Family & Youth Work

We believe that every family should have the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives.

Young Carers Service

YMCA Swansea provides tailored support to Young Carers aged 8-18 who may provide care for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health condition and/or dependency on substance use.

YMCA Swansea aims to identify and provide appropriate support to all Young Carers.


We aim to bring young people together from in and around rural wards, allowing increased accessibility to engage, promote and discuss: Youth Environmental Advocacy and Activism, Green Technology, Waste Management, Climate Action, Climate Justice at a local, regional and global level – all to help our young people provide solutions for our current environmental emergency.

Holiday Programmes

YMCA Swansea provides fun activities for young people across Swansea during school holidays. Throughout 2021, we have run a fantastic Summer Activities Programme consisting of music activities and our Y-Youth Theatre Summer School, as well as our Y-Fun Programme during October half term.

Peer Action Collective

The Peer Action Collective (P.A.C) is an exciting research project which will engage, inspire and motivate young people into discussions about society and the communities in which they live, to address topical issues, particularly relating to youth violence and the youth justice system, as well as other Issues and challenges Important to young people.

Welsh Youth Parliament

We are so thrilled to be a partner organisation of the Welsh Youth Parliament! The Welsh Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to have their say on the things that matter to them in Wales.

Detached Youth Work

YMCA Swansea deploys trained and qualified Youth Workers onto the streets of Swansea to support children and young people in areas they socialise.


YHUB is a universal youth group open to all 11-25 year olds. With hot food, music and weekly workshops, it offers Young People a safe and friendly environment with professional support.


Together with Swansea Museum we are creating a history documentary about YMCA Swansea as part of National Museums Wales’ Winter of Wellbeing project.

Throughout February and March we will be holding filming and editing sessions to teach young people new skills, and to give them the chance to appear in the documentary.