Llamau celebrating Success at Promoting Independence Awards
Llamau is celebrating after winning two awards at Cymorth Cymru’s Promoting Independence Awards last Friday.
This is the 10th year of the Promoting Independence awards, which hail the success of organisations working with marginalised and at-risk people in Wales as well as challenging stereotypes and recognising the inspirational achievements of those people.
The Employment, Training and Skills Award was presented to Symud Ymlaen/Moving Forward – a project led by Llamau, with CBSA, Construction Youth Trust, GISDA and SOVA. Some of the most vulnerable young people in Wales have been supported by this project. Set up in 2013 to develop skills to help young people find work, over two thirds of those who completed the project’s placements either continued on to employment or returned to education. In the assessment of the entry the judges commented that, “the Symud Ymlaen / Moving Forward Project has shown that supporting young people in Wales who have experienced the care or criminal justice system to gain skills and confidence can bring impressive results.”
Llamau also won the “Working in Partnership Award” for its Basement@53 project. Newly moved to 53, Charles Street, the Cardiff project works with Cardiff Council and Careers Wales to ensure that young people who are at risk of homelessness have access to the advice and support that they need. Aimed at supporting young people aged 16-20, it comprises officers representing Children’s Services and Housing from Cardiff County Council as well as Advice and Mediation Services provided by Llamau. By targeting a variety of needs under one roof, this joined-up approach is helping to ensure better outcomes for vulnerable young people in Cardiff.
Well done to everyone involved in both the SYMF and Basement@53 projects!