Cardiff Youth Service makes it a summer with a ‘DIFF'erence for hundreds of young people


Cardiff's ‘Summer with a DIFF'erence' programme has provided hundreds of young people with six weeks of activities, events and experiences, giving them the opportunity to make new friends and try new things.

The Cardiff Youth Service programme offered an inclusive, fun filled programme of activities for 11-25-year-olds in Cardiff and included day trips, taster sessions in pottery, construction, music and beauty, camping, a range of sports and more.

The ‘initiative ran from mid-July across the city, offering a comprehensive events calendar throughout the school holidays. Cardiff Youth Service held a takeover of the International White Water Centre, wellbeing groups, summer camp, content creation festival, creative activities and hosting youth exchange groups from America and Germany.

The summer events programme is a part of a wider offering from Cardiff Council's Youth Services, which includes 7 youth centres, a range of city-wide projects and other support, including one on one provision. Cardiff Youth Service has 3500 Youth Service members and makes more than 40,000 contacts with young people each year.

Cabinet Member for Tackling Poverty and Supporting Young People, Cllr Peter Bradbury said; "This year's summer event programme has given hundreds of young people access to a wide range of provision and opportunities to engage with. Cardiff Youth Service and partners continue to offer services for young people that include youth clubs in communities such as St Mellons, Ely and Caerau, Llanedeyrn, Butetown, Splott as well as city wide projects that include bilingual, digital and street based youth work.

"Our projects offer a safe space for young people to relax, learn new skills and take part in a range of activities that include cooking, arts and crafts, music and sport."

There will be lots more activities, clubs and opportunities taking place throughout the autumn. To find out more about Cardiff Youth Service visit the website:

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