The Roots Foundation Wales is a creative, innovative and dynamic project with great aspirations. We are independent charity led by a Volunteer Management Committee who have an understanding of the issues, needs and barriers for young people leaving care. Our Committee consists of individuals with a diverse range of skills and experience and a good understanding of the care system.
Our aim is to provide support, assistance and advice for young people leaving care,and individuals who have left care. We offer workshops on finance, cooking, budgeting, health, employment, relationships and parenting. Our goal is to have a state of the art drop in centre based in Swansea which offers a holistic and bespoke services to young people and adults which will also include a telephone support line, counselling and a mentoring service and facilities to assist with successful independent living.
This organisation was born out of passion and a need to support young people many of who are vulnerable in an important time in their lives. Many young people in care lack essential skills and a good support network and can often feel lonely and isolated once they have left their placements, many young people get into problems with debt once they have left care or become involved in unhealthy relationships. The Roots Foundation Wales aims to be involved in the lives of these individuals for as long as needs be and for as long as the client desires.