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Family life is full of rewards and challenges. Finding the right support at the right time is important.

Family Support has a range of information and advice services for parents and carers.

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Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) services may have changed the way they are delivered, reducing opening times or limiting face to face contact.

Please contact service providers directly if you have any questions about availability and accessibility.

Useful advice and information

Family Support

Family life is different for all of us. What we have to deal with as a family and the challenges we face can sometimes make us feel we are on our own without support. There are organisations we can reach out to when we need More…

Parenting classes and support

Parenting programmes provide you with the opportunities to learn and improve your parenting skills, helping you understand your children's needs and helping you cope with present and future difficulties. They also provide you with a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and More…

Parenting guide to literacy

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognizing printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Reading aloud to your child from an More…

Parenting guide to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. Children are having to face situations that can be confusing and perhaps scary at times. It is important that the adults supporting them can talk about what is happening. Children need facts that are More…

Pregnancy and Babies

Pregnancy and having a baby is a time when you need lots of support and advice. Getting the right information will help you to give your baby the best start in life. Find everything you need to know about pregnancy and caring for a new More…

Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide support to families with children and young adults 0-19 years (up to 25 years if they have special education needs or disabilities). They offer family support, early learning , information and advice on health, parenting, money and benefits, education and school readiness.  More…

Coronavirus information and resources

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  We have put together useful information on health,employment,money,relationships and mental wellbeing. There is also the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance More…

Family and Home Safety

Keeping your family safe is very important. Children need to take a certain amount of risk to learn and develop. As they explore their surroundings, inevitably they will get minor bumps and scrapes. Understanding how children see the world will help you as parents and More…