Minister praises Newport radio station for Energize’ing people’s lives @EnergizeMedia_ @WalesCoOpCentre #socialcare #SSWbAct #caretocoop

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Energize Media CIC welcomed Social Care minister Huw Iranca-Davies to it’s community radio station yesterday. The social enterprise was  set up in 2013 by two long standing friends who were both Direct Payment recipients. Changes in their local authority’s service left the friends with few service options to meet their requirements and interests so they decided to pool their Direct Payments and set up a community media project. Energize Media was born from their determination, dedication and love of music and radio.

The minister praised the work of the organisation:

“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.”

The full article on the visit can be found on:

Photograph courtesy of Natasha Hirst, @Hirstphotos




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