Strengthening families by bringing communities together
“We enjoy seeing the children at the centre, it is the best thing that has happened in Cwm Aur.”
Llanybydder Family Centre supports all families especially those who are disadvantaged by rural isolation, poverty and a lack of confidence. They received a grant of £2,250 to fund their ‘Mix it Up/Hwyl A Sbri’ project that helps reduce isolation and build networks on an intergenerational basis between families and the residents of the neighbouring retirement home.
Llanybydder Family Centre offers support and a friendly environment for families to come and meet other families and engage in positive play activities with their children. They work with parents to reduce the problems caused by social isolation, poor diet, health problems and low income by providing a range of family centred activities, courses and workshops.
The funding received has enabled the centre to run its Mix it up/Hwyl A Sbri project offering a variety of family activities around gardening, exercise, healthy eating, arts, crafts, reading and games. The project has been successful in engaging both the residents of the retirement village and the centre’s families. It has helped the residents to experience different pastimes and feel less isolated and the families have been brought closer together through the various activities on offer.
Mix it up/Hwyl A Sbri has also encouraged families to partake in wider community activities such as the local carnival, fun days and coffee mornings. This has led to a greater community spirit and a sense of belonging for both adults and children.