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ACTION FOR CHILDREN WALES

Contact:
Address: St David's Court, 68a Cowbridge Road, CARDIFF, CF11 9DN
Tel:029 2022 2127
Fax:
Email: ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk
Website: Action for Children
Area: Wales
Activities: Action for Children helps the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential.
Category: Children and parenting


ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

Contact:
Address: Vincent House, , HORSHAM, RH12 2DP
Tel:01403 210406
Fax:
Email:
Website: Action Medical Research
Area: UK
Activities: The leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. For 60 years we have contributed to some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history beginning with the polio vaccine which has eradicated new cases of the disease in the UK. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability.
Category: Health


ACTION ON HEARING LOSS CYMRU

Contact: Glenys Jones
Address: Tudor House, 16 Cathedral Road, CARDIFF, CF11 9LJ
Tel:02920 333 034
Fax:
Email: wales@hearingloss.org.uk
Website: Action on Hearing Loss
Area: UK
Activities: Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
Category: Physical and sensory disability


ADFER BAN A CHWM

Contact:
Address: 2 Compton Terrace, , LONDON, N1 2UN
Tel:020 7359 7647
Fax:
Email:
Website: Adfer Ban a Chwm
Area: Carmarthenshire and Powys
Activities: ABC’s objectives are to preserve for the benefit of the people of Carmarthenshire and Powys, Wales and of the Nation, the historical and constructional heritage that may exist in and around Carmarthenshire and Powys in buildings (including any structure or erection and any part of a building as so defined) of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest.
Category: Heritage


AGE CYMRU

Contact:
Address: Ty John Pathy, 13-14 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, CARDIFF, CF24 5PJ
Tel:029 2043 1555
Fax:
Email:
Website: Age Cymru
Area: Wales
Activities: Age Cymru is the leading charity for all older people in Wales. We campaign, we research and we fundraise to make sure we build a better life for all older people. We ensure older people’s voices are heard, we challenge and change attitudes, we fight discrimination wherever we find it and we tackle elder abuse in all its forms.
Category: Older people


AGE CYMRU SIR GÂR

Contact:
Address: Units 5-11 Lec Workshops, 100 Trostre Road, LLANELLI, SA15 2EA
Tel:01554 784080
Fax:
Email: info@agecymrusirgar.org.uk
Website: Age Cymru Sir Gar
Area: Carmarthenshire
Activities: Age Concern Sir Gâr affilliated to Age Cymru in 2011 and have now become Age Cymru Sir Gâr. Although we’ve changed our name we remain an independent charity bringing older people of Carmarthenshire the support they need. The organisation will support older people to feel engaged with their community and empowered and enabled to make choices that affect their lives.
Category: Older people


AIDS TRUST CYMRU

Contact:
Address: 109 Walter Road, , SWANSEA, SA1 5QQ
Tel:01792 461848
Fax:
Email:
Website: Aids Trust Cymru
Area: Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembs, Ceredigion
Activities: 'AIDS TRUST Cymru' aims to facilitate a living network of individuals, helping themselves and one another in dealing with the challenges brought about by HIV and AIDS.
Category: Sexual Health


ALL WALES PEOPLE FIRST

Contact:
Address: Stebonheath Centre, Stebonheath Terrace, LLANELLI, SA15 1NE
Tel:01554 784905
Fax:
Email: info@allwalespeople1st.co.uk
Website: All Wales People First
Area: Carms, Ceredigion, Pembs & Powys
Activities: The national voice of self-advocacy groups and all people with learning disabilities in Wales. All ages.
Category: Learning disability


ALLTWALIS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Contact: David Wyatt
Address: Walis Lodge, Alltwalis, CARMARTHEN, SA32 7EA
Tel:01559 384568
Fax:01559 384398
Email:
Website:
Area: Alltwalis and surrounding areas
Activities: To promote social, cultural, sporting and general welfare activites to improve the quality of life for residents of Alltwalis and its surrounding areas.
Category: Community association


ALPHA BUSINESS WORKS CIC

Contact: Caroline Roberts
Address: 1st Floor, The Red Lion Coach House, Drefach Felindre, LLANDYSUL, SA44 5UH
Tel:01559 371229
Fax:
Email: caroline@alphabusinessworks.co.uk
Website: Alpha Business Works
Area: Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul and Carmarthenshire
Activities: We are a business and community resource centre based in the village of Drefach Felindre. (Don’t worry if you cannot visit us we are happy to talk on the phone or by e-mail). We offer a wide range of business and community services that will enable you to run your business more effectively in fact any of those tedious tasks that detract from your business is our business.
Category: Other


ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY CARMARTHENSHIRE

Contact: Alan Drury
Address: 7b Hall Street, , AMMANFORD, SA18 3BW
Tel:01269 597382/ 07715802632/01646692329
Fax:
Email: volswales@alzheimers.org.uk
Website:
Area:
Activities: Provides practical support, advice and information to people living with dementia, their carers and family members. The organisation runs monthly carers support groups, a befriending scheme, carers information programmes and a home care service in conjunction with local care agencies. They also run training courses for health professionals and care home staff.
Category: Mental health


AMMAN VALLEY DEMENTIA CARERS

Contact:
Address: Hafan Gobaith, Station Road, AMMANFORD, SA18 2DB
Tel:01269 591787
Fax:
Email: avdcsg@btconnect.com
Website: Hafan Dementia Care
Area: Amman Valley
Activities: We are based in the Amman Valley and provide a respite home, Hafan Croeso, at Glanamman as well as a day care centre at Ammanford. Our aim is to provide support for carers by providing day care five days a week, and respite care to meet carers' needs.
Category: Mental health


AMMAN VALLEY RAILWAY SOCIETY

Contact:
Address: The Signal Box, Station Road, Glanamman, AMMANFORD, SA18 1LQ
Tel:01269 824693
Fax:
Email:
Website: Amman Valley Railway
Area: Amman Valley
Activities: To extend and return to heritage steam and rail traffic the Amman Valley railway. To return regular passenger traffic on the mineral line that ran from 1808 to 1926. To enhance the existing public transport system and reduce road congestion enabling the commuters better access to the Heart of Wales Lines for communting. To enhance tourism in the area for which there is great potential.
Category: Heritage


AMMAN VALLEY TROTTING CLUB

Contact:
Address: 14 Llwyncelyn Road, Tairgwaith, AMMANFORD, SA18 1UU
Tel:07909 698309
Fax:
Email:
Website: Amman Valley Trotting
Area: Amman Valley
Activities: Amman Valley Trotting Club is a community enterprise established in 1979 originally to organise harness racing for local enthusiasts.
Category: Sports and leisure


AMMAN VALLEY WOMENS AID

Contact:
Address: 2 Church Street, , AMMANFORD, SA18 2NR
Tel:01269 597474
Fax:01269 595041
Email: IDVA@ammanvalleywomensaid.org
Website: Amman Valley Womens Aid
Area: Amman Valley
Activities: Providers of services for women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Category: Womens groups


AMMANFORD BIBLE CHURCH

Contact:
Address: 90 Wind Street, , AMMANFORD, SA18 3DU
Tel:01269 596000
Fax:01269 842252
Email: info@abclife.org
Website: ABC Church
Area: Amman Valley
Activities: We're striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible - a church with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage our entire community, one life at a time.
Category: Religious groups


AMMANFORD CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Contact:
Address: 14 Iscennen Road, , AMMANFORD, SA18 3BG
Tel:08444 772020
Fax:
Email:
Website:
Area:
Activities:
Category: Advice and advocacy


AMMANFORD JUNIOR GATEWAY

Contact: Erika Beynon-Walker
Address: Ismooth Community Café, 8-10 College Street, AMMANFORD, SA18 3AF
Tel:01269 597640
Fax:
Email: ajgateway@hotmail.com
Website: www.ismooth.org.uk
Area: Ammanford
Activities: The Junior Gateway supports the relief of people with a learning disability. They provide help and support for them, their families, dependents and carers. We provide or assist in the provision of facilities for the recreation of people with a learning disability and improve their quality of life.
Category: Learning Disability


AMMANFORD TALKING NEWSPAPER

Contact:
Address: 1B Cowell Road, Garnant, AMMANFORD, SA18 1NW
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Website:
Area: Ammanford
Activities: To provide a free audio service to vision-impaired persons by means of regular readings of local newspapers and other visual publications.
Category: Physical and sensory disability


ANTIOCH CENTRE

Contact: Zoe Britnell
Address: Copperworks Road, , LLANELLI, SA15 2NE
Tel:01554 741674
Fax:01554 741674
Email: admin@antiochchurch.co.uk
Website: Antioch Centre
Area: Glanymor
Activities: Church in the community. Antioch is a creative community with a whole range of activities focussing on work with youth and children, and addressing needs of employment. Also Newid Studios (a recording studio and CD duplication service), and Newid Media (a film production unit). Drug & alcohol intervention programme with day and family centres.
Category: Social and community support


ANTUR TEIFI

Contact:
Address: Parc Busnes, Aberarad, CASTELL NEWYDD EMLYN, SA38 9DB
Tel:01239 710238
Fax:01239 710358
Email:
Website: Antur Teifi
Area:
Activities: Antur Teifi operates throughout Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire & beyond. It is a third sector company, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. Surpluses are ploughed back into community ventures and the volunteer Management Board and professional staff are accountable to its shareholders and community representatives.
Category: Community Development


AREA 43

Contact:
Address: 1 Pont y Cleifion, , CARDIGAN, SA43 1DW
Tel:01239 614566
Fax:
Email: dropin@area43.co.uk
Website: Area 43
Area:
Activities: The Cardigan Youth Project, Drop-In and Information Shop, is a registered charity set up to give help and support to all young people in the Ceredigion area and also the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire areas. The project is monitored by a voluntary management committee established in 1996 made up of representatives from the local community including Ceredigion County Council and Cardigan Town Council. Area 43 opened full-time at the beginning of September 1997.
Category: Young people


ARTHRITIS CARE IN WALES

Contact:
Address: One Caspian Point, Cardiff Waterside, Pierhead Street, CARDIFF, CF10 4DQ
Tel:0845 241 9676
Fax:
Email: wales@arthritiscare.org.uk
Website: Arthritis Care Wales
Area: Wales
Activities: Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. We are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis. We are a user led charity which means people with arthritis are at the heart of our work – they form our membership, are involved in all of our activities and direct what we do.
Category: Health


ARTHRITIS SELF-HELP CARMARTHEN

Contact: Herbie Rowley
Address: Caergwynt, Felingwynt, CARDIGAN, SA43 1RW
Tel:01239 811226, 07799 332534
Fax:
Email: herbierowley@googlemail.com
Website: Arthritis Care in Wales
Area: Carmarthen
Activities: To provide help and self-help for people with arthritis within their local community. Initially to attend a meeting to find out more details of what can be achieved.
Category: Physical and sensory disability


ARTS CARE GOFAL CELF

Contact: Chris Ryan
Address: 24 King Street, , CARMARTHEN, SA31 1BS
Tel:01267 243815
Fax:
Email: info@acgc.co.uk
Website: Arts Care
Area: West Wales: Pembs, Ceredigion, Carms
Activities: An innovative arts organisation that provides arts workshops for people of all ages and abilities, including arts activities for disabled and disadvantaged people.
Category: Arts and Crafts


ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES

Contact:
Address: 6 Gardd Llydaw, Jacksons Lane, CARMARTHEN, SA31 1QD
Tel:01267 234248
Fax:01267 233084
Email: suzanne.griffiths-rees@artswales.org.uk
Website: Arts Council of Wales
Area: Mid and West Wales
Activities: Funding to the arts in Wales
Category: Arts and Crafts


ASH WALES

Contact:
Address: 2nd Floor, 14-18 City Road, CARDIFF, CF24 3DL
Tel:029 2049 0621
Fax:
Email:
Website: Ash Wales
Area: Wales
Activities: ASH Wales is the leading voluntary organisation in Wales tackling tobacco use. Our main aim is to achieve a reduction in and eventual elimination of the health problems associated with tobacco use.
Category: Health


ASSOCIATION FOR THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL

Contact:
Address: 31 Penyrheol Drive, Sketty, SWANSEA, SA2 9JT
Tel:01792 205227
Fax:
Email: awchwales.org@tiscali.co.uk
Website: Action for Sick Children
Area: Wales
Activities: To provide for the welfare of sick children and young people using the Health Services in Wales, and working with statutory and voluntary organisations to improve conditions. To support families with information and limited amount of financial support.
Category: Children and parenting


ATAXIA SOUTH WALES

Contact: Alan Thomas
Address: Tybach, Cefnbrafle, Llanboidy, Whitland, SA34 0SA
Tel:01994 448397
Fax:
Email: onamission.thomas@btinternet.com
Website: Ataxia South Wales
Area: South Wales
Activities: 'Ataxia' means ‘absence of order’. People with ataxia have problems of co-ordination. This is because parts of the nervous system that normally control co-ordination and balance are affected. Ataxia is the principal symptom of a group of neurological disorders called the cerebellar ataxias. Most are progressive. UK Website: www.ataxia.org.uk.
Category: Physical and sensory disability


AWAYDAYS

Contact:
Address: c/o WWAMH, The Mount, 18 Queen Street, CARMARTHEN, SA31 1JT
Tel:01267 245555
Fax:
Email:
Website:
Area: Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire
Activities: Mental Health service user led befriending group, to enable people to try new activities, have days away from the routine and build self-confidence and learn new skills. (A message can be left at this phone number, and passed to the co-ordinator of the group.)
Category: Mental health


AWEL AMAN TAWE

Contact: Dan McCallum
Address: 76-78 Heol Gwilym, Cwmllynfell, ABERTAWE, SA9 2GN
Tel:01639 830870
Fax:01639 830241
Email: dmccallum@awelamantawe.co.uk
Website: Awel Aman Tawe
Area: Upper Aman Valley, Neath & Port Talbot
Activities: To contribute to the regeneration of the Upper Amman/Swansea Valley areas through development and implementation of a Community Energy Scheme.
Category: Environment