Families First In Cardiff

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Families First In Cardiff

Families First offers help, advice and support to families in Cardiff. They bring together different services that can help your family. They will look at what you need and suggest the right help at the right time for you so that you can take control of your life. Here we take a look at all the Families First funded services in Cardiff.

**This is an up to date list of the Families First funded services available in Cardiff. Because of the recent changes to Families First there may be more services added or changes made to this list. Please check back regularly.**

For up to date information, advice and support about Families First services contact the Support4Families helpline free on 0808 800 0038.

Families First supported projects in Cardiff:

Early Years Volunteer Family Support Service – Home-Start Cardiff

  • Volunteer led one to one home-based support.
  • Looking at things that create barriers to parents/carers of children/young people.
  • Helping families to access services and making sure they access health appointments.
  • Working with: Families with at least one child under the age of 5
  • Website: Home-Start Cardiff


Healthy Relationships Service – YMCA Cardiff Sexual Health Outreach Team (SHOT)

  • 1:1 – One to one service providing young people with a specialist, confidential and tailored sexual health and relationships service.
  • Schools – Supporting schools with training, information and advice to support young people with their sexual health and relationship needs.
  • Providing information about risk taking behaviours and keeping safe in an interactive format for years 7-13.
  • C-Card – Handing out free condoms for young people aged 13 – 25 through the Cardiff C-Card Scheme. Giving relationship and sexual health advice and support.
  • Working with: Young people aged 11-25 on an individual basis (13-25 for C-Card) and their families where beneficial
  • Website: YMCA Cardiff


TheSprout.co.uk – ProMo-Cymru

  • Cardiff’s online magazine and information site for 11-25’s, by 11-25’s and organisations that wish to support them.
  • An interactive website providing information on activities and services available to the young people of Cardiff.
  • Encouraging creativity and direct involvement.
  • Working with: 11-25 year olds
  • Call: 02920 46 22 22
  • E-mail: info@thesprout.co.uk
  • Website: theSprout


Cardiff Family Wellbeing Service – Barnardo’s Cymru

  • Supporting parents/carers of children and young people with emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Providing counselling, play therapy, therapeutic interventions and wellbeing group work.
  • Working with: Families and family members who live in the Cardiff area (or whose children live in Cardiff) who need support for emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Website: Family Wellbeing Service Cardiff


Disability TAF Team – Action for Children

  • Information signposting and advice.
  • Family Support Practitioner offering support
  • Support groups and coffee mornings for parents to share experiences and support each other
  • Drop ins
  • 1:1 sessions
  • Parent Nurture Programme
  • Working with: Young people aged 0-25 and their parents
  • Website: Action for Children Cardiff


Parenting Support & Independent Living Skills – Barnardo’s Cymru

  • 1:1 – Supporting parents by offering a one to one home visiting service looking at challenging behaviour issues in children aged 6+.
  • Cygnet Programme – A programme for parents/carers of children/young people with a diagnosis of Autism. Designed to understand Autism, how young people with Autism experience the world and what drives their behaviour.
  • Independent living skills – For those aged over 14 who need to develop certain areas of independence/skills
  • Working with: Children and young people aged 6-25
  • Website: Barnardos Cardiff and Vale


Cathays Inclusive Youth Provision

  • A supported youth group for young people with disabilities to mix with their peers through various activities.
  • Friday evening youth club and holiday provision during school holidays (transport not provided).
  • Working with: 11-25 year olds
  • Website: Cathays Inclusive Youth Provision


Family Mediation & Advice Service – Llamau

  • Housing advice and assessment for 16-21 year olds
  • Family mediation and welfare rights advice.
  • Mediation service for young people aged 14+ and their families.
  • Working with: 14-21 year olds and their families.
  • Website: Llamau


Time Credits – Spice

  • Awarding time credits to people who give their time to local services or groups
  • One credit awarded as a thank you for every hour given.
  • Credits can be spent on events and leisure and training activities provided by the network.
  • Any service funded by Families First can access time credits and offer it as a way to recruit and keep volunteers.
  • Working with: All services and individuals.
  • Website: justaddspice

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