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Welcome to Brampton Community Centre in 2015





We are pleased to announce that we have now recruited three local people to work in our community café, which will re-open on 23rd March. With the construction of the new Impact Housing Extra Care Housing scheme, we will have a high volume of workers on site, and the café will cater for their breakfast and lunches, which means we can stay open all day to serve great food and beverages for people from the local area at some really affordable prices.

Why not come in and have coffee or a snack with us
we re-open?

Come in and find out more about what we do here at the Centre and the things that you can enjoy or participate in.

Reminder of some of our other projects:

  • -Back on Trackhelps people who have been out of work prepare for the return to work, each person has an individual plan with the things they want to do to get ready to work. It offers adult learning courses through Open Awards, and the support of an employment support worker who will support you for up to 52 hours over 13 weeks. There is no charge to take part, simply call us on 016977 45023, or call in during opening hours.

-Neighbourhood Caresupports older people who may be lonely or having difficulty living at home, we have regular 'social club' activities. Last year we had a trip to Ullswater, a free concert from Brampton Community Orchestra, a walk and afternoon at Talkin Tarn, social lunch with folk music, indoor bowls, and many more things happening. Most activities are free, apart from full lunches, and trips out may cost a small charge for the use of the mini bus.

-Extra Care Housing Schemefor Brampton. We are pleased to announce that work on the construction of the scheme will begin in mid February, with the first work being the demolition of the old Irthing Business Centre, and a 15 month construction period. Extra Care Housing is a valuable way to help people who in later life wish remain independent in their own home, and provides self contained living units with own sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and loo. Support services through health and social care deliver support on site daily and there is also an onsite warden and caretaking service. Priority will be given to people who have a local connection, such as already living here and needing this kind of accomodation. To find out more, contact Impact Housing directly.


Irthing Centre Development - what is it?

Many of you remember the Community Centre as the old Irthing Valley School. Being built in the 60's or 70's, sadly it is becoming a little tired, despite regular maintianance. Plans are now underway to secure grant funding to bring the building and facilities into the 21st Century, and of course be more energy efficient. Over the coming months, we hope to bring you news on our progress on a two year reinvestment programme to redevelop the whole site in phases, and provide better facilities for you as a community to access. For more information you can go to the Brampton and Beyond Community Trust website who operate the Centre to see the full plans for the development and how it will change. There will be no closure of services and activities, this is why we are looking at a phased development.

On site we have...

A range of meeting rooms and offices for hire by organisations, including a large main hall. The Community Cafe can cater for meetings and events with a delicious range of buffets or specific prepared meals, with a range of dietry options. Where possible we follow Fairtrade principles. 

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Children and Young People - we have a dedicated childcare area open 5 days a week and offers free Nursery spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. There is also a range of toddler groups such as Music Makers on a Tuesday morning and breastfeeding clinics.

Young People - youth groups, activities, information and support.

Older People

Social activities, computing support and group support eg. 50+ Forum.

Learning, Arts and Crafts

Learning, Arts and Crafts activities are primarily enjoyed in "The Hut", with others provided throughout the Centre, including computer classes, help to start a business, or other adult learning such as French classes. Contact us for a full schedule of planned activites. Children are also welcome at many of these activities.

Health and Wellbeing

Being healthy is important to all of us, and we provide a wide range of healthy lives activities for young and old ranging from Zumba to Karate. Some are delivered in partnership with trained practitioners, or as in the case of our COPD clinin, trained health professionals. 

Minibus - why not rent our mini bus? Its available for group hire on an hourly or daily basis and seats up to 17 peope with full disabled access.