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Engaging and inspiring young people age 11-19 years of age in Arts,
Film and Multi-Media throughout Neath Port Talbot

Engaging and inspiring young people age 11-19 years of age in Arts,
Film and Multi-Media throughout Neath Port Talbot

Engaging and inspiring young people age 11-19 years of age in Arts,
Film and Multi-Media throughout Neath Port Talbot

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Zone 7 Home Education

We are a Registered Charity set up to Support, Inform and provide Educational activities to Home Educated children and their families. We are also a registered Agored  Cymru centre and as such, can deliver qualifications to those over 11.

Education act 1996 section 7:-

"The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable ;
a) to his age, ability, and aptitude, and
b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise."

Zone 7 members choose "otherwise" for many reason from lifestyle choices to special needs not being met by school, bullying, anxiety, pressure and so on. We are a diverse, accepting bunch who will do our best to make you and your family welcome.

more about Zone 7


NPTCBC Community Development

& Project Section

Welcome to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Councils one and only Community Development & Projects Section.  We sit within the Education Leisure & Lifelong Learning Service and provide opportunities that embrace the cradle to grave ethos on activities provided for the whole family. 

There are 12 Community Centres and 2 Community Education Centres scattered across Neath Port Talbot from Pontardawe to the Cymmer Valley bouncing with Classes, Activities, Youth Clubs, computer access and information that would suit the needs of the whole family. 

As our name suggests Community Development & Projects not only facilitate local community centres but we work in the heart of local communities helping to create confident and healthy communities.

more about Community Development


Brave, Women's Aid

The BRAVE team are a diverse team of professional working with children and young people who have been affected or who are at risk of domestic abuse.


BRAVE is the joint children and young persons project in Neath and Lliw valley Womens Aid.

If you are or know of someone in an unhealthy relationship, please contact us for help and advice.

Our Vision " is that children have a happy and healthy childhood and are not subjected to abuse, violence, or exploitation" 

visit Brave's Facebook page


Communities First
Ystalyfera & Godre’rgraig

Communities First Ystalyfera is committed to making lasting improvements to the local community. The Communities First Team provides assistance, advice and guidance to local people and Community Groups. We provide a number of services including Job Club, Coffee Mornings, Training Courses and we can also help with grant finding and grant applications. 

Most recently, we have signed up to the Icon Project working with young people from the local community. The workshops we have run to date include Music Technology, Djing, 2D Animation, Filming and acting, and comic book, all of which have been thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. 

more about Communities First    


NPTCBC MEAS

Minority, Ethic, Achievement, Support currently work with schools within Neath Port Talbot to promote diversity and culture. We are involved with identifying Ethnic Minority pupils with English as an Additional Language (EM/EAL) within the authority with the aim of raising attainment and achievement as well as other social skills.

We work with schools, pupils and parents. We also undertake training for staff at primary and secondary sectors to up skill teachers on the pedagogy of working with and teaching EM/EAL pupils. As well as working with schools an important role of MEAS is to work with partner groups and work with different cultures within the community of NPT to promote diversity and build up good working relationships.

MEAS is also a part of The Education Development and Inclusion Service (EDIS) which provides support to schools which encompasses the National Curriculum and assessment, curriculum development, transition arrangements and school department reviews.

 To find out more about EDIS please follow the link below

more about EDIS


Barnardo's

Barnardo’s Cymru has been working in Wales for over a century. Our aim is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities in Wales to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life. We try to ensure that every young person can realise their full potential, whatever the circumstances of their life.

Barnardo’s works with children, young people and families living on the margins of society who are struggling to overcome the disadvantages caused by poverty, abuse and discrimination.

Today we run 88 services across Wales

Barnardo’s believes that it is never too early or too late to offer help to a child or young person in need, and we do not give up.

Children have only one childhood, and the aim of Barnardo’s Cymru is to ensure they make the most of it so that they can build a better future.

more about Barnardo's

NPTCBC Youth Service

Neath Port Talbot Youth Service works with young people aged 11-25 across the whole of the county borough.

Our activities include:

  • Music and arts project   
  • Alternative education
  • Community based projects
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Accredited programmes
  • Youth information
  • Youth exchange programmes
  • Health and wellbeing projects
  • Participative projects

We work in:

  • Youth clubs
  • Mobile provision like the Rolling Zone
  • Communities First Areas
  • Community Centres
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Streets, shopping areas, and Town centres

more about Neath Port Talbot Youth Service


NPT SHAKE

What is NPTshake? 

NPTshake is an interactive online magazine for young people living in Neath Port Talbot. If you’re 11-25 years old this is the place you can keep up to date with news, events and information on a wide range of topics.

NPTshake gives you the opportunity to get involved in your area and have your say on the things that matter to you by submitting your own articles, reviews, videos and photographs to the site and exchange views with others!

What makes NPTshake so great?

NPTshake is a website for young people by young people and you can get involved as much as you want. Whether you have a look at NPTshake now and again to keep an eye on the articles, submit content or become part of the editorial group, NPTshake will be here for you when you need it to give you

visit NPT Shake's website


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