The new Into Work Service Team provides help from Marland House and through out reach locations across the city.

Help and support can be given to clients to help them back to work and includes :

  • CV writing
  • Job Clubs (Including Job searches and help with job application forms)
  • Universal Job Match
  • Computer skills training for those with no experience of using a computer to more advanced computer training.
  • Work related training, including -
  •         retail training
  •         customer care training
  •         manual handling
  •         food hygiene


Support with Job Club, Universal Job Match and CV’s available at Marland House First Floor Advice Hub & St. Mellons Enterprise Centre: Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm **
**Marland House: Thursday 10am - 6.30pm


The following Support is also provided at locations across the City

  • Monday 9am - 1pm: Ely Library and Grangetown Library
    • Tuesday 9am - 1pm: Ely Library, Roath Library and Llanrumney Hub
    • Tuesday 2-4pm: Ely Library
    • Wednesday 9am - 1pm: Canton Library, Llandaff North Library (9am - 12 noon), STAR Splott Library (10am - 1pm)
    • Wednesday 1-3pm: Fairwater Library
    • Wednesday 2-4pm: Canton Library
    • Thursday 9am - 1pm: Roath Library, Ely Library, Powerhouse Llanedeyrn
    • Thursday 2pm - 4pm: Ely Library (2-4pm), Powerhouse Llanedeyrn (2-5pm)
    • Friday 9am - 1pm: Grangetown Library, Ely Library
    • Friday 2-4pm: Grangetown Library, Ely Library


Monday 9am - 1pm: Marland House, Grangetown Library

  • Monday 1-5pm: Marland House
  • Tuesday 9am - 1pm: Roath Library, Llanrumney Hub
  • Tuesday 2-5pm: Marland House, St Mellons Enterprise Centre
  • Wednesday 9am - 1pm: Canton Library, Llandaff North Library (9am - 12 noon)
  • Wednesday 2-5pm: Marland House, Fairwater Library (1-3pm)
  • Thursday 9am - 1pm: St Mellons Enterprise Centre, Powerhouse Llanedeyrn
  • Thursday 1-5pm: St Mellons Enterprise Centre, Powerhouse Llanedeyrn (2-5pm)
  • Friday 9am - 1pm: Marland House, Ely Library
  • Friday 2-4pm: Marland House, Ely Library


The Big Lottery Fund has appointed the Chair and Directors of a new charitable trust to distribute £15 million to tackle poverty in some of Wales’ most deprived communities over the next 10 years. 

Graham Benfield, the retiring Chief Executive of the WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action), will take the helm at the new Building Communities Trust supported by an experienced team of directors including Carol Green, Tony Graham and Tony Colville.   

Read the rest of this article on the Big Lottery Fund website.


You are invited to join the Cardiff City of Sanctuary movement by pledging your support to make Cardiff a place of welcome for new arrivals. Cardiff City of Sanctuary is in the process of City of Sanctuary logoachieving City of Sanctuary status, which recognises the commitment of the city to providing a welcome to newcomers.
Cardiff City of Sanctuary is a part of the national movement of Cities of Sanctuary across the UK and Ireland where local people and communities work together to make their town or city a place of welcome and safety for people seeking sanctuary from war and persecution as well as for other migrants.
Cardiff has the highest number of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales, many of whom live with a culture of disbelief and misunderstanding. The movement will support all newcomers to Cardiff and aims to reduce isolation, support inclusion and maintain an atmosphere of hospitality throughout the city. Newcomers need to feel welcome and safe.
More than 15 organisations and 40 individuals have signed up to support the movement so far. They include the Welsh Refugee Council, VCS, Diverse Cymru, Displaced People in Action, Oxfam Cymru, Evangelical Alliance, Fairtrade Wales and Cytún. They need 80 organisations and as many individuals as possible to support the movement and make Cardiff a City of Sanctuary.
When you sign the pledge, you will receive an official “We welcome refugees and asylum seekers” sticker to proudly display on the front of your building/office and a certificate of involvement from the group to confirm your support.
If you are signing on behalf of an organisation, please ensure that the signatory is the person responsible for implementing the organisation’s pledge - for instance, the Chief Executive or Chair.


Actions you can take to support the movement

Cardiff Consortium Charities, a new charity fully run by volunteers, can provide good quality low cost furniture and household goods at low costs to people in need. Furniture packages can cost between £50 to £150.

If you do have any furniture or household goods you no longer need, please contact the organisation on 07896 499060 to arrange a collection.

We've been sent this article by the Energy Saving Trust...

Cyd Cymru is a Wales-wide collective switching scheme funded by the Welsh government. It’s supported by Cardiff Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council and a number of partners across wales. Have you heard about collective switching?

The concept is simple. By coming together as one to buy energy, we can negotiate better deals with energy providers, making bigger savings which are passed on to the customer.  We all know we can save money by changing energy supplier; however by switching collectively we can save even more money.  It has been successful in other parts of the UK, and households have typically saved anywhere between £60 and £250 per year.  A collective purchasing scheme undertaken in Cornwall in 2012 helped more than 1000 people save an average of £133 on their annual energy bills.  At a time when costs of energy seem to be going up, saving money has never been so important.

Anyone who lives in Wales can sign up to the Cyd Cymru collective switching scheme.  The more people that sign up, the better the discounts will be. There is NO cost to switch and NO obligation to switch supplier. You will have the final say on whether you switch or not.  The process is quite simple:

The first step is registration which is available to all households who pay their energy bill directly to an energy company, regardless of household income or property type. You register your interest, by providing some details about energy use. This can be done online or on the telephone all you need to know is your current electric and gas suppliers and how much on average you pay monthly/quarterly.

Next is an energy auction, this is where energy suppliers are asked to give their best price to those who have registered for the scheme. This way we get better deals for everyone in the scheme as we are bulk buying to get an individual price, better than anything available if you swapped energy supplier by yourself.

In the last Cyd Cymru switch ‘Co-operative Energy’ came out with the best price for customers. This is because we go to so many different suppliers and ask for the best deal, sometimes companies are willing to take less profit from each person as it’s a bulk buy and it’s in line with their ethics/principles.

You will then be contacted by post, phone or email with a personal offer calculated for you, based on the information that you have provided. If you accept the offer, you will be assisted by our partner, energyhelpline, to switch to the new cheaper tariff.

The first Cyd Cymru switch has been very successful with over 5,000 people signing up, with those switching saving on between £80 to £300 on their energy bills. This is the 2nd switch we are doing in Wales to help people save money on their energy bills.  The registration period for the 2nd switch opened on 27th January and will stay open for registration till the 9th March. The period for accepting the offer will then run from 10th March till 21st march, and then you should receive all the information about how much money you could save by switching in the second week of March along with help on the actual switching process.

You can register your details by filling in the online form on the Cyd Cymru website, or calling the contact centre on 0800 093 5902.