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Volunteer For Us!

  We are looking for volunteers for Moving Ahead Project. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved please do get in touch!

Youth Mayor Awards Grants to Local Exceptional Projects

Youth Mayor Lauren Davies (18) and Ethan Scriven (14) had the pleasure of awarding both Cyfartha High School Eco committee and Drugaid SORTED project with grant money to cover their young people’s exciting upcoming activities. The Gwirvol panel is run by Safer Merthyr Tydfil’s young persons’ project: Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum. The scheme […]

Elis James visits CREA8 for Red Nose Day!

We were recently delighted to play host to Elis James, the Welsh actor and stand-up, who visited SMT’s CREA8 in Merthyr Tydfil and met with the young people involved with the peoject. CREA8 receives funding from Comic Relief and supports young people aged between 11 and 25 who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse. CREA8 supports survivors […]

Flower arranging with tesco

Many thanks to Tesco for delivering a flower arranging session with our women’s group.  One participant said; “We have learned new skills and have beautiful arrangements that we have made ourselves.  Being able to learn together and have a coffee and a chat really makes us feel part of something and less alone.”

Thanks Tesco!

The Tesco Extra store in Merthyr Tydfil has very kindly supported our weekly Gwena group via donations of tea, coffee, biscuits together with seasonal items for the past few years, which has enabled us to run the group. On Friday, 8th April, Tesco representatives attended the group and handed us a cheque for £500 to assist […]

Safer Merthyr Tydfil & RCTCBC appointed as DRIVE service provider in Cwm Taf

The Drive Project: South Wales (Cwm Taf) Safer Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council are delighted to have been appointed by the Drive Partnership as service provider for their exciting and innovative approach to those perpetrating domestic abuse in South Wales. Our South Wales Drive Project is one of three pilot sites […]

White Ribbon Campaign

November 25th is the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Safer Merthyr Tydfil in conjunction with service users, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Merthyr College staff and students, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Drugaid gathered together to make a white ribbon highlighting the campaign to end violence against […]

New Mentoring Programme commences

Safer Merthyr Tydfil has been successful in securing funding from the Volunteering In Wales fund to commence a new and innovative mentoring programme aimed at supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse. The programme will see mentors providing low level, additional support within the community and/or in a group setting.  Support will include assisting service […]

Voices Against Violence Choir

‘Voices Against Violence’ is a new choir for anyone who wants to have a go at singing, there is no audition and all abilities are welcome. The project was started by Safer Merthyr Tydfil in response to ideas from young people already involved in their work supporting survivors of domestic abuse. The “CREA8” and “Comets […]

IRIS is coming to Cwm Taf

IRIS (Identification and Referral to Increase Safety) is a GP based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme.  Funded by the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and Cwm Taf University Health Board the project will operate initially for 2 years. Core areas of the programme are training and education, clinical enquiry, […]