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Children leave their mark on new family centre

A time capsule created by staff and children at the Mayhill Family Centre has been buried in the walls of a new state-of-the-art building .


Work is progressing well on the development that will also provide a new home for the Mayhill GP surgery on Pen-y-Graig Road as well as a new chemist.

The time-capsule includes information and artefacts that have been housed in the original family centre since it launched over 30 years ago as well as more up to date items chosen by the children including a recent copy of the Evening Post, a Swansea City AFC programme, drawings and art work and a toy fidget spinner.

Health and social care specialists Ashley House are developing the new complex, which is being built by local contractor R & M Williams and is due to open in the spring of next year.

Swansea Council is delivering the project in partnership with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board, who are provide funding for the running of the GP surgery part of the scheme.

The Welsh Government is contributing funding to help deliver the family centre element of the project which will also provide a new home for Mayhill Pharmacy.

Cllr Mark Child, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: "This much anticipated new complex will give local people access to top class health and wellbeing services that will make a real difference to their lives.

"All the services will be provided under one roof in the heart of Mayhill with a focus on prevention. The services will also continue to tackle poverty in one of our most disadvantaged communities by giving children a great start to life in surroundings that will be second to none."

Services planned for the family centre part of the new complex include childcare for local families, cookery classes, a sensory facility, baby yoga and massage, food bank access and both handyman and outreach services. The Citizens Advice Bureau and Women's Aid will also be running services based from the centre.

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