Building Blocks Family Centre launches the new Families Together 2 Project

On Friday 4th May 2018, Building Blocks Family Centre held it’s  official launch of the Families Together 2 project funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  The new project will be a family led, supportive service which will enable families to get the best start in life. It will help families to build vital skills such as parenting, employability, confidence, self-esteem, advocacy, plus provide childcare support including support to families with disabled children in way that meets their unique needs. 

Ceri Pritchard, Centre Manager at Building Blocks said “Our partner launch was a huge success with so many key partners attending the celebrations with us.  Our Assembly Member, Jeremy Miles officially launched the service and it was lovely to have support from Mayor Dennis Keogh and Mayoress Christina Keogh, MP Christina Rees, Councillor Des Davies and Rebecca Blanche from the Big Lottery Fund.  We are now looking forward to our community launch in the near future”

The event celebrated the amazing four year grant support of £433,543 from the National Lottery players’ which will help Building Blocks Family Centre support families across Neath Port Talbot to improve their life chances.

Amanda Casey, Family Development Officer of the Families Together 2 Project said “The project will work with families who are facing a disadvantage and in need of help, advice and support. When working with families we will be helping them to achieve their goals, and supporting them to do this. These goals might be very small from being able to leave the house, to going back to work or studying. We are keen to build on our relationships with existing partners and new partners so we can provide an all-round support to families. So we are happy to get referrals from organisations, and we will be looking to refer parents to organisation that will be able to support them. Our priority is enhancing each family’s quality of life, improving their relationships and giving them increased opportunity”.

Ceri Pritchard, Centre Manager at Building Blocks said: “The funding from the Big Lottery Fund will help us to make a difference to families lives where it’s needed the most.  We want to support families on their journey and make sure they learn skills identified by them that can help them improve their life chances, whether that’s gaining employment, training or parenting skills. I want to say thank you to all national lottery players for this opportunity to make a difference and thank you to all our partners for supporting us at today’s event”

From the success of our previous Families Together Project we are confident that this project will enhance family’s quality of life and help them achieve their goals.

We are a grass roots charity based in Resolven in the Neath Valley who have been supporting families for over 11 years.  We offer a range of services from childcare, parenting support; speech language and communication support and disabled children play services.  

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