Defibrillators in Neath Port Talbot
A partnership between Tai Tarian and local communities has paved the way for more defibrillators to be made available in Neath and Pontardawe.
After concerned residents of Tonna realised there were no defibrillators in their village, they approached Tai Tarian for help.
Together, they identified the organisation’s Haven housing scheme in the village as a suitable location to place one.
Cysgodfa is well known locally, and here a ‘defib’ could be accessed continuously should members of the community ever need it.
This then led to Tai Tarian considering installing AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) at other sites around Neath Port Talbot so made contact with Heartbeat Trust UK for advice.
As a result, a further two devices have been installed at Haven schemes at Tŷ Llansawel, Briton Ferry and Llys Nant Fer, Gwaun Cae Gurwen.
All have been purchased thanks to Tai Tarian’s community benefits programme, which encourages companies who work with the organisation to give something back to the local community.
The AEDs have been funded by Colin Laver Heating who install heating systems for the housing provider.