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Swansea Communities First

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The Communities First Programme in Swansea is managed by Community Regeneration.

From February 1st 2013, Communities First will be a community focused programme that supports the Welsh Government's Anti-Poverty agenda. It will help the most disadvantaged people in the most deprived areas with the aim of contributing to alleviating persistent poverty. The programme will aim to contribute, alongside other programmes, to narrowing the education/skills, economic and health gaps between our most deprived and more affluent areas.

The programme will do this by:

  • Supporting those individuals, families and groups of people who have the poorest education/skills, economic and health outcomes especially in places where deprivation is most concentrated;
  • Increasing individuals' life skills, self esteem and self reliance, including financial capability;
  • Supporting and strengthening local activity which contributes most to tackling poverty and deprivation, with community organisations and communities themselves as key partners.

The Communities First Vision Framework will have three strategic outcomes:

  • Prosperous Communities (Economic)
  • Learning Communities (Education/Skills, in particular through employability)
  • Healthier Communities (Health)

Communities First in Swansea

The programme will be delivered geographically across five 'Cluster Areas'. The table below shows the localities and Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) within each Cluster. 

Communities First Cluster


Lower Super

Output Areas

Cluster Manager

West Cluster

Townhill, Waun Wen, Brynmelyn

Townhill 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Castle 1, 3

Alice Greenlees

North West Cluster

Blaenymaes, Portmead, Penplas, Penlan, part of Gendros

Penderry 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Cockett 8

Andrew Chapman

South Cluster

Sandfields, Sketty Park, part of Hafod

Castle 2, 4, 8

Sketty 4

Landore 2, 3, 4

Jason Williams

East Cluster

St Thomas, Port Tennant, part of Bonymaen, Trallwyn, part of Birchgrove

St Thomas 1, 2

Bonymaen 1, 2, 4

Llansamlet 6, 8

Joanne Thomas

North East Cluster

Part of Morriston, Clase and Graigfelen

Morriston 5, 6, 7, 9

Mynyddbach 1, 2

Clydach 3

Shaz Abedean

Further information is available on the right and left hand sides of this page.

Contact Community Regeneration on 01792 635238

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