Support Services

Support Services

ACE provides a number of services supporting our local community in health, training, money issues, access to food, and supporting families, based at the Dusty Forge and at other community locations.

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ACE builds stronger communities by working with local people to:

  • improve health & wellbeing
  • support people in crisis
  • help vulnerable community members take action to overcome challenges

Advice and Support

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ACE Community Support provides information and support sessions to help with money and benefits issues.  ACE staff and volunteers can provide immediate practical help for those in difficulty, and we also work to find long term solutions to underlying problems. We provide help with:

  • managing energy and food costs
  • problems with benefits
  • grants for essential household items
  • accessing other advice services (e.g. debt advice)

All advice and support is free, confidential and impartial. No appointment needed for weekly drop in service.

Working Well

The Working Well project is supported by the National Lottery Helping Working Families Programme.  Through this project we are working with local families to:

  • understand more about the challenges of juggling work and family life,
  • work with local people to make positive changes for our community

You can read some of our stories and outcomes at our project website –

If you want to get involved, or know someone who might, then please contact Sam Froud-Powell on 02920003132.

'Yourspace' - Wellbeing Support

Access to Wellbeing Support

Yourspace is a wellbeing service open to anyone registered with a GP in South West Cardiff (Ely, Caerau, Canton and Riverside). 

Access to Wellbeing Support

Our Wellbeing Connectors can work with you to help you decide on things you would like to do to improve your wellbeing and help you to access local groups and services, meet other people and join in with local volunteering projects.

We also have a community development service which works with local people to develop new ways to help you stay well, by talking about what’s missing and working with the community to develop new services and activities.  The service is currently developing regular walking groups, a cycling club and a regular coffee morning in the Dusty Forge garden.

To self-refer or to find out more, call the Dusty Forge on 02920 003132 and ask for the Yourspace team.

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