Catherine Thornton, January 2018 – Present
As the Senior Coordinator at Conwy Connect for Learning Disabilities, I manage, develop and coordinate the activities of Conwy Connect by working in partnership with other agencies, organizations, and individuals. I am responsible for attending meetings and feeding back information to Conwy Connect’s membership.
I really enjoy holidays and travelling with my family; I also enjoy taking my daughter and son to music festivals and gigs and have seen a huge variety of bands from Florence and the Machine and The XX to Don Williams and Larry Adler, whenever I am asked who my favourite band is I struggle to answer as I love that many. I am really excited to be working with Conwy Connect.
Paul Carter, September 2013 – present
Health Improvement Co-ordinator
As Health Improvement Co-ordinator I will be working with the Health Liaison Team focusing on improving health outcomes and addressing the health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities. I will be initially concentrating on Traffic Light Hospital Assessments – a form for adults with learning disabilities which, once completed, will contain vital information about them for hospital staff should they be admitted to hospital. I will be promoting their use in the county of Conwy. I will also be working on
- Promoting Welsh Government Annual Health Checks with GPs
- Raising diabetes awareness
- Promoting healthy sexuality
- Promoting physical activity
- Encouraging healthy eating
I like singing, writing and listening to music, watching films, swimming and country walks. Thanks to my young son I have recently rekindled a keen interest in playing with Lego and Playmobil. I look forward to meeting you through my work.
15 – Present
Planning for the Future Co-ordinator
Familiar Face – New Role!!
I’m likely to be a familiar face to many of you, as I’ve been involved with Conwy Connect in various ways since 2005, but I’m here to tell you about an exciting new Service that Conwy Connect is about to launch.
We are grateful to the Trustees of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for agreeing to make a three year grant to fund the Planning for the Future Service. (And well done to Sue on making the successful application!!)
The aim of the Service is, in the words of the Lloyds Bank Foundation, to: Support individuals with learning disabilities and their parents/carers to plan for and help them during their transition into independent living.
Non Lederle, March 2016 – Present
Moving On Solutions Co-ordinator
Hi, my name is Non and I have been recently appointed as the Moving on Solutions Co-ordinator for Conwy Connect. My role will involve overseeing all the activities currently available, identifying potential new groups and liaising with other organisations regarding social inclusion and integration. I will also be able to advise groups with regards to funding opportunities.
Members opinions and suggestions are really important and I would be more than happy to hear from you and your families.
I will continue to complete the bulletin to keep everyone updated on forthcoming and ongoing events and report back to Conwy Connect.
It will be a pleasure to meet everyone through my role. Out of work I enjoy boxercise, reading, baking, walks with my three boys and our family cockapoo Millie. I particularly look forward to the holidays when we spend time with lots of friends and family.
Alison Fletcher, March 2017 – Present
Connect Buddies Co-ordinator
As Connect Buddies Coordinator I will be working with Cath Thornton to develop the Connect Buddies service.
My role will focus on supporting individuals with a learning disability and volunteers to pair up and take part in social and community activities.
Funding from Gwynt Y Mor is supporting Conwy Connect to extend the Connect Buddies service across Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire. I am looking forward to meeting people who already use the service and anyone who wants to find out more.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, Frank, cooking and planning my next travel adventure.