Bridgend Families First

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 earlyhelp@bridgend.gov.uk 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.

Works with

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education /Emotional & Mental Health

Bridgend Families First

01656 642 463

familiesfirst@bridgend.gov.uk

Bridgend County Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Angel Street,
Bridgend,
CF31 4WB

Office Hours

Monday:
8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday:
8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday:
8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday:
8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things to Do

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Flying Start Bridgend

Bridgend Flying Start

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Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme which aims to make a difference to the life chances of children aged under four and give them a ‘flying start’.

Families First Bridgend

Bridgend Families First

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education /Emotional & Mental Health

Families First provides basic and additional needs support to families with children, living within Bridgend County.

Help is provided around six key areas: Family Learning & Engagement, Parenting Support, Childcare, Family Support, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing, and Disability Support

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Bridgend Supporting People Programme

Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing

If you live in Bridgend and are aged over 16 years old and are struggling to keep your home, at risk of losing your job, need to move or need help managing your finances – the Supporting People Team could offer you support.