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On the 18th April, Nick Thatcher, founder of the Huw Thatcher Trust, visited Tŷ Aberdafen in Llanelli.

Service Manager, Dilwyn Jones and Consultant Psychologist Dr Tracey Ryan-Morgan gave Nick a guided tour around the service showing him the various facilities the centre has to offer including the I.T suite called *Hwb Huw named in memory of his son Huw.

Equipment in the Hub has been purchased using funds raised by the Huw Thatcher Trust such as PCs and peripherals including tablets, specialist keyboards and web cameras.

Most of the Huw Trust funds have been spent on facilities in Yorkshire but it meant a lot today to see the facilities we have also funded at the BIRT Centre for Wales. Seeing Huw's picture on the wall so far from where he lived, but also in an area where he had strong connections made me so proud of him, like I always am.” said Nick Thatcher.

Assistive technology is playing an ever increasing part in the care and rehabilitation of people that have acquired a brain injury. The equipment that has been provided in Hwb Huw allows us to use technology to support the service users to develop skills. They use technology to improve their access to a range of communication and support options that would not be available without Hwb Huw.” said Dilwyn Jones.

We are hugely grateful to the Huw Thatcher Trust for their support in providing technology and infrastructure as well as their support in providing more traditional support such as physiotherapy equipment, bikes and garden equipment. It was a privilege to show Nick Thatcher around the service recently.”

*Huw’s Hub