Inclusive West Wales Celebration

guest blog, 2015, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Inclusive West Wales Celebration

Clynfyw Care Farm, Abercych is hosting a Celebration of Inclusive West Wales on Saturday January 17th—the UK’s Disabled Access Day 2015.

Supported by Pembrokeshire Tourism and Pembrokeshire County Council, this is the first time there has been an event of this type in West Wales.

‘We’ve been involved in accessible tourism in west Wales for nearly thirty years,’ said Clynfyw’s manager Jim Bowen. ‘Over the years we have met so many people striving to make our region more inclusive and accessible. This day is intended to promote their work, and to raise west Wales’ profile as an accessible, inclusive holiday destination. We also hope to inspire others to become more inclusive and accessible.’

Running from 10.30- 3.30, there will be information stands from experienced accessible tourism operators and care support providers and experts in Total Communication. Talks will be running throughout the day including from Pembrokeshire People First and an advisor to the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Access, inclusion and social responsibility are sometimes overlooked in tourism while so many people depend on good access for daily life as well as holidays. Promoting current good practice and encouraging others to become more accessible can only benefit our area and all within it.

There will be a barbecue, teas, coffees and cakes available throughout the day, as well as a farm walk weather permitting.

If you would like to take a stand and promote your work please let us know. Entry is free, but the cost of a stand is £10, which goes towards Clynfyw’s Wheelie Good Idea, sending refurbished wheelchairs and mobility aids to sub-Saharan Africa.

The Celebration is hosted by Clynfyw Care Farm with support from Pembrokeshire Tourism and Pembrokeshire County Council. For more information, please contact Clynfyw Care Farm: 01239 841236