Finding out who is helping who in the community

A number of Newtown based charities are working with the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) to find out who is helping who in the community.

The research will be the first in Powys, possibly in Wales, to look closely at the support relationships between people within a community.

Sue Newham, Health and Wellbeing officer for PAVO said, “Early results are showing something that I have always suspected, that a very large percentage of the people in Newtown do a lot of helping as a regular part of their routine!”

“We are aiming for 500 responses to our on-line survey by the end of February. If you live in the wider Newtown area, or in the town, please help us by doing our 5 minute survey on-line.”

Here are the links to the two online forms: 

Darganfod pwy sy’n helpu pwy yn y gymuned 

Who is helping who in the community

We will share our anonymised research with the County Council, the Health Board and other voluntary organisations and they will use it to influence their decisions and policies. We fully expect that change will happen as a result of what we learn about the Newtown community. If you want us to let you know the outcomes or to find out more about this project, please contact Sue Newham, sue.newham(at)  

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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