Fiona Alderman is a service manager for the Newport Good Neighbours Scheme - a befriending service which offers help and support to the over-50s.
She says the work of local volunteers has been a lifeline, both physically and emotionally, for some of the area's most vulnerable people during a week of bitterly cold weather.
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