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Creating a child friendly community in Cardiff

Liz Blamire

5th August 2022

Children and young people are working with Cardiff University on a project to make Grangetown a better place.

The BBC are reporting on this collaboration - Cardiff: Young people helping to improve Grangetown, which will feed into the local Covid recovery plan.

The project included young people from eight to 18 year olds, working with local schools and the area's youth forum. If it's successful, it could be used in other parts of the city.

Four themes were identified from the work in Grangetown. Young people want to see:

  • a safer and cleaner community,
  • more places to play,
  • a greener Grangetown and
  • an inclusive place which helps everyone.

Evidence shows that having the opportunity to play in a safe space boosts the mental wellbeing of children. A recent survey of children in Wales found they would rather be playing than watching TikTok and YouTube but they do not always have somewhere suitable to play. Read more about the Time to Play Campaign.

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