Newport Communities First

Last updated: June 27, 2017

About Newport Communities First

Communities First Newport works with residents, community groups, business and other key organisations who want to help to create positive change for their local area.

We aim to make opportunities in education and skills available to everyone and involve local people in projects, activities and events that can improve their own prospects and those of the community.

Who is this for?

There are four Community First clusters in Newport:
  • Newport Central: Pillgwenlly, Stow Hill, Victoria
  • Newport East: Alway, Beechwood, Liswerry, Ringland
  • Newport North: Bettws, Malpas, Shaftesbury
  • Newport West: Gaer, Duffryn, Maesglas
Within these there are postcode restrictions, you can contact each area to find out if you are eligible: If you’re not eligible for Communities First, there may be other services that are available to you. Please contact Newport FIS to find out.

Works with

Adult Education / Employment / Health / Wellbeing / Money

Newport Communities First

Karen Williams (Communities First Manager)

07807 839776
Newport Central Pillgwenlly Millennium Centre, Courtybella Terrace, Newport, NP20 2GH Twitter --- Newport East Rascal Hope Centre 9 Poplar Road Somerton Newport NP19 9AX --- Newport North Bettws Civil Service 9 Shannon Close Bettws Newport NP20 7XL --- Newport West Maesglas Community Centre Bideford Road Maesglas Newport

Office Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

Other Newport Services

Newport Family Information Service

Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do Newport FIS offer a bespoke information service for parents carers and professionals working with children aged 0-19yrs. If you live or work in Newport and are looking for childcare, information about early years education, activities for your children, financial or parenting support, Newport Family Information Service (FIS) is here to help.

Newport Communities First

Adult Education / Employment / Health / Wellbeing / Money Communities First aims to narrow the gaps in education, skills, economy and health. We do this through programmes focusing on health, education and prosperity.

Newport Flying Start

Childcare / Health and Well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support If you live in a Flying Start area and have a child under 4, Flying Start will support your family to give your child the best start in life.  We offer many services under one roof to help your child prepare for school and succeed in the long term, as well as funded part-time childcare for 2-3 year olds.  

Newport Families First

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health Newport Families First supports families, particularly those on low incomes, with a clear emphasis on prevention and early intervention. Many agencies work together to help the whole family.

Newport Supporting People Programme

Housing / Support / Independence / Homelessness / Inclusion The Supporting People Programme in Newport delivers housing-related support to people over 16 years of age who need help to find or keep their home and live independently.