If you live in Abertillery, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale, Tredegar, or anywhere else in the county of Blaenau Gwent, 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 Blaenau Gwent (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 Blaenau Gwent and want some information, we’ll point you in the right direction on this page .
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NHS Direct Wales (0845 46 47)
National Debtline (0808 808 4000)
Live Fear Free Helpline (0808 80 10 800)
Meic Cymru (0808 80 23456) (Text: 84001)
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (01495 311 556)
Blaenau Gwent Family Information Service (08000 32 33 39)
Adult Education/ Employment / Health and Well-being / Money
The Ebbw Fawr Communities First team sees progression into a job by developing skills, increasing knowledge, and confidence as really important ways of helping local people to reach their potential and improve their circumstances.
Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things to Do
Blaenau Gwent Family Information Service (FIS) is a free, confidential and impartial service offering information, advice and guidance on different services relating to children, young people and their families.
Childcare / Health and well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support
Flying Start is the Welsh Government funded programme, which provides intensive support services to families with children aged between 0-3, who lives in disadvantaged areas across Wales.
Employment / Education / Health and Well-being / Money / Parenting
Blaenau Gwent Families First programme is available to all families living within Blaenau Gwent who may be facing difficulties.
There are two ‘Community Hub’ teams based in Blaina and Ebbw Vale and we offer different types of support depending on your family’s needs.
Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing
The Blaenau Gwent Supporting People Service offers support to anyone aged over 16 years old who is struggling to keep their home, at risk of losing their job, needs to move or needs help managing their finances.
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