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Communities for Work

Do you need work related qualifications, help with your CV or job application, or funding to start your own business?

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Further Support

Here are some useful links to other agencies throughout Torfaen and employment support.

Discretionary Assistance Fund (Emergency Assistance Payment – EAP and Individual Assistance Payment – IAP):

Citizens Advice Bureau:

Citizen’s Advice Cwmbran Office: 01633 876121

Citizen’s Advice Pontypool Office: 01495 759814

National Debt Line: 0808 084000

Gateway Credit Union: 01495 742500

Gateway Credit Union:

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Melin Homes:

Torfaen Homes (Homeseeker): 

Torfaen Homeseeker:

Torfaen Housing Benefit: 01495 766570

Torfaen Housing Solutions: 01495 762200

Charter Housing:

Hafod Housing:

Shelter Cymru: 0845 7909090 (24 hour free national helpline)

Shelter Cymru (Emergency Housing):

Building Resilient Communities: 01633 647429


Torfaen Mind: 01495 759272

Torfaen Mind:

Torfaen Women’s Aid: 01495 742052

Torfaen Women’s Aid:

Disability Advice Project: 01633 484865

Disability Advice Project:

Samaritans: 116 123


Cruse (Bereavement Support): 0844 4779400

Cruse (Bereavement Support):

LGBT Cymru Helpline: 0800 8402067

New Pathways: 01685 379310

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Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service (GDAS – The Lighthouse, Pontypool): 01495 366810

Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service (GDAS):

Torfaen Social Services: 01495 762200

Torfaen Social Care Services:

Torfaen Young People’s Support Service (TYPSS): 01633 647544

Business Wales: All the information you need for starting and growing your own business:

Business Wales: Everything needed for starting up and business planning:

Gateway Credit Union: Useful information on business start-up loans:

Working for Yourself: Everything you need to do to set yourself up as a sole trader:

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