Nifty, Thrifty Torfaen Christmas special


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Nifty, Thrifty Torfaen...

Torfaen Cynnil, Clyfar...

Croeso i rifyn y Nadolig o fwletin Torfaen Cynnil, Clyfar.

Weithiau mae ystyr y tymor yn mynd ar goll y tu ôl i’r pryderon ariannol mae’n ei achosi. Os ydych chi'n cael trafferthion ariannol y Nadolig hwn, mae amser o hyd i chi gael help gyda pharseli bwyd, grantiau a budd-daliadau a chyngor ar ddyledion gan amrywiol sefydliadau.

Mae’r bwletin hefyd yn cynnwys gwybodaeth ar ddyddiadau talu budd-daliadau i’ch helpu chi i gyllidebu. 

Os ydych chi mewn trafferthion ariannol ar hyn o bryd, cysylltwch â ni’n ddi-oed i gael y cyngor a’r gefnogaeth y mae eu hangen arnoch chi, cysylltwch â Helen Jenkins 07834555055 neu Sam Scott 07908215963. Gallan nhw eich helpu i gyllidebu a chynllunio gwariant, cael parseli bwyd a grantiau.

Nodwch y bydd mwyafrif y sefydliadau ar gau o tua’r 23ain Rhagfyr hyd at 4ydd Ionawr.

Benefits, grants and financial support

winter fuel application

Applications for the Winter fuel support scheme are now open

Eligible households will be able to claim a one-off £100 payment to provide support towards paying their on-grid winter fuel bills.


The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of working age means-tested welfare benefits;
  • Income Support, or
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, or
  • Universal Credit, or
  • Working Tax Credits.

You must have been claiming these benefits at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022. Click here to apply

Benefit payments over Christmas and New Year

Some benefits payments will be made earlier if they’re due between 27 December 2021 and 4 January 2022. If your payment date is on a weekend or a bank holiday you’ll usually be paid on the working day before.


Click here to check payment dates over Christmas and the New Year period. 


The main four weekly Housing Benefit for those not in receipt of Universal Credit will be paid just before Christmas. Free School Meal payments for the entire Christmas holiday period will also be paid before Christmas.


'If you do not receive your Universal Credit payment on the day it's scheduled, please call  0800 328 5644.

food bank

Eastern Valley Food Bank

If you are struggling to put food on the table then please don’t delay and get in touch with your support worker, where you will be given a food voucher.


The Hope centre in Pontypool has now reached capacity and will no longer act as a drop in centre for the collection of food parcels.


Food parcels will instead be distributed from Hillcity Church, Freeholdland Road Pontnewynydd, on Monday's and Wednesday's and from the Salvation Army in Pontypool (Near the entrance to St Alban's school) on Friday's.


All food hubs will be closing down from around the 23 December until 4 January.


For assistance with food parcels and to access to a range of grants for financial support, including essential items and help with priority bills, contact:


Building Resilient Communities - | 07834555055

Building Resilient Communities - | 07908215963

Citizens advice | 01633 876121. 


For more information about foodbanks operating across the borough, visit TVA's helpful webpage about volunteer led food banks.

Council Tax Reduction and how to apply?

If you would like to apply for Council Tax Reduction, you can complete an online application. Alternatively, you can contact the New Claims Team by emailing or call 0300 456 3559


If you are unable to complete an online claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, we will arrange to complete the claim with you by personal interview at either Cwmbran or Pontypool Customer Centres.


If you have difficulty getting into one of our Torfaen offices, we can visit you to complete the claim. We may need to contact you for additional information and proof of income and capital.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) 

If you are struggling to pay your rent, you may be eligible to a Discretionary Housing Payment. Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) are normally only awarded for a short period, for example 3 months.


If you're already receiving DHP, you should have recently been contacted to either renew your application or receive advise of any further extension. If you are still in need of additional support, please do not ignore your invitation to renew your award.


If you have not applied already, you can click here to apply for Discretionary Housing Payment. Any queries, call 01495 766430/766570 or email at


Discretionary Assistance Fund for emergency cash payment

Please call 0800 859 5924 or apply online at


The Discretionary Assistance fund will available to process applications on the following dates:


Closed weekends

Mon 27 Dec Closed

Tues 28 Dec Closed

Wed 29 Dec Open 9.30am - 4pm

Thurs 29 Dec Open 9.30am - 4pm

Fri 30 Dec Open - 9.30am - 4pm


Closed Weekends

Mon 03 Jan Closed

Tuesday 02 Jan open as normal 9.30 - 4pm


Torfaen Citizens Advice

Torfaen Citizens Advice service is available for all adults who are seeking help with benefits, debt, housing, employment and any other issue you may have.


You can speak to an experienced adviser for advice on any issues you may be facing.every Monday from 10am - 1.30pm and Friday 10am - 1.30pm.


Call 0300 330 2117 to speak to an adviser or click here to access a video chat service


You can also get advice from their national help lines:

  • Help to Claim Universal Credit - 0800 024 1220
  • Consumer Advice Help Line - 0808 223 1133
  • Pensionwise - 0800 138 3944
  • Adviceline Wales - 0344 447 2020

Universal Credit - Help2Claim

Help2Claim is a project run by the Citizens Advice Bureau assisting residents in Torfaen and Monmouthshire to make their Universal Credit claims online. To book an appointment please call 01633 876121.


Help 2 Claim also has a dedicated telephone service on 0800 0241 220 or via the live web chat service on the Citizens Advice website.


More Debt Advice

Other providers offering free debt advice include Christians Against Poverty or Step Change  call on 0800 138 111 

Coronavirus Self isolation financial support 

If you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace, protect service (TTP) and been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to financial support.


The self isolation payment only applies to those who have tested positive, or those who are close contacts and are not fully vaccinated. You are still be required to self-isolate for 10 days.


Click here to complete the form or for further information e-mail us at  or call 01495 766430 / 766570.

Covid-19 Grants

There are a number of grants available to help with the impact of COVID-19. Please note that the list in the link below is not exhaustive and more grants schemes will be added once we are made aware. 


Click here for 'Grants to help with the impact of COVID-19'.

Check your benefit entitlements

The Turn2us website helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. Turn2us also provides a wide range of information on grant giving charities including those who can provide financial support to people who may have worked in various professions and who are now facing financial hardship


Entitledto - Check what benefit entitlement you are entitled to. The Entitledto benefits calculator will check which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to e.g. tax credits ...

Are gambling problems affecting you, or those close to you?

GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling for more information go to or ring them on 0800 802 0133. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Have you received an enforcement letter or had contact from Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs)?

The Citizens Advice state that a letter should be received from bailiffs before they visit your home, to check if you are vulnerable because of coronavirus. They should also follow government guidance on social distancing and shouldn’t take property from your home. 


For further information please go to or call the local Citizens Advice helpline to discuss your personal circumstances and to get the right help and support.

Financial support for education and childcare


Help with childcare costs for working parents of 3 to 4 year olds

Is your 3 year old child starting nursery education in January 20221, have you checked if you are eligible for the Childcare Offer for Wales?


Eligible parents could claim up to 30 hours of early education (between 10-12.5 hours) and funded wraparound childcare (between 17.5-20 hours), for up to 48 weeks of the year.


Applications are open now Apply here 


For more information contact the Family Information Service on 0800 0196 330 or email

School Meal Direct Payment Scheme

Free School Meal payments in Wales will be paid in every school holiday period up to and including the Easter break to Free School Meal recipients.


If you are already in receipt of Free School Meals payments and/or a clothing grant, you do not need to provide any further information to us. 


More information about claiming Free School Meals can be found here

Torfaen libraries bookstart packs

We know that it’s never too early to start sharing books, stories and rhymes. Bookstart aims to help every child get the best possible start in life and inspire a lifelong love of reading.


Torfaen Libraries have Bookstart Baby packs (for 0-12 months) and Bookstart Early Years packs (for 1-3 years) available, order yours today on 01633 647676 or | BookTrust Cymru

Employment support and training


Do you need to brush up on your skills?

FREE Communication, Application of Number, Digital Skills and ESOL courses take place all year round with Torfaen Adult Community Learning.


From complete beginners to those who wish to brush up on their existing skills, all levels are covered.


Secure your place now:
01633 647647 |

Are you looking for work, facing redundancy,

or looking to change career?

Torfaen Employability teams are on hand to offer you free employment advice and to help you:

  • Access training and employment opportunities (including self-employment advice)
  • To write a CV and apply for jobs online
  • Prepare and practice for interviews
  • Access Funding for training, clothing, travel, equipment & childcare*
  • Receive 1:1 specialist mentoring & intensive support to discuss and help remove barriers to employment
  • To improve physical & mental health through individual and group sessions
  • Raise your confidence, motivation and improve relationships
  • Access Specialist & rapid crisis support for financial hardship & urgent need

Click here to complete our form

*Subject to eligibility

Are childcare costs preventing you from training or working?

PaCE will help find and fund solutions to overcome childcare barriers to enable parents/guardians to prepare for and access employment opportunities. They may help by:

  • Identifying childcare options
  • Funding childcare
  • Identifying training requirements
  • Getting you closer to the workplace.




Or call:

Christopher Greenway on 07553 495753

Louise Jelley on 07500920907.

Housing support

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Torfaen Gateway - Housing related Floating Support

Floating support is available to individuals living in Torfaen with a housing related support need. Support can be provided to assist you with various issues such as;

  • Help to find suitable accommodation and setting up a tenancy
  • Help with budgeting, accessing benefits and managing your money
  • Support with accessing services
  • Help with emotional support, managing mental and physical health
  • Helping you to feel safe and secure in your home and community
  • Support with accessing education, training, volunteering and employment
  • Support with helping you to be healthy and active

Should you wish to access one of these services or have any questions, please complete either the attached referral form, contact a member of the team on 01495 766949 or email


A drop in support service is also available at: 






01495 760390

Cwmbran Market Village




01495 760390

Pontypool Market

MondayTues, Wed, Thurs








01495 760390

Blaenavon Medical Centre



The Wallich

01495 366895

The Wallich, 12 Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6JL

Monday - Thursday


9:00am - 17:00pm 9:00am - 16:30pm


This service will close from 12pm on Friday December 24th until 9am on Tuesday 4th January/

House repossessions/eviction

The Housing Solution Team focuses on preventing homelessness wherever possible. They also offer specific advice in relation to debt, money management and income maximisation through the Financial Inclusion Service.


The Financial Inclusion Service is an impartial, free, confidential service that can negotiate with your landlord on your behalf, provide court advocacy, liaise with your creditors and offer assistance in relation to other financial difficulties you may be experiencing.


You can contact Torfaen Housing Solutions team directly on 01495 742301.

Need to make a payment to Torfaen Council?

The quickest and simplest way of making a payment is via our automated payment line on 0300 4560516 or you can make a payment online.


You also can pay your council tax, business rates and council invoices by direct debit. If you’re requesting to pay us by Direct Debit for the first time, you need to register a few details to help us respond to your request.


For general enquiries you can speak to an officer by calling 01495 762200.


Need to request or apply for a service?

The majority of things that can usually be done at our Torfaen offices can also be done online. Online forms are available in the Report It / Request It / Apply For It area of the Torfaen website.

Platfform support services

If you're experiencing difficulties with your housing, mental health or substance use, come to our community drop in hub to chat with a member of our team.


The team will be available at the above times to talk with you about any issues you might be facing.

Torfaen Support Service

If you are over 18 and live in Torfaen then the Torfaen Support Service can help you.


Perhaps you need help applying for adaptations to your home?

Are you struggling with budgeting, benefit entitlement or debts?

Maybe you need help filling out forms, managing your home or building up social or support networks?

Do you want career advice, training, education or employment opportunities?


These are just a few of things that the team can help with and it’s absolutely FREE!

if you would like to talk about our service contact us on 01633 620480.

Melin Homes support

If you are a Melin resident and you are struggling this winter, please get in touch and see if we can help.  


Money advice

  • Advice on what benefits to claim and help to make those claims.
  • Benefit checks to make sure you are receiving all or correct benefits.
  • Budgeting and debt advice.
  • Referral to foodbanks.



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Energy advice

  • Advice on setting up a new energy supplier and switching to a better deal
  • Help to apply for Warm Home Discount.
  • Energy saving advice.
  • Help to arrange payment plans for arrears with energy and water suppliers.




Working with residents to help them into work, or, if they are already working help to get a better job with more hours or better pay.   We can help with:

  • CV’s, Applications and interviews and help to job search.
  • Funding for short courses and licences to help you into work.

Email to make a referral


Digital support

We can provide support for residents who have no access to digital services, particularly those who are in receipt of UC. We can help with:

  • Tablet
  • Help to set up email
  • Help to set up and manage UC claim online



The Melin office is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5pm Friday.  Our telephone number is 01495 745910, or visit

Bron Afon

My Bron Afon app

Are you a Bron Afon tenant? If so, did you know that you could your rent balance 24/7 and set up a payment plan via your smart phone?


Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, or visit the Bron Afon website for more information.

Energy advice, grants and support

home energy

Warmer Wales

Warmer Wales is a free comprehensive and impartial service that helps people to reduce their energy bills through supplier switching, insulation grants and more informed use.


Call Citizens Advice Torfaen on 01633 876121 to speak to an Energy Adviser, or visit the website here 

Welsh Water, HelpU scheme

If you have a low income, you may be entitled to a reduction on your water rates. You can apply online here:


Bron Afon tenants will need to use the following reference number: 3489812601

You can call Welsh Water on 0800 052 0145.

Pre-payment meters

If you are facing financial hardship or struggling to top up meters, you are advised to contact your energy supplier in the first instance to discuss your personal circumstances. 


You can also contact the discretionary assistance fund wales on 0800 859 5924 which may be able to assist with a small grant.


Some energy suppliers offer the Warm Home Discount, which is worth £140. To see if you are eligible for this support, please contact your energy supplier for details or visit the Gov website for more information


Smart Meter Myths

Check out Care & Repair Cymru's recent blog about busting some smart meter myths.

Nest Scheme

The Welsh Government Nest scheme offers a range of free, impartial advice and, if you are eligible, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler, central heating or insulation. This can lower your energy bills and benefit your health and wellbeing.


If you are struggling to keep your home warm or cope with your energy bills, call us on Freephone 0808 808 2244. 

Over 50's support

older persons

Royal Voluntary Service Christmas guide

The Royal Voluntary Service have produced a Safe, Warm and Well guide for older or vulnerable people to help them prepare for winter.


The guide includes a leaflet and film, more information can be found via this link:


Pension and Disability Benefit claimants to get a Christmas bonus

People who receive pension or disability benefits will receive a tax-free Christmas bonus of £10. The payment will be made before 25 December, and paid directly to customers’ bank or building society. 


Find out more about the bonus and eligibility here.  

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance for people over 65, helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough to need someone to help look after or help you. You could gain an extra income of £59.70 or £89.15 a week to help with personal support.


The person helping you also may be entitled to Carers Allowance once you have gained the Attendance Allowance. Attendance Allowance is not means tested - what you earn or how much you have in savings will not affect what you are awarded.


Learn more about Attendance Allowance and how to apply

Age Connects Torfaen

Age Connects information and advice Line (including welfare benefit assistance - benefit assessment and assistance to complete application forms) is available 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday by calling 01495 769264 or email:


Age Connects Torfaen are also supporting in the community with:

  • Well-being telephone calls
  • Intergenerational letters and drawings campaign
  • Community errands such as access to hearing aid batteries and hearing aid repairs & servicing
  • TCBC food recycling bags
  • Meal delivery service to homes (Tuesday's and Thursday's)
  • Completion of benefit application forms

For more information visit -


Are you a carer who is planning to return to work?

Contact Age Connects Torfaen to ensure you and your loved one are claiming all your entitlements. Carers Allowance matters, it is a vital lifeline for people looking after a loved one, you could receive £67.25 a week and receive National Insurance Credits.


More news and tips

Free or cheap Christmas activities

winter fuel application

Mae ceisiadau ar gyfer y cynllun Cymorth Tanwydd y Gaeaf ar agor nawr.

Gall aelwydydd cymwys hawlio taliad un tro o £100 i roi cymorth tuag at dalu eu biliau tanwydd dros y gaeaf.


Mae’r cynllun yn agored i aelwydydd ble mae un aelod yn derbyn budd-daliadau lles prawf modd:

  • Cymhorthdal Incwm, neu

  • Lwfans Ceisiwr Gwaith ar Sail Incwm, neu

  • Lwfans Cyflogaeth a Chymorth ar Sail Incwm, neu

  • Credyd Cynhwysol, neu

  • Credydau Treth Gwaith.

Rhaid eich bod wedi bod yn hawlio’r budd-daliadau yma ar unrhyw adeg rhwng 1 Rhagfyr 2021 and 31 Ionawr 2022. Cliciwch yma i wneud cais

Taliadau budd-daliadau dros y Nadolig a'r Flwyddyn Newydd

Telir rhai taliadau budd-daliadau yn gynharach os ydynt yn ddyledus rhwng 27 Rhagfyr 2021 a 4 Ionawr 2022. Os yw eich dyddiad talu ar benwythnos neu ar ŵyl y banc, fel rheol byddwch yn cael eich talu ar y diwrnod gwaith olaf cyn hynny.


Cliciwch yma i weld y dyddiadau talu dros y Nadolig a’r Flwyddyn Newydd.


Bydd y prif Fudd-dal Tai pedair-wythnos ar gyfer y rhai nad ydynt yn derbyn Credyd Cynhwysol yn cael ei dalu ychydig cyn y Nadolig. Bydd taliadau Prydau Ysgol Am Ddim am gyfnod cyfan gwyliau'r Nadolig hefyd yn cael eu talu cyn y Nadolig.


Os na fyddwch yn derbyn eich taliad Credyd Cynhwysol ar y diwrnod yr ydych yn ei ddisgwyl, ffoniwch  0800 328 5644.

food bank

Banc Bwyd y Cwm Dwyreiniol

Os ydych chi'n cael trafferth rhoi bwyd ar y bwrdd yna peidiwch ag oedi a chysylltwch â'ch gweithiwr cymorth, lle cewch daleb fwyd.


Mae Canolfan Hope ym Mhont-y-pŵl bellach wedi cyrraedd ei chapasiti ac ni fydd bellach yn gweithredu fel canolfan galw heibio i gasglu parseli bwyd


Bydd parseli bwyd nawr yn cael eu dosbarthu o Eglwys Hillcity, Freeholdland Road Pontnewynydd, ddydd Llun a dydd Mercher ac o Fyddin yr Iachawdwriaeth ym Mhont-y-pŵl (Ger y fynedfa i ysgol Alban Sant) ar ddydd Gwener.


Bydd yr holl hybiau bwyd yn cau o tua 23 Rhagfyr tan 4 Ionawr.


I gael cymorth gyda pharseli bwyd ac i gael hyd i ystod o grantiau am gymorth ariannol, yn cynnwys eitemau hanfodol a help gyda biliau sydd o flaenoriaeth, cysylltwch â:


Creu Cymunedau Cryf - | 07834555055

Creu Cymunedau Cryf - | 07908215963

Cyngor ar Bopeth | 01633 876121. 


I gael mwy o wybodaeth am fanciau bwyd sy’n gweithredu drwy’r fwrdeistref, ewch i dudalen we defnyddio CGT am fanciau bwyd sy’n cael eu harwain gan wirfoddolwyr

Gostyngiad yn Nhreth y Cyngor a sut i wneud cais

Os hoffech wneud cais am Ostyngiad yn Nhreth y Cyngor, gallwch wneud cais ar lein.  Neu, gallwch gysylltu â’r Tîm Ceisiadau Newydd drwy anfon e-bost i neu ffonio 0300 456 3559


Os na allwch gwblhau cais ar-lein am Fudd-dal Tai neu Ostyngiad yn Nhreth y Cyngor, byddwn yn trefnu i gwblhau'r cais gyda chi trwy gyfweliad personol yng Nghanolfan Cwsmeriaid Cwmbrân neu Bont-y-pŵl.


Os ydych chi'n cael anhawster cyrraedd un o'n swyddfeydd yn Nhorfaen, gallwn ymweld â chi i gyflawni'r cais. Efallai y bydd angen i ni gysylltu â chi i gael gwybodaeth ychwanegol a thystiolaeth o incwm a chyfalaf.

Taliad Disgresiwn at Gostau Tai (DHP) 

Os ydych chi'n cael trafferth talu'ch rhent, efallai y byddwch chi'n gymwys i gael Taliad Disgresiwn at Gostau Tai. Fel rheol am gyfnod byr yn unig y mae Taliadau Disgresiwn at Gostau Tai (DHP) yn cael eu talu, er enghraifft 3 mis.


Os ydych eisoes yn derbyn DHP, dylai rhywun fod wedi cysylltu â chi yn ddiweddar i naill ai adnewyddu'ch cais neu i dderbyn cyngor ar unrhyw estyniad pellach. Os oes angen cymorth ychwanegol arnoch o hyd, peidiwch ag anwybyddu'ch gwahoddiad i adnewyddu'ch taliad.


Os nad ydych wedi gwneud cais eto, gallwch glicio yma i wneud cais am Daliad Disgresiwn at Gostau Tai. Unrhyw ymholiadau? ffoniwch 01495 766430/766570 neu e-bostiwch


Cronfa Cymorth Dewisol ar gyfer taliad arian parod mewn argyfwng

Ffoniwch 0800 859 5924 neu gwnewch gais ar lein ar


Bydd y Gronfa Cymorth Dewisol ar gael i brosesu ceisiadau ar y dyddiadau canlynol:


Ar gau ar benwythnosau

Llun 27 Rhag. Ar gau

Mawrth 28 Rhag. Ar gau

Merch 29 Rhag. Ar agor 9.30am - 4pm

Iau 29 Rhag. Ar agor 9.30am - 4pm

Gwe 30 Rhag. Ar agor - 9.30am - 4pm


Ar gau ar benwythnosau

Llun 03 Ion. Ar gau

Dydd Mawrth 02 Ion ar agor fel arfer 9.30 - 4pm

Cael gwasanaethau Cyngor ar Bopeth

Oeddech chi’n gwybod bod Cyngor ar Bopeth Torfaen yn cynnig apwyntiadau galw heibio arlein?


Gallwch siarad gyda chynghorydd profiadol i gael cyngor ar unrhyw fater rydych yn ei wynebu, bob dydd Llun rhwng 10am - 1.30pm a dydd Gwener 10am - 1.30pm.


Mae’r gwasanaeth galw I mewn trwy fide oar gael I oedolion sy’nc hwilio am help gyda budd-daliadau, dyled, tai, cyflogaeth ac unrhyw broblem arall sydd gyda chi.

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer y gwasanaeth sgwrs fideo


Mae sesiynau Cyngor ar Bopeth hefyd yn digwydd dros y ffon, felly os oes angen cyngor arnoch chi, ffoniwch 0300 330 2117 i siarad â chynghorydd, neu ewch at


Gallwch gael cyngor hefyd o’u Llinellau Cymorth Cenedlaethol:

  • Help i Hawlio Credyd Cynhwysol - 0800 024 1220
  • Llinell Gymorth Cyngor i Ddefnyddwyr - 0808 223 1133
  • Pensionwise - 0800 138 3944
  • Adviceline Cymru - 0344 447 2020

Cyngor ar Bopeth – Help i Hawlio

Prosiect gan Cyngor ar Bopeth yw Help i Hawlio ac mae’n rhoi cymorth i drigolion Torfaen a Sir Fynwy wneud cais ar-lein am Gredyd Cynhwysol. I drefnu apwyntiad, ffoniwch 01633 876121.


Mae gan Help i Hawlio linell ffôn hefyd, sef 0800 0241 220 neu drwy’r gwasanaeth sgwrsio ar y we ar Cyngor ar Bopeth.

Rhagor o Gyngor am Ddyled

Mae eraill sy’n cynnig cyngor am ddim am ddyled yn cynnwys Christians Against Poverty   neu  Step Change   ffoniwch 0800 138 111 

Cymorth ariannol hunan-ynysu Coronafeirws

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru am ei wneud yn haws i chi ddilyn canllawiau hunan-ynysu os ydych chi’n cael prawf positif neu fod gofyn i chi ynysu gan ein tîm Profi, Olrhain a Diogelu.


Os yw’r tîm wedi cysylltu â chi ac wedi dweud wrthych chi i hunan-ynysu, gallech fod â hawl i gymorth ariannol o hyd at £500 os ydych yn bodloni’r meini prawf. Gellir ôl-dalu’r cymorth ariannol i 23ain Hydref 2020.

I gwblhau’r ffurflen cliciwch yma

Grantiau Covid-19

Mae yna nifer o grantiau ar gael i helpu i leddfu effaith COVID-19.


Nodwch os gwelwch yn dda nad yw’r rhestr yn y ddolen isod yn hollgynhwysol a bydd rhagor o gynlluniau yn cael eu hychwnaegu unwaith y byddwn yn gwybod amdanyn nhw. 

Cliciwch yma ar gyfer ‘Grantiau i helpu gydag effeithiau Covid-19’.

Cymorth Treth y Cyngor a rhent

Os ydych chi’n cael trafferth talu Treth y Cyngor, cysylltwch â ni.  Gallwn edrych a oes gennych hawl i Ostyngiad Treth y Cyngor (neu Brydiau Ysgol am Ddim Brydiau Ysgol am Ddim os oes gennych blant).


Os ydych chi ar incwm isel neu fudd-daliadau fel Credyd Cynhwysol, efallai gallwn gynnig eich bod yn talu dros ddeuddeg mis er mwyn lleihau eich taliad misol neu ohirio’ch taliadau cychwynnol er mwyn ei wneud yn haws i chi dalu yn nes ymlaen.

Taliadau Tywydd Oer

Efallai y  byddwch yn gallu cael Taliad Twyddd Oer os ydych chi’n derbyn rhai budd-daliadau penodol neu Gefnogaeth gyda Llog Morgais.


Byddwch yn cael taliad os cofnodir cyfartaledd y tymheredd yn eich ardal, neu os rhagwelir y bydd y tymheredd yn sero gradd Celsius neu’n is dros gyfnod o 7 diwrnod yn olynol.  Byddwch yn derbyn £25 ar gyfer pob cyfnod o 7 diwrnod o dywydd oer iawn rhwng 1 Tachwedd a 31 Mawrth.


Mae’r cynllun Taliadau Tywydd Oer yn mynd o 1 Tachwedd 2020 tan 31 Mawrth 2021. Gwireiwch a oes modd i chi gael taliad yn eich ardal.

Gwiriwch eich hawl i fudd-daliadau

Mae gwefan Turn2us yn helpu pobl sydd ag angen ariannol i gael budd-daliadau, grantiau elusennol a chymorth ariannol arall.  Mae Turn2us hefyd yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o wybodaeth am elusennau sy’n rhoi grantiau gan gynnwys y rheiny sy’n gallu rhoi cymorth ariannol i bobl sydd efallai wedi gweithio mewn proffesiynau gwahanol ac sydd nawr yn wynebu cyni ariannol


Entitledto – Gwiriwch pa hawl sydd gennych i fudd-dal. Bydd cyfrifiannell budd-daliadau entitledto yn gwirio pa fudd-daliadau ar sail prawf modd y gallai fod gennych hawl iddynt e.e. credydau treth ...

Ydy problemau gamblo yn effeithio arnoch chi, neu’r rheiny sy’n agos atoch chi?

GamCare yw prif ddarparwr cenedlaethol gwybodaeth, cyngor a chefnogaeth am ddim i unrhyw un sy’n cael eu heffeithio gan broblem gamblo. Am ragor o wybodaeth, ewch i neu ffoniwch nhw ar 0800 802 0133.  Mae llinellau ar agor 24 awr y dydd, 7 diwrnod yr wythnos.

Addysg a chymorth i blant


Help gyda chostau gofal plant i rieni sy’n gweithio a chanddynt blant 3 i 4 oed

A yw eich plentyn 3 oed yn dechrau addysg feithrin ym mis Ionawr 2022, a ydych chi’n gymwys i gael y Cynnig Gofal Plant yng Nghymru?


Gallai rhieni cymwys hawlio hyd at 30 awr o addysg gynnar (rhwng 10-12.5 awr) a gofal plant cofleidiol wedi'i ariannu (rhwng 17.5-20 awr), am hyd at 48 wythnos y flwyddyn.

Mae'r ceisiadau ar agor nawr Gwnewch gais yma 


I gael mwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â’r Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth i Deuluoedd ar 0800 0196 330 neu e-bostiwch

Cynllun Taliadau Uniongyrchol ar gyfer Prydau Ysgol

Bydd taliadau Prydau Ysgol am Ddim yng Nghymru yn cael eu talu ym mhob cyfnod gwyliau ysgol hyd at a chan gynnwys gwyliau'r Pasg i’r rheini sy’n derbyn Prydau Ysgol Am Ddim.


Os ydych eisoes yn derbyn taliadau Prydau Ysgol Am Ddim a / neu grant dillad, nid oes angen i chi ddarparu unrhyw wybodaeth bellach i ni.


Mae mwy o wybodaeth am hawlio Prydau Ysgol Am Ddim ar gael yma

Pecynnau Dechrau Da – ar gael yn llyfrgelloedd Torfaen nawr!

Rydym yn gwybod nad yw hi byth yn rhy gynnar i ddechrau rhannu llyfrau, straeon a rhigymau. Nod Dechrau Da yw helpu i bob plentyn gael y cychwyn gorau mewn bywyd ac ysbrydoli cariad am oes tuag at ddarllen.


Mae gan Lyfrgelloedd Torfaen becynnau Dechrau Da i Fabanod (0-12 mis oed) a phecynnau Dechrau Da i Flynyddoedd Cynnar (1-3 oed) ar gael. Archebwch un heddiw ar 01633 647676 neu | BookTrust Cymru

Cymorth gwaith a hyfforddiant


Ydych chi angen gwella eich sgiliau?

Cynhelir cyrsiau Cyfathrebu, Defnyddio Rhifau, Llythrennedd Digidol ac ESOL AM DDIM drwy gydol y flwyddyn gyda Dysgu Oedolion yn y Gymuned Torfaen.


O’r dechreuwr pur i rywun sydd eisiau gwella eu sgiliau presennol, mae rhywbeth i bob lefel.


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A yw costau gofal plant yn eich atal rhag hyfforddi neu weithio?

Mi fydd PaCE yn eich helpu i ganfod ac ariannu atebion i oresgyn rhwystrau gofal plant i alluogi rhieni/gwarcheidwaid i baratoi a chael hyd i gyfleoedd gwaith.

Medrant helpu drwy:

  • Ganfod opsiynau gofal plant
  • Ariannu gofal plant
  • Canfod gofynion hyfforddi
  • Eich cael yn agosach i’r gweithle.




Neu ffoniwch:

Christopher Greenway ar 07553 495753

Louise Jelley ar 07500920907.

Ydych chi’n chwilio am waith? Yn wynebu diweithdra? Am newid gyrfa

Mae timau Cyflogadwyedd Torfaen wrth law i gynnig cyngor cyflogaeth i chi a’ch helpu chi i: -

  • Gael mynediad at hyfforddiant i ddatblygu eich sgiliau
  • Ysgrifennu CV a chwilio am swyddi arlein
  • Paratoi ac ymarfer ar gyfer cyfweliadau
  • Cychwyn, neu ddychwelyd i’r gwaith drwy eich cynorthwyo gyda chostau teithio neu ofal plant *

*Yn amodol ar gymhwystra

Ffoniwch 01633 647743 neu, cliciwch yma i gwblhau ein ffurflen er mwyn cael galwad ffôn yn ôl

Cymorth Tai

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Gateway Torfaen – Cymorth y Bo’r Angen yn Gysylltiedig â Thai

Mae cymorth fel y bo'r angen sy'n gysylltiedig â materion tai, ar gael i unigolion sy'n byw yn Nhorfaen. Gellir darparu cefnogaeth i'ch cynorthwyo gydag amryw o faterion fel;

  • Helpu i ddod o hyd i lety addas a sefydlu tenantiaeth
  • Helpu gyda chyllidebu, cael hyd i fudd-daliadau a rheoli'ch arian
  • Cefnogaeth i gael hyd i wasanaethau
  • Help gyda chefnogaeth emosiynol, rheoli iechyd meddwl a chorfforol
  • Eich helpu chi i deimlo'n ddiogel yn eich cartref a'ch cymuned
  • Cefnogaeth i gael hyd i addysg, hyfforddiant, gwirfoddoli a chyflogaeth
  • Cefnogaeth i'ch helpu chi i fod yn iach ac yn actif

Gweler y taflenni atodol i gael mwy o wybodaeth am y gwasanaethau sydd ar gael. Os hoffech ddefnyddio un o'r gwasanaethau hyn neu os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau, llenwch naill ai'r ffurflen atgyfeirio sydd ynghlwm neu cysylltwch ag aelod o’r tîm ar 01495 766949 neu e-bostiwch


Mae gwasanaeth cymorth galw heibio hefyd ar gael: 







01495 760390

Pentref Marchnad Cwmbrân

Dydd Mercher



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Marchnad Pont-y-pŵl

Llun, Mawrth Merch, Iau

Dydd Gwener

Dydd Sadwrn






01495 760390

Canolfan Feddygol Blaenafon

Dydd Gwener


The Wallich

01495 366895

The Wallich, 12 Hanbury Road, Pont-y-pŵl, NP4 6JL

Llun - Iau

Dydd Gwener

9:00am - 17:00pm 9:00am - 16:30pm

Bydd y gwasanaeth hwn yn cau o 12pm ddydd Gwener 24 Rhagfyr tan 9am ddydd Mawrth 4 Ionawr.

Gwasanaeth Cymorth Torfaen

Os ydych chi dros 18 ac yn byw yn Nhorfaen, gall Gwasanaeth Cymorth Torfaen eich helpu.


Efallai bod angen help arnoch i wneud cais am addasiadau i'ch cartref?

Ydych chi'n cael trafferth gyda chyllidebu, hawl i fudd-dal neu ddyledion?

Efallai bod angen help arnoch i lenwi ffurflenni, rheoli'ch cartref neu adeiladu rhwydweithiau cymorth neu rwydweithiau cymdeithasol?

Ydych chi eisiau cyngor ar yrfa, hyfforddiant, addysg neu gyfleoedd gwaith?


Gall y tîm gynnig help gyda'r pethau hyn a llawer mwy, ac mae'r cyfan oll  AM DDIM!

Os hoffech chi drafod ein gwasanaeth cysylltwch â ni ar 01633 620480.

Adfeddiannu tŷ / troi mas

Mae’r Tîm Atebion Tai yn canolbwyntio ar rwystro digartrefedd lle bynnag y bo modd. Maent hefyd yn cynnig cyngor penodol mewn perthynas â dyledion, rheoli arian a gwneud y mwyaf o’ch incwm drwy’r Gwasanaeth Cynhwysiant Ariannol.


Mae’r Gwasanaeth Cynhwysiant Ariannol yn wasanaeth cyfrinachol, di-duedd am ddim sy’n gallu trafod gyda’ch landlord ar eich rhan, rhoi adfocatiaeth yn y llys, cysylltu gyda’ch credydwyr a chynnig cymorth mewn perthynas ag anawsterau ariannol eraill rydych efallai yn eu wynebu.


Gallwch gysylltu gyda’r tîm Atebion Tai Torfaen yn uniongyrchol ar 01495 742301.

Gwasanaethau cymorth Platfform

Os ydych chi'n cael anawsterau gyda'ch cartref, iechyd meddwl neu'n defnyddio sylweddau, beth am alw heibio'n hwb cymunedol i sgwrsio ag aelod o'n tîm.


Bydd y tîm ar gael ar yr adegau uchod i siarad â chi am unrhyw faterion y gallech fod yn eu hwynebu.

Angen Gwneud Taliad i Gyngor Torfaen?

Y ffordd gyflymaf a hawsaf o wneud taliad yw trwy ein llinell talu awtomataidd ar 0300 4560516 neu, gallwch wneud taliad ar-lein .


Gallwch hefyd dalu eich treth cyngor, trethi busnes ac anfonebau gan y cyngor trwy ddebyd uniongyrchol. Os ydych chi’n gofyn i gael talu trwy ddebyd uniongyrchol  am y tro cyntaf, mae angen i chi gofrestru rhai manylion er mwyn ein helpu i ymateb i’ch cais.


Ar gyfer ymholiadau cyffredinol, gallwch siarad â swyddog trwy ffonio 01495 762200

Angen gofyn am neu wneud cais am wasanaeth?


Gallwch wneud y rhan fwyaf o’r hyn sy’n gallu cael ei wneud yn ein swyddfeydd ar-lein.  Mae ffurflenni ar lein ar gael yn ardal Rhoi gwybod, gofyn neu wneud cais y wefan.


Ar gyfer ymholiadau cyffredinol gallwch siarad â swyddog trwy ffonio 01495 762200.

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Cymorth Cartrefi Melin

Os ydych chi’n un o drigolion Melin ac yn wynebu trafferthion y gaeaf hwn, cysylltwch â ni i weld a fedrwn ni helpu.  


Cyngor ar arian

  • Cyngor ar ba fudd-daliadau i'w hawlio a helpu i wneud y ceisiadau hynny.
  • Gwiriadau budd-daliadau i sicrhau eich bod yn derbyn yr holl fudd-daliadau neu'r rhai cywir.
  • Cyngor ar gyllidebu a dyled.
  • Atgyfeiriadau at fanciau bwyd


Cyngor ar ynni

  • Cyngor ar sefydlu cyflenwr ynni newydd a newid i fargen well
  • Help i wneud cais am ostyngiad cartref cynnes.
  • Cyngor ar arbed ynni.
  • Help i drefnu cynlluniau talu ôl-ddyledion gyda chyflenwyr ynni a dŵr





Gweithio gyda thrigolion i'w helpu i weithio, neu, os ydyn nhw eisoes yn gweithio help i gael swydd well gyda mwy o oriau neu well tâl. Gallwn helpu gyda:

  • CV, Ceisiadau a chyfweliadau a help i chwilio am swydd.
  • Cyllid ar gyfer cyrsiau byr a thrwyddedau i’ch helpu i fyd gwaith.

E-bostiwch i wneud atgyfeiriad


Cymorth digidol


Gallwn ddarparu cefnogaeth i drigolion nad oes ganddynt fynediad at wasanaethau digidol, yn enwedig y rhai sy'n derbyn CC. Gallwn helpu gyda

  • Tabled
  • Help i greu e-bost
  • Help i sefydlu a rheoli cais am CC ar lein


Mae swyddfa Melin ar agor o 8am tan 6pm ddydd Llun i ddydd Iau ac 8am tan 5pm ar ddydd Gwener.  Ein rhif ffôn yw 01495 745910, neu ewch i

Bron Afon

Ap My Bron Afon

Gall defnyddwyr wirio’u gweddill rhent 24 awr y dydd o’u ffonau symudol a sefydlu cynllun talu. Lawrlwythwch yr ap o App Store neu Google Play, neu ewch i wefan Bron Afon am ragor o wybodaeth.

Cyngor, grantiau a chefnogaeth Ynni

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Cynhesu Cymru

Mae Cynhesu Cymru yn wasanaeth cynhwysfawr, diduedd, rhad ac am ddim sy’n helpu pobl i leihau eu biliau ynni drwy newid cyflenwyr, cael grantiau inswleiddio a bod yn fwy gwybodus.


Ffoniwch Gyngor ar Bopeth Torfaen ar 01633 876121 i siarad ag ymgynghorydd Ynni, neu ewch i’r wefan yma

Cynllun HelpU Dŵr Cymru

Os oes gennych chi incwm isel, gallech fod yn gymwys i gael gostyngiad yn eich trethi dŵr. Gallwch wneud cais ar-lein yma:


Bydd angen i denantiaid Bron Afon ddefnyddio’r cyfeirnod canlynol: 3489812601

Gallwch ffonio Dŵr Cymru ar 0800 052 0145

Mesuryddion Rhagdalu

Os ydych chi'n wynebu caledi ariannol neu'n cael trafferthion ychwanegu at eich mesurydd, rydym yn eich cynghori i gysylltu â'ch cyflenwr ynni yn y lle cyntaf i drafod eich amgylchiadau personol. 


Gallwch hefyd gysylltu â Cronfa Cymorth Dewisol Cymru ar 0800 859 5924 a allai eich helpu gyda grant bach.


Mae rhai cyflenwyr ynni yn cynnig Disgownt Cartref Cynnes, sydd werth £140. I weld a ydych yn gymwys am y cymorth hwn, cysylltwch â’ch cyflenwr ynni i gael manylion, neu ewch i wefan i gael mwy o wybodaeth

Mythau am Fesuryddion Deallus

Darllenwch flog diweddar gan Ofal a Thrwsio Cymru sy’n chwalu rhai o’r mythau am fesuryddion deallus.

Cynllun Nyth

Mae Cynllun Nyth yn cynnig cyngor di-duedd am ddim ac, os ydych chi’n gymwys, pecyn o welliannau effeithlonrwydd ynni cartref am ddim fel bwyler newydd, gwres canolog neu inswleiddio. Gall hyn ostwng eich biliau ynni a bod o fudd i’ch iechyd a lles.


Os ydych chi’n cael trafferth cadw’ch cartref yn gynnes neu ymdopi gyda’ch biliau ynni, ffoniwch ni ar Radffôn 0808 808 2244

Cefnogaeth i rai dros 50

older persons

Canllaw Nadolig y Gwasanaeth Gwirfoddol Brenhinol

Mae’r Gwasanaeth Gwirfoddol Brenhinol wedi creu canllaw Diogel, Cynnes ac Iach i bobl hŷn neu fregus, i’w helpu i baratoi ar gyfer y gaeaf.


Mae’r canllaw hwn yn cynnwys taflen a ffilm, a gellir cael mwy o wybodaeth am hyn drwy ddilyn y ddolen:


Pobl sy’n hawlio Pensiwn a Budd-daliadau Anabledd yn derbyn bonws Nadolig

Bydd pobl sy'n derbyn pensiwn neu fudd-daliadau anabledd yn derbyn bonws Nadolig di-dreth o £10. Gwneir y taliad cyn 25 Rhagfyr, a chaiff ei dalu’n uniongyrchol i fanc neu gymdeithas adeiladu cwsmeriaid. 


Dysgwch mwy am y bonws a chymhwystra yma.  


Lwfans Gweini

Mae Lwfans Gweini ar gyfer pobl dros 65 yn helpu gyda chostau ychwanegol os oes gennych anabledd digon difrifol i fod angen rhywun i helpu i ofalu amdanoch. Gallech gael incwm ychwanegol o £59.70 neu £89.15 yr wythnos i helpu gyda chymorth personol.


Efallai hefyd bod y person sy’n eich helpu yn gymwys i dderbyn Lwfans Gofalwyr unwaith y byddwch wedi cael y Lwfans Gweini. Nid yw Lwfans Gweini yn dibynnu ar brawf moddion – ni fydd yr hyn rydych yn ei ennill neu faint sydd gennych mewn cynilion yn effeithio eich dyfarniad.


Dysgu mwy am Lwfans Gweini a sut i wneud cais

Age Connects Torfaen

Mae llinell wybodaeth a chyngor Age Connects (gan gynnwys cymorth ar fudd-daliadau – a chymorth i gwblhau ffurflenni cais) ar gael nawr 10am tan 4pm, dydd Llun i ddydd Gwener trwy ffonio 01495 769264 neu drwy e-bostio:


Mae Age Connects Torfaen hefyd yn cefnogi yn y gymuned gyda:

  • Galwadau ffôn llesiant
  • Ymgyrch lythyrau a lluniau rhwng y cenedlaethau
  • Mynd ar neges yn y gymuned fel cael batris ar gyfer dyfeisiau cymorth clywed, atgyweiriadau ac ati
  • Sachau ailgylchu bwyd CBST

Am ragor o wybodaeth, ewch i -

Ydych chi’n ofalwr sy’n bwriadu dychwelyd i’r gwaith?

Cysylltwch ag Age Connects Torfaen I sichrau eich bod chi a’r sawl y r ydych yn gofalu amdanyn nhw’n dawlio pob dim y gallwch Mae Lwfans Gofalwr yn bwysig, Mae’n hanfodol i bobl sy’n edrych ar ôl anwyliaid. Gallech gael £67.25 yr wythnos a derbyn Credydau Yswiriant Gwladol.