Chepstow Community Hub will feature a loud and live music performance later this month as hip hop and reggae band Yam Jams provide therapeutic sensory experiences aimed at people with disabilities.  The gig from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 21st September will involve a lively party atmosphere, participative rapping, shared percussion instruments and accessible dancing, offering an unforgettable evening of accessible fun.

 The event will promote the Safe Places scheme set up by Monmouthshire People First, a local self-advocacy group for people with disabilities.  The Safe Places scheme has been set up in association with local shops, organisations and businesses throughout Monmouthshire which provide a secure place for people with disabilities if they need assistance while in the community.  Participating premises are recognisable by the Safe Places logo in the shop window and all individuals who sign up to the scheme will receive a key fob with their name and the name of a trusted contact they can turn to.

 County Councillor Penny Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for Social Care, Safeguarding and Health said: “This event promises to be a fun evening with a serious message.  The Safe Places scheme gives people with disabilities or dementia the confidence to go out, knowing that they can make a phone call, get directions or receive other help.”

 Tickets, available from Chepstow and Caldicot Community Hubs, cost £5 each while there is no charge for carers and support workers.  For more information about the event, to book tickets or to discuss access requirements contact Monmouthshire’s Community Wellbeing Development Lead Fred Weston on 07890 559566 or fredweston@monmouthshire.gov.uk