Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, last week visited B-Leaf as part of his community outreach programme to see the work they do to support young and vulnerable people develop life skills.
B-Leaf is a work-based initiative for adults with disabilities based within the beautiful Bryngarw Country Park. It operates as nursery and garden centre and provides an extensive training programme in horticulture and grounds maintenance.
Trainees are supported by a team of dedicated staff who help them progress in whatever way they can to develop new skills, make new friends and ultimately lead more independent and fulfilled lives. You can buy a range of plants and flowers all year round from B-Leaf as well as summer pots and hanging baskets filled to your own specification. They also provide grounds maintenance and landscaping services for your home or business.
As lockdown restrictions ease in Wales, Chris is determined to speak to as many local employers, charities and community groups as possible to ensure that he can provide them with the support they need. The visit to B-Leaf is one such visit.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“It was a pleasure to meet with the team at B-Leaf and hear what work they have been doing to support young and vulnerable people gain the life skills they need. I have long supported the work of B-Leaf as it is an organisation that delivers so much for Ogmore. Not only do they provide top quality plants for your garden, they ensure our community has the chance to achieve their ambitions.
“What the pandemic has secured in my mind is how important community is. We have seen the selfless acts of medical professionals, care givers and charities come to the fore during lockdown. But there are many hidden groups that also deserve heaps of praises: B-Leaf being one such organisation. They form the backbone of Ogmore’s civil society and I will do all I can to protect it and help it grow.
“My visit to B-Leaf is part of my efforts to meet with as many community groups, businesses and charities in the constituency now that lockdown is lifting. It’s of the utmost importance that I can hear how I can help you as we emerge from the worst of Covid-19. So please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like me to visit.”