Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds opened Hope GB’s new premises in Upper Cwmbran on Saturday 2nd April, which also marked World Autism Awareness Day.
Hope GB is a local charity offering support services to people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), and their families. The new premises, at Nant Bran Centre, Upper Cwmbran, will allow Hope GB to carry out conduct all their activities in one place, and expand their services to support more families and individuals affected by autism.
Hope GB organise weekly autism-friendly youth club sessions for children aged between 6-17, a Little Explorers Club for children aged between 3-6, a Young Adults Social group for those aged 16-25, and group support sessions for parents/carers.
On opening the new premises, Mr Thomas-Symonds MP said: “I was delighted to open Hope GB’s new premises on World Autism Awareness Day. Hope GB provide incredibly vital support and services for people on the autistic spectrum and their families, and I wish them the very best in their new location.”
The trustees from Hope GB commented: “We really value the support of the community evidenced at our recent open day and relish the exciting opportunity to reach out to more families and individuals affected by autism, children right through to adults, pre and post diagnosis.
We have a good partnership with the local authority and are excited to plan more activities reinforcing our commitment to Torfaen. We look forward to our future events to be able to support the community in very practical ways. We send our thanks to MP Nick Thomas-Symonds for his longstanding support.”