Nick Thomas-Symonds MP visited Able Radio to learn of the work they do to support disabled people in the community. Able Radio is a local organisation that empowers disabled people through creative and media activities.
During the visit, the Torfaen MP had a tour around Able Radio’s facilities, and took questions on his role as a Member of Parliament.
Able Radio offer a wide range of activities for people to get involved in, including sports, arts and crafts, and regular music sessions. The group also broadcast live radio shows on a daily basis, and have previously created short, animated films.
They have recently set up a gardening project to grow fruit and vegetables to sell locally, with all money being invested back into the organisation to support disabled people across Torfaen.
On visiting Able Radio, Nick Thomas-Symonds said: ‘I was delighted to visit Able Radio this week, and I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who work incredibly hard in supporting disabled people across Torfaen.
It was a pleasure to see their new garden that they have been working on, and to hear how the activities at Able Radio has helped in giving disabled people a voice within the community’.
Shaun O’Dwyer, General Manager and Director of Able Radio commented: ‘We really appreciated Nick taking the time to visit Able, we recognise the ability each individual has that is a part of able, we focus on empowering our clients to live the best lives possible.
‘Our organisation creates genuine opportunities for our clients, and we recognise the importance of co-producing with our individuals, leading to ensuring every day at Able is a good day.’