Beics Antur employs and supports people with learning and physical disabilities
Beics Antur is one of Antur Waunfawr’s projects, a Gwynedd social enterprise providing employment and training for people with learning disabilities.
Beics Antur has a hub in Porth yr Aur, in the centre of Caernarfon, that converts ordinary bikes into e-bikes. It’s also a place for the public to hire bikes, as well as giving members of Antur Waunfawr an opportunity to make use of them.
The work carried out by Beics Antur reacts to an increasing interest in e-bikes, and the hub in Caernarfon was recently visited by the local Member of the Senedd and Member of Parliament, and was hailed as an “innovative, green success.”
The Beics Antur Health and Well-being Centre is a two-storey building containing a workshop and shop, as well as a Well-Being Room, a multi-use studio available for public hire.
Siân Gwenllian MS reacted upon visiting Beics Antur within her Arfon consitutency;
“It is great to have such a multi-purpose resource within the town of Caernarfon.
“Not only the hub reacts to the need to think creatively about the challenges thrown at us by climate change, but the multi-sensory elements included in the well-being room will be a valuable resource for individuals with severe disabilities or sensory impairments.
“Antur Waunfawr now employs over 100 staff and supports over 65 adults with learning disabilities. The work they do locally is transformative, and the opportunities they provide are life-changing.
“The sustainable work that they do with the Beics Antur specifically is very forward-thinking.
“I have recently visited the Dyffryn Gwyrdd project in Dyffryn Ogwen, a Bangor arts centre’s open day, Menter Ty’n Llan in Llandwrog and Maes Ni community group in Maesgeirchen, just to name a few.
“It’s inspiring to see Arfon bustling with dynamic people, community enterprises, and creative energy, all offering new ideas to tackle the many challenges we face today.
“I would urge people to support Beics Antur as we endeavour to find eco-friendly ways to reuse and modify.”