The Duffryn Youth Project aims to listen to, engage with, encourage and support the young people aged 8-16 years of age within the Duffryn community.
We currently offer 2 youth club nights at the Forest Family Centre.
Tuesday – 5pm-6.30pm (ages 8-11)
Wednesday – 4pm-5.15pm (ages 11+) Adhering to government guidelines
We have built relationships with the local schools and have run informal workshops on a variety of topics to raise awareness and help young people deal with certain issues. These workshops have varied from social media safety, mental health and wellbeing awareness, knife crime and many more.
We often carry out detached youth work as a team. This involves the youth workers going out into the community and engaging with young people on the streets, in parks etc offering support, advice and signposting if needed.
Due to COVID restrictions, most of our delivery has gone online where we have formed a virtual youth club on ‘Zoom’. This has given the young people an opportunity to check in with their youth workers, virtually see friends and get involved in some fun activities.
Our Youth Team
Alex Millard (Youth Work Coordinator)
Eamonn Kelly (Youth Worker)
Madison Clarke (Youth Worker)
Cherie Tolley (Youth Support Worker)