This project used sport as a way to help end the difficulty and discrimination that young people with mental health problems residing within the most disadvantaged areas of Conwy face in their daily lives.Read More
Gareth Evans is 17, has learning difficulties and had no prior recognised qualifications. He was referred to Vi-Ability through a Pathway social worker – Brian Bibby from Conwy County Borough Council.Read More
It was a Conwy United board decision in September 2011 to engage the services of Vi-Ability to execute the club's Football in the Community programmes.
“The benefits to the football club and the community have been immense . Vi-Ability helped us to provide sustainable funding initiatives and raisie the profile and image of the club on a local and national level” - Geoff Cartwright, Chairman, Conwy Borough FCRead More
Scott was told about Vi-Ability through his old head teacher at Eirias High, and shortly after met with Managing Director Kelly Davies at Colwyn Bay Football Club – who convinced him to sign up to the programme.
“The course sounded great! It was really different and I hadn’t been offered anything like it before”Read More
Aaron is a former Everton, Wales and Great Britain disability footballer who suffers from cerebral palsy and has also battled pancreatitis. He was working for Conwy Council when Kelly Davies offered him the chance to join Vi-Ability.Read More
Before he began working for Vi-Ability, Alex had difficulty coping with the psychological impact of being released by Crewe Alexandra, where he had been a young professional. He then met with Vi-Ability’s Darren Cartwright and Kelly Davies to discuss his future.Read More
Like so many graduates, Keri Jones struggled to find a suitable position after completing her degree at Bangor University in 2010. She joined Vi-Ability when her previous job of 6 months was not made permanent.Read More
Geraint became homeless at 17 when the relationship between he and his father broke down. He had an anger management problem that had been present since he was a young child, was getting into trouble with the police for fighting and was using drugs.Read More