Securing futures celebrate another year of funding from the big lottery

We have secured another year of funding from the BIG Lottery, this funding will give us the opportunity to support many more families with the Securing Futures Project until May 2017. The project began in May 2012 and was funded for four years by the BIG Lottery in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council. We are now in our fourth year and we have supported over 200 families across Carmarthenshire.

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Retiring After 26 years


She has dedicated 26 years of her life to a Llanelli children's charity - working with generations of families. but now Sue David has announced her retirement from Carmarthenshire Youth Association (CYCA) Chief Executive of the charity Tracy Pike who first met Mrs David in 1993 said "Sue has been dedicated and passionate about her job all her career, going the extra mile for every child. She leaves a strong team of staff who she has invested time in, now it's her time to enjoy her family, we wish her well!"

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LAC Mentoring Club enjoys a very successful year

Our LAC Mentoring Club has enjoyed a really successful 2014, as the young people had access to a range of support activities and information that helps them make a positive transition in to adulthood, further education, volunteering and some instances independent living

Throughout the year, the young people have worked closely with our team of mentors and therapists in order to improve their self-resiliency, self confidence, and life skills. This year we developed a tailor made programme of workshops, centred around emotional health and wellbeing, which were based on topics and issues raised by the young people which were then transformed and delivered by our very own therapists.

Highlights of this club have seen the group take part in music sessions with the ‘Rock Academy’ as well as healthy cooking and art & craft workshops.

We have also had Big Brother 2013 Winner Sam Evans visit the group throughout the year to talk about his general experiences. The young people have also created their own ‘blog’ where they write and upload their own articles about mentoring club. Some of the young adults have also become peer mentors.

The work at the LAC Mentoring club will continue in the new year, where the young people will have continued access to valuable and in some instances, life changing support.


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