Hope - for the Homeless & Vulnerable

Hope - for the Homeless & Vulnerable We at TLC are passionate about caring for people in our Community, just as Jesus would do! Our aim is to react and help homeless and vulnerable families.

We also have many handmade crafts we sell and all money goes to help homeless & vulnerable people. If anyone would like to donate in any way, please get in touch.

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"There has been a dramatic rise in the number of children needing help because their parents are misusing drugs and alco...
07/05/2021
Covid: Worries about parents' drug and alcohol use soar

"There has been a dramatic rise in the number of children needing help because their parents are misusing drugs and alcohol, a charity says."

" NSPCC Wales have made 572 substance misuse referrals to police and agencies in the past 10 months - a rise of 72% since the pandemic began."

The number of NSPCC referrals about parents' substance misuse increases by 70%.

Morrisons has launched a discreet new service to help those who are struggling to afford sanitary products.Customers in ...
06/05/2021
Morrisons launch ‘Ask For Sandy’ campaign to help tackle period poverty

Morrisons has launched a discreet new service to help those who are struggling to afford sanitary products.

Customers in need can now go to any Morrisons customer service desk nationwide and 'Ask For Sandy' or a 'period product pack' and will be given a discreet package, with no questions asked. #endperiodpoverty

Customers in need can go to Morrisons and ask for a package for 'Sandy' or a 'period product pack'.

Last week a group of NHS patients has become some of the first in the country to be recommended fishing on prescription ...
06/05/2021
‘No one judges you out here’: fishing prescribed for NHS patients

Last week a group of NHS patients has become some of the first in the country to be recommended fishing on prescription to improve their mental health. 🎣🐟

Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust has partnered with a local fishing organisation, Tackling Minds, with the aim of helping patients overcome issues such as depression and anxiety. 👏👏👏👏

Move is part of growing trend towards social prescribing to boost mental wellbeing

Residents can now have their say on plans for 12 flats for people who have been homeless at Hill Street car park in Newp...
06/05/2021
Your chance to have your say on plans for 12 new flats in a Newport car park

Residents can now have their say on plans for 12 flats for people who have been homeless at Hill Street car park in Newport.

The housing association is asking for residents’ views on the plans, which would see 12 single-occupancy flats arranged over two storeys with decking and balcony space at Hill Street car park. 🏠

RESIDENTS can now have their say on plans for 12 flats for people who have been homeless at Hill Street car park in Newport.

⚠️ Police warn of 'very strong illicit diazepamA Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “The effects of this very strong ...
04/05/2021
Police warn of 'very strong illicit diazepam' circulating in South Wales

⚠️ Police warn of 'very strong illicit diazepam

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “The effects of this very strong illicit diazepam include slurred speech, falling, and long periods of memory loss, and therefore could be dangerous to anyone taking it. We would appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately should they become unwell.

POLICE have issued a warning to drug users in Carmarthenshire to take extra care following reports of a particularly harmful batch of very strong…

19/04/2021

We are so blessed to be a blessing to so many vulnerable families at this time. If anyone would like to contribute to our food parcels please get in touch!
Thank you!
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19/04/2021

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"Fresh data shows 1,348 people have used the programme, which is equivalent to four domestic abuse survivors a day. Whil...
26/03/2021
Life-saving’ free train travel for domestic abuse victims extended

"Fresh data shows 1,348 people have used the programme, which is equivalent to four domestic abuse survivors a day. While the scheme, which has helped 362 children over the age of five, had been due to finish next week, it has now been extended." 🚉💜👏

‘Women tell us that they cannot afford to leave because the perpetrator has controlled their money and they have none of their own,’ says expert

"A new mother and baby unit is opening in Wales to help women who experience serious mental health problems during pregn...
25/03/2021
Wales to open mother and baby unit for mental health support during pregnancy | ITV News

"A new mother and baby unit is opening in Wales to help women who experience serious mental health problems during pregnancy and following the birth of their child." 🤰💜👣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
"Uned Gobaith (‘Unit of Hope’) will offer support from 32 weeks of pregnancy and until their baby is one year old." 👏👏👏👏❤️❤️

Uned Gobaith will be the only inpatient unit of its kind in Wales to offer multidisciplinary mental health care during and after birth.

Newport Baby Bank has been launched by Feed Newport CIC to provide essentials to families in need. The baby bank works o...
25/03/2021
Baby bank launches to support young families in need in Newport

Newport Baby Bank has been launched by Feed Newport CIC to provide essentials to families in need.

The baby bank works on a referral basis, with community professionals (health visitors, midwives, social workers, children’s centres and schools) requesting items on behalf of the families in need, and the baby bank supplying the items through those channels. 🍼👣❤️💙

A NEW SERVICE to support mothers and babies has launched in Newport.

Feed Newport CIC is the winner of the Charity Award, sponsored by Newport City Homes, which recognises the outstanding w...
24/03/2021
Pride of Gwent: Feed Newport is recognised for its hard work to help the needy

Feed Newport CIC is the winner of the Charity Award, sponsored by Newport City Homes, which recognises the outstanding work of a charity or community interest company (CIC) with charitable objectives based in Gwent. 🏆

"This organisation helps people who don’t have enough to eat by providing a food bank, soup kitchen and community shop. During the pandemic its volunteers have provided hundreds of food and toiletries parcels, including many catering for special dietary needs, and hot meals."

The Argus' Pride of Gwent awards were held last week, in which a plethora of dedicated volunteers were hailed for their hard work during the…

During the pandemic we have all felt an increasing concern for those experiencing domestic abuse and many of us have fel...
24/03/2021
Break the silence: responding to domestic abuse in your communities

During the pandemic we have all felt an increasing concern for those experiencing domestic abuse and many of us have felt unsure of how to help.

Womans aid are hosting a series of free one-hour webinars to equip you with an understanding of how to respond to domestic abuse in your communities. Join the Change That Lasts team at Women's Aid to learn:

➡️ What domestic abuse is
➡️ How the pandemic has impacted survivors
➡️ How to give the right response to domestic abuse every time
➡️ What you can do to spread awareness
➡️ More about further training opportunities and community action.

The next webinar is on Thursday 25th March - Wednesday 31st March. Book your place here 👇

This free, one-hour webinar from Women's Aid will equip you with an understanding of how to respond to domestic abuse in your communities

The Risca COVID volunteers group, with around 200 volunteers, is now a registered charity and has spent the past year he...
24/03/2021
Born out of lockdown - a community charity going strong a year on

The Risca COVID volunteers group, with around 200 volunteers, is now a registered charity and has spent the past year helping the community deal with the pandemic, as well as spotting gaps in support and providing the support needed. 👏👏👏👏

A YEAR ago, Dawn Derraven and Tara Holloway had no clue of each other’s existence - until the coronavirus pandemic brought them together.

"Two flats at Clarence Villa in Osborne Road will be converted into supported living accommodation for up to nine women ...
22/03/2021
Women's post-rehab drug and alcohol facility in Pontypool given green light

"Two flats at Clarence Villa in Osborne Road will be converted into supported living accommodation for up to nine women recovering from substance misuse or other life-controlling problems. 🏡❤️
The applicant, Hope Centre Ministries, is a Christian-based charity set up to support men and women who have battled with drugs, alcohol and other issues. 👏👏👏👏

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a post-rehab drug and alcohol facility for women in Pontypool has been given the go-ahead by Torfaen council’s planning…

⚠️⚠️ WARNING: "Census officers will never ask for any money or bank details at any point during the conversation with re...
18/03/2021
People in England and Wales warned to be wary of scams ahead of Census Day 2021

⚠️⚠️ WARNING: "Census officers will never ask for any money or bank details at any point during the conversation with respondents."

"All officers will be carrying official identification cards. The card will have a photograph and the officer’s name."

From March 22 field census officers will be knocking on doors and helping non-responders with any queries.

Plans to convert the upper two floors of Central Chambers in Stow Hill, Newport, to provide accomadation for homeless pe...
16/03/2021
Listed city centre building to provide housing for the homeless

Plans to convert the upper two floors of Central Chambers in Stow Hill, Newport, to provide accomadation for homeless people by turning it into 10 bedsits have been approved by Newport City Council. 👏👏👏👏

A GRADE-II listed building which was devastated by a fire is set to be converted to provide accommodation for homeless people.

“The lives of vulnerable people with addictions to drugs and alcohol are being put at risk because they are forced to ch...
16/03/2021
Lives put at risk by drug rehab funding rule

“The lives of vulnerable people with addictions to drugs and alcohol are being put at risk because they are forced to choose between attending potentially life-saving residential rehab and keeping their homes, it has emerged.”

The lives of people with addictions to drugs and alcohol are being put at risk because they are forced to choose between going to rehab and keeping their homes.

15/03/2021

If you, or you know of a family that due to circumstances would benefit from a food hamper, please message us through the week and you will be allocated a time to pick up Wednesday morning.
We also receive surplus food which is available for those that need a helping hand, to pick up between 10-12pm every Wednesday subject to availability.
Please wear a mask, bring a bag and social distance.
You can find us at the back of the church carpark, through the gate and follow the building around to the back door.

The isolating nature of lockdown has meant more and more people are struggling with feelings of loneliness.But the good ...
15/03/2021
Just 10 minutes on the phone can make you feel less lonely, says study

The isolating nature of lockdown has meant more and more people are struggling with feelings of loneliness.

But the good news is that talking to someone on the phone for just 10 minutes can have a really positive impact - which is great for those who live on their own, individuals shielding or those in care homes who are currently unable to see their loved ones. ☎️❤️

There's real power in picking up the phone.

SURE for Mental Health training by New Pathways have announced their upcoming Online Spring Event! 🐣🌷💚Coming to you on W...
15/03/2021

SURE for Mental Health training by New Pathways have announced their upcoming Online Spring Event! 🐣🌷💚
Coming to you on Wed 17th & Thu 18th March.
For more info and booking details: https://eventbrite.co.uk/o/new-pathways-15318719638

#mentalhealth #inspirationalspeakers #mentalhealthevent #parentalmentalhealth #mensmentalhealth

💰⚽ Several UK Christian groups have collaborated to press for a ban on gambling advertising in sport as part of the gove...
11/03/2021
Christian groups unite to tackle gambling advertising in sports - Premier Christian News | Headlines, Breaking News, Comment & Analysis

💰⚽ Several UK Christian groups have collaborated to press for a ban on gambling advertising in sport as part of the government's current review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

The campaign wants the government to address the heavy prevalence of betting companies featuring as shirt sponsors, event partners and a variety of other commercial relationships in sports. ⚽💰

Several UK Christian groups have collaborated to press for a ban on gambling advertising in sport as part of the government's current review of the 2005 Gamblin

Volunteers, teachers, children and residents in Llantarnam teamed up to set up the area’s first food bank to give out “k...
11/03/2021
"It just went boom!" How Llantarnam's first food bank quickly grew to help the community

Volunteers, teachers, children and residents in Llantarnam teamed up to set up the area’s first food bank to give out “kindness parcels” to anyone who needs one.

This weekend- Saturday 13 March 2021- Llantarnam Community Primary School is open between 11am - 1pm for people to pop in and collect a parcel, that contains food and household items.

Volunteers, teachers, children and residents in Llantarnam teamed up to set up the area's first food bank to give out "kindness parcels" to anyone who

People who are homeless, or have recently been homeless, in Wales are to be offered a coronavirus vaccination as part of...
10/03/2021
Wales homeless population to be priority in next wave of coronavirus vaccination

People who are homeless, or have recently been homeless, in Wales are to be offered a coronavirus vaccination as part of priority group six.

Health minister Vaughan Gething confirmed that this prioritisation comes as people who are or have recently experienced homelessness are to be classed as at increased risk.

PEOPLE who are homeless, or have recently been homeless, in Wales are to be offered a coronavirus vaccination as part of priority group six.

Photos from TLC Community Church Hampers's post
10/03/2021

Photos from TLC Community Church Hampers's post

Grace House in Newport, is a supported housing scheme for women recovering from alcohol or drug dependency  -but unlike ...
09/03/2021
We're in it Together: City charity transforming lives of women battling addiction

Grace House in Newport, is a supported housing scheme for women recovering from alcohol or drug dependency -
but unlike a rehabilitation centre, where people are subject to stricter rules, the staff at Grace House encourage the residents to rebuild their lives. 🏡❤️🙏

☎️ For more information call: 01633 439100.

During the latest latest lockdown, you are not alone. The Argus' We’re in it Together campaign is here to help direct you to any services you may…

A set of 12 'modular flats' for homeless people could be set up at a Newport car park.Newport City Council is to make a ...
08/03/2021
Supported housing 'pods' for homeless could be set up at city centre car park

A set of 12 'modular flats' for homeless people could be set up at a Newport car park.

Newport City Council is to make a decision on Friday, March 12, on a proposal top lease out Hill Street car park to housing association Linc Cymru to provide supported housing.

A SET of 12 'modular flats' for homeless people could be set up at a Newport car park.

🛒 Struggling to do your Food Shopping?🛵 Mobility issues?🏡 Housebound? 🏠 Self Isolating?Check out this **NEW SHOPPING SER...
04/03/2021

🛒 Struggling to do your Food Shopping?
🛵 Mobility issues?
🏡 Housebound?
🏠 Self Isolating?

Check out this **NEW SHOPPING SERVICE** based in Newport. 👇👇

☎️ Telephone: 01633 309033
📧 Email: [email protected]

🛒 Struggling to do your Food Shopping?
🛵 Mobility issues?
🏡 Housebound?
🏠 Self Isolating?

Check out this **NEW SHOPPING SERVICE** based in Newport. 👇👇

☎️ Telephone: 01633 309033
📧 Email: [email protected]

⚠️ WARNING: Two people have died and three have needed intensive care treatment after a sudden rise in drug overdoses in...
04/03/2021
Two dead and three in intensive care as people buy fake prescription drugs

⚠️ WARNING: Two people have died and three have needed intensive care treatment after a sudden rise in drug overdoses in part of Wales, thought to be linked to fake benzodiazepines sold through the 'dark web'.

Drugs charity Kaleidoscope said the situation had been "nowhere near as bad" previously as it had been during lockdown

Churches have stepped up in a huge way during the last year. But with over five million people saying they have been una...
04/03/2021
The Church's outreach has been amazing during the pandemic, but now we need to go further - Premier Christianity

Churches have stepped up in a huge way during the last year. But with over five million people saying they have been unable to pay essential bills since the pandemic began, we need to learn some important lessons in order to keep providing essential support, says Feed The Hungry UK's Gwyn Williams

Churches have stepped up in a huge way during the last year. But with over five million people saying they have been unable to pay essential bills since the pandemic began, we need to learn some important lessons in order to keep providing essential support, says Feed the Hungry's Gwyn Williams

02/03/2021

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01/03/2021
Here is the new timetable of GDAS - Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service online groups for March 2021. If you would like to jo...
01/03/2021

Here is the new timetable of GDAS - Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service online groups for March 2021. If you would like to join contact your recovery worker/keyworker or email: [email protected]

#PleaseShare #GDAS #RecoveryGroups

Here is the new timetable of GDAS - Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service online groups for March 2021. If you would like to join contact your recovery worker/keyworker or email: [email protected]

#PleaseShare #GDAS #RecoveryGroups

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Overnight your life could completely change! Whether through an illness, loosing your Job, a break up in a Relationship, the list is endless....

From one day, feeling you are in control of your whole life, then the next you, yes ‘YOU’ could end up with nothing! Everything ‘could’ be stripped away.

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