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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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.

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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Annual Meeting 2016

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, at the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club.    There was an opportunity to ask questions on the work of Conwy Connect.  James Hughes presented an interactive quiz about the Welsh Ambulance Service.  We introduced the Smart Meter Project being lead by TAPE and The Venture Drama Group performed a song for us.

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We welcomed 61 members

Our Annual Report can be downloaded  below here

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Boccia – A game for everyone

Boccia is a game similar to indoor bowls but is played with soft bowls instead. It can be played by anyone, including people who use a wheelchair and people with sensory impairments.

The next session is on Monday 29th November from 2pm to 4pm. It is on every 2 weeks at St. John’s Methodist Church, Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU.

Just click on the flyer below for more details.

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