Brampton Community Centre in 2015
We would like to wish
all our customers the very best for 2015. The people who visit
us and whom we work with are at the heart of what we
2015 will be an exciting year for the Centre and the Trust.
There are some really exciting things happening on site here at
Union Lane, along with our regular planned activities every
Here is a sample of some of the newest 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
Community Cafe to reopen in 2015
We are pleased to announce that the
cafe will reopen in mid February to coincide with the development
of the Extra Care Housing Scheme being built by Impact Housing. The
cafe will be open on weekdays, and will provide basic hot meals for
the workers on site, however, we are looking to provide a low cost
community meals service for older people much the same as the old
meals on wheels service, and of course you will be able to drop in
for coffee if you wish.
Irthing Centre Development - what is
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
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
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.
Social activities, computing support and group support eg. 50+
Learning, Arts and
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
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.