ARFOR Programme: Llwyddo’n Lleol project to host residential weekend for families

October 2023 | Arfor, Featured

Llwyddo’n Lleol have announced that they will be hosting a residential weekend for families that are considering returning to the ARFOR area. The aim of the project is to provide the families with an experience of what it is like to live in the area and to analyse any challenges they may face when making the decision.

There is an opportunity for four young families who are considering the move to spend the weekend for free on Bargoed Farm near Aberaeron to get a taste of rural life and the opportunities ARFOR has to offer. The weekend will include leisure sessions, activities for the children and a chance to take part in discussions regarding the process of returning by a variety of individuals and institutions. The sessions will include one held by Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin about raising children in the ARFOR area and discussions about starting a business and working in rural west Wales.

The weekend is part of a pilot project by Llwyddo’n Lleol to try to better understand that which motivates people to want to move back to the ARFOR area, the challenges that families face while doing this, and how assistance could be given to families who are considering moving back to aid the process. The intention by Llwyddo’n Lleol is to learn from this weekend some of the key factors that families consider when moving and then develop a broader scheme that will work to entice people to come back to live in ARFOR.

Alaw Rees, Project Officer for Llwyddo’n Lleol in Ceredigion said:

‘We look forward to welcoming several families to our event. We are keen to have honest conversations with families regarding the obstacles that prevent them from returning to ARFOR while also highlighting the opportunities available in ARFOR and the support that we can provide through Llwyddo’n Lleol.

The residential weekend will be held between 27 – 29 October 2023 and is open to families with parents 35 years old or younger that come from the ARFOR area but now live somewhere else. For more information or to register your interest to attend the weekend, contact Llwyddo’n Lleol by e-mailing:

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