Main Contact: Nicola Jones Wellbeing Centre Co-ordinator Tel: 01446 732385 or

Karen Fletcher – Marketing and Partnerships Manager
Tel: 02920 683 604 / 07584 346 015

For immediate release: Thursday 5th January 2023

A Warm Welcome Community Lunch

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale are pleased to announce that they have launched their Warm Welcome Lunch at the Wellbeing Centre on Holton Road on Wednesday 4th January 2023.

This has been made possible from grants given by the National Grid Community Fund and the Vale Council. It will enable Nicci the coordinator and the wonderful team of volunteers to remain open longer and to serve soup, a roll and a hot drink free of charge for up to 30 people a day Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 2pm until the end of March.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to offer something to the older people in our community who like many others are suffering from the cost-of-living crisis. Increasing costs of fuel and food often mean that people are left with difficult choices as to whether to heat their home or buy food. We hope this will go a small way to help during these difficult times” said Nicci Jones. “There will be a warm welcome for everyone and we know that those that come along will soon make new friends and may be even meet some old ones”.

Maureen, our first customer to take up the offer said “It’s a great place to come, first off its nice and warm and secondly if you haven’t much money the soup and bread with a cup of tea is lovely.“

Many community venues have opened up their doors and made their space available to create warm safe places where people can go to keep warm, socialise and make new friends during January to April. To find out more about the Warm Welcome Lunch please contact Nicci on 01446 732 385 or to find out about warm spaces in your area please visit Find a Warm Welcome Space Today

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Notes to the Editor:

Attached photo of first customer Maureen

This winter, National Grid Electricity Distribution has teamed up with Localgiving to deliver a record £2.5million of funding to charitable organisations tackling fuel poverty in their communities. With the increase in fuel costs and the cost of living, many families will find paying their bills a struggle at this time of year. 

National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED) is the regional electricity distribution division of National Grid. Formerly known as Western Power Distribution, the UK’s largest electricity distribution network, it serves nearly 8 million customers in the East and West Midlands, South West and Wales, delivering essential power to millions of homes and businesses across its regions. Via its network, NGED distributes electricity to 8 million customers across an area covering the Midlands, South Wales and South West. 

Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale is the operating title of Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale is an independent local charity that has been providing services for older people since 1974. A local and independently run charity, which reaches out to older people in the region, many of whom live alone, are physically frail and live below the poverty line.