New Family Centre visited by the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, visited the new Family Centre in Abergele last week (1 October).
The new centre, which opened last month, is part of Conwy County Borough Council’s plan to have five Family Centres and Family Support Teams across the county. The Family Centre is open for all families to use, and includes activities, advice and support, family workers, health visitors, youth services, and lots of other people who are able to give support.
The Family Centre serves the communities in the East of Conwy (Kinmel Bay, Towyn, Abergele, Llanefydd, Llanfairtalhaearn, and Llansannan). There is a Family Centre in Llanrwst, which serves the rural communities, and the next area to be developed is ‘central Conwy’ - Colwyn Bay and surrounding communities. Following this, Llandudno and the West of Conwy will be developed. Family Support Teams are already working in each of the five areas.
Deborah Job, the Project Manager for developing the centres says “The vision is to provide community-based support for families, the right help at the right time, and a chance to bring families together.”
The Minister chatted with the staff, and with some young people from Youth Shedz and Itaca, local charities, taking part in a community art project. The Centre was developed using capital funding provided by the Welsh Government.
Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies said: “I have been delighted to visit the new Family Centre in Abergele which has received £470,000 Welsh Government investment from our Flying Start programme.
“As a government, we are absolutely committed to providing support that meets the needs of families and ensures children from all backgrounds have the best possible start in life.
“It’s clear the centre in Abergele is having a positive impact on the community and is a great example of how Welsh Government funding is making a real difference to the area.”
For more information about the Family Centres, visit www.conwy.gov.uk/familycentres
Posted on 08/10/2018