Welcome to Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities

Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities was set up in 1997 to help promote the rights of people with a learning disability living within the county of Conwy in North Wales. Our aims include ensuring people have equality of choice and opportunity in the community they live in. We provide an essential link between all stakeholders whilst keeping members up-to-date of relevant changes in learning disability services.

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Exciting New Resources for Venture Drama Group!

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Venture Drama Group have exciting new equipment, props and clothing to help them tread the boards in style!

Thanks to a successful application to the Intermediate Care Fund, Venture Drama Group have been able to buy all the things in the photo.

 

These include a CD player, microphone and stand, an iPod, drama masks, blank CDs and polo shirts with the Venture Drama Group logo on them!

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Venture Drama Group is a drama and expressive arts group for adults with a learning disability. To join in the fun with the rest of the gang and have a go on the new stuff just pop along on a Tuesday night.

For all the details of when and where the group meet, just click here

Funded by the intermediate Care Fund

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“Your Love Life” Event

We will be holding our next event in partnership with the

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When? Tuesday 28th February 2017, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Where? Interchange Flyer 28th Feb 2017317–319 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay LL29 9YF

Download flyer and booking form below

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The event will inform you about

  • Relationships
  • How to increase your confidence
  • Enable you to discuss relationships
  • Be aware of how to keep safe

By the end of the event we aim for participants to leave better informed and to be able to talk openly about their wishes.

This event is funded by the Intermediate Care Fund

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Smart Meters

Some of our members made a short animated film with support from TAPE, in partnership with Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities. The film tells people with learning disabilities about Smart Meters.

 

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Smart meters do more than old gas and electricity meters. They can help you see how much gas or electricity you are using. You can have one fitted for free.

There are 2 parts to a smart meter:

  1. The new smart meter
  2. A display screen that shows you how much gas or electricity you are using and how much it costs.

Your gas or electricity supplier will contact you when they are ready to fit your new smart meter. You do not have to have one if you do not want to.

YOU can help out by answering a few simple questions about Smart Meters. Please click on the link below:

Smart Meter Questionnaire

For an Easy Read information leaflet about smart meters just click on the link below.

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Connect Buddies Coordinator Advert

An exciting new opportunity has opened within Conwy Connect, we are looking for a Connect Buddies Coordintor.

30 hours per week

Based in Colwyn Bay – Covering the Gwynt y Mor Community fund coastal strip

NJC scale 22 (£20,456 pro rata)      Fixed contract to February 2020

This post offers a unique opportunity in the field of learning disability services within Conwy. The post holder will develop and sustain the Connect Buddies service. The Post will involve work on an operational level, and focus on supporting individuals with a learning disability and volunteers to pair up and take part in social and community activities.

Experience in:

  • Gathering together and organising a range of information.
  • Evidence of working in a team and with other agencies to achieve positive change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information in a creative, clear and engaging way.
  • Competency in IT including word processing, desk top publishing accessing databases, spreadsheets, internet and e mail.
  • Creativity and ability to think out of the box.

The position is subject to a DBS enhanced check

For further information about the post and an application pack contact Catherine Thornton Conwy Connect Engagement Co-ordinator

Tel:  01492 536486         E-mail: CathThornton1@gmail.com

Closing date: Monday 16 January 2017           Interview date:  Wednesday 8 February 2017

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please download an application pack from below

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Smart Meter Project Launch

The Smart Meter launch of the accessible animated film will be held on 21 December 2016, 1.00pm at TAPE Community Music and Film, Berthes Rd, Old Colwyn LL29 9SD

The aim of the project is to raise awareness through accessible information.smart-meeter

This is a peer-led project and develop through a co-production model, which has proven to be highly effective in the past in the dissemination of information and raising of awareness, with TAPE being the lead in partnership with Conwy Connectsmart-meter-2

Weekly sessions have focused on development of a script and storyboard for a short animated film. Characters have been  developed to use in the film by members of the group.

TAPE have been working with a group representative of people with learning disabilities so as to best inform the concept and delivery of information.

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