Community activities provider Rise launches new office in Cardiff

Matt Davis from Rise Cardiff

Rise, the new business offering activities for the health and social care sectors based on adapted games, sports and dance, has opened an office in Cardiff.

Matt Davis (pictured) is heading up the new venture along with support from his colleague and Rise co-founder Rob Oyston, both of whom have delivered community sport programmes in and around the Cardiff and Bristol areas for several years.

The pair have received funding from Sport Cardiff and Sport Vale to run community programmes specifically to support people over the age of 60. 

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The news follows the announcement that Trevor Brocklebank, the entrepreneur who founded Home Instead in the UK in 2005, has partnered with Oyston to scale the business and develop it into a franchise model.

Since its launch, Rise has delivered programmes to residents and carers of Ty Newydd Housing Association, Ty Coch, Ty Melin, Ty Llandaff, Nazareth House and Hallmark Care Homes.

Activities are adapted to suit the needs of all – even those who are bed-bound – and the programme is seen as a stand-out point of difference by the care regulators due to improved outcomes.

Commenting on his new venture, Matt Davis said: “There is enormous potential for Rise to give back to the community here in and around Cardiff and I’ve already seen first-hand the impact that sports-based activities can have on people of all abilities.

“One lady was pretty uncommunicative. She took part in a Rise football session and within no time it became obvious that she had a passion for football. It was a real eye-opener for her carers who learnt something they didn’t know about the lady and found a topic she was happy to talk about.”

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