In October 2018, young people from Cwm Taf came together at Coleg Nantgarw to work on and develop their own young person friendly version of the Cwmtaf Well-Being Plan.
The day was a great opportunity for young people of Cwm Taf to learn about the Public Service Board and the Well-Being of Future Generations Act, and how young people can be directly involved in decision making. The Public Services Board wanted to engage with young people and the result of the project is a testament to what young people can achieve if their voices are listened too.
The day itself was deemed a huge success as young people were able to get together and learn about the well-being plan and then make their own decisions on what direction they wanted to take the young person friendly version.
By the end of the day they had a clear vision of what they wanted the plan to look like, they decided an animation would not only appeal to them but the wider audience, one animation in Welsh and one in English.
Fast forward to this week, on Wednesday 3rd July, YEPS were lucky enough to be invited to the first showing of these animations at the Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil.
Kaitlyn Burry, Member of UK Youth Parliament for Rhondda Cynon Taf and Krystian Maciejczyk, Youth Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil welcomed us all to the Redhouse and explained the evening was an opportunity to showcase the achievements of young people of Cwm Taf and recognise the ultimate purpose of youth voices.
Chair of the Public Service Board Professor Marcus Longley and Chair of the Strategic Partnership Board Kelechi Nnoahami were present and were extremely impressed with the work, they both took the time to say a few words to all in attendance and congratulated everyone involved.
Please enjoy the animation!