The Wilf Ward Family Trust is working with Yorkshire Coast Radio to produce six short radio shows.
Our first show was aired on 25th September and was an introduction to The Wilf Ward Family Trust, the people we support and the people who work for us.
You can listen to our first show by clicking here, and hear from people such as Terry who talks about his issues with employment due to his learning disability, and Clare who is a manager in the Boothferry and the Wolds region.
Our second show aired on 30th October and featured the highlights and challenges faced whilst supporting adults with learning disabilities on holiday.
You can listen to this episode by clicking here, and hear more about how this topic affects the people we support and our staff. You will also have the opportunity to hear about our exciting, luxury holiday properties at The Bay, Filey.
Our third show was played on 20th November and focused on Employment and Learning Disability. Terry, from our first show, featured again to talk more about the difficulties he faces finding employment.
You can listen to this episode by clicking here. The show also featured interviews with Becky from Goole who attends a local musical theatre group and some of the team from Mr Wilf’s, our social enterprise café in Pickering.
Our fourth show aired on 18th December. This episode is focused on Christmas and both Staff and the people we support speak to us about planning for this festive time. This episode is narrated by Gavin, one of our customers.
You can listen to this episode by clicking here. You will also hear from Jan about the Festive Winter Wonderland her service held and Nikki who speaks about managing a service.
Our fifth show aired on 27th January 2016. This episode is focused on Sherburn House (a new purpose built service in Knaresborough) and Health and Wellbeing.
You can listen to this episode by clicking here.
Our sixth radio show focused on the topic of love and relationships and how we support people with learning disabilities with this aspect of their life. We spoke to Lynne, a local Health Facilitator, about the support available to help people develop and maintain relationships.
We also spoke to two of our customers. Georgina told us how having a disability doesn’t affect her from having a relationship with her fiance and Damien told us about his relationship with his family, who live in another country.
One of our staff members Jade, also told us about her role as a support worker and how people can be supported in relationships that they have with friends, families and partners. You can listen to this episode by clicking here.
To find out more about Yorkshire Coast Radio, visit their website www.yorkshirecoastradio.com