Springwell Gardens Drop-In

By Dan Barron, Community Organiser

RotherFed hosted a multiagency drop-in which was supported by the local Springwell TARA group who provided free refreshments for service users of the event. The drop in had a good attendance of 19 residents, 2 local councillors and 1 Guinness Housing Partnership Customer Liaison Officer.

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Henley Community Group

By Brandon Freeman, Community Organiser

I have been working closely with the Henley Community Group at Oates Close Community Centre in Masbrough. The group meet every Wednesday to play bingo, enjoy teas and coffees and to have a good natter.

After speaking to the local residents that use the community centre, a common issue that was raised was the intergration of the older and younger residents. With little for local residents and families to do including the lack of local events, parties and celebrations.

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Employment – Folk Lift Truck Driver

By Louise Johnson, Employment Coach

Client 031 was a folk lift truck driver but was let go from Greencore in February 2019. He had been unemployed for two months before he came to our initial meeting. I reviewed his CV and updated it to be industry specific. Client 031 was very unmotivated to find work and came to the first appointment with his partners persuasion.

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East Herringthorpe Social Club

By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser

I have recently begun to more activly engage with East Herringthorpe Social Club. The club is a not-for-profit organisation that has been running for over 20 years. I arranged a meeting with the events committee and Gary Linney, Steward of the club as they would like to engage more with the local community and put activities and events on for all ages that people would like to attend. I discussed and supported the group in putting together a strategy for events from November 2019 – March 2020.

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Rotherham Deaf Futures

By Rachel Cole, Projects Officer

Rotherham Deaf Futures is a group of profoundly deaf people who support other members of the deaf community and champion deaf awareness in Rotherham. The group formed in 2012 and with the help of RotherFed became a constituted group. Prior to this group setting up they had a dedicated team at RMBC who helped and supported them.

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The Lanes Community Centre

By Brandon Freeman, Community organiser

I have been re-establishing relationships with the Lanes community and their community centre which was built  in 1997 after the group secured £245,000 from lottery funding. The centre is a sustainable venue as they do not rely on funding and they have charges in place to fund the venue, the cost of membership is only £2 per year. The leader of the group Lorraine has managed to sustain a bank account with a surplus of £18,000 for maintenance and repairs.

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Springwell Sports and Fitness Project

By Dan Barron, Community Organiser

Dilly is a resident living in the Springwell area and is wanting to start a sports/fitness project in the area to engage with the community. He has spoken to local facilities to start costing up the project. After speaking with residents there has been interest for boxing and football sessions for the younger generation of the area.

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