Get important information at fun day events

    14 February 2013

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    Events are being held across Caerphilly county borough to bring important welfare reform information to families across the county borough.

    Communities First and Families First have arranged family fun days with a difference - all the usual children's entertainment will be available including face painting, a magician and the chance to meet favourite TV characters in the flesh; but while the kids are having fun, parents can use the opportunity to get vital information about upcoming welfare reforms, financial advice plus much more.

    The events which are designed to engage families and raise awareness will be attended by a number of organisations including Supporting People, Housing Advice, Citizens Advice Bureau, Credit Unions and the Family Information Service. There will also be help to get online, support to get employment and ideas for low cost activities for families to enjoy.

    The first event will be held at Ael Y Bryn Community Centre, Rhymney on Tuesday 26 February between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Transport can be arranged if necessary.

    Events will also be held at:

    Tuesday 26 February3.30pm-5.30pmAel y Bryn Community Centre, Rhymney
    Thursday 28 February3.30pm-5.30pmWhite Rose Resource Centre
    Monday 4 March3.30-5.30pmTy Sign Primary School
    Friday 8 March3.30pm-5.30pmTrinant Primary School
    Thursday 14 March4-6pmBargoed Community Centre, Gilfach Estate
    Monday 18 March9am-1pmPenryheol Community Centre
    Saturday 23 March2-5pmBlackwood Miner's Institute

    Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Sustainable Development and Planning said, "The forthcoming Welfare Reform changes, imposed by the UK Government, will be affecting many families across the county borough, and these events will enable residents to be fully armed with all the information you need to be able to manage these changes. It is also a great opportunity for families to spend time together and get tips on low cost activities for all the family to enjoy".

    For more information, please contact Rachael Clarke, Communities First Programme Development Officer on 01443 864 139.

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