Cyngor 50+ Advice

Cyngor 50+ Advice was established in 2012 to improve housing conditions for people aged 50+ in Carmarthenshire. It aims to reduce homelessness by advising and assisting people to address issues before they reach crisis point and so far it has helped nearly 500 people with problems such as rent arrears, debt management, and the effects of welfare reform.

As a result of this success, the project has now been awarded further Big Lottery Funding to enable it to run for another three years and, from spring 2015, extend its work into Pembrokeshire as well.

Common housing issues facing older people include difficulty in maintaining homes, issues with paying rent or meeting mortgage payments, changes to benefits or pensions, keeping warm, managing the home, staying independent, housing too large (or too small) and problems with neighbours and landlords.

A key aspect of the project is training and supporting volunteers to become peer advisers, able to provide help and support to people within their own communities. To find out more about becoming a project volunteer, contact us on 01554 899371 or email fiftyplus@sheltercymru.org.uk.

This project is supported by The Big Lottery People and Places Fund.

Free advice on housing and related issues for the over 50s in Carmarthenshire

We provide advice sessions at the following community venues please contact us by phone 01554 899371 or by email fiftyplus@sheltercymru.org.uk to arrange an appointment.  We also offer home visits where the person is unable to access our surgeries, please contact us to arrange.

Carmarthenshire dates

Ammanford
Swn-y-Gwynt Resource Centre, Tir-y-Dail Lane SA31 3AS – Every other Tuesday  10.00-13:00

Carmarthen
Wesley Methodist Church, Cambrian Place, Carmarthen SA31 1QG – Every other Monday 10:00 –  13:00

Salvation Army, 109 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AP – Every other Thursday 9:30am –  12:30pm.

Llanelli
Un Sir Gar/One Carmarthenshire Hub, Stepney Street, Llanelli  – Every Thursday 10 -1 (by appointment only) and every other Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30

Age Cymru Sir Gar, Unit 5-11 Enterprise Workshops, Lower Trostre Road, Llanelli SA15 2EA, Every other Monday 9:30 – 12:30

We also offer home visits where the person is unable –  access our surgeries, please contact us to arrange. 

August

August 2016

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
1

Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church, Carmarthen

(9:30 – 12:30)

2

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9:30 – 12:30)

3 4

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9:30 – 12:30)

5
8

Age Cymru Sir Gar

Llanelli

(9:30 – 12:30)

9

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

 

10

 

11
Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli
(10:00 –  13:00)
Salvation Army, Carmarthen
(9.30 –  12.30)
12
15

Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church, Carmarthen
(9:30 – 12:30)

16


Carmarthenshire One Hub Llanelli (9:30 – 12:30)

17

18

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli
(9:30 – 12:30)

19
22

23

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

24

 

25

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli (10:00 –  13:00) / Salvation Army, Carmarthen.

(9.30 –  12.30)

26
29

BANK HOLIDAY

 

 

 

30

Carmarthenshire One Hub Llanelli (9:30 – 12:30)

31    
September

September 2016

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
     

 

1

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9.30 – 12.30)

 

2
5

Age Cymru Sir Gar,  Llanelli (9:30 – 13:00)

6

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

7

 

8

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli
(9.30 – 12.30)

Salvation Army, Carmarthen
(9.30 – 12.30)

9
12

Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church,

Carmarthen (9:30 –  12:30)

13

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli (9.30 – 12.30)

14

 

15

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli (9:30 – 12:30)

16
19

Age Cymru Sir Gar,  Llanelli (9:30 – 13:00)

 

20

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

21

 

22

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9.30 – 12.30)

 

23
26

Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church,

Carmarthen (9:30 – 12:30)

 

27

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli (9:30 – 12:30)

28

 

29

Salvation Army, Carmarthen.

(9.30 – 12.30)

30
October

October 2016

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
3 

 

 

 

4

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

 

5
6

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli
(9.30 – 12.30)

 

7

 

10

Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church,

Carmarthen (9:30 – 12:30)

 

11

 

12

 

 

13

Salvation Army, Carmarthen.

(9.30 – 12.30)

14
17

 

18

Swn-y-Gwynt, Ammanford

(9:30 – 12:30)

19

 

20

Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9.30 – 12.30)

 

21
24

Age Cymru Sir Gar

Llanelli

(9:30 – 13:00) / Carmarthen Wesley Methodist Church,

Carmarthen (9:30 – 12:30)

 

25

 

26

 

27

Salvation Army, Carmarthen.

(9.30 –  12.30) / Carmarthenshire One – Hub, Llanelli

(9.30 – 12.30)

28
31

 

       

Pembrokeshire dates

Milford Haven
PATCH, Haven’s Head Business  Park, Milford SA73 3LD. Wednesday mornings 10:00-13:00

Haverfordwest
PAVS Office, High Street, Haverfordwest. Every Monday 10:00-13:00 until September, then every Tuesday 10.00–13:00

Age Cymru Pembrokeshire,  The Resource Centre, 37 Merlins Hill, Haverfordwest. Every other Thursday 10.00-13.00 (Until the end of August)

Pembroke Dock
Communities First, Hamilton Court, Pembroke Dock. Every Monday 10am – 12pm (from 05/09/16)

We also offer home visits where the person is unable to access our surgeries, please contact us to arrange. 

August

August 2016

1

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest

(10.00 to 13.00)

2

 

3

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

4

 

5
8

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

9

 

10

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

11

Age Cymru Pembrokeshire

Haverfordest

(10:00 – 13:00)

12
15

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

16

 

17

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

18

 

19
22

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

 

23

 

24

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

25

Age Cymru Pembrokeshire

Haverfordest

(10:00 – 13:00)

26
29

BANK HOLIDAY

 

30 31

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

   
September

September 2016

     

 

1

 

 

 

 

2
5

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

6

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

7

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

8

 

9
12

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

13

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

14

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

15 16
19

 

 

 

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

23
26

 

 

 

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30
October

October 2016

        1

 

 

 

3

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

4

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

5

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

6

 

7
10

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

11

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

12

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

13

 

14
17

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

18

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

19

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

20

 

21
24

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

25

PAVS, High Street, Haverfordwest
(10.00 to 13.00)

26

PATCH, Haven’s Head Business Park, Milford Haven
(10.00 to 13.00)

27 28
31

Communities First

Pembroke Dock

(10.00 to 12.00)

       

If you have a housing emergency whilst the office is closed, ring 0345 075 5005.

Project staff

Project Co ordinator

Kelly White
kellyw@sheltercymru.org.uk

Kelly works Mon – Thur

Project Adviser Carmarthenshire

Rhian Harries
rhianh@sheltercymru.org.uk

Rhian works Monday, Tue – Wed

Project Adviser Carmarthenshire

Louise Scarr
louises@sheltercymru.org.uk

Louise works Thur – Fri

Project Advisor Pembrokeshire

Val Brown
valb@sheltercymru.org.uk

Val works Mon – Thur

Project Support Officer Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

Chris Beer
chrisb@sheltercymru.org.uk

Chris works Mon – Thur

Volunteering

If you live in Carmarthenshire, are interested in housing and welfare issues affecting older people and would like to volunteer, please call 01554 899371 or email fiftyplus@sheltercymru.org.uk