GISDA - Providing Support and Opportunities for Young People

GISDA was established in 1985 to provide support and accommodation for homeless young people in the area.


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.

Work with us

Looking for a fullfilling and challenging career?


House to Home Officer

We are looking for a versatile and experienced person to do basic maintenance work within GISDA and work as a mentor for young people who are keen to learn new skills. The House to Home GISDA project will guide young people on the basic skills needed when moving into their home. Often young people have not had a role model in their lives to learn skills that are essential for housekeeping. The young people will shadow this officer and volunteer their time to learn new skills.

The House to Home Officer will be working in various locations all over Gwynedd.

B3: £19,116 - £20,451 (pro rata)


Property Coordinator

The purpose of this post is to coordinate the maintenance work of GISDA in order to plan our work, ensure quality and monitor expenditure.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining property registers on the company's digital system, InForm.

The post holder will also be responsible for compliance with relevant legislation and reporting to the Head of Finance as required

B3.5 £21,252-£24,176

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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