BLAENAU FFESTINIOG YOUTH SHED
Blaenau Shed was set up in 2019 in partnership with GISDA (homeless prevention charity) with support and funding from Bangor University, Reaching Wider and Widening Access., plus North Wales Police PACT funding.
Two container units - one for a chill out/planning side and the other as a workshop for activities like bike repairs, wood work and up upcycling - formed the original base, which became a valuable safe space especially for one-to-one support during Lockdowns.
The core group of 5 Shedderz led by Coordinator Angela have done some fantastic stuff in the midst of adversity over 2020 and 2021, reaching out to the young people of their town doing community projects and engagement, including VR nights, Christmas hampers for local schools and Bicycle safety, fitting bike lights for nearly 50 young people , plus a summer fun day.
For the Winter, we have done some great work with GISDA residents. plus has been doing work in partnership with Ysgol Y Moelwyn.
Angela has gone on to work with GISDA so Blaenau Shedz is not meeting as regularly. So if you want to get support in some way or find out more about Shedz , please contact us.