The establishment of Antur Waunfawr in 1984 stemmed from the vision of R. Gwynn Davies, and the strong support he received from the people of the Waunfawr area. By now, it is a leading social enterprise providing employment and training opportunities for people with learning disabilities in their own community.
35 years ago, a charitable company such as Antur Waunfawr, which offered people with learning difficulties proper work with a purpose to it, was seen as pioneering. Prior to that, people received care and work in special centres. Antur Waunfawr demonstrated that, by giving them the chance of working in the community, and thus serving the community, they would be accepted as equal citizens.
Over the years, the company has developed, and now employs more than 100 staff and supports over 65 adults with learning difficulties.
Antur Waunfawr is committed to developing in a sustainable way – which means that protecting the natural environment and developing green businesses is integral to the values of the company. Antur’s vision, however, is to combine this with the concept of integrating people with learning difficulties to every aspect of our work. The recycling projects are a key part of this integrating process, and our Caergylchu, Warws Werdd and Beics Antur projects offer a range of work and training opportunities.