- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Assembly Member Joyce Watson has paid a visit to a Carmarthenshire children’s centre to see first-hand the work it does supporting the county’s families.
Carmarthenshire Youth & Children’s Association (CYCA), based in Llanelli, delivers numerous projects and services aimed at supporting vulnerable people and improving the lives of children and their families.
Mrs Watson was taken on a tour of the charity’s Dewi Sant Centre, Neville Street, by chief executive Tracey Pike and Carmarthenshire county councillors Louvain Roberts and Jan Williams.
Speaking after her visit, the Labour Mid and West AM said:
“I am very grateful to Tracey, Louvain and Jan for taking the time to show me around this wonderful facility. The range of what’s on offer at CYCA is very impressive and, thanks to the dedication of staff, their services make a huge difference to children, families and the whole community.”
CYCA has recently been awarded a £5000 grant from the Dyfed Powys Police Commissioner’s Fund for a new project, Breaking Cycles. The project will provide support for fathers whilst in prison and on release, helping them build relationships with their children through providing both parenting support sessions as well as mentoring for the children themselves.
Breaking Cycles will commence at the end of 2013. For more information about it and other CYCA projects and services, contact 01554 757599 or email [email protected]