If you live in Bridgend, Maesteg, Porthcawl or anywhere else in the county of Bridgend, 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 Bridgend (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 Bridgend and want some information, we’ll point you in the right direction on this page.
Please see links for call charges.
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)
Bridgend County Borough Council (01656 643 643)
Bridgend Family Information Service (01656 643 643)
Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things to Do
Family Information Service Bridgend (FIS) is a free, confidential and impartial service offering information, advice and guidance on different services relating to children, young people and their families.
Adult Education/ Employment / Health and Well-being / Money
Communities First Bridgend works to support communities. Communities First teams work with local community groups and individuals, schools, businesses and anyone else who can help in any way to create positive change in their area.
Childcare / Health and well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support
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’.
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
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.
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