Category Archives: Self-Help and Support

Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: FTWW

Description: Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW) is a third sector organisation set up to support, inform, educate, and advocate for girls and women in Wales who are suffering a range of health conditions and who are not receiving adequate (or fair) treatment.

FTWW aims to empower women to speak up with confidence amidst a medical and societal environment which tends to privilege the male experience, often dismissing women’s symptoms and concerns as being ‘psychological’ in origin.

Current campaign is on Endometriosis but it is our mission to support all girls and women regardless of the condition as we notice the big inequalities women face within the healthcare system.

We have a closed Facebook group for discussion and information, a website, and you can also contact us for further support.

Services Offered: Support, Guidance

Website: www.ftww.co.uk/our-mission

Contact Name: Debbie Shaffer
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact E-mail Address: info@ftww.co.uk

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Please add any other details:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/393110234196590/
Twitter:
@FTWW_Wales

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Friends of the Young Disabled

Description of Organisation:
FOYD is a Swansea based charity, established in 1985, which provides a centre for young disabled people and children to meet and use its facilities to promote learning opportunities, engage in social activities and have fun. We provide a number of rooms and facilities including a main hall, computer room, sensory room and many more - see the website for more details.

Services Offered: Helping disabled people and their carers to live as full and enriching a life as possible through the provision of training and recreation at a central resource centre in the City and County of Swansea.

Organisation / Service Address: Friends of the Young Disabled
Gordon Moore Centre
300 Carmarthen Road
Cwmbwrla
Swansea
SA5 8NJ

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Main Hall for social or sporting activities with adjoining Snack Bar, Pool and children's play room with trampoline.
Kitchen
Dual purpose classroom or dining room
Sensory Room - to chill out.
Workshop
Computer Room with several computers and internet access
Meeting room
Arts and crafts room
Lounge and library suitable for small meetings in comfort
Garden
Large car park

Website: www.foyd.org.uk

Contact Name: Malcolm Connor
Position In Organisation: Trustee

Contact Address: 89 Colbourne Terrace
Waun Wen
Swansea
SA1 6FP

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 417526

Contact E-mail Address: foyd.swansea@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Large car park at rear of premises. Access at rear of Health Centre
Limited Disabled spaces

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Various - depending on group activities

Affiliations/Qualifications: SCVS

Registered Charity Number: 516616

Membership Costs / Charges: Varies with activities and individual groups

Publications Produced: Newsletter

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The African Community Centre

Examples of services offered:

  • 1-2-1 Counselling, Group Counselling, Sewing, Arts Therapy, Yoga and Jewelry  classes  for female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Homeopathy for Male and Female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English Classes for Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English classes for beginner and intermediate female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Youth Forum for young people from Asylum and Refugee families and young people of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage
  • Parent and Toddler Group for male and female parents, and children from 0-5 years

Description: African Community Centre Wales is committed to breaking down barriers, promoting participation and community cohesion. ACC vision is of a society where African and African Caribbean Community members are fully included, where their well-being is a priority and where justice is promoted.

Organisation / Service Address: The African Community Centre
94 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Disabled and pram access at rear of building, on-site car park, disabled toilet on bottom floor, reception and waiting area, tea/coffee availability

Website: www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Isioma Ikediashi
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: 94 Walter Road
SA1 5QE

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 470298

Contact E-mail Address: isioma.ikediashi@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Parking at rear of building

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Open daily at 9:30am until 5:00pm

What languages do you use within your organisation? Spainish, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Igbo and Swahili
Registered Charity Number: 1124327

Company limited by guarantee Number: 06331619

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Family Information Service

A comprehensive list of organisations relating to children and young people can be found on the Family Information Service website.

The Family Information Service offers free impartial information and advice to childcare providers, employers, organisations and parents/carers of children aged 0 – 19 on a wide range of childcare, children’s, family support & family related issues.

They also offer information on and/ or signpost to:

  • Education & Family Learning Services
  • Health & Wellbeing Services
  • Play, Sport & Other Recreational facilities
  • Social Care & Family Support Services
  • Children, Childcare and Youth Services
  • Financial and legal services
  • Child Development
  • Staying Safe
  • Local and National services for disabled children and young people.

For further information please view the website www.swansea.gov.uk/fis  or contact 01792 517222 / 0300 123 7777 or email fis@swansea.gov.uk.

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Kids Cancer Charity

A Children’s Cancer Charity that aims to improve the quality of life for children/young people affected by or bereaved by cancer and provide emotional and practical support that complement, and add value to the services provided by the statutory authorities. The family centred care includes: Play Therapy, Holidays, Bereavement Support and Be-friending. Play Therapy:Using play and creative arts to help children /young people affected by cancer or bereaved to express their feelings and experiences helping them to try and come to terms with their situation. Be-friending: Either face to face or by telephone or correspondence is available for anyone whose life has been affected by a child with cancer. Bereavement: The charity offers ‘one to one’ bereavement and pre-bereavement support. It also runs Support Groups providing an opportunity for meeting others who have similar experiences. Holidays: Especially co-ordinated ‘stress-free’ programmes that for families who need a break in the UK, or wish to visit Disneyland Paris or Disney World Florida.See website for further information, www.christianlewistrust.org

Website: http://www.kidscancercharity.org

Contact Name: Judith May

Contact Address: Kids Cancer Charity
62 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 4PT

Contact Telephone: 01792 480500
Contact Fax: 01792 480700

Contact E-mail: enquires@kidscancercharity.org

Status Of Organisation: Dependent on voluntary donations
Charity Number: 1113821

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Info-Nation

Info-Nation is Swansea’s information, advice support service for young people, aged 11-25. We provide our services through our city centre one-stop shop and in schools and other youth organisations. 

Services Offered: Youth information, advice & support: Counselling, Internet access, Legal rights advice, Carers advice, Volunteering Opportunities, Substance Misuse information & support, Support for visually impaired young people, Gum Clinic including pregnancy testing, emgergency contraception and a nurse led advice, Condom registration scheme, Support & play opportunities for young parents, Support for those witnessing or experiencing domestic / dating abuse, Support for those questioning their sexuality and living with Aids / HIV.

Address:
47 Kingsway,
Swansea
SA1 5HG

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Contact Name: Toni O'Hara

Contact Address:
47 Kingsway,
Swansea
SA1 5HG

Contact Telephone: 01792 484010
Contact Mobile: 07930 328607
Contact Fax: 07930 328603
Contact E-mail: info-nation@swansea.gov.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
No dedicated parking. City Centre multistorey pay and displaywithin one minute walk.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Statutory
Opening Times: Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 5.30pm & Saturdays 12pm - 5pm.
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Member of Youth Access.

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Free service

Publications Produced:
e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets etc.

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