Herefordshire activities brochure edition 3

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Herefordshire Activities Together Find what you want to do

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Welcome to our third issue! This booklet is full of lots of interesting activities to help you get out of the house, improve your skills, make new friends and have fun! The information in here is for: • You • Your family • Your carers • And for health and social care professionals

We offer great things to do, whatever your age or ability Whether you want to do something for just a few hours or fill your week, there’s something for you. Inside you will find lots of information about local providers and what we do. We hope you enjoy finding out what’s on offer. When you have found something to do, contact the organisation direct for more information and to book your place. Give them a ring, email them or visit their website to look at everything they do.


What’s Inside? Affinity Trust Aspire The Cart Shed Choices Foundation ECHO EnviroAbility Haygrove Community Garden Hereford Community Farm Herefordshire Growing Point Herefordshire Headway Herefordshire MIND The Houghton Project MiEnterprise The Music Pool Our Patch Pack-It The Ross-on-Wye Horizon Centre Salter’s Hill Things you need to know What if I can’t find what I am looking for?

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SCORE Community Opportunities Sport, leisure, creative and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Current activities include: Golf Arts & Crafts Skittles Bowls Cooking classes Exercise classes Swimming Look Good Feel Good Drama Walking Photography Ten Pin Bowling Racquetball Where: When: Cost:

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Hereford Monday to Friday ÂŁ38.57 a day, (half days possible)

Unit 5, 50 Catherine St, Hereford HR1 2DU Claire Jackson 01432 379380

Registered charity number 1139891


Aspire Community – Better Days Aspire will support you to do what you choose in your community and develop natural friendships. If you cannot see what you would like to do, ask! People Out Doing Stuff (PODS) in the community, one-to-one or in social groups. Monday Social club (Hereford, daytime and evening) Discos, karaoke and outings. Youth Club Activity and skills for young people (14 – 19). Community Hub (Hereford). ‘Drop in’ café, music, drama, yoga etc Men’s Shed men 50+ doing men’s stuff St Owen’s. Supporting people with complex needs in the community, including swimming, shopping, cooking or volunteering. Aspire Growing grow vegetables and fruit in our garden and learn catering in our café. Where: When: Costs: Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Your local community 7 days a week Prices vary Suite 4 Penn House, 9-10 Broad St, Hereford HR4 9AP David Powell/Kate Evans 01432 266881

Reg Charity Number 1024904


Rural Skills Therapy We use our land based activities to improve health, learn new skills and have fun. Suitable for all ages and abilities, year round. Activities include: Coppicing using billhooks and bow saws Coppice crafts – Making spoons, baskets, kitchen utensils Green woodworking and craft skills using traditional hand tools Gardening – learn how to grow fruit and vegetables Cooking on an open fire in the woodland kitchen An opportunity to gain qualifications Where: When: Cost:

Our woodlands in North Herefordshire Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10a.m. – 3 p.m. £65 a day. Subsidised and fully funded places available. Freshly cooked lunch available £2.50 Transport available from Hereford and Leominster and other places where possible.


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The Cart Shed. Devereux Wootton, Norton Canon, HR4 8QN Cindy Watson 01544 318231 or 07900081160

Charity number 1167802


Join the team at our fully equipped commercial workshop to learn new skills. We are proud of all the garden and leisure items we make and sell through our own retail shop, Handmade in Hereford (in the Maylord Shopping Centre), which supports our charity Widemarsh Ventures to provide our own leisure and social activities programme. Activities with us include: Refurbishing and upcycling furniture and other household furniture items. Painting, varnishing and waxing products. Learning the safe use of wood working hand tools Re-styling pews and working with antique items. Delivering and collecting orders and item donations from the community. Learning about health and safety in the workshop. All in a safe and happy environment! Where: Hereford When: Monday to Friday 9am -3.30pm Cost: ÂŁ40 a day Address: Unit 2 Three Elms Trading Estate Hereford HR4 9PU Contact: Peter Maybury or Jess Harrold Tel: 01432 352010 Email: Choices Foundation Registered CIC number 8661528

Widemarsh Ventures Registered charity number 514862


Day opportunities Supported activities where people work together to learn new skills. Join one of our 27 activities such as: working in Clever Betsy shops joining About Face theatre company working at Saxon Hall cafe learning new skills at Eaton Barn community garden joining a volunteering project in Hereford Where: Hereford and Leominster When: Monday to Friday Cost: £30 - £45 a day (depending on activity)

Leisure and social activities Keeping fit - badminton, football, yoga, walking and discos Art and craft workshops Yam Jams music sessions Summer outings and visits Volunteer and make friends in the community Where: Hereford and Leominster When: Monday to Sunday. Day and evenings Cost: £2 - £7 a session (depending on activity) Contact us to find out which of our activities will meet your needs. Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

40 West Street, Leominster, HR6 8ES Maggie Percy 01568 620307

Reg. Charity number: 1096449


Community and environmental projects Offering people from disadvantaged groups the opportunity to have valued roles in their communities. Get training and experience in one of our activities: Re-Threads: Recycled and upcycled furniture and clothing Grow a Lot: encouraging everyone to grow their own food organically Take a Pew: Restoring old church pews Running a second hand bookshop Bagging and selling bird seed Can Do Crew: Gardening, recycling, decorating and odd jobs Bicycle refurbishment and sales ShopMobility: loaning mobility scooters Leisure Link: Social events and activities Where: When: Costs:

Ross on Wye Monday to Friday ÂŁ40 a day


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EnviroAbility, Palma Court, 27 Brookend Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7EE 01989 763388

Charity number: 1076428


Haygrove Community Garden (Ross on Wye) We are a Social and Therapeutic Garden in the centre of Ross. We support lots of people in our local community, particularly anyone with a mental health illness, learning disability or dementia. We provide a relaxing environment for people to engage with nature, grow their own flowers and vegetables and make friendships. 3 acres of garden Wildflower meadow Individual raised beds Sensory gardens Growing tunnels to work in during wet weather Green wood working area Clay pizza oven Where: When: Cost: Address: Contact: Tel: Email:

Ross-on-Wye Tuesday to Friday Free Old Gloucester Rd, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5PB Tim Shelley 07972624378


Hereford Community Farm Land based activities and skills training We provide opportunities for people to work with animals, horticulture and the environment in a supportive setting to learn new skills and improve their well being. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Activities include: Green Woodworking – using traditional skills to make small items and chairs Organic Gardening – growing produce for the kitchen in our accessible gardens and large greenhouse Working with animals & ponies – lots of friendly animals, heated indoor small animal room, plus sheep, goats, pigs and ponies all waiting to meet you. Arts & Crafts, cookery and life skills, holistic therapies and lots more Where:

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We are just one mile outside Hereford. (We can provide transport at a small extra cost) Monday to Friday £40 a day. Warham Court, Breinton HR4 7PF Julie or John Julie 07971 423817

C.I.C. Reg number 7032114


Horticultural therapy We provide social and horticultural therapy for vulnerable and disabled people of all ages to enhance their quality of life and promote social inclusion. Our tutors run one or two hour sessions at the specially designed Demonstration Garden at the Holme Lacy Campus, or at care homes and day centres round Herefordshire. We use specially adapted tools and gardening techniques. There are different groups for differing needs. You can come as part of an organisation, or join a group as an individual. We also run a programme of talks to gardening clubs and other organisations Where:

Holme Lacy Campus, Herefordshire and Ludlow College When: Weekly, each group having a set day and time Cost: ÂŁ20 per hour for group sessions at residential facilities. ÂŁ3 per hour for individuals at Holme Lacy Address: c/o Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford HR2 6LL Contact: The Manager Tel: 07816 257983 Email: Website: Charity number 1006625


Support after an Acquired Brain Injury (including stroke) We provide a safe and supporting environment for people recovering from a head injury. Our services include: Speech Therapy Art and music Therapies Computer and literacy Skills Gardening Yoga Cookery Choir Creative Writing Art, Craft and pottery Social Activities Woodwork Carers Support and family mentors Short Breaks Where: When: Costs:

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Headway House, Trenchard Ave, Credenhill HR4 7DX Monday to Friday ÂŁ45.00 a day ÂŁ25.00 for half day Bursary rates available on request) Headway House, Trenchard Avenue, Credenhill, HR4 7DX 01432 761 000

Registered Charity number 1092578


Activities and support for mental wellbeing Our activities help create positive change in the lives of people experiencing mental health problems and to give them somewhere where they feel safe to talk about their mental health. ArtSpace – a safe space to express feelings through art activities Get into Reading - a friendly shared experience of being read to Active Minds - avariety of dance and exercise activities to get you moving and help you get active Sing To Be Fit -combines gentle dance movements, great tunes, memory games and yoga breathing exercises suitable for all. Where: When:

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Heffernan House, Hereford ArtSpace: Tuesdays at 10:45, Thursdays at 10am Get into Reading: Thursdays at 11:30 Active Minds: Fridays at 10:30 Between £0 and £3 per session Heffernan House, 130-132 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9HN David Harding 01432 271643

Registered Charity No. 701260



Rural Skills Farm Based Project Are you interested in working outdoors? Gardening and growing Looking after animals Working in the woods Tree planting and care Are you interested in making and creating? Carpentry and woodwork Arts and crafts Indoor and outdoor cookery Making goats’ cheese, apple juice, cider and perry To support and develop self-reliance and confidence we also run 6 week courses such as Gardening and Cookery, Creative Arts, Farm Animal Care, Woodwork and Woodland Craft. Where: When: Cost:

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Bodenham, near Leominster Monday to Friday From ÂŁ40 a day (dependent on Support needs), including transport where possible Houghton Court, Bodenham, Hereford HR1 3HZ Tim James-Moore 01568 797900

Not for profit organisation number 4812493


Support to run your own micro food business We are a small social enterprise supporting people with learning disabilities to plan, set-up, and run their own micro food businesses. We all work together as a co-operative and help with running a business properly, including working with Jobcentre so you can earn some money and keep all your benefits. We are based at Grange Court in Leominster where we have a catering kitchen that our members use. We also run a cafe, go to a local food market and deliver to local shops. We are a friendly club for supported businesses. Where: When: Cost: Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Grange Court, Leominster Monday to Friday ÂŁ60 a day The Coach House, Grange Court, Leominster HR6 8NL Jon Pitts 01568 611659

Community Interest Company number 6425808.


Music Sessions for Everyone Music based arts activities for community and individual wellbeing. Join in and take part. Current, regular sessions include: The Garrick Singers - singing for people who are retired or over 60 Yam Jams - large group sessions with rap, hip-hop, percussion, song and dance for people of all ages and abilities Sessions for primary school children with a range of learning and physical disabilities; Sessions for children of all ages with educational, social or behavioural difficulties Sessions for teenagers who are in residential care. One-to-one singing and vocal harmony lessons Where: When: Costs:

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Herefordshire Varies. Please ask Varies. A 2-hour Yam Jams session costs ÂŁ6

The Music Pool, The Courtyard , Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR Rob Strawson 01432 278118

Reg. Charity number: 700196


Equine Facilitated Learning Horse agility Working with rescue animals Growing vegetables Craft work Making animal toys

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Litmarsh near Marden Monday- Saturday: 9.a.m. – 4.30.p.m. Half day from £20. Full day from £35

The Stables, Litmarsh, Hereford HR1 3EX Laura Middlemiss 07779918605


Work Experience and Training We are a day care provider, work experience training provider and a business. We are a commercial mail house which involves “stuffing” envelopes with magazines & newsletters for local businesses We fill, label & pack Pink Himalayan Salt and supply it to the majority of Wholefood Wholesalers in the UK. We Pick, Pack & Despatch internet orders for our customers All the trainee’s that attend Pack-It are on an OCR accredited training programme. These courses are great to add to your portfolio that you can take along to job interviews to prove you have work place skills. We will also help you in writing your CV and help you prepare for your interview Where: Hereford When: Monday to Friday 8.30.a.m. – 4.30.p.m. Cost: £52 a day Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Unit 28-29 Foley Trading Estate Hereford HR1 2SF Simon Holmes 01432 351589


The Ross-on-Wye Horizon Centre Day Opportunities Based in Ross-on-Wye, we offer a supportive environment to build confidence, learn new skills, and develop independence. You can join in a range of activities including: Arts and crafts Making kindling and wood projects Gardening, growing flowers and vegetable Music Using computers to develop IT skills Walking and exercise Healthy eating and well-being Social events and coffee mornings Participation in local events Selling craft items at the local market Our smallness is our strength, allowing us to be flexible and innovative in order to best meet your needs. Where: When: Cost:

Ross-on-Wye Monday to Friday From ÂŁ40 per day

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Unit 3, Wolf Business Park, Alton Road, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5NB Maria Barnett 01989 253131

Registered company number 10989168


Day Activites for Skills Based Learning Learn, develop or maintain skills and interests. Achieve personal outcomes Develop skills for independent living or employment. Gain confidence, social skills and have fun! Each week we offer whole or half-day sessions in small groups. Current activities focus on: working with animals and the land; bushcraft; cooking and catering; numeracy and literacy and computer skills; arts and crafts; clay; textiles/sewing; woodwork; healthy living; morning club (activities in the community). Where: Our beautiful site near Ledbury and venues within a 15 mile radius When: Monday to Friday and occasional weekends Costs: £40/£44 per day (depending on activity) £20/£22 for ½ day Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Salters Hill Barn, Keepers Cottage, Falcon Lane Ledbury, HR8 2JN Lisa Park or Kate Hirst 01531 671080 or

Reg. Charity number: 294832


Things you need to know We are Herefordshire Activities Together, a group of local providers who offer interesting things to do for anyone of any age or ability. We are all different and all work in different ways. You will need to check if we are right for you. Some of the things you will need to think about include: Money Charges vary depending on what you are doing and who with. You need to check the cost and how to pay before you book. There are a number of ways to pay for activities and you need to use your money in the way that suits you. If you have a Personal Budget or Direct Payment you may use it to pay for activities or courses. Food and Transport Hot drinks are provided at most activities, but you will probably need to bring your own lunch. A few activities provide transport, but mostly you will need to find your own way to your chosen activity. Support If you have personal care or extra support needs, you may need to bring your own support worker. Please check with your chosen provider.


What if I can’t find what I am looking for?... …We can help you to do something different! Is there something you would really like to do but can’t find anywhere to do it? Do you have an idea but don’t know where to start? Whatever it is you want to do, many of the organisations in this booklet can work with you to put your ideas into action. We may be able to set up some taster sessions to try out your idea We can support you to get involved in volunteering

We can find you a buddy to help you get more involved in your local community.

We can help you to pool some of your personal budget to do something interesting with people who share your ideas. Just like this group did. They joined together to set up Our News Our Views. So, if you can’t find what you want, just ask and we may be able to help. Contact any of the groups inside and we will make sure you are put in touch with the right organisation to help you. Or look at Herefordshire’s online directory WISH where lots more services and activities are listed. 23

Herefordshire Activities Together is a network of local providers who are working together to increase choices for people in Herefordshire. We are supported by HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service). If you are a local provider and would like to get involved; Or if you have an idea for a new activity, contact