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News and events

Welcome to our news page. Your one stop shop to keep up to date with all the latest goings on!!

Making The Difference

Making The Difference

Since April 2020, we have continued to support our participants despite the difficulties relating to Covid-19. Even though our support has been different to how we usually work, we have still made a difference.

Social Media Update

Social Media Update

We have grown our presence on social media. You can now find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Search for us @cfwplustorfaen or scan the QR code below using your smartphone camera to take you directly to any of our pages or our website.

Covid In The Workplace Training

Covid In The Workplace Training

Are you concerned about working during the pandemic? Are you worried about how to approach an employer with your concerns? If you would like more information about how workplaces are safe during Covid-19, our Covid in the Workplace course make the difference to you.

Happy Paws: How We Made The Difference Through Support for Self-Employment

Happy Paws: How We Made The Difference Through Support for Self-Employment

Danny Moreton loved the outdoors and he loved animals. Danny particularly loved dogs and had a dream to be self-employed and use his love of walking to offer a dog walking and dog sitting business.

Employment Tips

Employment Tips

Do you know how to make your CV top of the pile? Are you in need of support to sell yourself on your application form? How do you perform at interview?

QR Codes

QR Codes

Did you know that scanning our QR code can take you straight to our social media pages? By using the camera on your smartphone, you can scan the code and our social media links will come up.

Wellbeing Service at Work Club 19/9/19

The Wellbeing Service came along to our Work Club at The Power Station today to provide free health checks including blood pressure checks and advice. 

A huge thank you to Tesco Express in Cwmbran for their donation of the fruit basket!

Opportunities Fair - Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

An Opportunities Fair for employment and volunteering opportunities is being held at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, Wednesday 25th September, 2pm-5pm. 

Bernard has "Lost The Plot" with his new gardening service

Garndiffaith resident Bernard Williams has launched a brand new gardening service business in Torfaen, specialising in garden clearance and bespoke garden design and creation work. 

 

Supported by both Communities for Work Plus and the local Department for Work and Pensions team, Bernard received business related support which included planning, marketing and promotion, insurance and equipment funding.

School Uniform Grant Update

Don’t miss out!!… if your child is entering Reception /Year 3 or Year 10 in September 2019 and receives free school meals, they are eligible for the school uniform grant.

Sweet Pixie Hair Salon Opens Its Doors

Local lady Nicole Morris from Penygarn has realised her lifelong dream of opening and running her own hair salon.

Based in Pontypool Town, Nicole has worked for the past six months refurbishing and re-designing the premises, putting Sweet Pixie Hair Salon firmly on the map.

Ecobricks

The Communities for Work Plus and Communities for Work projects are committed to supporting environmentally friendly campaigns.

Eco bricks allow plastics to be recycled in plastic bottles. These can include crisp packets, plastic bags, straws, plastic cutlery, cling film etc.