Tracscare’s has opened ‘Y Hwb’ (The Hub) in Swansea – an innovative new training centre designed to improve access to training and education courses for individuals with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, Autism and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI).
Y Hwb was established to offer a new approach to supporting people by empowering them to pursue their own interests. The centre’s primary aim is to enable people to maintain positive mental health while providing activities to assist in achieving a more independent life.
Tracscare’s Y Hwb will primarily offer training courses, which will vary each term. This term’s courses include performing arts, ‘positive steps’ – an Acquired Brain Injury therapeutic group which focuses on cognitive and social rehabilitation – and drop in creative craft sessions. The centre will also act as an easy and relaxing place to meet for the people Tracscare supports in the South Wales.
Tracscare is one of the UK’s leading specialist care providers, with 16 services in Swansea, which support individuals in the city and surrounding county.
Tracscare’s Learning and Development Manager, Kelly Pirotte, said:
“Y Hwb will offer education and training facilities across Wales for the people we support. We already have excellent learning and development provision for staff, so the next logical step was to provide a specially designed space for the people we support.
“We are passionate about supporting people to gain the confidence and life skills they need to realise their potential and build the foundations for more independent living.
Clare Whomes, Home Manager of Tracscare’s Oakhill Centre in Swansea, added:
“Access to education and training facilities tailored to meet the needs of individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries and other long term conditions will be transformational for the people we support, and the South Wales community as a whole.
“At Oakhill we’ve just celebrated ten years of supporting some incredible and inspiring people to live more independently. The new Y Hwb is perfectly positioned to support them on the next stage of their journey to independence.”