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Family Centre in Welshpool set to open next month

Oldford

30 September 2022

Oldford
Work to refurbish the Oldford infant school site in Welshpool to create an Integrated Family Centre in the area is now complete. 

The Welshpool Integrated Family Centre opening on 10th October 2022 will be a "one stop shop" providing services and support to children, young people and their families. The centre will provide activities such as parent and toddler groups, baby massage, information and advice, Incredible Years Parenting Training programmes, health advice, family support and counselling. 

The refurbishment of the building situated in the heart of a Flying Start catchment was funded by Welsh Government Flying Start Capital funding.  

Powys County Council's Cabinet member for Future Generations, Cllr Susan McNicholas says; 'The new centre will help children, young people and their families access support from a wide range of early help and intervention services all on the same site. These services will work together to meet the family's needs.   

"In the heart of the community the site is an opportunity to have services in one place. It will provide childcare as well as office and community spaces." 

The Flying Start team who include Health Visitors and Speech and Language professionals will move from the Maesydre Offices in Welshpool to the site. They will be joined by Powys County Council's Children's Early Help Team and Youth Services. The council's Adult Services staff, along with colleagues from agencies such as Montgomeryshire Family Centre, will also share the office space within the building. 

Flying Start childcare and Foundation Phase provision is now available to families at the site. 

Local families can find out more on the Facebook page @Welshpool0-5