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Nov 6th 2012 - AGM 2013


  • Your Voice Advocacy Project gives notice that our 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held at Tapestri, Llys Glas (Old Police Station), Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AJ on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 6pm

  • An agenda for the meeting can be found HERE

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Oct 31st 2013 - HALLOWEEN PARTY! @ Oceana


  • Your Voice Advocacy's Social Disco is back Thursday 31st October 2013 for a Spooky Halloween Special!

  • The event is to be held at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • The one and only 'No Salad' are also back playing for us live!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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Sept 23rd 2013 - September Disco! @ Oceana


  • Your Voice Advocacy Project is back with another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 26th September 2013 at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • Our resident DJs Rockin' Ronan and Hiphop Helen will playing all your favourite songs and there will be open mic karaoke too!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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Sept 3rd 2013 - 'The Big Vibe'


  • Check out the 'The Big Vibe' event for adults with learning disabilities coming up at The Towers Hotel in Jersey Marine on Thursday September 12th 2013

  • A link to more information can be found at our facebook page

  • It is an evening of celebration of people with learning disabilities in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea and what the areas can offer to support a happy, healthy life.

  • Your Voice Advocacy are hosting the event and there will be information stands, a buffet and raffle and live music from our favourite house band 'No Salad'!

  • If you are interested in coming please Helen Callaghan on (01792) 646573 or email helencallaghan@btconnect.com

  • A flyer and poster for the event can be downloaded HERE

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Summer Newsletter 2013!



  • Your Voice Advocacy's new Summer 2013 Newsletter is now available online to see HERE

  • It contains news and pictures from all of our peer and social groups in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, our 'Listen to Us' group and activities as well as updates from our busy office!

  • If you want a paper copy of the newsletter please contact us in the office on (01792) 646573 and ask for Ronan or Dan or email info@yourvoiceadvocacy.org.uk

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July 18th 2013 - July Disco! @ Oceana



  • Your Voice Advocacy Project is back with another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 25th July 2013 at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • Our resident DJs Rockin' Ronan and Hiphop Helen will playing all your favourite songs and there will be open mic karaoke too!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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June 20th 2013 - June Disco! @ Oceana



  • Your Voice Advocacy Project is back with another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 27th June 2013 at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • This time we have the legends that are 'No Salad' back playing all your favourite songs live! too!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.

  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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  • Your Voice Advocacy Project is also involved in the big Annual Health Fair held on Friday 21st June 2013 at The Liberty Stadium from 10.30 - 3pm organised by our friends and flatmates Swansea People First

  • There will be lots of information stands, workshops and activities for adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

  • Come and see us at Stands 8 and 9!

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Lynn at (01792) 466866 or visit www.swanseapeoplefirst.co.uk

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May 21st 2013 - May Disco! @ Oceana



  • Your Voice Advocacy Project is back with another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 30th May 2013 at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • There will be a DJ playing all your favourite songs and karaoke too!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.

  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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April 16th 2013 - April Disco! @ Oceana



  • After our Easter special last month, Your Voice Advocacy Project is back with another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 25th April 2013 at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • There will be a DJ playing all your favourite songs and karaoke too!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.

  • For more details please download the flyer at this link

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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April 11th- Trustees Wanted!


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  • Your Voice Advocacy Project seeks two new trustees

  • Have you got a small amount of time and a large amount of passion to help people with learning disabilities improve their lives?

  • Your Voice is a small charity, based in Swansea, covering the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas. Our current annual turnover is around £170,000.

  • We provide advocacy services for people with learning disabilities. Historically we have concentrated on adults with learning disabilities. We are looking now to extend our recent involvement with children as well as continue with adults.

  • Recent trustee changes have seen a vacancy for someone with a marketing/fundraising background. Ideally the other trustee would have a background relating to children with learning disabilities.

  • For both positions it is essential the candidates have a passion for wanting to help people with learning disabilities. Previous experience working within the third sector environment is not essential.

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  • There are monthly management committee meetings held in Swansea [mainly on the first Tuesday of the month] starting at 6.15pm. Successful candidates would be expected to commit to these and the time necessary to read the papers beforehand. There will be other small duties during the year but they are not considered onerous.

  • The positions are voluntary although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

  • Further information can be obtained by ringing either Helen Callaghan on 01792 646573 or Steve Powell on 07746 874200

  • Short listed candidates will be asked to attend an interview in Swansea with the chair and one other trustee. Two references will be required.

  • Closing Date: May 31st 2013

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April 10th- New Grant Funding for 'Voices for Life'


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  • Your Voice Advocacy are delighted to announce that we have been successful in receiving funding of £21,764 from the Swansea Change Fund from City and County of Swansea.

  • The money will fund our 'Voices for Life' project that will support adults and young people with advocacy support through difficult problems they face such as Child Protection proceedings or Transition to Adult Services

  • For more information on this project please visit our Current Projects or to make a referral contact us at (01792) 646573 or via email to info@yourvoiceadvocacy.org.uk

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Jan 23rd 2013 - New Year Social Disco! @ Oceana



  • After our mega Christmas Party and Meal at the Dragon Hotel last month, Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 31st January 2013 back at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

  • A map can be found below


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  • There will be a DJ playing all your favourite songs!

  • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

  • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.

  • For more details please download the flyer at this link including dates of the next 6 months of social nights!

  • If you want to come or want more details please contact Ronan at (01792) 646573

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Jan 22nd 2013 - Winter Newsletter!



  • Your Voice Advocacy's new Winter 2012 Newsletter is now available online to see HERE

  • It contains news and pictures from all of our peer and social groups in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, our Halloween and Xmas Parties as well as updates from our busy office!

  • If you want a paper copy of the newsletter please contact us in the office on (01792) 646573 and ask for Ronan or Dan or email info@yourvoiceadvocacy.org.uk

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Dec 18th 2012 - Merry Christmas!


  • Your Voice Advocacy Project would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • Our offices will be closed from December 21st 2012 to January 2nd 2013 but first we have our big Christmas Meal and Party at the Dragon Hotel in Swansea this Thursday 20th December from 6pm!


  • We have all your menu choices and deposits so get ready for the best party of the year!

  • Featuring a 3 course Xmas Feast and live music from No Salad!- Click HERE for a flyer

  • A map to The Dragon Hotel, Kingsway can be found below


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    Dec 17th 2012 - Extraordinary General Meeting


    • Your Voice Advocacy Project gives notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at Community Lives Consortium, Board Room, Training Activity Centre, Off Humphrey St, Swansea on Tuesday 8th January 2012 at 6.15pm

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    Nov 16th 2012 - 'One Big Vibe' Event


    • Check out the 'One Big Vibe' event for adults with learning disabilities coming up at Manor Park in Clydach, Swansea on Thursday November 29th 2012

    • A link to more information can be found at onebigvibe.eventbrite.co.uk

    • It is an opportunity to meet new people, learn about local services and let us know what you want to live a happy, healthy life

    • Your Voice Advocacy have an information stand so see you there!

    • 'One Big Vibe' is and evening of talking, meeting, eating and dancing for people in Swansea who have learning disabilities.

    • Please come along to:
      • Have your say
      • Meet new people
      • Get involved
      • Help us all create a new way of working together

    • Book your place on-line here or ring Debbie Chegwen at the Community Lives Consortium on (01792) 646640, or text giving your details to 07977175308

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    Nov 14th 2012 - AGM 2012


    • Your Voice Advocacy Project gives notice that our 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held at Friends of the Young Disabled, The Gordon Moore Building, 300 Carmarthen Road, Cwmbwrla, Swansea on Wednesday 12th December 2012 at 6 pm

    • An agenda for the meeting can be found HERE

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    Nov 12th 2012 - Awards for All Funding



    • Your Voice Advocacy is delighted to announce that we have been successful in applying for £4668 from the Awards for All Wales towards the running of our Participation and Social Groups

    • This money will go towards running and developing our social and participation groups for adults with learning disabilities. Thank you!

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    Oct 11th 2012 - New Funding!



    • Your Voice Advocacy is delighted to announce that we have been successful in applying for £1000 from the Greggs Foundation towards the running of our Participation and Social Groups

    • The money is greatly appreciated and will support adults with learning disabilities to be empowered to participate fully in the community and enjoy social activities with their peers. Thank you very much!

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    Oct 10th 2012 - Hallowe'en Party @ Oceana



    • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 25th October 2012 back at the Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

    • A map can be found below


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    • There will be a prize for the best Fancy Dress!

    • There will be also be live music from the brilliant NO SALAD

    • The Bar Quarter @ Oceana has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

    • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


    • For more details please download the flyer at this link

    • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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    Sep 21st 2012 - Swansea Social @ Sketty Park Sports and Social Club



    • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 27th September 2012 in a brand new venue at Sketty Park Sports and Social Club on Aneurin Way in Swansea

    • A map can be found below


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    • There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

    • There will be also be all the usual best songs to dance to

    • The Sketty Park Sports and Social Club has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

    • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


    • For more details please download the flyer at this link

    • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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    Aug 30th 2012 - Swansea Social @ Oceana



    • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 30th August 2012 in a brand new venue at The Bar Quarter @ Oceana on the Kingsway in Swansea

    • A map can be found below


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    • There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

    • There will be also be all the usual best songs to dance to

    • The Bar Quarter has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

    • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


    • For more details please download the flyer at this link

    • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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    Aug 24th 2012 - New Funding!



    • We are delighted to announce that we have received £1000 of funding from the Swansea Council for Voluntary Services (SCVS) Small Grants Change Fund

    • This money will go towards running our very popular Swansea Social Groups for the next 6 months. Thank you very much!

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      Aug 22nd 2012 - Summer Newsletter 2012!



      • Your Voice Advocacy's Summer Newsletter is here and available to download at this link SUMMER 2012 NEWSLETTER

      • There are lots of photos and updates from all of our Peer Groups in Neath Port Talbot as well as what we got up to at the Swansea People First Health Fair and Learning Disability Week 2012!

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      Aug 13th 2012 - Evening Post Article




      • An article on Your Voice Advocacy's Social Groups for adults with learning disabilities was featured in the <South Wales Evening Post on Monday Aug 13th with photos from our June event at Tapestri in Swansea

      • Come along to our next event on August 30th in Oceana!


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      July 19th 2012 - Swansea Social NEW VENUE!



      • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 26th July 2012 in a brand new venue at The Garage Music Venue in the Uplands in Swansea

      • A map can be found below


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      • This time we have a live band called NO SALAD who played at Learning Disability Week in Pontardawe last month and went down a storm!

      • There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

      • There will be also be all the usual best songs to dance to

      • The Garage has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks with lots of great offers!. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

      • There is a charge for coming of £5 which includes food.


      • For more details please download the flyer at this link

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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      June 27th 2012 - Swansea Social Tomorrow!



      • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 28th June 2012 in Tapestri in the Old Police Station now known as Llys Glas in the City Centre

      • A map can be found below


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      • There will be a DJ playing all the best songs to dance to. There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

      • Tapestri has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

      • There is a small charge for coming of £3.50 which includes food.

      • For more details please download the flyer at this link

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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      June 15th 2012 - Learning Disability Week Events



      • Your Voice Advocacy Project is involved in planning events and activities for Learning Disability Week 2012 in Neath Port Tallbot that runs from 18th - 24th June

      • There will be a big Marquee Fayre full of information stands, workshops and activities on Wednesday 20th June from 10am - 3pm called Make Yourself Count!'@ Gnoll Park

      • Your Voice is also hosting a big Social Event on Friday 22nd June from 6.30pm - Late called 'WAM! - We All Matter! @ Pontardawe Leisure Centre

      • For more details please download the flyer at this link and our Learning Disability Week facebook and twitter pages

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Helen at (01792) 646573 or email LDWeekNPT@hotmail.co.uk

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      May 29th 2012 - Learning Disability Week Events



      • Your Voice Advocacy Project is involved in planning events and activities for Learning Disability Week 2012 in Neath Port Tallbot that runs from 18th - 24th June

      • There will be a big Marquee Fayre full of information stands, workshops and activities on Wednesday 20th June from 10am - 3pm called Make Yourself Count!'@ Gnoll Park

      • Your Voice is also hosting a big Social Event on Friday 22nd June from 6.30pm - Late called 'WAM! - We All Matter! @ Pontardawe Leisure Centre

      • For more details please download the flyer at this link and our Learning Disability Week facebook and twitter pages

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Helen at (01792) 646573 or email LDWeekNPT@hotmail.co.uk

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      May 21st 2012 - Swansea Social Group in June!



      • After the great success of April's revamp, Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding another social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 7th June 2012 in Tapestri in the Old Police Station now known as Llys Glas in the City Centre

      • A map can be found below


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      • There will be a DJ playing all the best songs to dance to. There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

      • Tapestri has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

      • There is a small charge for coming of £3.50 which includes food.

      • For more details please download the flyer at this link

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573

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      Apr 27th 2012 - New Spring Newsletter!



      • Your Voice Advocacy's new Spring 2012 Newsletter is now available online to see HERE

      • It contains news and pictures from all of our peer and social groups in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea as well as updates from our busy office!

      • If you want a paper copy of the newsletter please contact us in the office on (01792) 646573 and ask for Ronan or Dan or email info@yourvoiceadvocacy.org.uk

      Apr 23rd 2012 - Swansea Social Group This Week!



      • Your Voice Advocacy Project is holding a brand new social event for adults with learning disabilities in Swansea on Thursday 26th April 2012 in Tapestri in the Old Police Station now known as Llys Glas in the City Centre

      • A map can be found below


        View Larger Map

      • There will be a DJ playing all the best songs to dance to. There will be lots of space to dance in and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at.

      • Tapestri has a bar where you can buy soft drinks or alcoholic drinks. There will also be buffet food available, this is included with entry.

      • There is a small charge for coming of £3 which includes food.

      • For more details please download the flyer at this link

      • If you want to come or want more details please contact Dan or Ronan at (01792) 646573