Staff Photo of Siawns Teg

Who we are

 

Siawns Teg is a social inclusion charity that works in the community of Powys to break down the problems and issues surrounding unemployment, personal learning opportunities and health. Siawns Teg has a highly motivated and experienced team of Trainers and mentors and is connected to a number of other local support groups with similar ideals. We are well known locally and internationally for our innovative and effective ways of engaging people in their own destiny and opportunity.

 

We challenge two misconceptions:

 

1. Some service providers say that “people with problems are hard to reach”.  We say that people with problems often don’t have the resources to travel and research what services are available.  The problem is that people find services hard to reach.  We believe that service providers should be working to break down barriers of access for people they aim to support, not the other way round.

 

2. Some funders provide money for organisations like Siawns Teg based on the numbers of people who will benefit.  In Powys numbers are much less than in urban populations, and so outcomes for funders are not so exciting.  We believe that the problems facing people in rural areas are just as difficult as for those people in urban cities, and that rural communities should have the same opportunities.

 

What we do

 

Siawns Teg takes pride in helping people to help themselves.  We do this impartially and without discrimination, regardless of what situation, difficulty or problem comes through our door.

 

We provide a holistic approach, working with individuals either alone or in groups to look at problems and planning solutions. We are good at supporting people to fit in with their community at work and play. We see it as a community effort, that is not only a problem for the individual, but one for the community as well to help address. That’s not to say that individuals can dodge the responsibility, each person is motivated to see what they can do and to own their progress.

 

We run local courses and mentoring for individuals that guide people to realise their worth to themselves and the community. The course are tailor made and can cover anything from giving people confidence to attend a course to starting their own business. Some courses carry a recognised qualification!  Our style of support is unique and proven with partner organisations in Europe. We have a high success rate of engaging with the unengaged, and getting people into work.



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