Community Services

Duffryn Community link has a history of working with partners to provide the best opportunities and support for the community. We will continue to work with other organisations to provide a wide range of services and opportunities for our community.

Centre of Sustainable Energy Duffryn

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a Bristol-based charity, is running a 3-year project in Duffryn, which seeks to build capacity for energy resilience.

Through this project we aim to:

  • Develop detailed understanding of the lived experience of a few people in the community in relation to energy (undertaken through Bath University)
  • Work with the community to find cost-effective ways to enable them to better engage with energy, to change the way they use and supply energy, and in turn improve their economic resilience

We hope that the community will achieve meaningful improvements in their energy resilience, with indications that they are able to continue to improve without further outside intervention.

Food Bank

The Forest Family Centre Foodbank is operated in partnership with Kings Church and Fare Share. The foodbank is run by local residents every Wednesday 2pm to 3pm from the Forest Family Centre.  This service is available to residents of Duffryn through a membership.  Due to limited resources membership must be restricted to 40 members at anyone time.   To find out more pop along to the Forest Family Centre on Wednesday 2pm to 3pm

Food Co-Operative

The Fruit & Vegetable Co-Op is a Welsh Assembly Government Initiative, the aim is to improve the health of the population in Wales making fruit and vegetables more accessible within communities.

Duffryn co-op runs weekly, orders must be made each Friday for delivery on following Wednesday.  Our seasonal fruit and vegetables are provided by a local supplier, Items can vary from week to week, but is always value for money.

£3.00 – Vegetable Bag includes: Bag of potatoes. Carrots, Parsnips, Swede, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower – Everything you need to do your Sunday lunch!

£3.00 – Fruit Bag Includes: Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Strawberries and other various seasonal items.

£1.50 – Stew Pack includes; Swede, Parsnip, Carrots, Onion, Leak

£0.90 – Half Dozen Free Range Eggs

Employment and Training Support (Open Zone)

Newport City Council Community Development West Cluster deliver the Open Zones sessions.  The sessions are Community Drop-ins where anyone can come along and access support from the Community Development team.

They will be able to job search, access their Universal Credit account, have support with Finances, develop new skills and find out about training opportunities, volunteering placements and much more…If anything is affecting them in the community they can come along for guidance and support.  The Drop-In sessions are now available at Maesglas Community Centre Monday 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Flying Start

Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme available in the grounds of Tredegar Park Primary School to support families with children aged 0-3 years. It promotes language, cognitive, social and emotional skills, physical development and the early identification of high needs through the delivery of health support, parenting groups, early language support and free part-time childcare.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice also known as Cyngor ar Bopeth is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.

The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are “to provide the advice people need for the problems they face” and secondly “to improve the policies and principles that affect people’s lives”.  This research and campaigns agenda also known as “social policy” is more preventative in nature and designed to stop problems arising in the first place

The Citizens Advice service is run every Wednesday between 9.30am and 12pm at (appointments are limited) Forest Family Centre, Tredegar Park Primary, Duffryn NP108WP.