Help with Disabilities & Additional Needs


The Family Information Service

The Family Information Service (FIS) is the first point of contact for local information and advice for parents and families.

They provide information and support about services including childcare (and costs), health, things to do, additional needs, education, parenting and more.

They can link you with groups in your area and expert advice and support services where needed.


Families First

The Families First programme helps families, particularly those with low incomes, who need extra support.

Bringing together organisations based on your circumstances they can help you to live in a safe and healthy home.

They can help your family into work, through difficult circumstances, or if you are living in or at risk of poverty.

There is a Families First delivery team in every local authority.


Supporting People

The Supporting People programme provides housing-related support to help people overcome challenges to living independently.

The programme works with you to prevent future difficulties by providing help as early as possible.

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Other Services Available

  • SNAP Cymru – Support to parents, children and young people with additional learning needs.
  • Mencap – Learning disability support and campaign charity.
  • Contact a Family – Support, advice and information for families with disabled children.
  • Barnardo’s – Support for young people who have a disability and/or additional needs to develop their independent skills, reduce social isolation and increase their confidence.
  • Family Fund – Providing grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.
  • Shaw Trust – Supporting disabled people into work.
  • Diverse Cymru – Supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination with advice, direct payments, BME mental health issues.
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Your Questions About Disability