YOUTH workers have been praised for their impact on Wrexham’s largest housing estate.
A report has been submitted to Caia Park Community Council on the work done in the last six months by the Caia Park Partnership Youth Team.
During that time they have helped and worked with almost 400 youngsters, tackling everything from anti-social behaviour, healthy lifestyles, and respect in the community
The team provides outreach work, delivering three two-hour sessions per week across the estate, with additional sessions if youth provision is quiet.
In the last six months, the team has held 79 sessions.
During that time they have had contact on 1,314 occasions with more than 380 youngsters.
At the council’s November meeting, members were unanimous in their praise and backing of the youth workers.
The team has built up relationships and talked to youngsters about issues that have blighted the estate such as anti-social behaviour.
An ASB tasking meeting was held on Rosewood Avenue with police and youngsters to highlight the impact their behaviour had on residents.
Youth workers frequently visit the area around the Kingsley Circle shops to engage with any crowds of youngsters forming around there.
They also discuss with groups of youngsters, their behaviour on Prince Charles Road, and on the Coed Y Bryn side of Queensway.
During the summer, youngsters have been taken on weekend residential trips to the Nantyr Outdoor Education Centre, where they had the chance to undertake sessions in rock climbing, abseiling, cooking, shelter building and walking.
A spokesman for the service in the report said: “The team have had great feedback from the police and PCSOs about the work carried out on the estate and our aim is to try and reduce the amount of calls to the police and fire service as a result of anti-social behaviour on the estate.
“As always, the detached workers have continued promoting available services to young people by external organisations and the youth team at the Caia Park Partnership.”
Members of the council agreed unanimously the work was of a great value to the community.