If you live in Swansea, Gowerton, Llanmadoc, Oxwich, or anywhere else in the county of Swansea 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 Swansea (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 Swansea 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)
Swansea County Council (01792 636000)
Swansea Family Information Service (01792 517222)
Information / Childcare / Early Years / Things To Do / Play, Sport and other recreational facilities / Financial information / Parenting / Workforce Development
Swansea Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, impartial information, advice and guidance on a wide range of childcare, children’s, family support and family related topics.
Adult Education / Employment / Health / Wellbeing / Money
Communities First works to try to narrow the education, skills, economic and health gaps that exist. This is done through programmes such as Hippo, Local Job Shop, Stories with Scamp, Financial Support, Just Keep Learning, Step Closer to Employment, On Track Training amongst others.
Childcare / Health and Well-being / Parenting Support / Speech, Language and Communication Support
Flying Start is the Welsh Government’s flagship Early Years Programme for families with children who are under 4 years of age.
Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health
Swansea Families First supports families, particularly those on low incomes, with a clear emphasis on prevention and early intervention. Many agencies work together to help the whole family.
Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing
The Supporting People Programme can provide housing related support if for whatever reason you are at risk of becoming homeless. It can provide skills and support to help you live independently.
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