Employment, Housing and Welfare




Citizens Advice Bureau (Rhondda Cynon Taf) 

Offers help on a wide range of issues such as:

  • Debt
  • Furlough and Employment
  • Making sure you have the right income
  • Helping with Universal Credit
  • Discretionary Assistance Fund
  • Water schemes
  • Gas and Electric payments

And much more....

Call us Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm on 01443 409284
Or send an email to enquiries@carct.org.uk 


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CISWO (the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation )

Personal Welfare Service continuing and accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies. The majority of services can be delivered remotely and include: assistance with benefit applications and compensation schemes, advice on mining related issues including illness and disability, help to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs, support to reduce loneliness and social isolation, advocacy, emotional support and financial assistance through CISWO grants. Support is available to former mineworkers, partners, widows and any dependent children or adult dependents with a disability. 

Services also currently extended to those in client group most in need, particularly those who are self-isolating and have limited local support and can provide access to essential shopping and prescription collection in some areas. Please contact 01443 485 233 or Wales@ciswo.org.uk 


Communities For Work

Are continuing to offer employment support to residents of RCT in need of confidence building, training, job searching and interview support. Support and training is offered virtually in accordance with social distancing guidelines and can be tailored to suit individual needs. To find out more or to receive support from one of our employment mentors, please email cfw@rctcbc.gov.uk or call Eira Cook on 07471140723. 


Manage Money Wales

Offering free one-to-one support for residents of RCT to increase their financial resilience, during and after the pandemic. Can support with managing debt, income entitlement check, maximising income and connecting to specific further support. The service is free, confidential and impartial. Contact 07514625536 or email info@managemoneywales.co.uk