Parents and carers

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Being a parent can be demanding and rewarding in equal measure.

There are so many things parents are expected to know, and it is often the more complicated things that require the quickest response.

As a parent, you cannot possibly have all the answers all of the time.

Cardiff Family Advice and Support understands this, which is why we are on hand with the help you need, when you need it.

Get in touch

You can call us on 03000 133 133 and trained advisers will listen to your questions and try to offer useful information, advice or assistance.

Send an email and somebody will get back to you as soon as possible.

Other advice and support:

Cardiff Housing

Cardiff Housing logo

Cardiff Housing is supported by Cardiff Council and the Cardiff Housing Associations, Cadwyn. Cardiff Community Housing Association, Hafod, Linc, Newydd, Taff  Housing Association, United Welsh and Wales & West Housing. The website offers information about rented and affordable accommodation in Cardiff, including Cardiff housing waiting list, assisted home ownership schemes, and privately rented accommodation . It aims to help those looking for a home to make choices about the most suitable option for them.

Cardiff Council

The Council’s website offers information about its Housing Services in Cardiff, including information and help for Council tenants, Housing and Homelessness Advice, Hubs and support to live independently.

Information on Money advice in Cardiff.

The Money Advice Team can help with;

  • Benefit, grant and discount applications
  • Council Tax Enquiries
  • Universal Credit
  • Debts and budgeting
  • Support to dispute a negative benefit decision
  • Foodbank vouchers
  • Specialist advice up to and including tribunal cases for young people claiming a disability benefit

Hubs offer many services under one roof from advice, benefits and housing as well as community events, training and internet access.

Cardiff Childcare directory

The Childcare Offer for 3 and 4 year olds

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

All childcare and play settings in Wales are advised to note the attached guidance issued by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The guidance can be found on the Welsh Government website at the following link:

Although the guidance is mainly directed at schools and education settings, the same applies to all childcare and play settings. All such settings are asked to take note of this guidance and to regularly check the Public Health Wales Website where any future updates will be published directly:

Find Support Services

– Find out what support services are available via the Dewis Cymru website.

Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs

– The Index is Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan’s voluntary register of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.

The Into Work Service provides employment and digital support to individuals actively seeking employment or looking to upskill. You do not have to be out of work to access these services.

Online Safety

– Learn about keeping your people safe on the internet.

Health and Healthy Lifestyles

– View resources on health and lifestyle  on the Dewis Cymru website.

Learning Welsh

– Find out how to learn Welsh.

Find Activities and ‘things to do’

– Visit the Dewis Cymru Website for activities to do with your children.

Visit Cardiff

– View events and attractions in Cardiff.

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