Dusty Forge – Update 25th March 2020

ACE Coronavirus response

Whilst the Dusty Forge remains shut for public use, ACE has refocused its resources (staff and volunteers) to offer as much support as we can for the local community.  If you or someone you know needs some support or just some friendly reassurance please get in touch, give us a call, email (info@aceplace.org) or message on Facebook.   

Community support and advice line (02920 003132): Staff are on hand to offer advice, guidance, and a friendly chat to anyone who needs it. Help may include financial worries, DAF application help, universal credit/JSA/ESA queries, food and fuel crisis support to name a few.  Please give us a call should you need any help.

ACE Community food service: A limited staff team are operating an emergency food service from the Dusty Forge, working with partner organisations to deliver emergency food parcels.

ACE Your Local Pantry: ACE will now be running the Dusty Forge Pantry as a delivery service.  We will be delivering food bags to Pantry members on Weds and Fri. These need to be ordered in advance by phone – 02920003132. Payment of £5 will be taken by debit card in advance.  Bags will be made up to ensure food is fairly distributed.  

You need to be a member of the Pantry and receive a text message from the Pantry to access this.  Deliveries are subject to availability and limited to one delivery per household each week. As we are getting this set up, delivery slots will be limited, we will do our best but will need to prioritise those most in need.

Working with partner organisations across the community: ACE is currently working with the Police, local GP surgeries, local Cllrs, and the council to support the community.   Planned support transporting health workers to see patients, prescription pickups, general wellbeing checks, and emergency food parcels.  If you are interested in volunteering to support this work please email us on info@aceplace.org or contact the Council volunteering service https://www.volunteercardiff.co.uk/

Community shop (donate what you can afford): Offering children’s toys and clothing, please give us a call should you require any items, we will see what is available.

Community Health and mental health support: staff are operating a phone based service, working with GP Clusters across Cardiff. 

Youth work provision: staff are delivering online youth work activities, providing help, support and guidance for young people via Facebook, Instagram and Email.  Give us a call or contact the Youth team online – youth@aceplace.org @aceyouth2019 Facebook: ACE Youth Offer

A range of online based activities:  through existing projects, including ACE arts, CAER heritage and the Working Well project – see project facebook groups or give us a call for details. 

Home learning resources: a range of activities you can complete with children to them occupied – see facebook groups or give us a call for details.

Call us on 02920 003132 , facebook message us, email us (info@aceplace.org)

For a chat, an update or to develop ideas to help the local community.

Check out our ACE Facebook page and our website www.aceplace.org

You can download this information as a PDF here – Please forward to users of the Dusty Forge

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