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Help and advice offered during lockdown

Created on 22/10/2020 @ 07:10
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Newtown residents who need support during the coronavirus lockdown being implemented from 6pm on Friday are being signposted to a range of services.

Residents are being told they can get help through the Newtown Network, Powys County Council and the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).

The Newtown Network has published its latest directory and provides 'Angels' around town to provide support.

PAVO runs a Community Connector Service for adults of all ages in the county, as well as their families and carers.

The service can work with you to put you in touch with local support organisations to help with tasks like shopping or collecting medicine. If you need this type of assistance, call 01597 828649 or email

You may also find it useful to contact your local County Councillor for advice, with their details available here:

PAVO also runs a Powys Befriending Service for the over 50s, which can include a weekly phone call, a letter in the post or the chance to join in an online meeting. If you would benefit from this support, call 01597 822191 or email 

Help can also be accessed by contacting Powys County Council’s Adult Social Services Information Support Team (ASSIST) on 0345 602 7050, or its Front Door Support for children, young people and families on 01597 827666.

The ASSIST team should also be contacted if you have concerns about the safety of an adult, while anyone with concerns about the safety of a child should contact the council’s Front Door Support service.

Out of hours the contact numbers are 01597 825275 or 0845 054 4847, and in an emergency - when there is an immediate threat of harm - you should dial 999.

If you are an adult living alone or are a single parent household, you can form a temporary extended household with one other household. This will allow you to spend time with the people in that household as if you lived with them.

Links for further information:

Powys County Council:
Powys Teaching Health Board:
Public Health Wales:
Welsh Government:
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