Rhyl gets £1.3million cash boost to help deprived areas

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Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

RHYL will receive almost £1.3 million of vital funding needed to support the community.

The Welsh Government is investing in Rhyl’s most deprived communities over the next two years.

The Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty, Vaughan Gething, visited Rhyl on Friday to highlight the issue.

Speaking before his visit, Vaughan Gething said:  “Despite huge cuts to our budgets, we are determined to continue to do all we can to help those most in need in Wales.
“That is why we are investing £1.3 million to help the poorest areas of Rhyl.

"Communities First is part of helping those out of work to find jobs and helping people have the right skills and education to improve their life chances.”

Denbighshire will also be benefitting from the expansion of Flying Start that ensures children have the right start in life by providing eligible parents free quality childcare for children under the age of four, parenting support, an enhanced health visitor service and help with their children’s early language development.

The latest figures show that over 750 children received Flying Start services in Denbighshire during 2013 -14 and more than 900 should benefit next year.

Denbighshire has been given just over £5 million by the Welsh Government to fund Flying Start projects up to March 2015.

The Deputy Minister visited the Flying Start setting at Ysgol Emmanuel, Rhyl and the town’s Communities First project. He added: “Parents and schools recognise the impact that Flying Start is having on giving children the best start in life.

That is why we have prioritised expanding and improving Flying Start. We will continue to stand up for communities ”

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