Independent agency support in Powys
Provides support specifically for people with dementia and their carers. Services include information, advice, befriending and advocacy. They have local offices in Talgarth:
Enid Edwards, Dementia Support Worker:
Telephone: 01874 712083 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate West, Befriending Manager:
Telephone: 01874 712059
Provides practical respite services to support carers in their caring role. This is delivered by qualified and experienced care workers in the home setting – day services are available in several areas. Referral by self or other agency. The mid Wales office is based in Llandrindod Wells.
Telephone: 01874 610346 Email email@example.com
CREDU (formerly POWYS CARERS)
Provides free, confidential information, advice (including benefits) and advocacy to carers of all ages. Runs support groups and provides an opportunity to have your voice heard. This service is based in Llandrindod Wells.
Telephone 01597 823800 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Powys Befrienders Service:
Powys Befrienders Services Outreach Officers support people over 50 who are isolated or lonely to maintain their independence and improve their social networks:
North Powys: Lesley Austen Telephone 01597 822191 Email email@example.com
Mid Powys: Su Pascoe Telephone 01597 822191 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
South Powys: Mel Wright Telephone 01874 611723 Email email@example.com
Carers assessment, advice and support.
Telephone 0800 808 7777
Provides information, advice, advocacy and a toe-nail cutting service for people living in Powys.
Llandrindod Wells: Telephone 01597 825908 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown: Telephone 01686 623707 Email email@example.com
Provides home adaption or repair work for older or disabled people – available for homeowners or private tenants.
Telephone 01686 620760 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Offices are located in Newtown, Brecon & Ystradgynlais
Telephone 0345 6018421
There are various Community Support and Volunteer Bureaus in Powys, covering between them, the whole of the County. Each organisation is an independent charity, run by voluntary trustee committees. They each employ professional staff and provide advice on relevant support services and recruit volunteers in the community. For example a Community Car scheme, Meals on Wheels and befriending service in the Crickhowell area and Senior’s Tea Club in Brecon.
Brecon: 01874 625393
Crickhowell: 01873 812177
Builth Wells: 01982 553004
Machynlleth: 01654 700071
Knighton & District: 01547 520653
Welshpool: 01938 554484
Rhayader: 01597 810921
Ystradgynlais: 01639 849192
Community Transport in Powys
You can click on the link here to find the community transport options close to where you live.
Gives free advice specific to people living with dementia and provides free smoke alarms and other equipment. The service is carried out by firefighters who are Dementia Friends.
Telephone 0800 169 1234 / 01792 705000 to arrange a visit.
Based in Brecon with outreach centres in Hay, Talgarth & Crickhowell. Supports mental well-being, recovery and learning. Provides information and advice and offers a range of supported creative activities, counselling and complimentary therapy services. All staff are Dementia Friends.
Telephone 01874 611529 Email email@example.com
Mid Powys Mind has a Wellbeing Centre based in Llandrindod Wells, as well as running 2 rural community groups in Builth Wells and Knighton. We support people all through Radnorshire and North Brecknock. We promote recovery for people experiencing mental ill health, supporting and encouraging people to live independent, improved and healthy lives.
Telephone 01597 824411 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ystradgynlais Mind works to improve the life of people affected by mental distress - this includes the people themselves, as well as carers, family, friends and supporters - based on the 'Wellbeing' framework. We are a Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Centre, providing information, support, and a range of services, in South Powys and the surrounding Western Valleys.
Telephone 01639 841345 Email email@example.com
Help with completion of attendance allowance forms, blue badge, radar keys.
Hayley Beavan, Access & Outreach Worker
Telephone 01597 824059
Offer ‘Home from hospital’ support as well as a wheelchair loan service.
Telephone 01874 610462 Email firstname.lastname@example.org