Pedal Power – Cardiff

Pedal PowerTake advantage of these free healthy living sessions – there are still places available:-

  • Yoga for beginners
  • Relaxation for beginners
  • Energy Care for Carers
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise Mobility

All these sessions are taking place at Pedal Power on Thursdays and Fridays for the next 6 weeks. Sessions last for 30-60 minutes.

If you or the people you support are interested in attending, please respond by email to book a time and place, or ring for further information.

Email address:  [email protected]

Web address:

Free Chance For Young Poets

Could you be the next young poetry laureate?

boys and girlsAspiring young poets are being given free entry into this year’s Young Poets Of The Year book.

“This annual book has been published for several years now and aims to encourage under-19s to express themselves through poetry,” said Brent Whittam of United Press, which organises the competition.

This annual competition is now in its third year. “Our aim is to encourage young people to get more involved in poetry and all the poets published in the book get five free copies. This includes photos and profiles of each one, plus several of their poems,” said Brent.

Telephone 0844 800 9177 for details or send a photo, profile (including date of birth) and ten poems to Young Poets of The Year, United Press, Admail 3735, London EC1B 1JB. You can see more information at   or

“We have long encouraged young people to get involved in poetry,” said Brent. “For over a decade we have produced free books featuring poetry written by children at various schools. By donating a large number of copies (50 or more) of these books to each school we have not only helped them to raise valuable funds but we’ve also given their pupils an outlet which has encouraged them to get involved in poetry. Throughout this period we’ve also included a lot of young people in anthologies along with adult poets. Every poet under-16 has been given a free copy of any anthology which includes their work. This has helped a lot of young poets take those first vital steps towards getting recognised for their talents.”

“Young Poets Of The Year is the result and also the extension of that process,” said Brent. “We decided to produce this book to help each our Young Poet Laureates gain further recognition for their talents and help them to progress in their artistic achievement.”


The Undateables

The UndateablesAre you single and looking for love? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition and want to meet the person of your dreams?

‘betty’ are making a third run of the romantic, insightful and acclaimed documentary series The Undateables for Channel 4.

Once again they will be following disabled people and those with a variety of conditions through the highs and lows of their quest to find love. As with both previous acclaimed series they will explore and challenge some of the issues and barriers that are faced.

If you are interested in taking part please get in touch on 020 7290 0223 or email: [email protected]

Training and Meeting Room facilities in Cardiff

learning disability wales logoIf you are looking for a professional meeting space then Learning Disability Wales’ training room can provide you with excellent facilities in a great location.

Pick a layout that fits your meeting:

Whether you’re looking for training facilities for a group or perhaps a room for an interview, they can meet all of your needs.

Boardroom – ideal for formal meetings (24 Capacity)

Theatre – for professional presentations (30 Capacity)

Training– a comfortable education environment (20 Capacity, 2 Large Tables)

U-shape – enables open discussion (16 Capacity)

Facilities available:

The training room price includes Interactive white board, laptop & projector, wireless internet access, audio equipment, teleconference phone, flipchart stand and pens, flipchart pad, OHP, air conditioning. Other facilities available on request tea / coffee machine (£4 per person). They can also order lunch – from sandwiches to buffet service – just ask them when you book.

Accessibility and location:

We are located close to the M4 on the outskirts of Cardiff City Centre. Our modern, accessible offices have free parking and are well served by public transport.


Room hire (VAT does not apply)

½ Day Full day – Members £45 £90, Non members £50 £100

Vat zero rated.

To hire training room from Learning Disability Wales call now on 02920681160 or complete the booking form on the web site (  and email it to [email protected] or fax it to 02920752149


Attention All Members!

Website Gallery

DAC Logo – As we have a fabulous new website, we are looking for art work from our members to place in the gallery section.

We hope this section will cover a wide variety of our members works; painting, photography, poetry, prose, ceramics (photographs) and a lot more.  We can even put short films on there.

Take a look at our website and click on the Gallery tab and this will show you how we want this to work.  This project will be ongoing.

For more information please contact Kate on Cardiff 029 2055 1040 or email her at [email protected]


Specialist Yoga Classes for Disabled Adults

yogamobility-for-websiteYogaMobility provides specialist yoga practice for people with all forms of physical and mental disability.  They offer a powerful and dynamic approach that focuses on and encourages ability rather than disability.


Sbectrwm Community Centre, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff – Monday and Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Roath Church House, Waterloo Road, Roath, Cardiff – Wednesday 6.00pm to 7.20pm

For more information:

Telephone:  029 2048 2673.  Web site:  E-mail:  [email protected]

Emotional Health and Well Being Workshops

Well Being Workshops

life surfingConcerned about your emotional health and well being?

Life Surf is here to help.  They provide a range of well being workshops to help you overcome the stress and emotional distress that accompanies life’s ups and downs:

Distress to De-stress

Is a 2-hour stress management workshop for anyone who wants to develop healthy approaches to stress.

Banish your Blues

Is a 1-day workshop for anyone affected by the stress, depression or anxiety that can accompany life’s troubles.

Getting to Sleep

Is a 1-day workshop that will show you how making some simple changes to your lifestyle and your daily routine will result in a good night’s sleep – every night!

Concerned about a friend, family member, colleague or client?

The Life Surfing ‘How to help in a Crisis’ workshop will help you understand emotional distress, and give you the skills you need to help someone who is going through it.

Contact Life Surfing

For further information about Life Surfing workshops, please visit their website:

Or contact them on:  0300 321 4514 / 07922537646, email: [email protected]