Welsh Assembly Minister praises the work of Energize Media.

The team at Energize Media CIC were pleased to welcome Welsh Assembly Minister Huw Irranca-Davies to their Studio in Shaftesbury, Newport.

As Minister for Children and Social Care it was a great opportunity to see how this fully integrated project with young people and adults with learning disabilities is developing.

During the visit the Minister was interviewed Live on Air! by school student Ethan Collins before being shown the DJ Decs by another school student Maisey Anderson.

The diversity of the group is beyond question and has seen praise and a following from around Wales and across the world.

One of the founders, volunteer Simon Harvey said during the visit:

“What has been achieved by everyone involved with Energize is unbelievable, with Jeremy and Nigel putting faith in the project and pooling their Direct Payments allowed the door to open to so many more people. Many vulnerable adults and their families have feared using Direct Payments and are not aware of the freedoms they can offer.

“We are now working with the Wales Co-operative Centre to strengthen and expand our work, while fully supporting their vision for more Community Enterprises to take the lead in Social Care provision in Wales.”

Minister for Children & Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies said:

“I was really pleased to visit the centre today to meet everyone involved, but it was a real pleasure to hear of the inspirational way in which Jeremy and Nigel came together to help establish it, and the wonderful way it has changed their own lives, and those of so many others, for the better.

“It’s a great example of a successful social value organisation supporting people with learning disabilities and young people to develop skills, in keeping with the principles of our innovative Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

“This project has clearly made a real difference to many people’s lives. I wish them every success in the future and hope the Project continues to grow from strength to strength.”

 

Photographs from Natasha Hirst Photography

Radio Car

Have you spotted the new EnergiZe Radio vehicle?  Space is available advertise on the car if this is something that might interest you then please get in touch it is the perfect way to advertise in the local area

The car will enable us move disco equipment to venues, audio equipment and volunteers between our two local bases (more coming on that real soon)

Give us a wave if you see the team driving round Newport and local area !!

InFusion Project

The Infusion project is our educational programme for young people who are disengaged from mainstream education from the ages of 11 – 16 years, in addition to this we can support young people who are vulnerable and may find themselves disengaged from society.

Our experienced staff and volunteers  can support schools and alternative provision with workshops and small group sessions alongside our in-house provision.

The project has had a proven influence on young people and students, with schools seeing dramatic improvements in behaviour and attitude towards learning. The long term goal is to improve confidence and self esteem while teaching empathy in a fully Integrated project.

 

 

Community Radio Studio

The community online radio studio is based in a community centre in Newport.  It is a fully digital modern radio studio along with audio production equipment.

There are number of slots available, with listeners from all over the world, full training will be given