The last of the 2017 Big Days Out was held in Wales on 16 September. The days were a chance to bring together our Network Partners from across the UK so they can share learning, best practice and working better together.

Throughout the day the Network Partners took part in advice sessions and workshops. Internal and external presenters spoke about issues such as sex and relationships, healthy living, the Wellbeing Act and online safety. There were also some interactive activities such as art and Bollywood dancing.

During the breaks attendees could wander through the Marketplace stalls. These stalls provided information on Mencap services such as Fundraising, Personal Support, Digital and Volunteering among others.

Mencap Mon’s Dot Gallagher, who supported with planning the event and attended on the day, said:

Brilliant day! It was great to see our guys engaging with everything going on in Mencap. There were a few new parents there that were really impressed.

Overall, Big Day Out Cymru was a huge success, and everyone is looking forward to having another fun-filled event in Wales in the future!

Thanks to all those who attended and helped out on the day.