To mark St David’s Day, Gerald Jones, Member of Parliament for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, attended an event in parliament on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Cymru, a charity that supports disabled people across Wales to live, learn and work as independently as possible.
2018 marks the 70th birthday of the charity, which provides social care across Wales, as well as running innovative programmes such as Can Do to help build the skills and confidence of young disabled people to support them on their journeys to independence. The charity also recently launched their Untapped Talent campaign to remove the barriers to employment for disabled people.
Speaking after the event, Gerald said, “I was pleased to meet with Leonard Cheshire Cymru, who do such important work supporting people here in Wales, and to discuss the issues facing disabled people.”
Glyn Meredith, Wales Director for Leonard Cheshire Cymru, added: “We know that good quality support can transform disabled peoples’ lives. At Leonard Cheshire we are committed to supporting peoples’ journeys to greater independence.
It was great to have the opportunity to showcase our programmes, like Can Do and Discover IT, which are having such a positive impact on hundreds of young disabled people across Wales and I look forward to working with Gerald on issues of importance to disabled people in the future.”