Senedd visit encourages community spirit
Clients from supported housing projects in Cardiff recently met with Assembly Member, Julie Morgan at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to discuss local community issues.
Ten of those clients access our support services in order to help them gain independent living skills.
The group were given a guided tour of the award-winning building by the Cardiff North AM who then hosted a question and answer session enabling clients and staff members to ask questions about issues that affect their local communities.
Susan John from Tremorfa, Cardiff found the meeting extremely useful: “The visit to the Senedd has been really worthwhile; speaking to my local AM is a great opportunity, especially for people like me, it gives us a voice and enables us to get answers and represent others who have disabilities and financial difficulties.”
Julie Morgan AM enjoyed meeting her constituents: “It was wonderful to welcome such an impressive group to the Senedd and to hear about people’s experiences and views. It was also good to talk about the decisions that are made here in the Assembly that affect everyone’s lives. We want the Assembly to be open to everyone and I hope that the group enjoyed the visit. I know I did!”
We provide care and support services to a wide range of people in the Cardiff community, including offering advice about accessing employment, integrating into the local community and managing new tenancies successfully.
Feedback has proven that increased self-esteem and confidence levels enable people to play an active part in their communities through building strong support networks.
Our Support Worker, Liz Watkins said: “This visit was great for our clients, it increases their confidence to ask important questions regarding their housing situation or current issues facing their local neighbourhood and it also shows them the importance of becoming involved with their local community.”