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Bridgend Early Help Services

Children, young people and their families sometimes need a little extra help and support to have happy, healthy and successful lives.

The Early Help Team is a voluntary service that aims to help provide the right support for you and your family to aid positive change. We put the family at the centre of the support from start to finish of any involvement with the service. 

The service focuses on:

  • talking about strengths as well as areas that could be improved
  • getting you the right help at the right time
  • bringing together a team of the right people who can help your family
  • listening to you and giving you choices.

How Early Help works

Once receiving a referral, an Early Help worker will arrange to meet with you to complete a whole family assessment.

We will look at changes you would like to make to improve family life and answer any questions you may have.

Once the assessment has been completed with your support worker, you will agree an action plan. This sets out how you will achieve positive changes and who will be responsible for each action.

We may also contact other organisations who have supported your family in the past or could help in the future.

The Early Help worker may refer to other agencies and professionals if additional help is needed to make sure you are getting the right support.

The support with Early Help is regularly reviewed and can last for up to 6 months.

Types of support

Some areas we are able to support you with are:

  • parenting/communicating with your child
  • managing challenging behaviour
  • wellbeing and resilience support for children young people and their parents/carers
  • issues around school attendance
  • domestic abuse
  • financial support
  • housing
  • employment

Accessing support

Request for Help form (.docx 395KB)

Please send a completed Request for Help form to the Early Help service:

Contact

Early Help Service
Telephone: 01656 815420

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