Cost of Living Support

Financial support

Carer Support Fund

Unpaid Carers can now apply for grants for essential items. For more information, visit the Carer Support Fund South East Wales page or you can contact

Food vouchers and Food Banks

You can get vouchers from Citizens Advice, JobCentre Plus, GP surgeries, health visitors and social workers which can be used at your local food bank. 

Free School meals

If you are on benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals. For more information please visit the Free School Meals area of the website.

Tasty not Wasty CIC

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10am-11am at Llanyrafon Methodist Church.

For more information please visit

Victory Church Grocery Store

‘Grocery Store by Victory’ has been set up by Victory Church to support people through the cost of living crisis. 

It’s an affordable support service for the people of Cwmbran whereby you pay £4 for £20 worth of goods, including fresh fruit/veg. The shop has a great selection of fresh produce and daily essentials.

For more information please visit

SustainABLE – Able Radio

Able Radio’s SustainABLE food shop sells low-cost fruit and veg which has been grown locally.

The shop is at Nant Bran on Upper Cwmbran Road and is open every weekday from 10am to midday and from 1pm to 2.30pm.

For more information about SustainABLE, visit


Torfaen Council benefits team

Contact the Council benefits team at or phone the Customer Care Team on 01495 766430 or 01495 766570. 

Building Resilient Communities

For advice about how to prevent future hardship visit the Building Resilient Communities website. 

Citizens Advice

For information about food vouchers and food banks, visit

Help for Households (

The UK Government have created the Help for Households website which puts available financial support and advice all in one place.

See what cost of living support you could be eligible for at

Food Resilience Partnership

Aims to increase the amount of sustainable food in the borough and find long term solutions to food poverty.

Find out more about the Food Resilience Partnership.