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British Red Cross – Hospital Discharge in Wales

The Community Health Council; Carers Wales and Care & Repair are working with the British Red Cross to undertake research into residents’ experiences of hospital discharge in Wales.

Have you visited and left hospital at any point since May 2020 and live in Wales?

If so, the British Red Cross would be interested in hearing from you.

Their survey can be found by clicking on the following https://online.ors.org.uk/landing/62?clear_session=true&language=en 


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Platfform are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with Moxie People, United Welsh and other partners to help individuals access clothing for not only interviews, but work based and volunteering roles.

The project Working Wardrobe has hubs across the South East Wales and the Caerphilly Hub is already up and running. There is no cost and is completely FREE.

We have a range of clothing which includes suits, shirts, dresses, tops and skirts. All items are steamed and pressed ready for collection. If you have anyone who would like to book an appointment and view our range of clothing and  would benefit from this great project, please send them our way.

WORKING WARDROBE (CAERPHILLY HUB)

GILFACH BARGOED COMMUNITY CENTRE

HEOL PENCARREG

BARGOED

CF81 8QD

Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm (appointments only) Later times can be arranged.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

07717 291713 | 01495 245802

UPDATE – Working Wardrobe Launch Event

Caerphilly Borough Hub LAUNCH on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 between 10am – 2pm.

Please come along and support this event where you will have the opportunity to meet other services and organisations that we work in partnership with and also the inspiring individuals that we support.

If you have any suitable clothing that you would like to donate, please bring it with you.


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NEWSLETTER 2021

Well what a year 2020 was! With so many uncertainties & guidelines to adhere to, we at Taraggan thought our organic produce would go to waste.

That wasn’t so………….we adapted and carried on.

With a reduced number of volunteers working on a rota basis we survived and harvested our produce, it was purchased by more local residents than ever before, we also supplied local café`s and Platfform added our produce to the free weekly fruit & veg packs they were distributing.

Our 10 year anniversary celebration event was put on hold, due to government guidelines & restrictions. This will be re-arranged when guidelines are relaxed/lifted.

We successfully received funding from The Soil Association & Western Power Distribution to supply garden based packs to the local & wider communities. These packs were distributed with the help of Platfform Pathways staff & volunteers.

These packs provided a little “pick me up” during uncertain times and gave people something to get involved with & something to nurture for the spring.

We are now looking forward to a new growing season.

(Ron Cooper – Chair of Taraggan)

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The year 2020 has been a bad year for most people, very few can say they were untouched by the government restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic. Taraggan also had a difficult year with limited attendance by service users & volunteers. On a positive note – Ron, John, Phillip & a few other dedicated volunteers attended throughout 2020 under strict guidelines to keep things ticking over. Taraggan re-opens on February 15th 2021 and hopefully by Easter restrictions will be removed or much less restrictive.

We will be seed sowing in the greenhouses in mid to late February and will start looking forward to friends returning to our safe & happy environment whilst getting their plots prepared for planting, for what I am sure will be a great harvest for 2021.

Taraggan are always happy to welcome new volunteers, so if anyone reading this feels they would like to be a part of a project that promotes health & wellbeing in an outdoor environment with a view to building great friendships, either come along to Taraggan Educational Gardens on the Gilfach Estate, Bargoed, or contact Ron Cooper on – 07599985755.   We assure you that you will be made very welcome and much appreciated.

Taraggan wishes everyone a safe & happy 2021. Keep well. (John Pritchard).

 

In this strange uncertain time of the Pandemic, Taraggan Community Gardens has provided such a safe welcoming space throughout lockdown.

It’s been great to feel connected to Taraggan, nature, capturing the changing seasons, watch the produce grow and see what amazing work the project has been able to achieve throughout the pandemic. I am overwhelmed by the dedication of the volunteers who keep this project going in really challenging circumstances.

Volunteers and Staff of the Pathways Platfform team have met there weekly and with support from WCVA Covid Emergency grant we have been able to distribute Wellbeing, Fresh Fruit & Veg packs across the community.

We have received amazing feedback and been able to connect with individuals who are struggling in lockdown and found the packs such a pick me up, not feel so alone or isolated.

If you would like to find out more about Platfform please visit Platfform.org (Julie Rees – Service Manager – Platfform)

TARAGGANS GROWING IDEAS

  • Table top/car boot sale: – £5.00 per car/table (in Community Centre car park).
  • Weekly sessions: – planting, pot painting, creative crafts etc.
  • Chat & connect: – refreshments & get together.
  • Alternative Therapies.

Dates for all of the above to be confirmed, social distancing measures/guidelines will be in place at all times unless government guidelines change.

We will re-open our gates on February 15th 2021 and the allotment shop will be open daily as the growing season progresses and produce is harvested.

We will be selling seasonal fruit, vegetables & salad items, along with fresh cut flowers, hanging baskets, trays of plants, compost, handmade items (made by volunteers) and garden décor.

Please shop local & support our amazing community project.

One of our biggest achievements last year was being awarded the Green Flag for another consecutive year. All down to the hard work & determination of all our volunteers & committee members.

So, if you are interested in volunteering, or would like to find out more about our amazing community project then please contact:-

Ron Cooper – 07599985755.


 

Do you belong to a Community Group who are active in the Greater Bargoed Area?

Would your Organisation like the Town Council to put a link on their website?

For more information please contact the Town Council Clerk.