Youth Service

Following the announcements made on Monday 23rd March 2020, we will be closing all MonLife Youth Clubs and Youth Centres across Monmouthshire.  This decision has been made to keep people safe and reduce the pressure on our NHS.

We recognise the need to continue to offer support to young people, particularly the vulnerable during this difficult time so our Youth Workers will remain active digitally to offer any necessary support and information. 

Young people and their families can contact us using an online form by clicking here.

In Monmouthshire, we deliver Youth Work in the community and in schools, offering activities and opportunities such as:

  • Youth clubs (which run out of community buildings, usually one evening a week)
  • Youth centres (based in town centres, open at least three evenings a week, where Youth Workers are based full-time)
  • School-holiday provision (through our youth centres; outreach work in local parks, fields and wherever young people are; events and trips.)
  • D of E (run through secondary schools and ‘open award centres’, for young people aged 14+ across Bronze, Silver and Gold levels), which has been the number 1 D of E programme in Wales since 2018
  • The Shift / Shift Primary project, which supports young people aged 11+ (and in Year 6) in the community and school who are in need of emotional wellbeing / low level mental health support through one to one work with a Youth Worker
  • Engage 2 Change (E2C), Monmouthshire’s Youth Council, where young people are elected on with a view to represent all young people in Monmouthshire, challenge decision makers and ensure that young people’s voices are heard and changes are made
  • Equality Street – an award-winning, LGBTQ+ provision which meets weekly and runs a Pride event as part of the service’s annual Diversity Festival
  • Digital information and support (online or via telephone)
  • School-based projects including the delivery of qualifications (such as the BTEC Landbased); issue-based workshops such as substance misuse, online safety, safeguarding and sexual health; the GIRL/BOY project (a 6 week programme with small groups of young people where they explore issues and feelings around growing up); Year 9 Summer Camp
  • Transition work including Transition Youth Clubs, and the Year 6 Transition project offering an 8 week programme of workshops to Year 6 pupils, culminating in the annual Triathlon during Youth Work Week, when all participants are brought together ahead of going into Year 7
  • Young people are at the centre of what we do, and Youth Work takes a person-centred, rights-based approach which works to the Five Pillars of Youth Work in Wales, where young people who access our service have opportunities for learning that are Educative, Expressive, Empowering, Participative and Inclusive.
  • All members of MonLife’s Youth Work team are professionally qualified Youth Workers and Youth Support Workers, and are all registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) with a license to practice, the same as teachers and those in other education professions such as colleges and work-based learning / training providers.  All staff hold up to date enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and are fully training in safeguarding young people.       

Young people and their families can contact us for support and/or information via https://www.monlife.co.uk/youth-digital-support-form/ or youth@monmouthshire.gov.uk

If you would like to volunteers, please contact darrylwhite@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Youth Centres

Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre

Gilwern Main Office Monmouthshire Youth Service Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre, Ty Mawr Road, Gilwern, NP7 0EB

Tel: 01873 833200

Abergavenny – The Cabin

Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EL

Tel: 07827 880055

Monmouth – The Attik

The Attik, Monmouth Youth Centre Whitecross Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XR

Tel: 01600 772033

Caldicot – The Zone

The Zone, Caldicot Youth Centre 1 Chepstow Road, Caldicot, NP26 4XY

Tel:01291 425427

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award C/O Monmouthshire Youth Service, Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre, Ty-Mawr Lane, Gilwern, NP7 OEB

Tel: 01873 833200

Part-time Youth Clubs

Caerwent Youth Club

Caerwent Community Centre, 20 Lawrence Crescent, Caerwent NP26 5NS

Tuesdays 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Llantilio Pertholey Youth Club

Llantilio Pertholey Community Centre, St David’s Road, Mardy, Abergavenny NP7

Mondays 4.15 pm to 6.00 pm

Portskewett & Sudbrook Youth Club

Portskewett Church Hall, Crick Road, Portskewett NP26 5UL

Tuesdays 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Rogiet Youth Club

Rogiet Sport Pavilion, Westway, Rogiet, Caldicot NP26 3SP

Thursdays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm