Travelling Ahead : A Welsh project working with young people from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

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South West Regional Forum

Location: South West Wales

Young people from Pembrokeshire, Llanelli, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have developed this forum. Staff and volunteers from The Unity Project help us run this forum and support young people to be involved. The young people’s planning group is very active and they have been meeting regularly over the last 2 years  – young people have really taken ownership of the forum and organised some great events including a day out at Carew Castle with crabbing, rabbit stew over the fire and workshops from Dynamix, Pembrokeshire Youth Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks

The May 2016 forum was held at Llangrannog West Wales with The Unity Project, Careers Wales and SEWREC all helping run and organise the day along with the young people – and more outdoor cooking but with no rabbits this time! Swansea Museum gave the venue for free to say thank you to all the young people who took part in their cultural heritage project – have a look at the bench they made as part of this here

Our last Regional Forum was in October 2016 at Dynamic Rock in Clydach – young people from Llanelli and Pembrokeshire came along and leant about fire safety from Swansea Command Fire and Rescue Service and took part in workshops to learn about Welsh Government’s work to improve accommodation for Gypsy and Traveller families. Ceri from Show Racism the Red Card also got young people involved in planning what goes into training sessions in schools