People supported by our team in Anglesey have made the most of the sunny summer weather with a series of walks along the picturesque paths of the Ynys Môn coast.
CAIS Supporting People host monthly activity days to promote wellbeing in a friendly and enjoyable environment. The events provide an opportunity to explore the beauty of North Wales, and help build personal motivation to get active and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their confidence and self-esteem, and develop vital interpersonal skills.
Participant Hannah said: “It was good to meet others in a similar situation, I had a brilliant time!”
Supporting People team leader Louise Evans also emphasised the positive effects the walks have on those who take part.
“Giving the opportunity for participants and staff to chat whilst walking along the scenic coastline of Ynys Môn is beneficial in so many ways” she said.
The coastal walks allow individuals to gain new experiences, visit new places and enjoy a day out.
Elfed said he loved a walk on the rocky coast near Holyhead, and couldn’t wait to come again — while another participant, Iestyn, said “I really enjoyed myself. I’d like to get out more and will definitely join in on other walks”
One of the walkers, Jane, even brought her dog along to the event.
“It was a lovely day and it was nice to get out and about and talk to people," she said. “It helps to be among nature to clear the mind and I like to explore new parts of the island.
“It was also helpful that I could bring my dog, as it helps to lower my anxiety. Thank you CAIS!”
The Welsh Government's Supporting People programme provides housing-related support to help vulnerable people to live as independently, safely and healthily as possible.
Supporting People helps vulnerable individuals develop the essential daily skills needed to live independently.
The programme also offers advice on benefit claims, budgeting, tackling rent arrears and can signpost to other treatment and support services according to need.