Funding to support Welsh-language advice line for parents

Thursday July 2nd, 2020

A parenting and family advice charity has been awarded funding to extend its helpline service to Welsh speakers as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to support parents during Covid-19 to stay safe and stay positive.Funding

The charity Family Lives currently provides emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life across England and Wales.

They have delivered an emotional support helpline for over 40 years, and last year took around 800 calls from families in Wales. This funding will enable them to provide a Welsh-speaking adviser as part of their helpline team.

Today’s funding announcement complements the Welsh Government’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Positive’ parenting campaign, running in response to the current pandemic.

Family Lives are also looking to recruit volunteer bilingual advisers and provide training on Welsh policy to their staff and volunteers to enable a more tailored service for families in Wales.

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