GISDA - Providing Support and Opportunities for Young People

Empowering young people through accommodation, well-being, voice, support and opportunities


At GISDA, we run several different projects. Our largest project is the Supporting People project. This project provides support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Through this project we are able to support 62 young people throughout Gwynedd at any one time.


Every member of staff provides a tailored, person-centred support package. This enables each individual to gain an understanding of their rights and responsibilities and it helps them develop the skills required for living independently.

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At GISDA, we support each individual with their accommodation needs and we hope to help each individual build positive, trusting relationships. We work hard to make sure no young person faces any form of discrimination and that they are able to integrate fully into the wider community.


Your donations help us provide a better life for our young people. We would like to thank everyone from the business sector who have supported us and who continue to support us to this day.

About Us

We want to offer vulnerable people in our society the opportunity to improve their quality of life so they aren’t disadvantaged because of poverty.

In 1989, in partnership with Cymdeithas Tai Eryri, we opened our first hostel, called Hafan, in Caernarfon, for 8 young people. Since then we have opened another hostel, called Llys Meddyg, and a hostel, called Fron Fawr, both in Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have two fully- furnished houses in Dolgellau, which are owned by Tai Clwyd. We also work in partnership with Gwynedd Council and the Housing Associations and, as a result, we have projects that can support people in other properties. We also continue to support people who are still living at home.

GISDA originally stood for’Grŵp Ieuenctid Sengl Digartref Arfon’ which meant Young, Single, Homeless Group of Arfon. Today we support young homeless people and their families throughout Gwynedd to include: single young people, single parents, expectant mothers, couples and families.

Over the years our services have expanded and developed and are still as much in demand today as they have always been.

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Looking for a fullfilling and challenging career?

Working with GISDA has never been more exciting, with challenging opportunities throughout North Wales.

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We treat every individual with equal respect and we always appreciate hearing feedback about our services.

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