Festival on the Hill bands announced

Festival on the Hill bands have been announced. click on the link to see all the info and come and join us. Stall holders and businesses welcome. If you have family activities to pitch and want to join us on the 25th drop us an email via our website Read more...

Nutritional tips for people living with dementia

People with dementia often forget to eat and drink and can become disinterested in food, with the malnutrition and dehydration that ensues causing even more damage to the person’s physical and mental state.

  With 80 per cent of people in care homes living with dementia, it is vital staff are aware people with dementia are often unable to recognise Read more...

Festival on the Hill Swansea

Family Support Wales is working with the National Autistic Society Swansea and the Phoenix Centre Townhill to bring you ‘Festival on the Hill’. The festival will start at 12 noon and finish at 7pm on Saturday 25th August.

This fun packed family day will include a range of bands and acts preforming live on our stage in the Read more...

UK should think like Japanese and ‘learn from’ their social care

UK’s social care system could learn a thing or two from the Japanese way of giving care, according to a leading health think tank.

'Transparency' of Japan's system When it comes to achieving public buy-in, an easy to navigate social care system and limiting loneliness and ill health, the Japanese are making strides that Britain could do well to follow, Read more...

Welsh to keep £40,000 before they start paying for care

People in Wales are now able to keep up to £40,000 of their savings before they need to start paying for their care home. The Welsh Government has raised the capital limit from £24,000 up to £50,000 during the current Assembly term which runs till 2021. In April last year, the limit was raised to £30,000 and from today the limit will be £40,000. This new capital limit in Wales is now the highest in the UK. In England, people with capital and Read more...

7 Different Variations of Synesthesia

7 Different Variations of Synesthesia—an Amazing Condition That's Common Among Autistics

Syne-what?!

If this crazy word, synesthesia, confuses you, you're not alone! It refers to a rare condition in which one sensory experience or perceptual mode evokes a totally different sensory experience or perceptual mode. For example, synesthetes may be able to hear motion (that's otherwise silent), see sounds, or taste Read more...

Makaton and BSL simplified sessions

This course is currently running

Start Date was on: 10th May 2018, 10.00 - 12.00

Next Sessions are:

Thursday 14th June: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 28th June: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 12th July: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 26th July: 10.00 - 12.00

Our sessions will take place in the Phoenix Centre, Townhill SA1 6PH

Cost: £10.00 per 2 hour session

We are offering Basic BSL/Basic Read more...

BSL Sessions

This course is currently running

Start Date was on: 11th May 2018, 10.00 - 12.00

Next Sessions are:

Thursday 15th June: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 29th June: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 13th July: 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 27th July: 10.00 - 12.00

Our sessions will take place in the Phoenix Centre, Townhill SA1 6PH

Cost: £10.00 per 2 hour session

Family Support Wales will be Read more...

My Family and Autism by Natasha Lee from the NAS

Natasha Lee is a YouTuber and Blogger from North Wales. Here she shares her experiences of being a Mother to three autistic sons; Michael, 20, James, 10 and George, five, and why she supports an Autism Bill for Wales. My three boys are the perfect example of how wide the autism spectrum is as their autism presents very differently in each of them. Being an ASD parent is isolating.  There’s Read more...

Street Dance Workshops

Date: To be confirmed

Family Support Wales will be organising ongoing events for children and families in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. We will be offering regular Street Dance sessions and Drama Workshop sessions over the coming months. The sessions will be run for children and families, those who may have support or special needs and those with ASD or ADHD. Our events will be staffed with experienced support workers and will look to engage and Read more...

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