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Skills and Wellbeing

Our Skills and Wellbeing department offers various activities and training opportunities for adults with Learning Disabilities and other additional needs living in Southeast Wales. 

You do not need to be supported by Innovate Trust to join our Skills and Wellbeing activities. Contact us to find out more.

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Our projects

Our projects provide opportunities for people to gain employment and life skills through gardening, first aid training, confidence courses and more.

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Insight app’s Volunteer Hub

Our Volunteer Hub project is possible thanks to WCVA’s Strategic Grant funding. The project supports adults with learning disabilities to take part in building a ...
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Restore the Thaw volunteers in nature smiling at the camera Skills & Wellbeing

Restore the Thaw

Restore the Thaw project supports adults with learning disabilities to take part in environmental improvement work in the River Thaw catchment area.
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Skills & Wellbeing

One planet

One planet encourages adults with Learning Disabilities to learn about climate change and teaches them how to take climate action at home and in the ...
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a horticulture and history project funded by the WCVA’s Volunteering Wales Grant. We work with adults with learning disabilities and community ...
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Our latest news

Read the latest news from the Skills and Wellbeing team at Innovate Trust.

Your Easy Read guide to voting

Making your voice heard is important! Everyone has the right ...
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A group of people with disabilities at Cardiff Central train station speaking to Transport For Wales staff

Sustainably moving forward with One Planet and Transport for Wales

Innovate Trust's One Planet project has been working with Transport For Wales to provide educational visits to improve individual’s understanding of the rail network. Many ...
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Environmental health and safety with One Planet

Listen to the article Innovate Trust’s One Planet project is ...
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a handmade ballot box that says 'vote' with a slot to place voting ballot papers

Your Vote Matters: Easy Read voting guides for accessible elections

If a true secret ballot is to exist, the voting ...
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What is our Insight app’s new Volunteer Hub?

We are excited to announce that we have successfully received ...
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A spooktacular feedback session with Take Charge

On the first of November 2023, Innovate Trust held a ...
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Emma smiling with a certificate from Rhondda Cynon Taf, attending a session about voting with a learning disability

Tackling voting turnout for people with Learning Disabilities

Voting is a fundamental right, and everyone should be able ...
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A week for the past, present, and future of care in Wales

What a week of excitement! From the Housemates years to our most recent work, and for years to come...
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Busting myths with new Welsh Government funding

This year, Learning Disability Week focuses on busting myths and ...
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Emma sitting at her kitchen table, wearing a green fleece and holding a mug of tea

Happy, healthy, and taking part: Emma’s positive journey

This week we’re acknowledging Emma’s achievements in getting more involved ...
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Art for anxiety – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Simple MP3 Player Press play to listen to the article ...
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My Secret Garden experience by Sunflower

I started going to the Secret Garden in December 2022 ...
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What have we been up to at Porthkerry Park?

The Porthkerry Park Project is one of our conservation volunteering ...
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Taking Charge with Drive

What is Take Charge? Take Charge is a project provided ...
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‘Tis the Season for Boosting Nature

Our Boosting Nature project supports adults with Learning Disabilities to ...
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The Secret Garden is back!

Our famous Secret Garden project is back! Thanks to the ...
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Celebrate Wales Climate Week with Insight into Climate Action

Providing the opportunity for adults with learning disabilities to learn ...
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Goodbye to our beloved Step On project

Step On was a, WCVA ESF Active Inclusion funded project operating ...
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Volunteer with Skills and Wellbeing

The return of a beloved project This September, our Skills ...
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Building Partnerships event in Rhondda Cynon Taff with Innovate Trust

Building and Maintaining Strong Partnerships across Rhondda Cynon Taff

We pride ourselves on our relationships and partnerships with other ...
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Taking Charge of our Part-Accredited Course

Taking Charge of our Part-Accredited Courses!

This month has been all about picking back up our ...
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Building and Maintaining Strong Partnerships across Rhondda Cynon Taff

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung! Covid-19 restrictions are ending, the days are ...
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Flying High Event with Take Charge

Flying High For February

This February has been met with a wide range of ...
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New Year, New Me, New Work Relevant Certificates

Take Charge would like to wish everyone a very happy ...
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Green Christmas poster Take Charge

Merry Christmas from Take Charge!

This December Take Charge has really got into the Christmas ...
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Black History Month poster

October is Black History Month!

This October we have been celebrating Black History Month! Black ...
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Take Charge in Ynysangharad Park

Take Charge in Ynysangharad Park

Accessible and safe Now that lockdown has finally begun to ...
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Equality for All!

Take Charge have been focusing a lot on equal opportunities ...
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Owen at a Take Charge Event

No Zoom required!

In the last few weeks we were so happy to ...
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Birthday Celebration event at Take Charge

Happy Birthday Take Charge!

Take Charge is officially one year old. The project hasn’t ...
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Work this way: raising career aspirations during lockdown

Did you know that only 5% of people with a ...
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Democracy is for everyone

Towards the end of 2020 Innovate Trust’s Skills and Wellbeing ...
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Insight into Insight

Take Charge was lucky to be able to get secure ...
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Hitch your wagon to a star: enhancing and promoting activities

Traditionally Innovate Trust’s Skills and Wellbeing projects have linked with ...
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Developing rich and rewarding partnerships: working with National Museum Wales

Developing rich and rewarding partnerships: working with National Museum Wales

For over 10 years Innovate Trust has been working with ...
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Zoom Event with Take Charge

Who’s zooming who?

One of the more interesting aspects of lockdown for both ...
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Living in Interest Times

Living in Interest Times

‘May you live in interesting times’, as the old saying ...
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Tesco Food Collection Event with Take Charge

Take Charge new beginnings

We were thrilled to be awarded additional funding from WCVA’s ...
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Christmas Event with Take Charge

December with Take Charge

Getting feedback and opinions from the people that use our ...
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November group with Take Charge

November with Take Charge

It’s been a busy month for Take Charge, with lots ...
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First Aid Training with Take Charge

October with Take Charge

October was a busy month. As well as doing our ...
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Fire Buddy Training with Take Charge

What else have we been up to this month?

New partnerships with Hafod and Treforest day centre September’s been ...
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Sign Language course with Take Charge

August and September with Take Charge

Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last month ...
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Working at The Secret Garden

We’ve had some volunteers out recently from Castle House in ...
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Natalie from Take Charge

Natalie’s Story

When I was a little girl I lived in Bryn ...
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Peter from Take Charge

Peter’s Take Charge Story

My name is Peter and I have been living here ...
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Training at Take Charge

Parkview Cafe BSC Training

Parkview Cafe is one of Innovate Trust’s vocational training projects. ...
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Fire Buddy Training Event

Fire Buddy Training with Take Charge

One of our popular courses is Fire Buddy Training. This ...
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Easter Scavenger Hunt with Take Charge

Easter Scavenger Hunt with Take Charge

We held a natural scavenger hunt at Barry Sidings Country ...
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Rebecca from Take Charge

Rebecca’s Take Charge Story

My name is Rebecca and I live on Newport Road ...
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Morgan from Take Charge

Morgan’s Take Charge Story

Hello, my name is Morgan and this is my story. ...
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Brian from Take Charge

Brian’s Take Charge Story

My name is Brian and I live in Talbot Green. ...
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Ian from Take Charge

Ian’s Take Charge story

My name is Ian and I have been with Take ...
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What we do at Take Charge

Take Charge is funded by the WCVA’s ESF Active Inclusion ...
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New Podcast episode Take Charge

The second episode of our podcast “Innovate Trust Radio” is ...
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Victoria Park Quiz Event with Take Charge

Skills For Independence Training Take Charge

Adult Learning Wales facilitated a four week course for us ...
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Victoria Park in Cardiff with Take Charge Event

Victoria Park Quiz Trail with Take Charge

We love running quiz trails, where teams have a map ...
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Employees volunteering with Take Charge

Employee volunteering day with Take Charge

We hold regular employee volunteering events with volunteers from big ...
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Project documents

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