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Diary update: Adam, August 2023

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My name is Adam and I do lots of work with People First Bridgend. I won an award at AdFest 2023 with my colleague Raymond Byles.  We won the Linton Gower Memorial Award which was for a member or members who have done something outstanding towards the running of their self-advocacy group.  I am a member of People First Bridgend, and we meet up around twice a month. It’s a big group.  I get to meetings on the bus or train – I’m confident using public transport on my own.

I live in my own flat within a supported living complex. There are support workers available, but I don’t need them. I can live independently.

I enjoy walking, going to the cinema, shopping and especially going to the arcades in Porthcawl and playing on the Play Station. I have family living nearby too. I’m friends with everyone else who lives in the supported living complex.  I’ve been there for about 10 years now.

I cook for myself – I can cook absolutely anything! I have noticed that things cost a lot more now and I have to be more careful with my money.

Being part of the community is very important to me and I volunteer at an animal welfare charity shop in Maesteg on Wednesday afternoons.  On Tuesdays I help out at the Food Bank – handing out food packages to people and on Fridays I volunteer at a plant nursery, helping to do the gardening.

I enjoy being in the water and I go to swimming club in Pencoed once a week – I’m a member of the Bridgend Sharks Disability Swimming Group and I go to Canoe Club in Maesteg weekly too!

1 Comment

  1. Helen Noble

    Adam you are a remarkable young man – always thinking of others and doing what you can to make a difference.
    You have overcome so many challenges in life – You have worked tirelessly to achieve your goals You inspire and include people You give up your time selflessly with your volunteering work
    So proud to call you my son .
    Love you endlessly

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