Youth Work Week 2019
11-25? Be a part of the important issues!
Senedd Yr Ifanc
This week is Youth Work Week and throughout the week we will be publishing articles about the different areas of youth work the council provides and supports.
This first article is focusing on the Senedd Yr Ifanc (Wrexham Youth Parliament).
So, what’s the aim of Senedd Yr Ifanc?
Senedd Yr Ifanc works hard to tackle the issues that are important to people aged 11-25. The aim is to give young people a place at the debating table when it comes to the big changes that could affect the rest of their lives.
When do they meet?
The Senedd meets every last Monday of the month in Wrexham Guildhall. The meetings are structured with formal and informal sections. During a Senedd meeting professionals will come to speak to the Senedd to gather the views and opinions of specific issues. Senedd meetings can also include debates, issue based work groups, training, consultations and much more.
How do I become a representative?
Any young person can become a representative of the Senedd. They will be responsible for ensuring that the views of other young people from their group, forum, school etc. are considered in matters affecting young people across the county. As a representative, they are also responsible for feeding any information, answers and updates from the Senedd back to youth groups, forum, school etc.
The Senedd gives young people the chance to have their say and a voice on matters that affect them.
For more information about Senedd Yr Ifanc and how to raise issues and how to become a member visit
Youth Work Week – In2Change
This blog is one of a number of stories we will be posting about Youth Work Week 2019
In2change is a youth work project based in The Info Shop. They offer a confidential service to young people aged 11-18 years’ old who live in or attend education in Wrexham. They look to support people who are using, have previously used or considering using drugs or alcohol.
The aim is to empower young people to make informed decisions. The service consists of a variety of interventions based around each young person’s needs and wishes.
Work with young people may include harm reduction, relapse prevention, planned reductions, introducing / increasing social activities, diversionary activities, work on anger, sleep, hygiene, confidence & self-esteem. In2change also deliver informal education sessions in schools and Youth groups on topics around drugs and alcohol.
Quote from Young person: “In2change I find have really helped me when I have needed the support. I have never been judged and I always feel thoroughly well looked after and moving forward all the time. I enjoy working with the team because for the first time in a long time I finally feel as though I’m on track”.
For more information about in2change visit here
One to one support for young people in need of help
Inspire is a youth work project based in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The primary focus of the project is to support young people aged 11-18 years old (up to 19th birthday) who live in Wrexham and may be at risk of self-harm.
Inspire work alongside young people to help them achieve their goals. It aims to empower and promote the independence of young people, while increasing functional coping skills and resilience.
By fully involving the young people, and where possible/appropriate their families, positive attitudes, behaviour and aspirations are encouraged which assists in them developing resilience to overcome the challenges that they may face now and in the future.
Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services said, “I am delighted that Inspire continues to support young people within the Maelor Hospital.
“This project is a great example of public services thinking differently and working together to improve the lives of young people.”
Inspire also deliver informal education sessions in schools and youth clubs around emotional health, and visit young people admitted to hospital wards on a daily basis to support them during their stay.
Inspire Youth Work In Hospital Project, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road,
Wrexham, LL13 7TD