Gwalia Care working hard for vulnerable people
Gwalia Care recently invited their local MP to come along and find out for himself the care services that they provide at their base in Barry.
Alun Cairns MP met with support workers, volunteers and clients during a visit to the base in Holton Road, Barry.
Gwalia Care provide supported accommodation for vulnerable people and ex-offenders who wish to become involved and included in the community. In turn those receiving the care and support offered, become valued members of the community and then focus their attention on helping others.
The Vale MP heard about a current project which involves building a garden at the location in Holton Road – the project is funded by monies from the European Council and The Prince’s Trust. The aim of the project is to build an area that will increase the quality of life for tenants at Ty Muse, leave a legacy for future tenants and benefit the wider community.
Mr Cairns said:
“I was delighted to be invited to visit Gwalia Care in Barry. It was clear to me that the team of staff and volunteers were committed to working together to help make positive changes to their clients’ lives.
“Gwalia Care provide an opportunity for vulnerable people of all ages to maximise their independence and make sure that their clients can get real enjoyment and fulfilment from living in their homes.
“Important too was the fact that all their clients were actively encouraged to help and support others in their communities – it’s just terrific that those who have been helped are then keen to help others less fortunate than themselves. The garden project that is currently underway is an excellent example of that help and support for others in action.”
Gwalia Care provides support for over 1000 people from different cultural, social, economic and ethnic backgrounds every year. This makes Gwalia Care the largest directly managed Care and Support service of its kind across south Wales
To find out more about Gwalia Care visit www.gwaliacareandsupport.com