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Cherrie Bija

Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility,
17 Beaconsview Road
Tel: 01792 797203




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Charity Number: 1095035

Companies House: 4440970

Registered at Eastmoor Centre, St. Barnabas Church, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0LP

Social Responsibility Projects

 Penplas Family Centre first opened its doors in January 2003. Based in the heart of the Blaenymaes, Portmead and Penplas community, which is an area of multiple deprivation as recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government.

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The centre is a bright, fun and friendly place with a homely feel; all members of staff are fully qualified and have a wide range of experiences working with children and families. We also have a dedicated team of volunteers who provide the centre and our families with an invaluable service
At the centre we encourage our families to build strong family relationships, gain confidence and develop their skills, enabling families to reach their full potential and follow their dreams, we are able to ensure this by providing activities for all the family.


Services provided by the Family Centre:
·        Playgroup for children aged 2 and above
·        Babi a fi – a specialised parent and toddler group for the under 2’s
·        Various adult courses run twice a week, with free childcare places
·        After School Clubs in both Portmead and Blaenymaes Primary Schools
·        Homework club
·        Holiday play scheme
·        Coffee mornings
·        Healthy Family Lunch
·        Parent and Toddler Group
·        Outreach program
·        Community events

During 2011 Penplas Family Centre has had a complete makeover; working with Gwalia housing we are thrilled with the end result. We would like to thank everyone who has helped us with our makeover

The Welsh provision of Flying Start moved into the centre in September 2011, the provision run sessions every afternoon during the school term at the centre – The Welsh provision is open to any child aged 2 and over living in a Flying Start area
Penplas Family Centre would like to thank all partner agencies and professionals who help us provide these much needed services in the BPP area - Diolch


  • Staff Team
    • Centre Manager - Leanne Evans
    • Maria Lawrence Centre Deputy/ Senior Playworker
    • Natalie Stevens - Play/Outreach Worker 
    • Jackie Bennet - Play Worker
    • Kirsty Cuttill - Play Worker
    • Kate Davies - Administration Assistant
    • Shirley Kerrison - Volunteer

Contact Penplas Family Centre:


6 - 9 Llangwm




Tel: 01792 588487

Email: penplas.bsr@swanseabrecon.org.uk


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