Last updated: December 1, 2017
About Bridgend Families First
The focus of Families First is on the wider needs of the family, to ensure the well-being of the children. It provides support via the following six areas:
- Family Learning and Engagement – advice, guidance and practical support in relation to work
- Parenting Support – parenting skills training; child development and nutrition; managing child and teenage behaviour and maintaining a safe home environment
- Childcare – providing eligible families with a contribution towards the cost of childcare for children aged 0-3 years
- Family Support – solving issues or problems affecting the whole family
- Physical and Emotional Wellbeing – health and diet; staying free from harmful behaviours such as substance and alcohol misuse; and youth counselling
- Disability Support – support is given by working directly with families, developing coping mechanisms and building confidence in caring for a disabled child
More details of the support available in each of these areas can be found in the Bridgend Families First Directory.
Who is this for?
Families that need extra support can get help, as long as they have at least one child(aged 0 to 25), who will benefit from the support, either directly or indirectly.
Referrals can be made to Families First by any number of agencies or organisations e.g. schools, health or other professional services, by contacting one of the six programme leads or partner providers directly. Alternatively, you could self-refer by emailing email@example.com who will send you an application form to complete.
If you’re not eligible for Families First, there may be other services available to you. Please contact Bridgend FIS to find out more.
Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education /Emotional & Mental Health
01656 642 463
Bridgend County Borough Council,