ACE – Our Place: Dusty Forge Christmas Closure 2021

ACE - Dusty Forge - Christmas Closure 2021

ACE will be closed from the end of Friday 24th Dec at 4pm, and the phone line will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Over the Christmas period we will closely monitor the Covid 19 updates from the Welsh Government regarding the restrictions they put in place. The Dusty Forge will re-open in line with these Covid restrictions on Wednesday 5th January ‘22.  

Your Local Pantry will have its last session on Dec 23rd, and will be back open on the 6th Jan. Pantry members will be contacted directly regarding bookings.

ACE Training will have new training and test days from January. These are:

Tuesday 11th, 18th and 25th Jan
for QNUK Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF) and Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS), and

Wednesday 12th , 19th and 26th Jan
for CITB HS&E (CSCS) Test only.

Please contact ACE Training for any further information regarding future training dates.

Drop-in Advice service will have its last appointments on Thursday 23rd Dec 10am – 4pm, and will resume on Thursday 6th Jan.  We will be prioritizing the last drop-in session for crisis support. Please call to book an appointment – 02920003132 but we are open for walk-in appointments.  If you’re worried you may not have enough food or fuel over the holidays please do come along and see if we can help.  No appointment is necessary on this day and we will make sure we see everyone who is in need on that day.  Please be mindful that the foodbank centre will close at 3pm so if you are in need of a foodbank assessment you will need to allow enough time to be seen and get to the distribution centre to collect your food as they won’t be open until the 30th December.  

For support during our Christmas shutdown period, including Foodbank assessments, call the Cardiff Council advice line 02920871071. More information is available at

Health & Wellbeing services will operate with a limited staff team over the Christmas period and will be unavailable from the 23rd Dec until the 4th Jan.  

If you are looking for advice or support in relation to your health or mental wellbeing, please contact your GP or, if outside of your practice’s opening hours, an out of hours GP.  If you are concerned or need advice then your GP is the best person to advise you, or in case of an emergency call 999. 

More information about out of hours GP services can be found here:

You can also contact a mental health helpline to get support from a mental health charity, such as the Samaritans – 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline).
Information on a list of mental health charities and helpline numbers which can be found here:

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