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The aim is to refurbish recently acquired premises within the main shopping street in Porth Rhondda Cynon Taf with a view to establishing a community hub focused on supporting people aged 50 plus
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The project, called THE SHED, due to its links with the Men Shed movement, will establish a community facility in the town centre focused on supporting people at risk of suffering from loneliness & isolation and the detrimental effect that can have on their health and well-being. Most, but not all, are aged 50+, in an area with an aging population where people aged 65 plus will treble by 2030. We have renovated the first floor to a high standard as a commercial cafe and takeaway service which offers a welcoming community space as well as supporting sustainability. The premises has an overgrown outside space which we want to upgrade as a unique eating area which will offer volunteer opportunities for people looking to engage with a small gardening project. The first floor has 4 unused rooms which we want to renovate and deliver a range of activities / classes covering sports, play, arts and culture offering additional volunteer opportunities via our innovative Shed Ambassador Scheme
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Why it's a great idea:
This is a great idea because: - the area has an aging population with many people suffering from the effects of loneliness and isolation and the detrimental effect that can have on health and wellbeing - because due to significant public sectors cuts and low levels of private sector activity community facilities such as day centre, leisure and cultural centres and
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About the space
The project will be deliver from a commercial premises at 26 Hannah Street the main shopping area of Porth (welsh for 'gateway') and is unique in that it is a convergence centre for public transport from the Rhondda Fach and Fawr valleys; Pontypridd and Talbot Green. The town host retail shops; food outlets and a number of public sector facilitiies
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
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How will the money be spent?Total £16,046
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