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Supporting young people leaving care 

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed and constantly striving to improve outcomes for our young people who are leaving care, and to successfully fulfil our role as corporate parents to enable our young people to make a successful transition to independent living.

LAC Forum (Participation group)     
Care leavers come together on a monthly basis to share their experiences of the looked after system and think of ways that the service could be improved. They are looking to hold a larger consultation event where the panel members hope to run activities throughout the day to get a wider view of how Social Services and other organisations are working with care leavers. 

If you are interested, please contact your Personal Advisor or Social Worker for more details.


Other Opportunities
There is a Youth Group / Centre in Forsythia Close, Gurnos Estate run by 3G’s.  This youth group runs drop in sessions Monday to Thursday.  Young people aged up to 25 are welcome.  Activities include health and beauty, sports, arts, volunteering and music workshops.

If you need any further information then you can contact your Personal Advisor or Social Worker.

Useful Contacts
Looked After Childrens Team:   01685 724500
Gellideg Family Centre:            01685 725018
Tydfil Training:                        01685 371747
Bridges 2 Work:                       01685 727099
Learning 4 Life:                        02920 239585
Benefits Information Helpline:    0800 055 6688
Merthyr College:                      01685 726006
Careers Wales:                        0800 183 0283
14 - 19 Network:                      01685 724645
Garth Newydd:                        01685 379999
Safer Merthyr:                         01685 352999
Tros Gynnal (advocacy):          01685 353953
Housing Department:               01685 725000

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