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. We use a multi-agency approach, working alongside City and County of Swansea Evolve Youth Workers and other specialist youth organisations to provide informal and social education opportunities, that addresses whatever needs are presented.
As Detached Youth Workers there is no physical building and the relationship between young people and the youth workers are entirely voluntary as the engagement takes place on young people’s own territory. YMCA Swansea and partner agencies build relationships with young people aiming to inform them of services and to encourage them to use them.
YMCA Swansea also seeks to identify, through consultation with young people, any gaps that exist in services aimed at meeting their needs.