Information for Families in Ceredigion

Welcome to FamilyPoint Ceredigion – your complete guide to family information in Ceredigion.

The highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK take place in Ceredigion, making this stretch of coastline an extra special place for families to spend time.

There is the dune system at Ynys-las, storm beaches, sandy bays and sea caves – all great places for little imaginations to take flight. There are also a variety of services available for you and your family.

If you need family information in Ceredigion, we’ll point you in the right direction on these pages.

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Essential Contacts

Please see links for call charges.

Foodbank

101 – police non-emergency

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)

Ceredigion County Council (01545 570 881)

Ceredigion Family Information Service (01545 574187)

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Ceredigion Family Information Service

For help with:

Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do

Ceredigion Family Information Service is the first point of contact for advice and information on local services for families, carers and professionals.

Ceredigion Flying Start

For help with:

Childcare / Education / Health

Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme that provides support and opportunities for families with children under the age of 4 living in some areas of Ceredigion.

Ceredigion Families First

For help with:

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health / Family Support / Team around the Family/ Goal focussed / Preventative / Distance Travelled

Providing early help to families before problems start to escalate. The Team around the Family process is an important part of the programme.

Ceredigion Supporting People Programme

For help with:

Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing Support/ Benefits/ Budgeting/ Living Independently

The Supporting People Programme in Ceredigion brings together lots of different support services to help you live successfully and independently in settled accommodation within your community.

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Local Information & useful links

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Health & Well-being

Parenting & Family Advice

  • Ceredigion Family Information Service – Child Development
    Includes links to helpful services and advice to help you be an efficient parent, including: raising children confidently, toy library, developmental stages, babies, nappies, and well-being
  • JigSo Children’s Centre
    JigSo is a free bilingual children’s centre which offers support services to any parent or child (from birth up to the age 14), as well as classes and activities on: safety; communication and language focus; health and wellbeing; physical, personal, social and emotional development; and plenty more. 
  • Gingerbread
    Support and practical advice for single parents.
  • 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 fact sheets.
  • Aberystwyth 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.
  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT): West Wales Branch
    A network of local parents in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire offering practical and emotional support, information and friendship, including antenatal classes and postnatal groups. Note: You can also ask your midwife, health visitor or GP about antenatal classes.
  • Parenting. Give It Time
    Practical parenting information, tips and activities for parents of children from birth to age 5.
  • Ceredigion Family Information Service – Local Services
    Includes links to helpful local family services in Ceredigion.

Childcare

Education & Schools

  • Ceredigion.gov.uk: Schools & Education (Index)
    Find information on schools, admissions, closures, student finance, school/college transport, special educational needs (SEN), and more.
  • Family Information Service – Education & Training
    Has lots of useful links to support and advice services that can help you with: after school clubs, community learning, bullying, money, school attendance, school meals, counselling, 14-19 network, and much more.
  • School Information (Index)
    Find contact details for all primary, middle and secondary schools in Ceredigion, as well as information and/or guidance on school meals, school term dates, school uniform, school attendance, and the Healthy Schools Scheme.
  • Estyn Inspection Report Search: Ceredigion
    Estyn inspects quality and standards in education and training providers in Wales. Find Estyn’s latest reports on all education and training providers in Ceredigion.
  • Ceredigion Community Learning
    Find learning opportunities in the community in Ceredigion to develop new interests, work towards gaining a qualification or improve your skills for the workplace.

Housing

Additional Needs & Disability

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
    Information on Special Educational Needs in general, as well as specific FAQ’s and support, and more.
  • Ceredigion Family Information Service – Additional Needs
    Links to services to help you or your family with additional needs, including: grants and funding, helplines, education, money, health, local and national organisations, short breaks, transport, social clubs, and much more.
  • Ceredigion.gov.uk: Information Leaflets
    A large list of information leaflets by the council on a wide range of issues. Find information on mental health issues, Ceredigion Disabled Children’s Team, Blue Badge, the Community Team for people with Learning Disabilities, and much 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.
  • Cynllun Cyfeirio (Referral Scheme)
    Parents can get up to 10 hours of additional support per week during term time to help a child who is attending a sessional care setting or day nursery who needs extra support. Info on pages 19 & 20.

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