If you live in Merthyr Tydfil, Cyfarthfa, Dowlais, Treharris, Pentrebach, or anywhere else in the county of Merthyr Tydfil, 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 Merthyr Tydfil (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 Merthyr Tydfil 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)
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (01685 725000)
Merthyr Tydfil Family Information Service (01685 727400)
Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free advice and information on a wide range of childcare options and activities for children, their families and carers.
Adult Education / Employment / Health / Wellbeing / Money
Communities First works to try to narrow the education, skills, economic and health gaps that exist within communities of Merthyr Tydfil.
We provide support to individuals and families through programmes such as cooking on a budget, financial inclusion, youth hub, preparing for baby and many more. Get in touch with your nearest office to find out.
Childcare / Health and Well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support
The Flying Start Programme provides free quality, part-time childcare for 2-3 year olds, an enhanced health visiting & midwifery service, access to parenting programmes, support for early language development, and family support services.
Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health
Better health and wellbeing, education and employment for low-income families living in Merthyr Tydfil.
Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing
The Supporting People programme provides schemes which offer Housing Related Support to people who are homeless or who are at risk of losing their home, struggling to manage their responsibilities as a householder.
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