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New single sited family centre to be set up

Created on 07/02/2018 @ 09:12
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A new single family centre is to be set up in Newtown with the announcement that the Newtown Integrated Family Centre and Skylark Family Centre are to relocate to a new site at the former Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd site.
The Newtown Integrated Family Centre will continue be a one stop shop providing services to support families’ learning, social care and health needs, according to Powys County Council.

The centre provides activities such as parent and toddler groups, baby massage, information, Incredible Years Parenting Training programmes, health advice, family support and counselling.

The integrated family centre is currently based at the Mochdre Industrial Estate, while the Skylark centre is in Skylark Way, Maesyrhandir.
The Welsh Government awarded a grant of £257,000 to move and upgrade the centres to create what the council calls a '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.

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