Information for Families in Powys

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

If you live in Brecon, Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Machynlleth‎, Welshpool, or anywhere else in the county of Powys, 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 Powys (Family Information Service, 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 Powys and want some information, we’ll point you in the right direction on this page.

Essential Contacts

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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)

Powys County Council  (01597 826000)

Powys Family Information Service (0300 111 0234)

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Local key services

Powys Family Information Service

For help with:

Childcare / Information / Money / Parenting / Things To Do

Powys Family Information Service provide free and impartial information, advice and signposting to children, young people, families and professionals about childcare and a range of other services. You can reach them by phone, email, visit them at an outreach session or search their website.

Powys Flying Start

For help with:

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

Flying Start is the Welsh Government targeted Early Years programme for families with children under 4 years of age in certain areas of Wales.

Powys Families First

For help with:

Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health

Better health, wellbeing and employment for low-income families living in Powys.

Powys Supporting People Programme

For help with:

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

The Supporting People Programme can help you if you have recently been homeless or are at risk of homelessness or social isolation to live your life in a way that makes you feel secure and independent.

Local area

Local Information & useful links


  • Powys Family Information Service: Money
    Find lots of useful money-related links to help you get on top of your family’s finances, deal with the big things in life, tackle debt and save for the future.
  • Powys Citizens Advice Bureau
    The Money Advice Service provides free, impartial money advice tailored to individual needs and circumstances. This is done in 45-minute face-to-face sessions delivered in venues across Powys.
  • Benefits (Index)
    Browse all the benefits information and help pages written by and kept up-to-date by the UK Government.

Health & Well-being

  • Powys Family Information Service: Health
    Find a list of useful organisations to help you with accident prevention, disabilities, parent & child well-being, Welsh and local health Services, and the NHS Information Service for Parents.
  • Powys NHS: Local Health Services (Directory)
    Find local dentists, GP surgeries, opticians, pharmacies and hospitals.
  • Inform Powys
    Information regarding the Health Challenge Wales, NHS direct, Change 4 Life Wales, and other health and well-being organisations.
  • Powys NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Information on mental health and advice on how to manage your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Time to Change Wales
    Time to Change aims to end mental health stigma in Wales. This website can tell you more about mental health, outline myths & facts, explain how to talk about mental health, living with mental health problems and events to end stigma in your area. You can also find out how you and your organisation can get involved with attending or running events, and accessing training for your workplace and information for employers.

Parenting & Family Advice

  • Powys Family Information Service: Parenting
    Find a very good, large list of information pages to help you with many parenting issues. Topics include: pregnancy, birth, birth to 5 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 16 years, 17 to 21 years, dads, and military families.
  • 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 factsheets.
  • Parenting. Give It Time
    Practical parenting information, tips and activities for parents of children from birth to age 5.


Education & Schools


Additional Needs & Disability

Local Activities & Events

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