The Cost of Living Crisis

What help can Knighton and District residents access during this time?

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Independent Living Support & Services

PAVO Community Connector

The Service helps people in Powys (aged 18+) and their families or carers, to access community-level services and activities that will help them maintain independent lives and which help prevent their circumstances deteriorating to a point where they might need higher level health or social care services.

Phone: 01597 828649



Drug, Alcohol & Mental Abuse Support

Kaleidoscope Powys

Today Kaleidoscope runs projects across Wales and helps upwards of 10,000 people a year to achieve their goals and live better in their communities.

Since moving to Wales we have become a major substance use service provider, committed to keeping our clients at the centre of all that we do. The people who use our services are achieving incredible things, but don’t just take our word for it.

Phone: 01633 811 950



Powys Farming Community Support


The Mamwlad project, funded by the Welsh Government, is delivered by Age Cymru Powys and Care & Repair in Powys.

The service embraces our values to help build a society where older people are respected, valued and able to live the life they choose.

It is a service to help people over 50 in the farming community whether a farmer, farm worker or retired from farming, to stay living at home safely and independently and to tackle loneliness and isolation.

Phone: 01686 623707



Young and Adult Carers Support

Credu Carers

Credu means ‘believe’ in Welsh. Credu works to support family members and friends across Powys who are looking after someone who is unwell or disabled.

Our purpose is for all young and adult carers to enjoy well-being as they define it, be recognised and valued and have choices, voice and influence.

Do you look after someone who is unwell or has a disability? We are here for you. You can contact us, you’ll get a warm welcome whether for a quick query or for support.

Phone: 01597 823800



Churches Together In Wales


It is Cytûn’s task to help the churches to worship together and to witness in the light of each other’s convictions. This work continues in worship and service. Please visit the churches’ websites to appreciate the breadth of their ongoing work. Wales’ churches and denominations are very active in a number of locations and fields of interest.

Phone: 03300 169860



Welfare, Pensions and Child Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 13 agencies and public bodies.


Helping People Participate and Engage

Age Cymru Advocacy

People across Wales, including those living in care homes, have seen their human rights breached and some of their access to advocacy, health and social care suspended during the pandemic, find two surveys of professional advocates based in Wales.

HOPE is a partnership project between Age Cymru, Age Cymru local partners and Age Connects Wales partners throughout Wales. HOPE will deliver independent advocacy for older people (50+) and carers across Wales.

The project is funded by Welsh Government under the Sustainable Social Services Grant until the end of March 2025.

Contact details: Advocacy Services in Powys



Free & Impartial Energy Advice

Big Energy Saving Network

Do you know someone cut off from internet access, or who needs advice to understand the choices available to them when it comes to energy bills?

We know that some people, especially the vulnerable, and older or disabled people, may need extra help.

That’s where the Big Energy Saving Network comes in. The Department of Energy and Climate Change funds a local volunteer network to provide people with year-round advice on switching energy suppliers, installing energy efficiency measures or simply learning how to pay a bill online. It’s already helped over 90,000 hard to reach, vulnerable energy consumers.

Phone: 01547 520 374



Red Kite Savings and Loans

Credit Union Powys

Red Kite Credit Union (RKCU) is a credit union Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, similarly to high street banks and building societies and many other types of financial services companies.

Each credit union is a separate company and a separate member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) that protects members’ savings up to the current limit of the scheme, £85,000 at March 2017.

If you live in or have a place of employment in Powys, you are eligible to join Red Kite Savings and Loans. Full membership is available to any person 16 years and over. A Young Savers Club is available for younger persons.

Phone: 01982 551000

Email: Contact form


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