Category: Help for Working Families

Claim what’s yours!

On 1 March 2021, the Welsh Government launched their the Claim What’s Yours campaign  (#hawliadyarian / #claimwhatsyours) to encourage people to check and claim the benefits they are entitled to.

The campaign will run from the 1 March through to the 25 March through online posts, newspaper advertisements and leaflet drops in targeted postcode areas.


To find out more about the campaign and to find out what you can claim visit

Welsh Government  have also updated the information and support that is available to you if you have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here
The Discretionary Assistance Fund offers payments or in-kind support (essential household items and white goods) to provide urgent assistance to people to safeguard health and well-being.
For further information please follow this  link.




Mama told me not to come! : Quotes from the mams, nans & mother figures in your life

You know that you’ve been brought up by a Welsh woman when a cup of tea and a cwtch solves most of life’s problems. We asked what were people’s memories of things their mothers/grandmothers/ mother figures said to them.

Here’s a selection..many we find ourselves saying to our own children!

“Who is she belonging to?” –   when you are telling them about a person you have met.

“I don’t care who started it, but I’m finishing it!”   – that fight with your sibling!

“Rolls Royce ideas, bicycle money”  – when you are just dreaming too big and need to be reminded !

“Wait till your father get’s home!”  – when you did something really bad!

“Take your coat off or you won’t feel the benefit when you go out” – temperature  control!

You’re not going to leave that, are you? Those children in Bosnia [insert current international crisis here] would kill for that!” –  addressing the issue of food waste!

‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’ – money management advice.

“Who do you think you are talking to the cats mother?” – when you are being too chopsy!

“If the wind changes your face will stay like that” –  beauty advice.

“Eat your crust or you won’t have curly hair” – hairdressing tips.

“When I was young….” – used to remind you how easy you had it!

If you’re not in by the time the street lights are on, you are grounded”  – time management tips

“Don’t sit on that cold floor you’ll get piles”  – medical advice

‘Learn to dance, or you’ll forever be a social outcast’ – how to make friends and influence people.

Massive thanks to all that contributed, you know who you are!