- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Joyce attends launch of Pembrokeshire project that is putting people first
Monday, 16 March 2015 – Assembly Member Joyce Watson attended the official launch of the Tudor Trust Project, a Haverfordwest day centre run by and for adults with learning difficulties.
The project is the result of a successful funding bid, worth £120,000 over three years, by local charity Pembrokeshire People First.
Commenting on her visit, Mrs Watson said:
“Congratulations to everyone involved in delivering this fantastic project! The one-to-one training on independent living skills – from cooking, to household budgeting and computer skills – will help service users gain skills and confidence.”
Tudor Project manager Chris Davies gave the Mid and West AM a tour of the refurbished facility. He said:
“We feel that the Tudor Project is unique in being member led. Visitors to our open day all commented on the members’ enthusiasm and their ownership of the project. We are looking forward to excited times ahead.”
Mrs Watson met members James Tyler, Stuart Merritt and Jeremy De Wilton. She added:
“I am very grateful to Chris and the team for taking the time to show me first-hand the wonderful service they provide.”
With funding from the Tudor Trust and the Welsh Government-backed Collaborative Communities scheme, the charity has revamped its Merlin’s Bridge base with improved accessibility, new kitchen facilities and a fully-equipped IT suite.
The six-month pilot project will be led by Pembrokeshire People First members, who will decide what training and support the project will deliver. To find out more, contact Pembrokeshire People First: [email protected] / www.pembrokeshirepeople1st.org.uk / 01437 769135.