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Herefordshire Activities Together Find what you want to do 2015


Welcome to our second 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 Brandon Trust Brightstripe Cultural Health The Cart Shed Choices Foundation ECHO EnviroAbility Hereford Community Farm Herefordshire & Worcestershire Age UK Herefordshire Growing Point Herefordshire Headway The Houghton Project The Music Pool Our Patch Red Spark Learning Salter’s Hill Things you need to know What if I can’t find what I am looking for? Our shared vision

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Day Opportunities Sport, leisure, creative and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Current activities include:  Golf  Arts & Crafts  Skittles  Bowls  Exercise classes  Swimming  Look Good Feel Good  Drama  Walking  Know your city  Ten Pin Bowling  Ad Mag delivery Where: When: Cost:

Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

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

Unit 5, 50 Catherine St, Hereford HR1 2DU Rosemary Wooderson 01432 379380

Registered charity number 1139891


Community Services The Aspire Community Hub is your bright and friendly place for you to meet others and try different activities.  Be creative with arts and crafts  Keep fit and healthy  Active minds playing bingo and board games  Social time, enjoying a cup of tea and a chat  Learn a new skill  Monday Club for social time and an evening out with regular discos, karaoke and bingo nights. Where: Aspire Community Hub, Hereford When: Monday – Friday plus some evenings Costs: £25 annual membership fee £7.50 a session (morning or afternoon) If you like to be out and about, our community workers can support you to live your life, from going to see the latest blockbuster at the cinema, shopping trips, support to volunteer or take part in college courses, day trips or anything else you choose to do – it’s your choice, we support you to achieve it. Where: In your local community When: 7 days a week Costs: Prices vary depending on activity Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Aspire Community Hub, Canal Road, Hereford, HR1 2EA Sue Bucknell 01432 266 881

Reg. Charity number: 1024904


Day Opportunities  Health & Wellbeing activities:  Massage, Hydrotherapy, Trampolining, Swimming, Walking Group  Learning & Employment Projects:  Work in ‘Tip Top’ workshop upcycling furniture  Work in a high street shop – ‘The Music Box’  Work in Willow café or Café 13  Gardening and horticulture projects  Other Activities:  Pop up Café, Cookery, Catering lunches, Kindling making, Recycling  Art and Craft workshops  Autumn Circle - mainly for Older People including jewellery making, flower arranging, music and gentle exercise Anyone with a disability is welcome, all support needs catered for. Where: When: Cost:

Leominster, Hereford City and Ross Monday – Friday daytime Varies. From approx. £20 per day depending on support needs and project. Half days or sessions available.

Address: Brandon Trust, Kestrel Court, Waterwells Drive, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire GL2 2AT Contact: Rob McAfee Tel: 07872 049023 Email: Website: Charity number 801571


Activities using visual arts, sports and physical activity Brightstripe is all about enjoyable things for people to do using art, sport or physical activity. We offer fun things to do to enhance people’s wellbeing, most of which can be tailored for any group or individual.  A range of sports working with local clubs; enabling people to get ‘back into’ or to take up a new sport.  Physical activity sessions including: Tai Chi; Gentle Exercise; Walking for Health; Mind, Body & Soul; Nordic Walking  Cultural Events to visit or take part in including: h.Art; Herefordshire Contemporary Craft Fair and the Hereford Arts Markets  Basic training for those interested in becoming more involved in leading physical activity or sports sessions plus opportunities to do Arts Award Where: When: Cost: Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Across Herefordshire Mainly daytime. Some evenings and weekends Depends on the activity. Some are free! Brightstripe, College Road Campus, Hereford HR1 1EB Jan Perridge 01432 358232 7

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 products – Bean poles and pea sticks, making woven hurdles  Coppice crafts – Making spoons, baskets, kitchen utensils and hand tools  Greenwood furniture – making chairs, tables and benches  Learning to cook on an open fire  Gardening – planting and maintaining a garden  Qualifications available Where: Almeley and Norton Canon near Kington When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Occasional weekend and holiday activities Cost: £50 a day which includes transport (lunch £2) FREE bursary places (limited number) Free courses for Armed Forces veterans and their families. Other subsidised courses – see website Address: The Cart Shed. Devereux Wootton, Norton Canon, HR4 8QN Contact: Katie Eastaugh Tel: 07796 421 373 Email: Website: C.I.C. Reg number 7106133


Choices Foundation Work Based Skills A new work/training service in Hereford. Four projects are on offer. All happen in a safe and happy environment. Why not join us in all we do, or just pick the project you like. Choose from:  Widemarsh Enterprises: Work based training making all types of garden and leisure furniture.  Hand Made in Hereford: work in our own shop in Maylords Orchard, selling the items we make.  Re-use, Re-furbish, Re-cycle: Repair and restore old furniture for sale and reuse.  Pews at your Service: Travel to churches, meet lots of local village people who are really interested in what we do , we take out church pews, repair them, re-varnish and polish them so each one can be sold and make money for the church and a little for us. Where: Hereford When: Monday to Friday Cost: ÂŁ37.50 a day Address: Unit 6 Three Elms Trading Estate Hereford HR4 9PU Contact: Peter Maybury or Gary Reeves Tel: 01432 352010 Email: Registered charity Widemarsh Ventures number 514862


Day opportunities Supported activities where people work together to learn new skills. You could:  work in Rose Tinted Rags or Clever Betsy shops  join our theatre company  learn to weave or use a sewing machine  take part in a gardening project  join a volunteering project in Hereford Where: Hereford and Leominster When: Monday to Friday Cost: £28 - £40 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 Where: Hereford and Leominster When: Monday to Saturday. Daytime and evenings Cost: £1.50 - £7 a session (depending on activity)

Community Connections projects Supporting you in your local community: volunteering, getting involved, joining in and making friends. Address: 40 West Street, Leominster, HR6 8ES Contact: Maggie Percy Tel: 01568 620307 Email: Website: 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 choice of activities:  Re-Threads: Recycled and upcycled furniture and clothing  Grow a Lot: encouraging everyone to grow their own food organically  Take a Pew: Recycling and restoring old church pews  Running a second hand bookshop  Can Do Crew: Gardening, recycling, decorating and odd jobs  Bicycle refurbishment and sales  ShopMobility: loaning mobility scooters for shoppers Where: When: Costs:

Ross on Wye Monday to Friday ÂŁ40 a day


Tel: Email: Website:

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

Charity number: 1076428


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: When: Costs: Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

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


Support Services and their Families

for Older People

Drybridge House Centre  Meet new friends  Enjoy a hot cooked meal  Take part in a wide variety of activities including bowls, skittles, quizzes, crafts, trips around Hereford and yoga.  Refreshments throughout the day  Hot midday meal  Volunteering opportunities  We provide a safe, warm and friendly environment for whole days, half day or twohourly sessions.  Where: When: Costs:

Drybridge House, Hereford Monday to Thursday 9.45.a.m. – 3.15.p.m. Price on application depending on chosen service

Address: 40 St Martin’s Street, Hereford HR2 7SG Contact: Pat Jones Tel: 01432 351774 Email: Website: Charity number 1080545


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: When: Cost:

Holme Lacy Campus, Herefordshire and Ludlow College Weekly, each group having a set day and time £30 annual membership for organisations; then £10 per hour For individuals, the cost is £3 per hour

Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

c/o Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford HR2 6LL The Courses Co-ordinator 07896 257983

Charity number 1006625


Day Centre Opportunities for People who have an Acquired Brain Injury  Personal programmes for people with a brain injury  Help to regain confidence as well as develop practical skills  Physical, psychological and emotional support through individual and group work.  A chance to make new friends Activities include:  Gardening,  Carpentry,  Yoga,  Cookery,  Pottery and Art  Computer classes  Regular social events Where: Headway House, Trenchard Ave, Credenhill HR4 7DX When: Monday to Friday Costs: ÂŁ45.00 a day ÂŁ25.00 for half day Address: Tel: Email: Website:

Headway House, Trenchard Avenue, Credenhill, HR4 7DX 01432 761 000

Registered Charity number 1092578


The Houghton Project Rural Skills Farm Based Project Are you interested in either being outside in the fresh air?  Looking after animals, goat milking, cheese making, and sausage eating!  Gardening and growing food to cook and share indoors or outside in our pizza oven  Working in the woods  Tractor driving and tree management  Apple juice making Or would you be interested in being in a warm workshop doing carpentry, making stools, shelves, welly racks, craft items – YOU CHOOSE We also run 6 week courses in self-reliance; budgeting; forgotten crafts; wood carving; cooking; creative arts and much more. Where: When: Cost:

Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Bodenham, near Leominster Monday to Friday From ÂŁ37 a day (dependent on support needs), including transport where possible Houghton Court, Bodenham, Hereford HR1 3HZ Tim James-Moore 01568 797 900

Not for profit organisation number 4812493


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:

Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

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

Where: When: Costs:

Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

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


Community Learning Projects Red Spark runs community learning projects to improve people’s skills and confidence. We work with people with learning or physical disabilities, older people, carers, people with mental health difficulties, people who are unemployed and other vulnerable adults. Our projects are friendly, practical and fun, and include:  Have Your Say – produce a community magazine, blog or website  Walking Through History – create a local history walk  All About Me – be the star of your own Moviemaker movie  That’s My Business – start your own small enterprise  Bandstand – make beautiful music together. Coming soon: growing and cooking; drama; crafts – and lots more! If you’d like to take part, or if you have an idea of your own, we’d love to hear from you. Where: Community venues in Herefordshire When: Once we have enough people to start a project, we run it at a time and place which suits their needs - including day or weekend workshops, weekly courses and drop-in sessions. Costs: Usually free Address: Red Spark Learning, Grange Court, Leominster, HR6 8NL Contact: Mark Woodward Tel: 01568 737994 07972 555298 Email: Website: CIC registration number:



Day opportunities and Employment Skills  Whole or half day sessions.  Choose from Gardening, Land & Livestock; Woodwork; Art, Craft and Pottery; Confidence through Drama; Home skills and Cooking; Computers for Fun; Numbers and Reading skills; Textiles and Sewing  Open to anyone with a disability wishing to learn new skills, or are thinking about work. Where: South and East Herefordshire and Worcestershire When: Most activities are during the week. Some evenings and weekends Costs: £17.75 - £20 for ½ day £35.50 - £40 for whole day (depending on activity)

Community Involvement  Taking part in agriculture shows  Joining in Community projects,.  Support into employment opportunities  Working with volunteers. Address: Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

Salter’s Hill Barn, Keepers Cottage, Falcon Lane Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JN Lisa Park or Julie Newman 01531 671080 or

Reg. Charity number: 288379


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 leaflet 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 send us an email: 22

Our shared vision is to:  Offer you a wide choice of activities that are inclusive and good quality  Help you to live your life to the full  Encourage you to connect and engage with your local community  Support your well-being, helping you to keep active and well  Empower you to make choices


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


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