A YOUTH service is embracing technology as its works to find innovative ways of engaging with people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Denbighshire’s Youth Service is continuing to engage with its young parents group via video conferencing.

Every Tuesday evening, they meet ‘virtually’ to play creative games, to enjoy some social interaction and share support and advice.

During sessions, games such as 'find the object' (a scavenger game involving young people finding things in the house), drawing activities and more have taken place.

A video call with parents and children is also taking place on Tuesday at 1pm. Here there is a story time/song time so children can see each other and have some interaction.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, cabinet lead member for Education, Children, Young People and Public Engagement, said: “It’s great that technology is being used to deliver an important service to young people.

“With the community needing to adhere to social distancing guidelines, it’s great that we’re able to remain social, but at a distance.

“The feedback has been brilliant and it gives young parents a chance to speak to others as they normally would and access the same kind of support, but in a rather different way.

“We’re seeing a lot of council services adopting a similar approach, using technology to its full advantage to try and continue running its services.

“These young people are no different and they are valuing the opportunity of keeping in touch with the outside world, at the touch of a button for the time being."