The Merthyr PIPYN pilot project aims to support children (aged 3-7 years) and their families achieve a healthy weight in Merthyr Tydfil.

Merthyr PIPYN families will be offered a package of interactive, fun family sessions tailored to each family’s unique circumstances. Merthyr PIPYN will even come and help at the supermarket, guiding families through a budget friendly healthy food shop.  Families can sign up easily by scanning the QR code:

For more information on the Merthyr PIPYN programme, email CTM.PIPYN@wales.nhs.uk.

You can also follow their Facebook page by visiting Merthyr PIPYN Facebook and visit the Merthyr PIPYN webpage: PIPYN - Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (nhs.wales)

Social tariffs: Cheaper broadband and phone packages for people on certain benefits.

Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. However, take-up of these packages is very low, at around 5% of those eligible.

You can find out more about social tariffs, whether you might be eligible, and how to apply on the website of OfCom, the UK's telecomms regulator,



Do you need glasses? Do you get your eyes tested regularly?

' Proposals to reform the ophthalmic services delivered in primary care in Wales'

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the reform of primary care ophthalmic services, and is encouraging anyone with an interest in eye health care in Wales, including health professionals, service users and the wider public, to consider the proposals.

The key proposal is to expand the eye care services delivered on the high street by optometrists. You can find out more and read the consultation document .

by clicking below.

The closing date for responses is Monday 19th June.


Quick! Have your say about Taxi Services in Wales before it's too late!

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation of particular interest to the disability sector - 'Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (Wales) Bill: white paper'. It is intended to modernise this sector and make services safer, greener and fairer.

To have your say, read the consultation document, find out how to respond, and to request the information in a different accessible format, click below

The closing date for responses is 1st June.



Come and celebrate summer at the Compass Community Hub. Lots of activities for the WHOLE family. Compass Community Hub would like to invite their partners to attend throughout the summer programme which starts 31st July & ends 1st September. We just ask that if you would like to attend, you bring along a fun activity for people to take part in. This could be arts & crafts, fitness activities or even CV writing etc.

If you would like to attend, please email kelsey.davies@merthyr.gov.uk Monday 3rd July with your desired activity and available dates so we can work you into our schedule.

We hope that you welcome the opportunity to attend the Hub and support the community this summer.

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