Denbighshire

It’s fair to say we are spoilt for choice when it comes to family days out here in Denbighshire. From exploring the nooks and crannies and imagining what life was like at Ruthin Gaol, to outdoor adventures and rolling greenery at Loggerheads Country Park, there is plenty to see and do all year round. But what services are available to your family across the county, and how can you find out about them? If you’re in Denbighshire and you need family info, we’ll point you in the right direction on these pages.

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Denbighshire Family Information Service

For help with:

Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do

Denbighshire Family Information Service provides impartial information and advice on a range of subjects and services available for children, young people and families living in Denbighshire.

Denbighshire Flying Start

For help with:

Childcare / Education / Health

Flying Start projects help children get the best start in life. Offering a broad range of services under one roof, they improve children’s outcomes in preparation for school and in the long term.

Denbighshire Families First

For help with:

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health / Family Support / Income Maximisation / Parenting/ Young Carers / Youth Support

The Families First Programme brings together those who provide support to your family, working together to ensure that all needs are met in a coordinated manner, at the right time when your family needs it.

Denbighshire Supporting People Programme

For help with:

Support available with: Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing

Supporting People is a Welsh Government programme that provides housing-related support to anyone over the age of 16 who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

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Local Information & useful links

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Health & Well-being

  • Betsi Cadwaladr – University Health Board
    Find local dentists, GP surgeries, opticians, pharmacies and hospitals.
  • Home-Start Wales
    Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Support for parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
  • Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service (CADMHAS)
    Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service works in partnership with the people it supports, takes their side and is committed to providing an efficient and effective advocacy service to all its clients.
  • Vale of Clwyd – Mind
    Worried about money,  going through a bereavement, have a child with an eating disorder or being bullied? Here are lots of links to local organisations that can help you get through a difficult time.
  • Denbighshire Wellbeing
    Find out what few simple changes to our daily routine can make us feel happier and healthier.

Parenting & Family Advice

  • Denbighshire County Council – Advice and information for families
    If you or your family are struggling with some difficult problems, there is support available for you.
  • Family Lives
    Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline).  Call 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.
  • Gingerbread
    Support and practical advice for single parents.
  • Grandparents Association
    Advice, information and support for grandparents, including those with full-time care of their grandchildren, those who’ve lost contact with them, and more. Services include a website, a general helpline, a welfare benefits helpline, support groups and factsheets.
  • Kinship Carers
    If you are caring for a young relative – niece/nephew, grandchild, younger cousin, or friend’s child, Kinship Carers can provide support and guidance, and signpost you to legal advice.
  • Hafal
    Hafal supports people with serious  mental illness and their families to work towards recovery

 

Childcare

Education & Schools

  • Denbighshire County Council – Education
    From schools and admissions to adult learning courses, grants and more.
  • Adult education
    Whether you want to brush up on your computer skills, prepare yourself for work, improve your English or try something new, Denbighshire’s colleges offer a range of part-time courses.
  • Employment Skills
    Lots of courses to build your self-confidence and help with work
  • Learn Welsh
    Gain confidence in conversational and written Welsh

Housing

  • Denbighshire Housing
    Find information on rented and affordable accommodation in the Denbighshire area.
  • Supporting People Programme
    Denbighshire Supporting People Programme can help you if you are at risk of losing your home.  It can also help develop skills to budget and live independently.
  • NACRO Conwy and Denbighshire Bond Scheme
    Conwy and Denbighshire Bond Scheme aims to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to secure accommodation via a deposit guarantee in place of a cash deposit payment to a private landlord.
  • Homeless emergency support
    If you are about to become homeless, you will be given help to find  temporary accommodation.
  • Nest – support with your energy bills
    If you own or privately rent your home and you or someone you live with receives means tested benefit then you may qualify for support with your bills.

Additional Needs & Disability

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