Builth Wells Community Support Logo

Committee 2015-16

 

Chairman

Yvette Brideman

Treasurer

Ian Phillips

Administration

Ashley Offa

Directors:

Judy Davies
Hugh Garner
Janet Day

Salaried Staff:

Manager

Cathy Warlow

Administration

Ashley Offa

 

Builth Wells Community Support:
14 High Street
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3DN

Telephone: 01982 553004
Fax: 01982 551663
Web: Contact

Office Hours:
Weekdays 9.30am to 1pm
Closed at weekends

Locality:
We cover an area of Mid Wales, Powys which includes Llanwrtyd Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Garth, Cilmery, Erwood, Aberedw and Llanelwedd.

About Us

Builth Wells Community Support was established in 1995 and is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status. Our registration numbers are:
Charity number 1150452
Company number 08278766
Here is our latest Annual Report 2014-2015 (.pdf)
We aim to provide services which help local people. We have two paid members of staff but otherwise all support is voluntary.
We establish and run schemes to help people live healthy, independent lives within their community. We recruit, train, place and support volunteers. We work in partnership with other organisations and statutory authorities. We act as a focal point for information. We participate in community events.
Our volunteers can provide help with transport, shopping, writing a letter, collecting prescriptions, and relief for carers.

Staff

Manager
Cathy Warlow

Manager - Cathy Warlow

 

 

 

 

 

Administration
Ashley Offa

Administration - Ashley Offa

 

 

 

 

 

Committee 2015-16

Committee
Yvette Bridgeman

Chairman - Yvette Bridgeman

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer
Ian Phillips

Treasurer - Ian Phillips

I was born and bred in Brecon, went to Christ College there, and then onto Cardiff to study Dentistry. I finally ended up with my own Dental Practice in Pontypool. I have two daughters, Sophie, who starts at Swansea University this year, and Lucie, who is taking her GCSEs next summer. They live in Pontypool still with my ex-wife. I took early retirement from dentistry and moved back to Brecon about ten years ago. When my partner found a job in Builth Wells, we decided to move here. Builth has the community spirit that I remember Brecon had in my youth. We were welcomed and made to feel very 'at home'.

My partner, Eironwy, was working in a rented room at Builth Wells Community Support. She suggested that as I was more 'between jobs' and not 'retired', that I think about volunteering as a Driver. (I was obviously enjoying my retirement too much.) It was a good decision as I really enjoy my participation. I now use the office she once had, as Treasurer.

As a Volunteer Driver, I enjoy the friendliness of the people despite their problems. It's amazing how many interesting stories you hear when transporting people, especially of the 'good old days'.

I enjoy being appreciated for what Im doing. There is a feeling that you are being useful and giving something back to the Community. I have recently joined the Committee as the Treasurer and have become more involved 'behind the scenes'. There is the usual perennial struggle between funding and providing a service. There is always a shortfall to make up and we rely totally on grants, donations & fundraising events and fortunately now, we have the proceeds of the Charity Shop to help.

I am also involved with Builth Wells Rotary Club and the Air Ambulance and try and spend time with my children when possible.

Committee
Hugh Garner

Director - Hugh Garner

Married with three grown up children and six grandchildren. We ran Bristol House stores for thirty five years selling up in November 2008. To occupy time I do school runs for a local taxi firm and hospital or surgery runs for the Community Support Scheme.
I am originally from Bristol and was tranferred here with Nat West Bank and have been in Builth for almost forty years - I think I can apply for citizenship next year!

Committee
Judy Davies

Director - Judy Davies

I lived and taught in Liverpool for 30 years but came to Builth Wells nearly every school holiday because my in-laws lived here. My husband is a "Builth Boy" so when his parents started to need help we decided to come and live here. Our two children were both in university and we knew they probably would not come to live back home. We were right. Our son lives in London and our daughter in Brighton. So we came to live here fifteen years ago.
I volunteered to drive because I enjoy driving and I thought it was something I could give back to the community. It has become much more than just driving. I have met some lovely and interesting people who have enriched my life. I used to have hobbies but I now have two beautiful granddaughters who live in Brighton so not much time for anything else.

Director - Janet Day