Young People

Newport Youth Council is open to all young people aged 11-25 and living in Newport and lets you have a voice in issues that affect you.

To find out how you can get involved telephone the participation officer on (01633) 210821. 

Newport’s Infoshop (youth information service) is open to all young people, offering information and advice.

Qualified youth workers are on hand to provide information, support and guidance to young people aged 11 – 25, in a friendly and informal setting.

Help can be given with application forms, looking for work, CV’s and school/college work.

A confidential room is also available if you would like to talk to someone in private.

The Infoshop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am – 4pm.


Infoshop, Newport Library and Museum, John Frost Square, Newport 

(01633) 784054/255031
(01633) 784054 (Minicom text)


Young parents should visit the Family Information Service for advice on childcare, parenting programmes and more.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme is an adventure from beginning to end, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from as long as you're between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do programmes at bronze, silver or gold level and achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections, or five if you're going for gold.  

And along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. 

The DofE is run in Newport's secondary schools, Coleg Gwent, youth clubs and at the Infoshop and is open to anyone aged 14 - 24 who expresses an interest in learning a new skill, volunteering, undertaking a physical activity, and completing an expedition.

Bronze level takes six months to complete, silver a year and gold 18 months, so come on, what are you waiting for?  

Award sessions are run from St David’s House, Hill Street on a Wednesday between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Email or visit the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website for more information.