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Volunteer Weekly Support 

As ever, our trained Volunteers would be delighted to support families from across your services at this time. We have links to Home Start groups across the UK - so would be able to offer support to service families should they be posted in new areas throughout their journey with us here in Powys. We offer weekly contact with a family to share worries, offer suggests and be a listening ear. We offer free, confidential support and practical help to parents of young children living across Wales who are going through a difficult time - because childhood can't wait. 

Families Supporting Families

New to 2022! (Covid permitting) Free Fortnightly Group Sessions in Brecon and Llandrindod Wells. Also Newtown and Machynleth. A chance for families to come along to a group session for a cuppa and chat, find out more about activities in the area, play ideas and parenting advice and support. Please see attached poster for details

Big Hopes, Big Futures 

The aim of the project Improve children’s readiness for school. Our trained volunteers help parents learn about and understand the benefits of a positive learning environment at home. Through this the parents increase their understanding and change their behaviour and family routines to include activities that would help their children’s early learning. Their children will then start school or nursery able to fully benefit from their formal education. 

Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (PIP) 

Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is a service for parents and babies aged 0-2 years. Our Parent-Infant Psychotherapist, Belinda, works with parents and their babies or toddlers to help understand and work out some of your worries or concerns. We think about the feelings parents have and try to understand and find ways to help them and their baby communicate and enjoy being together.   

Sessions are carried out online or in person with parent and your baby together. Sessions are weekly and last for up to 1 hour. We can talk and use play to help build the relationship between parent and baby and also make sense of any worries or difficult feelings they may have.   

Lockdown Babies Group 

A weekly zoom session bringing together parents and babies who have been born during the lockdown period. Supporting families who may have suffered from isolation during this period, offering play ideas, information and a time to chat and share worries and concerns. 

Young Parents Group 

A weekly zoom session for young parents age 19 years or under. Our trained play therapist offers structured sessions of play, tips, information sharing and activity ideas especially aimed towards younger parents and their children. 

Family Learning Sessions 

An individual weekly zoom play session with parents and their children age 0-5 years. Our play therapist offers lots of easy and effective play activities for parents and children to engage with (resources can be provided to the family) Lots of ideas and fun to take forward independently between sessions. 

Our coordinators would be happy to answer any questions as well. Families are able to self-refer into Home-Start Cymru - and we would be delighted to talk to them directly.  

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me 

Diolch o galon 


Vicky Critchley

Locality Manager 

Home-Start Cymru    

T 01745 814819

M 07871 601772



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