Newtown family centre on the move

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6th February 2018 

Image of the Newtown Integrated Family Centre logoNewtown Integrated Family Centre and the Skylark Family Centre are moving to one central location. Welsh Government funding has been secured to support the move to the former Dafydd Llwyd Primary school site.

The Newtown Integrated Family Centre will continue be a one stop shop providing services to support families' learning, social care and health needs. The centre provides activities such as parent and toddler groups, baby massage, information, Incredible Years Parenting Training programmes, health advice, family support and counselling.

Welsh Government awarded a grant of £257,000 to move and upgrade the centres to create this Flying Start hub to the new central location. It is anticipated that the new centre will open its doors to families by early summer.

Powys County Council's Cabinet member for Youth, Children, Libraries and Leisure Services, Cllr Rachel Powell says: "This is an exciting move for the staff and families we support. The Integrated Family Centre is currently on the edge of Newtown at the Mochdre Industrial estate. The Skylark Family Centre will also move to the new location ensuring additional support agencies for families are in one place.

"We welcome this Flying Start funding which will enable the move of two family support centres in to one central location next to Hafren and Ladywell schools. This will be much more sustainable going forward and easier for families to access the support they need. "

A number of professional such as Health Visitors, Powys County Council's Community Advisory Teachers, childcare specialists and Action for Children, will work alongside each other at the centre to support the needs of families in the area.

To contact Newtown Integrated Family Centre call 01686 623230, or find them on Facebook.

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