YMCA Swansea – WINNER
The last year has been phenomenal for YMCA Swansea. Our pursuit of excellence to serve young people in Wales has seen us win several national awards for governance, youth work, leadership and project delivery.
We place young people at the heart of everything we do and have elected our youngest ever board member, Taylor Roberts (18), to formally act as the voice of young people.
We work tirelessly, professionally, with passion, bravery and compassion to ensure we meet the needs of all young people we support.
In the last year, we have supported 2,950 people to gain access to training and employment; 450 young people with protected characteristics to exercise their rights and make informed choices; launched a cross-county Young Carers Service, supporting hundreds of young carers and their families; and developed a new project that reduces isolation amongst young people in both rural and urban areas.
We continue our commitment to LGBT youth work via our GoodVibes project, and have launched an LGBT schools programme raising awareness of equality in schools.
Partnership working and listening to the needs of our community is integral to us delivering innovative services that support young people to belong, contribute and thrive.