This blog is one of a number of stories we will be posting about Youth Work Week 2019.

Community youth work provides young people with a sense of freedom and security, enabling them to meet up, make friends, express themselves and have new experiences outside of school. In doing so, we support young people through the up’s and down’s of adolescence and aim to increase their sense of attachment to their local communities.

Youth work provision can be developed in traditional youth club settings as well as from more bespoke places and spaces within local communities.  Community based youth work starts where young people “are at” and is based on voluntary engagement between young people and staff.

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Wrexham County Borough Council work with young people between the ages of 11 – 25 years old, however community based youth work focusses on teenagers.  At present Wrexham Play and Youth Support Team, deliver youth work provision in a variety of local communities including:

Brymbo, Tanyfron, Bwlchgwyn, Minera, Coedpoeth, Llay, Ruabon and Rhosllanerchrugog. .  In some communities this work is funded by Community Council as part of their ongoing commitment and support to their local community and young people.

For further information email youthservice@wrexham.gov.uk or visit youngwrexham.co.uk. or alternatively telephone 01978 317952 where you will be directed to an appropriate department.

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