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Locality 5: Neath Port Talbot

Network 5 – Our Year in 2015

January 28, 2016

Our Network remains a very active sociable place to live and work. Once again we have had a very busy year especially around social events and we are planning even more for 2016. These are some of the things our network members have done together or on their own with staff support so far this year.

I suppose we are also very lucky that we know each other quite well because we have lived in the same location and with the same people for many years and a lot of staff have been with us for some time as well.

Time 2 Meet plays a big part in our lives and we have organised groups like our Coffee Morning on Thursdays, Bingo on Tuesdays and Arts and Crafts on Fridays. These groups are all run by our members.

We have met together twice to discuss the things that matter to us. In these events we decided on things we would do together to make our lives better, and then we shared food together.

It was also good to see a lot of us celebrate our birthdays by being able to invite our friends around for BBQ’s and some of us were also able to celebrate with family and friends at our local favourite watering hole.

Other events that happened throughout the year was the MacMillan Coffee Morning which was organised by people in Briton Ferry and Pontardawe.

Network members have also organised together a range of trips and events, including our X Factor night at the Four Winds in Aberavon where we danced the night away with a real X Factor contestant. The other highlight was our trip to Noah’s Ark which we all really enjoyed. Many thanks to Jamie for organising this day with us.

We have also been able to create our own Network Newsletter and also a Network calendar to help us share information and events with each other.

We have produced a video of our year that you can see on the Consortium’s you tube channel; we hope that you like it.