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Funding Partners

We rely on the support of Government, Local Authority, European, Arts Council of Wales grants and major Trusts to sustain our level of provision. Read more…

Business Supporters:

We have developed relationships with local, national and international businesses and work with them in mutually beneficial partnerships. Read more…

Help Us:

We have a growing group of intrepid fundraisers and generous regular donors who support our work. Could you join them? Read more…

Main Office:
Valleys Kids
1 Cross Street
Penygraig
Tonypandy
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 1LDTel:  01443 420870
Fax: 01443 420877
Email: Friends@Valleys Kids.org
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    COVID 19 Crisis – Valleys Kids’ response

    May 8th, 2020

    Valleys Kids support over 3,000 people every week. We are doing things we have never had to do before. The demand has been overwhelming and humbling. From single parent families with 4 children who have no opportunity to leave the children to collect food, through families with very sick children who are terrified to leave […]

    Energy Best

    January 21st, 2022

    Are you concerned about rising fuel prices? Join us and our partners online on Thursday 27th January between 1pm and 3pm for an Energy Best session. Along with other things, you’ll be able to find out about the current fuel crisis and what’s the best action when it comes to switching suppliers, finding the best […]

    Make it! – a new model of theatre making / Gwnewch e! – fodel newydd o wneud theatr.

    January 20th, 2022

    Make it! A brand new network, commissioning and touring model led by and for emerging artists in Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT). Make it! is a new model of theatre making. It is an emerging artist-led network that seeks to connect up-and-coming performance creatives aged 18 – 29 in RCT with each other. Make it! also […]

    Free Parenting Support Services Move Online

    January 11th, 2022

    Valleys Kids is delivering two different free parenting support services across RCT, called So You Want To Know More and Check In And Chat. The sessions are informal, open to parents of all ages and are there to help connect and support individuals and families. The sessions are usually delivered face-to-face in a range of […]

    Valleys Kids Christmas Appeal 2021

    January 4th, 2022

    A Massive Thank You! This year, because of the kindness and generosity of our communities, we have supported 150 families and 411 children this Christmas. We were able to give gifts to 14 primary schools, Rhondda Housing Association, Action for Children, Challenging behaviour Support, and through our own projects. Christmas is a magical time for […]

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    Giving a lifeline to individuals and families

    Free Parenting Support Services Move Online

    Valleys Kids is delivering two free parenting support services across RCT, called So You Want To Know More and Check In And Chat.

    The sessions are informal, open to parents of all ages and are there to help connect and support individuals and families.

    The sessions are usually delivered face-to-face in community and family hubs in Rhydyfelin, Porth, Glyncoch, Llanharry, Penygraig and Penyrenglyn, however they have been moved online due to the rise in the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

    To view the schedule of online activities, and find out how to join, please click here.

    If you would like support in accessing online sessions, please get in touch through the contact us link at the bottom of the page.

    Archbishop Tutu

    We were greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Boxing Day last year.

    Fond memories are held by Valleys Kids’ staff of his visit to Soar in Penygraig in 2012, where he captivated everyone with his passion, compassion and eloquence.

    We were honoured to receive this beautiful letter from Archbishop Tutu; a great man who will be truly missed.

    Desmond Tutu, Carwyn Jones and Margaret Jervis, 2012.

     

    Valleys Kids' Covid Response

    Valleys Kids supports over 3,000 people every week. We are doing things we have never had to do before. The demand has been overwhelming and humbling. From single parent families with 4 children who had no opportunity to leave the children to collect food, through to families with very sick children who were terrified to leave the house and risk bringing infection home with them.

    Valleys Kids has been part of the community for over 40 years, but we’ve never seen anything like this.

    Our buildings are beginning to reopen, staff are refocussing on trying to return to some kind of ‘normal’ having made superhuman efforts, coping with their own challenges, whilst responding  flexibly to the needs of a community in lockdown who struggled and are struggling to overcome anxiety and stress, to make ends meet and feed their families.

    The legacy is high levels of anxiety, stress and depression which is affecting the mental health & wellbeing of children, young people and adults across all age groups.  Like Long Covid, the impacts on wellbeing, emotional and financial resilience will not be a quick fix in communities which were already high on the deprivation table.

    We have always tried to offer what people told us they need. We are committed to continuing to help local people to help themselves overcome the obstacles they face.

    Our endeavours during the period of the lockdown, reflects the high levels of need and what we were able to achieve.

    Community is Kindness : Together Stronger

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