TY ENFYS family centre in Llwynhendy has secured three years of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. The £192,000 grant will help provide a safe, warm and welcoming space for families.
Catching up virtually with centre coordinator Sharan Condon, Llanelli MS Lee Waters said he was delighted that Ty Enfys could now employ two additional members of staff.
Activities will be held to enable families to meet, improve health and wellbeing and help them solve problems. Existing after-school activities will continue, and a youth group will be set up for local young people.
Lee said: “Ty Enfys do some absolutely amazing work with vulnerable children who aren’t comfortable in big crowds or community places. Because of lockdown, reaching that group of children has become really difficult, so it’s fantastic that the centre will now have the extra, skilled staff to take their service out to people.”
He added: “Myself and the centre coordinator Sharon Condon discussed some of the issues families are facing right now. Home-schooling and digital skills are coming up again and again for her team, and I’ll be feeding this back to Carmarthenshire Council and Welsh Government. It is heart-warming to know that a lot of good is going to be done at Ty Enfys over the next three years because of this funding.”