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SWAY is a registered charity since 2014 that actively reaches out to young people across the South Wight from Whitwell to Brook. Supported by Parish Councils and local churches SWAY is faith-based but not faith biased.  We employ a full time Project Lead Youth Worker, full time Youth Worker and a part time Youth and Family Worker. 


SWAY aims to give Hope and Focus to the youth and families of South Wight. We seek to do this through:-

  • Groups, special events, weekends, residentials, volunteering and the fostering of positive relationships and self esteem.

  • Support and mentoring young people and their families. 


Our aim is to give 'Hope and Focus' for the youth and families of South Wight. This encapsulates what we do and are as SWAY. We are passionate about getting young people together, giving them opportunities to grow, work, play and fulfil their potential.


We believe young peoples’ lives can be transformed regardless of their background or circumstances. Our desire is to meet young people where they are, accept them as they are, and to provide events and groups that will build up self-confidence, improve self-worth and empower them to discover their own potential.

Youth Groups & Activities

SWAY offers opportunities for young people in the South Wight area to join youth groups and activities on and off the island. Many activities are free or subsidised through grants and donations. To find out more visit our events page.

For young people looking to gain experience in leadership, we have a Young Leaders Programme. 

Contact the office if you wish to find out  more information.


The Youth and Family work provides support and guidance to families; offering practical help and emotional support to families experiencing short or long-term difficulties empowering them to address various challenges.  

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