hospital), feeling lonely?

If loneliness is affecting your life, our volunteers can help and are available to talk to you.

Would you like a volunteer to contact you for a chat?

If so, please ring 01656 753783 to arrange a call. Or, if you would prefer, please contact [email protected].

We’re waiting to hear from you.


Community Voluntary Councils

A range of support and volunteering activities are being co-ordinated within our local communities for those who are most isolated and needing support during the Covid-19 situation. For further information, please contact:

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydful

Interlink (covering Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Volunteer Service. Email [email protected] or ring 01656 753783 to leave a message and one of our Volunteer Service Team will get back to you as soon as possible.


Guidance on Enquiries about Volunteering and Offers of Help

As a result of the overwhelming offers of support received by the Health Board, the following have been set up to help with enquiries of assistance.

For Health Professionals or retired staff considering returning on a temporary basis, please register your interest via the Staff Bank on 01685 726900 or email [email protected].

For offers of volunteering and such things as donations, accommodation and transport, please contact [email protected] or alternatively please ring 01656 753783 to leave a message. One of our Volunteer Service Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

External organisations – Offers of services or support from external organisations are very welcome and can be emailed to [email protected].

Amazon Wish List – If you wish to donate items to support our patients in these challenging times when they are unable to receive visits and supplies from their families, donations would be extremely welcome through our CTMUHB Amazon Wish List. This includes items such as nightwear, underwear, toiletries, jigsaws, puzzle books, etc.

Facebook NHS Kindness Wish Lists – This is being run independently of the Health Board by volunteers, but is a wonderful way of donating items for specific NHS wards and departments across South Wales.

Just Giving Page – If you wish to donate money to help us purchase items to support our hard working staff, as well as patients, donations are very welcome through our CTMUHB Just Giving Page. Please specify that the donation is for staff support during Covid-19.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Health Board and the NHS.


Bereavement

Further information on Bereavement Services

 

Challenging Behaviour Support

For parents of children with challenging behaviour.


Integrated Sexual Health and Family Planning Services

We are currently running appointment clinics from Dewi Sant Hospital.

If you need advice please contact our triage line on: 01443 443836
(9:30a.m. – 7:00p.m., Monday to Thursday. 9:30a.m. – 3:00p.m., Friday.)


Financial Support for Individuals

Leaflet English | Welsh

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National Guidance