Gerraint’s Blog September 2021
In September, I had the privilege to speak to the Gwent interns at Nevill Hall hospital in Abergavenny, South Wales. It went very well, I spoke about my employment experiences and what it was like being the Lead Ambassador for the Engage to Change project, I’m hoping before Christmas that I can speak to the interns at Coleg y Cymoedd.
This month I have had several meetings with All Wales People First, including the Engage to Change Evaluation Forum. They have very useful resources around self-advocacy in Wales.
Spotlight on All Wales People First
Who are All Wales People First?
All Wales People First is the united voice of self-advocacy groups and people with learning disabilities in Wales. All Wales People First is an organisation for and led by men and women with a learning disabilities. It is unique in Wales in that it is the only national member-led organisation that represents the voice of men and women with a learning disability.
All Wales People First is steered by a National Council of members, which are elected at a local level through the 22 local authority areas across Wales.
The National Council ensures that people with learning disabilities are included as active citizens in Welsh society.
Who do they help?
People with autism and or a learning disability
How do they help?
They help people to get their voices heard
How can people get in touch with them?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org