The CARE Project

The CARE Project is an initiative by the Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry Parish Trust which aims to practically and pastorally support all those in need in our communities.

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As a Christian organisation and a registered charity, we are doing everything we can in order to help those in genuine need in our communities.

We are offering the following services to people in our area via our Church Assistance Request in an Emergency (or CARE) service:

  • Essential food and non-food parcels
  • “Click & Collect” collection service
  • Prescription Collection Service
  • Befriending and Telephone Call service for those feeling isolated, worried and/or alone
  • The services of your local Vicar
Support is available between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

Anyone can receive help 3 times in any six month period (that’s three week’s worth of food and prescription collection) before they need to get a referral from one of our partners to continue to receive ongoing help. Referrals are confidential, straightforward, and accessible if you’re in genuine need. Pastoral care (having a chat over the phone if you’re feeling stressed, sad, or down) is always available to all.

To get started, please choose from the following options:



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Telephone Line

Call our Telephone Line on

02921 880 212 (option 0)

9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday

Want to volunteer?

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • Packing food
  • Picking up food from warehouses
  • Delivering food to those in need
  • Those who have food safety/hygiene certificates
  • Those trained in pastoral care
  • People with administrative skills
  • Being a call handler
  • Being a “CARE Collector” – organising donations to the CARE Project from the street in which you live.

Whatever you can offer, we’d love to know about it!

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Be a Referral Partner

As professionals and organisations in the local area who come face to face with the people of our communities, you are the people best placed to point people in the right direction when they are in need.

We want to work with local organisations to address need in our communities. A number of organisations can sign up to be a Referral Partner with us…

– Schools / Education Establishments

– Churches / Places of Worship

– Social Services

– Jobcentre

– Local Councillors / MP

– Citizens Advice

– GP Surgeries

– Health Visitors

– Housing Association, Warden of Sheltered/Assisted Housing etc.

– Other charities who help people in need.

This list is non exhaustive.

When it comes to being a Referral Partner with the CARE Project, you will assist us in identifying those who are in need of practical assistance with food, prescription collection and/or pastoral care so that we can help improve their circumstances.

Poverty comes in many different kinds, whether that is financial, mental, emotional, technological, physical, or another type of poverty. Our work is to mitigate against such poverties by addressing the immediate need and then working with service users to prevent their situation getting worse.

As a Referral Partner, you would have access to our online system which would allow you to refer people to us. All referrals will have access to help for 90 days at a time before needing to be referred to us again if their circumstances haven’t improved.

All you need to do is have a chat with potential Service Users during the course of your work, and identify if they are in need of help. If they are, fill in the form and we’ll do the rest!

Referral Partner Sign Up

We are delighted that you want to partner with us in helping those in need. Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch as soon as we are able.

Please ensure that you enter your email address carefully.

Please provide evidence that you have authority within your organisation to sign up as a referral partner with the CARE Project. This could be a letterhead, scan/photocopy of an ID badge, a screenshot of your details on a website, or something similar.


We are a charitable organisation and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to be looked after and cared for.

However, we will need to rely on the generosity of those who can afford it to donate towards this work. Your donations will go towards the essential bills that we will incur for running this service, and all money will go into enhancing the work of the project.

To donate, please choose from the following options…


You can text a donation to us by texting

CAREPROJECT plus your amount to 70085

For example, text ‘CAREPROJECT 5’ to 70085 to donate £5.

Name of OrganisationType of Organisation
ABUHB – NHS Health Visitors at Parc-y-Felin ICCGP / Medical Establishment
Bags of KindnessOther
Bedwas High SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
Bedwas Infants SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Community CouncilCouncil
Bethel Baptist Church PenyrheolChurch or Religious Organisation
Bethel Baptist Church/The Rock, BedwasChurch or Religious Organisation
Caerphilly County Borough Council (St Martins Ward)Council
Caerphilly County Borough Council – Social Services at Woodfieldside Business ParkCouncil
Caerphilly County Borough Council Employment MentorsCouncil
Caerphilly County Council Community Regeneration TeamCouncil
Caerphilly Probation ServiceNational Probation Service
Cwmaber Infants SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
Denscombe Health Centre – Health VisitorsGP / Medical Establishment
First Love Community Church
Church or Religious Organisation
Gateway Church CaerphillyChurch or Religious Organisation
Glynderw Sheltered HousingHousing Association / Organisation
Graig Y Rhacca Primary and Nursery Community SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
Graig y Rhacca Residents AssociationResidents Association
Gwent PolicePublic/Emergency Service
Hafod Deg Resource Centre
(Caerphilly County Borough Council – Community Regeneration)
Hendre Infant SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
John Taylor
Councillor for Aber Valley Ward, Caerphilly County Borough Council
Love CaerphillyChurch or Religious Organisation
Machen Primary SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
Nant-y-Parc Primary SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
NYAS ( National Youth Advocacy Service)Other
Platfform Caerphilly Supported Housing
Housing Association / Organisation
PoblHousing Association / Organisation
St. Martin’s SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
The Federation of Bedwas Junior and Rhydri Primary SchoolsSchool / Education Establishment
The Parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw & RudryChurch or Religious Organisation
Ty’n y Wern Primary SchoolSchool / Education Establishment
United WelshHousing Association / Organisation
United Welsh (Cole Court)Housing Association / Organisation
Van Community CouncilCouncil
Ysgol Gymraeg CaerfilliSchool / Education Establishment