Susan Elan Jones MP has attended an event in parliament to support the work of Leonard Cheshire Cymru, a charity that supports disabled people across Wales to live, learn and work as independently as possible. The charity has a strong presence in the Clwyd South constituency with a well-established care service in Dolywern.
The Clwyd South MP said, “I’m always pleased to meet with Leonard Cheshire Cymru, both in Parliament and in Dolywern to discuss the issues facing disabled people. My first job in the charity sector was for a disability organisation and I have a long-standing interest in how we as a society can ensure all disabled people reach their full potential. As well as being a strong supporter of Leonard Cheshire’s great work in Dolywern, I’m also a massive fan of the charity’s Can Do programme which helps to build the skills and confidence of young disabled people. Leonard Cheshire has also recently launched their Untapped Talent campaign to remove the barriers to employment for disabled people. All of this is great news for people in our local area and right across Wales and the UK.”
Glyn Meredith, Wales Director for Leonard Cheshire Cymru, added: “We know that good quality support can transform disabled peoples’ lives. At Leonard Cheshire we are committed to supporting peoples’ journeys to greater independence.
It was great to have the opportunity to showcase our programmes, like Can Do and Discover IT, which are having such a positive impact on hundreds of young disabled people across Wales and I look forward to working with Susan on issues of importance to disabled people in the future.”
Susan Elan Jones MP in Parliament with Glyn Meredith, Wales Director for Leonard Cheshire Cymru and another charity representative