Our Team

Adam Kurowski Wakeford – Operational Manager

​Adam makes sure staff are doing their jobs right and that they are happy at People First Bridgend.

He makes sure People First Bridgend is doing the right activities and the right amount of activities.

He manages People First Bridgend's money.

He has to report this to the trustees.

Email: admin@peoplefirstbridgend.co.uk

Danielle Wagstaff – Training and Development Worker

Danielle runs the Advisory Team Meetings.

She does training on learning disabilities and autism.

She helps people with learning disabilities to go to meetings and activities.

And loads of other things to!

Email: danielle@peoplefirstbridgend.co.uk

Joy Gwilliam – Statutory Independent Professional Advocate

Joy helps people with learning disabilities speak up and be heard.

An advocate supports people to understand and have their views heard.

Joy gets involved when the law says that health and social care services need to get an advocate for someone.

 

​This is called statutory advocacy.

Email: ipa@peoplefirstbridgend.co.uk

Anne Marie Hawkins – Non-statutory Independent Advocate

Anne Marie also helps people with learning disabilities speak up and be heard.

Anne Marie gets involved when the law does not say that health and social care services need to get an advocate for someone.

 

But where an advocate could help someone anyway.

This is called non-statutory advocacy

Email: advocate@peoplefirstbridgend.co.uk

Lauren Davies – BSSG Facilitator

Lauren runs the Bridgend Spectrum Social Support Group, or BSSG for short.

She helps people with autism get to the group

and join in.

She also arranges trips and activities for the group.

Email: bssg@peoplefirstbridgend.co.uk