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Welsh Ambulance Service Learning Disability Community Champions recognised with award

TWO Learning Disability Community Champions have won an award for their work with the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Ann and Neil Williams from Swansea received the First Response Award at The Paul Ridd Foundation Winter Ball at the Aberavon Beach Hotel.

It was given in recognition of their invaluable work to deliver key messages on how to use the ambulance service for members of the learning disability community, and to help improve the services the Trust provides for them.

The pair have met with more than 30 learning disability groups and recently held two workshops at the Learning Disability Wales National Conference in Newport. 

Mandy Jenkins, Patient Experience and Community Involvement Co-ordinator for the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: “We are extremely proud of Ann and Neil’s achievements in their role as Learning Disability Community Champions with the Trust.

“They do this on a voluntary basis giving up a lot of their own time. The pair also actively encourage others from the learning disability community to reach their full potential despite any barriers in their way.”  

Ann and Neil were presented with their award by Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer of Wales. 

For more details about The Paul Ridd Foundation please visit    

Editor’s notes: 

Picture shows Welsh Ambulance Service Learning Disability Community Champions Ann and Neil Williams receiving the First Response Award at The Paul Ridd Foundation Winter Ball.

For more information, please call Communications Officer Liam Randall on 01745 532511 or 07841 840 632 or email   

8 Jan 2018 15:08

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