and Safe Spaces
From the outset of the project the aim has been to deliver a better joined up approach between local services and to reach out and connect people to the assets in the community. Although the project focuses on people of all ages, great emphasis has been placed on supporting vulnerable people who are socially isolated or suffering with mental health issues.
The Phoenix Community Centre
IT connectivity can have an instant and a continuous process for people to sign into. Examples: home seeker for housing if needed or look for alternative accommodation. But most of all it is about communities and accessibility to hand for all the information, support, friendship, and collective group support as required. This will have a knock-on effect to mental wellbeing and encouraging participation and communication. Together talking and having conversations with others could be the first step for people.
Our digital Inclusion Project has addressed residents who are lonely and isolated but also with no IT connectivity and found life difficult through not having access to resources or hardware.
The Community Shed is a great space for people to meet regularly in a workshop to bring a range of skills and ideas to activities involving carpentry, repairing and painting furniture and recycling it. It allows those that attend to work in their own time and be creative, sharing new ideas and overcoming challenges.
“The majority of people want an activity to engage in, that gives a sense of purpose”
Says Paul Stepney, the Shed’s Co-ordinator.
“It also has huge health benefits for mental health and social isolation.”
If you are interested in carpentry on a Wednesday at any time during the hours of 11.00 am – 3.00 pm or simply want to socially interact and meet new people and have a coffee and a chat – then come and have a look!
Other Core Activities Provided
Come and meet our carers and stay for lunch.
Time: Mon 10:00am till 3:00pm
Save on your home energy, includes a hot lunch.
Time: 10:00am till 2:00pm
Express yourself in music, build confidence and meet new people.
Time: 5:00pm till 7:00pm
Cooking for the Crisis
Learn how to make healthy meals that don’t cost a lot using pantry items.
Please ask for details.
Arts and Pottery
Express yourself in Creative Art for wellness and enjoy seasonal themes.
Time: 10:00am till 1:00pm, £5 Fee
Build your confidence with dance in this fun and friendly group 4-16yrs.
Time: 4:30pm till 6:00pm, £4 per session