Huw Irranca-Davies AM Becomes A Dementia Friend

Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has taken a key step towards helping end the stigma surrounding dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend and supporting Alzheimer’s Society Cymru’s vision of a dementia-friendly Wales. A Dementia Friend is someone who has gained a basic understanding about what it is like to have dementia[…]

Marking Children’s Mental Health Week with Pencoed Scouts

Children’s Mental Health Week held in February aimed to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness and to ‘Be Ourselves’.  As part of ongoing events held throughout the country, Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies met with the Pencoed Scout Group to discuss the importance of well-being and what[…]

Breaking the Silence with a Cuppa and a Chat

‘Contact The Elderly’ is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact. They recently launched their latest group which covers the areas of Llanharan, Brynna, Pencoed, Llanharry, Ynysmaerdy, Brynna and Bryncae. Volunteer-led Sunday tea parties are organised in a volunteer host’s home and guests must[…]

Great News From Pencoed Company Expansion Creating New Jobs

Local employer Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global company with a base in Pencoed have, due to increasing demand, announced plans for expansion, hoping to create almost 50 jobs with help from Welsh Government investment. Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies visited Ortho’s Pencoed plant with First Minister Carwyn Jones. Following a[…]

Inspiring Words at Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day has been marked with various events throughout Wales and the UK, providing a time to reflect and honor survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Bridgend County Borough Council’s event at the Sony Theatre in partnership with Bridgend College heard their special guest, genocide education campaigner Mr Eric Murgangwa Eugene[…]