Funding to do More during Lockdown

Dyfodol has looked at how we can still work with our families and young people despite Lockdown.

We have successfully got funding from the Voluntary Services Recovery Fund.  This helps us do more online:

  • Reaching Out – youth work, using social media even more with our young people. As we can’t meet them face-to-face, to give more time and continue our flexible support working closely together.
  • Touch Trust sessions – music, movement, relaxation with children and young people with severe disabilities and their families. We trialled an online session and families are keen to have more. We want to explore together how online can offer even more: for instance story telling sessions, or virtual coffee mornings.

Success in Winning Funding

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Social Value Development Moving Forward (Comic Relief Big Night In and allocated through PAVO).

 

This funding helps us change our Youth Reaching Out Project to meet the challenges of working during Covid 19.

 

Our Reaching Out Project works with young men in the Newtown area who may be unemployed and at risk of drugs and alcohol related issues.  We work with our young men to find positive futures and to link with opportunities in their community, including support from other services.

 

We’re back at work

We took some time out to keep staff and people we work with safe.

Now we’re back working with children, families and young people:

  • trying out both on-line and smaller Touch Trust sessions with our children, young people and their families
  • using social media to work with our young people to support them finding their positive futures.

Come and work for us – Youth Worker

Qualified Youth Worker required.

Temp fixed term 16 weeks commencing  2 March 2020
7 hours per week
£12.50 per hour


To scope work with young men in the Welshpool area with, or at risk of developing, drug and alcohol related issues, and undertake short direct work with young men as appropriate.

A satisfactory DBS check will be required.

For more information and details of how to apply email info@dyfodol-powys-futures.org.uk

Closing date : Jan 23 2020

Touch Trust for 2020

Our next Touch Trust sessions for families with a child with disabilities (4 – 18 years old) are:

Newtown at Plas Dolerw

  •  11 January at 4pm
  •  1 February at 4pm
  •  7 March at 4pm

And Howey Village Hall, near Llandrindod Wells

  •  19 January at 10.30 am
  •  2 February at 10.30 am
  •  8 March at 10.30 am.

Free.  

 

Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner visits

Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn with Dyfodol Powys Futures’ Linda Pepper and Neil Rees

The Commissioner came in November to speak with Dyfodol Powys Futures about the project Estyn Allan/ Reaching Out which has been successful in gaining funding from the Commissioner’s Community Funding. Dyfodol Powys Futures’ Youth Worker Neil Rees is working with young men in Newtown and area to find positive futures.