ACE - Action in Caerau & Ely

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CAER Centre Development Officer’s role will be to develop a programme of activities that will be delivered at the CAER Community Heritage Centre.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8th October 2023.

ACE – Action in Caerau & Ely is looking to share its success, knowledge and experience, by offering a small flexible fund to local voluntary organisations in the Caerau & Ely area.

ACE - Action in Caerau and Ely - Crisis Hour

Crisis Hour – update.

Crisis Hour service has updated the opening times to the following: Mondays  – 9:15am to 10:15am Wednesdays – 9:15am to 10:15am Fridays –  9:15am to 10:15am No appointment is needed and if you turn up between these times you

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We’re delighted to see the old buzz returning to the Dusty Forge and other venues and are pleased to present a list of all our current groups, activities, projects and support.

Room Hire at
the Dusty Forge

The Dusty Forge have a range of rooms you can hire for meetings, social and corporate events.

Our Work

The historic pub, The Dusty Forge, is a community hub, offering community shop, advice, cafe, training, and much more. 

Projects that support people’s health and wellbeing.

Talk to us about the range of training we offer, from safety on construction sites, social care and food hygiene.

Helping local communities reduce their shopping bill, through our membership scheme.

Discover history & archaeology of the local area, which includes an Iron Age Hillfort.

Dusty Forge clothes bank and community shop.

A monthly pop-up, offering a friendly free repair and re-use service, supported by Repair Cafe Wales.

We run a community shop and clothes bank and deliver a range of health, wellbeing and financial drop-in support events and programmes for all ages and all needs. We help local people improve their life chances by working closely with schools and youth organisations and we run a successful training and skills enterprise. We work with the community to organise and get involved with our programmes, including local arts and heritage programmes.

See how ACE has made a difference to our community and their lives.

See our Annual Report. We work on the basis that local communities know what help they need the most. See our Strategy and impact reports to find out how we work, what we do and our results.

Support our work by donating, fundraising, volunteering and partnering with us.


Did you know that you can now make a donation to ACE?  
Whether one off, or a monthly commitment, your support will help sustain and grow local action.

Our Mission and Vision

To create vibrant, equal and resilient communities for all, where people find fulfilment in themselves, each other, and the place where they live.

What does our community say about ACE?

“ACE and The Dusty helped me out with food bank vouchers when I was left quite destitute for a fair few weeks. I’m enjoying the Dusty Sheds [Men in Sheds] project at the moment and I think I have abilities to offer in that work as I trained as an engineer with British Rail and I’m a fully qualified electrician and mechanic. I’m now giving something back.” Jack

“If I’m unsure about anything, money, bills, housing or the kids and school, I pop into The Dusty as they know the listen, don’t judge and that they can help me.” Emma

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