In these difficult times more and more families face uncertainty, if you are in a position to give there is now a box in the church porch to receive items for the Food Bank. Tins are especially welcomed and long life / pantry items would also be welcome. Fresh food items are generally not accepted because of difficulties around keeping them. If you find yourself in need then please find some useful numbers below
The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) in Wales gives one-off assistance to individuals over 16 who need urgent financial help. There are two types of support (both are non-repayable):
Emergency Assistance Payments (EAP) – there must be an immediate threat to your health or well-being, e.g. due to a fire, flood or other emergency.
Individual Assistance Payments (IAP) – enables you, as a vulnerable person, to live or remain living independently.
DAF payments are only available to people with no other means of getting the money they need and are not intended to be ongoing. Freephone: 0800 859 5924 or apply online.
Armed Forces personnel and veterans
There are various kinds of financial help available for Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families, including benefits, council tax relief, reduced travel costs and discounts using the Defence Privilege Card. For more information, visit Citizen’s Advice.
Veterans UK will also offer advice.
Carmarthen Food Bank
Phone. 01267 232101 or 01267 225996.
22 Myrtle Terrace,