Information for Families in Anglesey

Welcome to FamilyPoint Cymru Anglesey – your guide to family information.

From Holyhead in the west to Beaumaris in the east, Amlwch in the north and Dwyran in the south, if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere on the Isle of Anglesey, this is your page to find information for your family.

Here you will find everything from essential contacts to the latest news, the key local services for families in Anglesey (Family Information Service, Communities First, Families First, Flying Start, and Supporting People) and, if you scroll right down, loads of links to local info and useful things such as money, health, housing, things to do and much more.

So if you’re a parent or carer or have responsibility for a child, live in Anglesey and want some information, we’ll point you in the right direction on this page.

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Essential Contacts

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Dewis

Foodbank

101 – police non-emergency

NHS Direct Wales (0845 46 47)

National Debtline (0808 808 4000)

Meic (0808 80 23456) (Text: 84001)

Anglesey County Council (01248 750057)

Live Fear Free Helpline (0808 80 10 800)

Anglesey Family Information Service (01248 725800)

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Local key services

Family Information Service Anglesey

Family Information Service Anglesey

For help with:

Childcare / Information / Support for Parents / Things to do / Parenting / Money

Family Information Service Anglesey (FIS) can provide information on registered childcare and also activities for you and your family.

Môn Communities First

For help with:

Adult Education/ Employment / Health and Well-being / Money

The Môn Communities First team works with local community groups and individuals, schools, businesses and anyone else who can help in any way to create positive change in their area.

Flying Start Anglesey

Anglesey Flying Start

For help with:

Childcare / Health and well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support

Flying Start Anglesey is a targeted programme which means that it is only available in 5 geographic areas on the Isle of Anglesey. A strict postcode eligibility criteria does apply. To find out whether Flying Start operates in your area please phone the Flying Start team.

Families First Anglesey

Anglesey Families First

For help with:

Employment / Education / Health and Well-being / Money / Parenting

 

The Families First Anglesey programme helps families who are facing difficulties, especially those on low-incomes. They offer different types of support depending on what your needs are.

supporting people anglesey

Anglesey Supporting People Programme

For help with:

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

Anglesey’s Supporting People Programme can provide housing related support to help you improve your quality of life.

Supporting People can offer you support whether you own your own home, renting privately, or live in sheltered housing, a hostel or refuge.

Local area

Local Information & useful links

Money

  • Môn Communities First: Money Guidance
    Help and supports you with a variety of financial needs with the aim of helping you to become more Financially Capable and Inclusive.
  • Ynys Môn Citizens Advice Bureau
    Your local Citizens Advice Bureau offers practical, up-to-date information and advice for anyone on a wide range of topics, including debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer, and more.
  • J E O’Toole Centre
    If you live on Anglesey, this key centre can give you free, independent and confidential advice and representation on benefits, tax credits and employment law (it’s provided by the council’s Welfare Rights Service). It’s also a venue for many other key agencies that can help you.
  • Money Advice Service
    Free and impartial advice, guides, support, tools and calculators to help you on a wide range of money issues. Set up by the Government.
  • Gov.uk: Benefits (Index)
    Browse all the official benefits information and help pages written by and kept up-to-date by the UK Government.
  • Carers Outreach Service
    Financial entitlements advice for adult carers.
  • North Wales Credit Union
    If you live or work on Anglesey, you could get a wide range of practical, affordable and straightforward financial services from this ethical and community-run institution.

Health & Well-being

Parenting & Family Advice

  • Family Lives (0808 800 2222)
    Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline). Call on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.
  • National Childbirth Trust
    “The UK’s largest charity for parents”. Provides accurate, impartial information on pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
  • Gingerbread
    Support and practical advice for single parents.
  • Carers Outreach Service
    Support and advice for adult carers.
  • Grandparents Association (0845 434 9585)
    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.
  • Home-Start Conwy (01492 860842)
    Free help, friendship, advice or support to any family with a child under five years old, usually by volunteer parents (or those with extensive childcare experience).
  • Bangor FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru: Face-To-Face Support Meetings
    Free face-to-face information, support and advice to parents and grandparents to help them fulfil their responsibilities to, maintain direct contact with and develop meaningful relationships with their children and grandchildren.
  • Parenting. Give It Time
    Practical parenting information, tips and activities for parents of children from birth to age 5.

Childcare

Education & Schools

Housing

Additional Needs & Disability

  • Anglesey.gov.uk: Children With Disabilities (Index)
    Find out about the Specialist Children’s Service, early years disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, short breaks, support for parents/carers of disabled children and young people, and more.
  • Anglesey.gov.uk: Adult Services (Index)
    Find services / information regarding physical disability and sensory impairment, learning disabilities, Blue Badge Scheme, care assessments, care in the home, support in hospital, residential and nursing home care, sheltered accommodation, special bus passes, and more.
  • Anglesey.gov.uk: Special Educational Needs (SEN) (Index)
    Find out about the Anglesey and Gwynedd Special Educational Needs Service, visual and hearing impairment support, support with physical / medical conditions, support with language and communication difficulty, Anglesey’s Education Psychology Service, and more.
  • Team Around The Family
    Team Around the Family provides advice, assistance and support to families across Anglesey on a variety of issues, including disability within the family, anti-social behaviour / behavioural difficulties, emotional wellbeing, misuse of alcohol and drugs, and more.
  • Snap Cymru
    SNAP Cymru provides free, specialist, independent and advice and support to parents, children and young people (0 -25) who have or may have additional learning needs. This includes a bilingual telephone helpline service, a specialist casework service, disagreement resolution and support at meetings, tribunals and appeals.
  • Mencap: Wales Learning Disability helpline (0808 808 1111)
    Free, bilingual helpline that offers information and advice about learning disabilities. Operated by Mencap, a UK-wide learning disability support and campaign charity.

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