In September volunteers of Accessible News successfully launched our Empower Disability Advice and Support Surgeries thanks to support from local businesses. These surgeries take place the first Wednesday of every month and are based in Hirwaun Village Hall (11am – 1pm).
The service is backed by four local businesses:
- Aberdare Ford
- D Hill and Son Building Landscaping and Roofing Contractors
- Penaluna’s Fish and Chips
- Welsh Hills Bakery
Representatives from the businesses were able to visit during the opening session to find out more about what the surgeries were all about. (more photos and quotes from the launch to follow)
David Hill from D Hill and Son said the following:
I’ve chosen to support Accessible News to set up Empower because I believe that the service is extremely valuable to the community. This country is going through a period of financial hardship and I feel supporting the most vulnerable members of the community is important.
Accessible News is proud to report that there has been an interest in the surgeries. Drop in if you or someone you know has a disability or health condition and would like support on issues such as:
- Welfare and Social Care
Richard Jones, founder of Accessible News says the following:
I had a vision at the age of sixteen of setting a one-stop-shop for disability related queries, I think the Empower Surgeries make big steps towards achieving that goal. We are here to help and support people, pointing people in the right direction of specialist help and supporting them during the process.
Our next session is taking place on Wednesday 1st December in Hirwaun Village Hall (11am – 1pm), if you’d like to know more visit our Facebook Page or check out our website.