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.
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.
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.