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A Directory of Enterprise Services in Rhondda Cynon Taf


Welcome to the second Directory of Services for RCT! The first Directory was successful in that it got people talking about social enterprises and their value in bringing people together to create. Social enterprises are an entwinement of people, product and service, an empathic bind for building posi vity and making lives more fulfilling. Social enterprises enhance lives, nurture where nurture is needed and make money to provide more of the same. Interes ngly Social Enterprise and Co-produc on (the ‘buzz word’in our Voluntary Sector circles) capture very similar values. Co-produc on is about people; people helping others to provide public services for more effec ve and on-going services; it is about strong rela onships between the people and those providing the services. Co-produc on increases the me people make to take pride in their community, it builds a stronger community with healthier residents. It is not David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ - it is a return to Welsh tradi on of community members working together. In Aneurin Bevan’s words, ‘collecƟve acƟon to liŌ all of us together.’ Come, join and co-produce by suppor ng the Social Enterprises listed in this Directory Please make this Directory your first call of reference when looking for a service with ‘community’ at the heart of everything that it does! Meriel Gough Social Enterprise Development Officer e.mail: mgough@interlinkrct.org.uk Interlink RCT, 6 Melin Corrwg, Cardiff Road, Upper Boat CF37 5BE 01443 846200 www.interlinkrct.org.uk

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Aberdare Park Aberdare Rugby Club Ar s Community / Cymuned Arts Factory AX Music Cwmclydach Countryside Park Cra of Hearts Crossroads Cynon Valley Crime Reduc on Services Ltd Cynon Valley Indoor Bowls - WOODS Restaurant Groundwork Merthyr and RCT GTFM Mountain Ash Golf Club nh2 crea ve design Pontypridd YMCA Rowan Tree Cancer Care Bridal Bou que Spectacle Theatre toogoodtowaste - Special Feature


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Artis Community/Cymuned works with communities across the South Wales through professional art experiences in creative dance and the visual arts for people of all ages.

we can be contacted :

info@artiscommunity.org.uk

01443 490390

Artis Community/Cymuned, 4-8 Church Street, Pontypridd, RCT, CF37 2TH

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SURRENDER YOUR UNWANTED BOOKS! Please help to create opportunities for people who feel excluded and marginalised in some of Europe’s most disadvantaged communities by donating your unwanted books. All books in readable condition are welcomed and will be put to good use. The surrendered books will be collected by Factory Books. Our team of volunteers will sort through the books. Books that are suitable to be resold will be offered for sale through our on-line bookstore in the Amazon marketplace. The remaining books will be recycled. Factory Books is a social enterprise based in the Rhondda Valleys – one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in Europe. Factory Books offers individuals who feel marginalised and excluded opportunities to develop new skills, self-confidence, self-esteem, and a supportive social network. Factory Books approach is to focus on people’s strengths rather than their weaknesses and enable individuals previously labelled as “service users” to become providers of valued services to the wider community. At least forty individuals benefit from these opportunities every week. Factory Books is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arts Factory – a community owned development trust based in the Rhondda. Arts Factory exists to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

“I am forty four years old. When I was younger I had a bad accident that put me in a wheelchair and left me unable to speak. I have been coming to Arts Factory for over ten years now. My support worker Jerry comes with me. I stamp books with an ink stamp to show that they have come from Factory Books. The main reason I come is for the company. I have a lot of good friends here and they are always happy to see me. That makes me more confident about myself. If Arts Factory wasn’t here I would be stuck in the house. I would probably wish I was dead.”

Carl Morley “I’ve been a volunteer at Arts Factory for the last eight months. Before I came here I had been sitting around the house for about four months and before that I was at school. School wasn’t a good experience for me. The teachers didn’t explain much to me and I didn’t get along with some of them. In the end I had to leave. It was a relief in a weird way. At Arts Factory I work on the Factory Books project, listing books and handing sales. I love it here. I love the people I work with and the feeling that this is a job I can do. I have learned a lot too. In the future I would like to get a job in IT.”

Andrew Muscat

Please visit us at

www.artsfactory.co.uk

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Providing New QCF Performance Qualification & Resources for Today’s Guitarist

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AX Music taking the guitar exam experience to a whole new level AX Music is dedicated to creating employment and providing enjoyment in education through the medium of music in Wales. Copyright © AX Music Cic is a registered social enterprise company 06569912

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Cafe / Pub style food and Func on rooms for hire in a beau ful se ng

The Venue Main Hall (Various layouts available) Half day - £37 Func on Room 40-50 People Half day - £30 Full Day - £50

Equipment Powerpoint (Projector, Screen and Laptop) - £11 OHP and Screen - £6 Flipchart and pens - £33

More menu choices available!

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TOTAL CARE SUPPORT SOLUTIONS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CROSSROADS CARE CWM TAF Quality Support Where Quality Counts DOMESTIC/CLEANING/IRONING SHOPPING CARPET CLEANING DECORATING GARDENING/HANDYMAN GARDENS TIDIED AND MAINTAINED PLANTING/MOWING ETC GUTTERS CLEARED/PATHS CLEARED OF SNOW/LEAVES IN PATIENT WASHING COLLECTED/RETURNED ESCORTING TO MEDICAL/DENTAL APPOINTMENTS FREE HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKS FOR CROSSROADS CLIENTS BUSINESS SERVICES SUPPORT Any jobs considered please ring to check ALL STAFF ARE CRB CHECKED/FULLY INSURED £12 per hour for basic Gardening/Cleaning £14 per hour for Handyman services Large jobs priced individually Gwaelod Y Graig House, Coedpenmaen Close Pontypridd CF37 4LE Ring Andrea or Gaynor on: TELEPHONE: 01443 484249/484240 FAX: 01443 480486 EMAIL: tcss@crossroadscwmtaf.org.uk

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CYNON VALLEY CRIME REDUCTION SERVICES LTD All your home/business security needs including: G G G G

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Cynon Valley Crime Reduction Services Limited is a non-for-profit social enterprise which is now in its 10th trading year

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“Working in Partnership to reduce Crime in the Cynon Valley”


The Cynon Valley Indoor Bowls Centre opened its doors for the first me on 1 September 1996. The official opening was conducted by Cllr. Russell Roberts in the presence of Cllr. W.J.Murphy (leader of the RCT County Council) and Mrs. E.Davies (Chair of Leisure and Tourism). The founda on stone had been laid on 18 December 1995 by Cllr. Alby Davies (Chair of Leisure Services) and construc on of this pres gious £1.2million building was undertaken over the following months by the main contractor - Mowlem South Wales. The centre is built on the site of the former Deep Duffryn Colliery - a coal mine which was originally sunk in 1850. By 1935 the Colliery employed 140 men on the surface and 1,250 underground with an output of 500,000 tons of coal. The mine closed on 21 September 1979. The CVIBC was originally staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers who willingly donated their me for the love of the game and the belief that what they were crea ng was something worthwhile which would benefit both the community and the game of bowls. Many of these pioneers are s ll very much involved with the running of the Centre. Since then the Centre has expanded from a simple bowls club to a Community Enterprise and carvery ‘Woods Bar and Restaurant’ with a turnover of more than £450,000 providing employment opportuni es for the local area.

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FEDW HIR ECO TRAINING CENTRE GROUNDWORK MERTHYR & RHONDDA CYNON TAFF x

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Environmental Educational Programmes for Schools

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rebecca.broome@gmrct.org.uk

www.facebook.com/fedwhirecocentre

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Fedw Hir Eco Training Centre Groundwork Merthyr & Rhondda Cynon Taff Fedw Hir Llwydcoed Aberdare CF44 0DX Tel: 01685 883880

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Mountain Ash Golf Club www.mountainashgc.co.uk

Special Membership Offer

Only £7 a Week Full Membership £5 a Week Ladies £1 a Week Juniors Offer Applies to New Members for Membership to December 2013 only. Subject to Terms & Conditions.

For More Details Please Phone or e-Mail Us

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Func ons We are most fortunate to be set in a beau ful loca on, sited high above Mountain Ash with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. A perfect se ng for that special occasion. Our func on room is suitable for up to 120 people to enjoy a silver service meal or buffet. Mountain Ash Golf Club is a great se ng for any occassion be it a wedding, a gourmet dinner, a private mee ng or a Sunday lunch. We have the facili es to suit every occasion and our friendly, welcoming staff will be there to a end to your every need. Contact the Office Tel: 01443 479459 Or direct to our chef: 01443 719187 or Email us at: sec@mountainashgc.co.uk

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NH2 Creative Design iss a new web development and graphic design r ta social enterprise established by New Horizons. EXPERIENCED & SUPPORTIVE

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Our presence as a mental health charity enables us to provide expert knowledge and understanding of the Third Sector and partnership working.

This enables us to support our customers in a very unique way. We are experienced in engaging with Service Users in the design of marketing materials, web design and development.

Already have a website? Not sure how to update and manage it? Then call us today on 01685 881113

“We asked NH2 creative design to design some marketing materials for our project and we were very pleased with the result. They were really helpful and were happy to provide various possible examples of designs and modified our chosen one on several occasions following feedback from service users.� Rachel Wyatt Mental Health Service User Involvement Development Officer Interlink

We offer: Logo Design Stationery Designs Corporate Branding Promotional Flyers Posters Brochures Annual Reports Newsletters Advertising Web Design Web Management Web Development

NEW HORIZONS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Centre

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Rowan Tree Cancer Care Bridal Boutique 50/51 Taff Street Pontypridd CF37 4TD Rowan Tree Bridal bridal@rowantreecancercare.co.uk Bringing you Rowan Tree Bridal, specalizing in an extensive range of both bridal and occasion wear at affordable prices. From prom dresses to mother of the bride, Visit us at 50/51 Taff Street to see our collection! All funds generated within the shop allow Rowan Tree Cancer care to continue to provide emotional and practical support to families living in R.C.T whose lives have been touched by cancer.

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Workshops

A Theatre Company That Acts Differently Providing creative services with and for… Local Communities, the learning community and business community

Spectacle Theatre has a successful record for effectively delivering issue based workshops with disadvantaged and hard to reach groups. Our workshops are designed to read the spaces between people, to hear what isn’t said. Their aim is to engage, to work with and ultimately for participants to take control of their own learning.

Using Active Theatre we create and deliver bespoke workshops for

x Enabling people to safely explore important issues relevant to their lives. x Giving people a shared positive experience of the arts. x Validating knowledge, experience and raising confidence, self-esteem of those that participate.

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Wellbeing/ health concerns Alcohol and substance misuse Social cohesion Consultation with young people and communities x Presentation skills x Mental health x Risky behavior/ keeping safe

Our workshops are particularly appropriate for:

Benefits of the workshop involvement: x Engaging people who don’t usually participate.

x Those with special educational needs x Vulnerable people x People with challenging behavior

Business Development Manager: Steve Davis on (01443) 430700 Email: steve.davis@spectacletheatre.co.uk Or visit our website: www.spectacletheatre.co.uk

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Charity Reunites Owner with money found in property Rhondda Cynon Taf based charity toogoodtowaste are now offering an Ethical House Clearance Service where they clear all unwanted items in the property following a downsizing, house move or bereavement. On the 7 of February a team of Staff and volunteers conducted a house clearance in Tonyrefail on returning to their sor ng facility in the Ynyshir branch they discovered a wallet with a substan al amount of money in it. General Manager Shaun England was made aware of the discovery immediately and he contacted the owner to no fy him of the discovery and the wallet was kept safe un l the owner could collect it. Mr Lyn Griffiths of Tonyrefail went to the Ynyshir branch on Friday 8 February where he was reunited with the wallet, he was extremely grateful of the honesty of toogoodtowaste that he made a generous dona on to the volunteers which is much appreciated by everyone at toogoodtowaste. Shaun England, General Manager stated: ‘It was great to be able to re-unite Mr Griffiths with the wallet and its contents, the honesty of our staff and volunteers was then rewarded by Mr Griffiths who made a very generous dona on to the charity. Our Ethical House Clearance Service aims to reuse as many donated household items as possible. Following the clearance the items are sorted and either sold through our charity shops or passed onto other charitable organisa ons, on this occasion our thorough sort system proved that the donated items that we receive really are toogoodtowaste.’ The dona on made by Mr Griffiths will go towards providing volunteers with training, corporate wear and team building days. For further informa on contact Ka e Sibley, Marke ng and Communica ons Officer on 01443 680090 or e-mail:KSibley@toogoodtowaste.co.uk

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Ethical House Clearance Service

Reduce Waste & Support Volunteering Clearing a property following a bereavement, downsizing or house-moves can be stressful times. We offer an efficient and convenient house clearance service to remove the entire contents of the property. Choose an ethical option, help your local community & reduce waste to landfill. toogoodtowaste offers a better way.

Contact our Ethical House Clearance Co-ordinator Si么n Davies on 01443 680090 email: SDavies@toogoodtowaste.co.uk or visit our website: www.toogoodtowaste.co.uk

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The Enterprises highlighted in this Directory of Services for Rhondda Cynon Taf aim to build economic sustainable communi es and focus on: •

increasing the economic contribu on of the third sector

improving services for communi es where gaps can be clearly iden fied

developing local networks that engage local communi es to find and implement local solu ons

promo ng social inclusion through cultural and heritage ac vi es

The South East Wales Community Economic Development Grant (SEWCED) programme is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and supports the Enterprise’s outlined in this Directory. This programme is delivered in partnership by a six-valleys Local Authority consor um of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly and Torfaen. The SEWCED Grant has now been allocated in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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