Local Charities

Crossroads Care 
Crossroads Care is a local charity providing services to those who through age or disability require a helping hand to remain living safely at home and remain active members of the community. As a Carers support charity we do our utmost to assist unpaid family / informal carers through practical help, respite care, information, advice and opportunities to meet others with similar responsibilities and challenges.

Throughout the Forest of Dean we provide regular domiciliary care, carer respite (FREE to the informal / family carer), social activities through our active living programme for older people who need a helping hand to join in, dementia care activities, gents pub club, community and carers social events. For children we offer regular support / buddying to facilitate respite for parent carers. In Cinderford we have our weekly Young Carers group and our youth club for youngsters with high functioning autism / Asperger’s.

Donations, Fundraising support and volunteer help are all required to help us extend our services in the Forest of Dean community.

Telephone: 01594 823414 Website:

Address: St Annals House, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AB

Website: www.crossroadsfd.org.uk

Forest of Dean Music Makers
Cinderford Soundspace, Heywood Campus, Causeway Rd, Cinderford, Gl14 2AF
Forest of Dean Music Makers is an educational charity set up to help children and young people create their own music. We aim to support them through the whole process: learning to play instruments, sing or DJ, forming bands, writing songs, developing technical skills, recording, performing and promoting what they have created. for the last 8 years we have run regular weekly after school sessions at Whitecross and Heywood schools. We have also run song writing and DJ projects and holiday activities, mostly based at SoundSpace, our rehearsal and recording space on the Heywood school site in Cinderford.

Dan James – SoundSpace Manager – rehearsal, recording and party bookings Tel. 07968 956813 / 01594 825124 (Studio – not checked every day)

Mark Bick – 01594 836418 (Management, admin, referrals and education projects)

Website: www.fdmm.org.uk

The ASHA Centre
Gunn Mill House, Lower Spout Lane, Flaxley, GL170EA
ASHA is an international hub of youth activities. We run residential programmes for young people from around the world throughout the year. Through combining elements of the performing arts, organic gardening and intercultural, leadership skills, we offer a richly varied programme of activities designed to meet the challenges of the times.
Tel: 01594 822330
Website: www.ashacentre.org

Forge Centre
Foxes Bridge, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ
An independent, proactive charity, within the Forest of Dean, whose aim is to help and support visually impaired people in their personal process of coming to terms and learning to live with sight loss.
Telephone: 01594 827711
Website: www.forgecentre.org.uk

CANDI Youth Charity
Rheola House, Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford, GL14 2AB

CANDI Drop-In Centre
31 & 31a Market Street, Cinderford, GL14 2RT
Tel: 01594 822 785

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