Caerphilly County Borough Council are delighted to announce that The Basement Project in Blackwood were recently presented with a Civic Award for services to young people and the wider community.
The Basement is the information project for Caerphilly Youth Service which provides support, advocacy and information for young people aged 11-25.
The project, who recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary, offers a number of other services such as group work and information based sessions i.e. drug and alcohol, self-esteem, internet safety, CV writing and many more.
They also offer support of monthly LGBTQ group and now there are over 120 LGBTQ young people registered with the project.
This project is the central point for volunteering opportunities for people within the youth service. It also provides opportunities on the junior leader programme for young people.
In addition to this, The Basement Project and Umbrella Cymru are joining forces and will now going to be working together with their group ‘Embrace’.
Embrace is a group that support parents, carer’s and families of LGBTQ young people.
Cllr Philippa Marsden, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement said “This award is truly well deserved. The service they provide to young people is outstanding and their LQBTQ group keeps going from strength to strength. I look forward to seeing them achieve much more in the future and continue with their fabulous contribution to Team Caerphilly.”
Nikki Taylor, Project Manager commented “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this Civic Award from Blackwood Town Council for the recognition of the work that The Basement Project has achieved in the last 20 years. We will continue to support the community and the young people of Blackwood and the wider Borough of Caerphilly.”