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Stories and testimonials

Read about the difference we are making to the lives of children, young people, families and schools, and some testimonials from some of our key partners.

 Kian, aged 8 - Families in Crisis project

Over the years I have actively worked with children and young people faced with numerous difficulties, one child has remained quite prominent in my mind....

 Lowri, aged 7 - Securing Future's project

Lowri was referred to us by mum as she struggled to communicate in social situations. Lowrir was selective mute and suffered with anxiety due to witnessing domestic violence perpetrated by her father....

 Aaron, aged 6 - Securing Futures project

Aaron was referred to CYCA by his Paediatrician as his adopted foster parents were struggling to manage his behaviour. Aaron was diagnosed with ADHD, sensory problems and some autistic features....

 Sarah, aged 11 - Families in Crisis project

I was introduced to Sarah, during the summer of last year. She and her two brothers were referred to our Families in Crisis project with a broad range of complex issues....

 Jack, aged 15 - Families in Crisis project

Jack was referred to CYCA by Social Services in July 2015. He and his brother each received 3 months of mentoring and we provided family support for their parents. The main problem was the boys relationship between themselves....

 The Collins' - Securing Futures project

The Collins' were referred to CYCA from ‘Home Start’ due to mum’s emotional health; she was struggling with anxiety and depression, which impacted on her ability to cope with new challenges and uncertainties....

 The Morris' - Securing Futures project

This family was self-referred as one of the children began to show signs of ‘withdrawal’ and ‘distress’ following the breakdown of his parent’s relationship....

 Bigyn Primary School - Schools Wellbeing programme

Bigyn Primary School in Llanelli, took part in our Family Foundation project, where the aim was to enable the staff to be more inclusive of pupils who may present with emotional, behavioural or social difficulties and for parents to gain an understanding of their child's behaviour....

Testimonials

 Keith Towler, Children's Commissioner for Wales 

There are not many organisations who keep their focus completely on the children and young people they serve but CYCA is different in so many ways....

 Elfed Wood, Headteacher, Ysgol Tycroes

CYCA (Securing Futures and Families in Crisis projects) became one of the support partners for Ysgol Tycroes during the academic year 2014 - 2015, during a time when pupil numbers were increasing rapidly, and the number of challenging factors become more apparent at our school. With this in mind, CYCA's involvement and support became a necessary factor at our school....

 Elizabeth, Learner, CYCA Play Work Level 2

I have found so much happiness from being on this course. I've made friends, I've grown in my own personal journey and I feel much better from using my brain more!...

 

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Carmarthenshire Youth & Children's Association
The Palms,
96 Queen Victoria Road,
Llanelli,
Carmarthenshire,
SA15 2TH

01554 776178

support@cycaonline.org

Registered Charity Number - 512720