Monthly Archives: May 2013

Adult Learners Week

 Adult Learners Week

story telling

Adult Learners’ Week is a campaign which combines national promotion with local action. The campaign offers adults the chance to have a go at learning something new by trying out one of the hundreds of free taster sessions that happen across Wales during the week.

Adult Learners’ Week is a celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning and is the perfect opportunity to explore the many types of learning available to adults in their locality. The event is being coordinated nationwide by NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education).

Come along to a story telling session with De Dabay.

Two years ago a group of Somali poets from Butetown walked into the National Theatre Wales office and said they wanted to make a show.Their award-winning story begins in Somalia and sails to Cardiff’s Tiger Bay.

If you would like to find out more, come along to one of the following taster sessions.



FROM 12:15PM—1:30PM




FROM 2:00PM—4:00PM




FROM 7:30PM—9:00PM

For more information call Mashmooma on 02920 250557

New Buzz in town

New Buzz

Communities First Health Team have just moved into the Buzz in Grangetown. Over the next few weeks we will be making improvements to the building to facilitate our new programme. One of these improvements will be a brand new creche to accommodate for childcare when our courses are running. If you would like to meet our health team just pop in. We are there most days Monday to Friday. Our office is situated at the front of the building which used to be the reception area. You can also call us on 029 20340975 and speak to Rebecca, Lucy or Tony.

The Buzz has been a youth provision for the last ten years and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.  To find out more about the new Cardiff Council Youth Programme contact Viv Griffiths Telephone:(029) 2066 6385 Mobile Number:07976 056104.

Alternatively you can visit the other BRG premises in Brunel Street in Riverside 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday or Butetown Community Centre in Louden Square,  Butetown on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday bewteen 10.00am and 3.00pm where BRG staff can assist you.

Whatever your educational needs every thing from basic English language through to other skills you may need, all helps to increase your chances of getting better employment. We are there to help and advise you.

For general enquirers call  BRG Communities First on 029 20220309

Employment Opportunities

Butetown Riverside Grangetown (BRG) Communities First


JUNE 2013

 Care Work

Preparing to become a Personal Assistant in the Care Sector.

The BRG Prosperous Communities programme is working in partnership with the Oxfam Sustainable Livelihoods programme and Diverse Cymru to promote employment opportunities in the social care sector. Successful applicants will be required to work within local communities (including Butetown, Riverside & Grangetown) assisting vulnerable and elderly individuals with daily tasks to enable them to maintain their independence at home.

We are seeking suitable applicants who are interested in helping others maintain their dignity and quality of life. Care work can be a challenging but a fulfilling vocation and offers many rewards, from the positive contribution made to other people’s lives, to training and personal development opportunities. Cardiff is a culturally diverse city so additional language skills (while not a necessity) can be beneficial.

This is an Agored (Level 1) accredited course

Participants will need to complete all 5 sessions to obtain the qualification

Disability Equality 3rd June

10.00 – 12.30

Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) 4th June

10.00 – 12.30

Role and Responsibilities 10th June

10.00 – 12.30

Personal Assistance 13th June

10.00 – 12.30

Health and Safety 18th June

10.00 – 12.30


For more information and/or to register please contact:

Hamid Hicham Tel: 029 20250549 / 07969 066316 email:

Anna McVicker Tel: 029 20220309 email:

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Diverse Cymru

Walk for Health

Cardiff Walking Festival 2013

Butetown, Riverside & Grangetown Taff Trail Walk

Wed 8th May

Our “Old is Gold” group took part in a “Walk for Health” yesterday with “Outdoor Cardiff” The group walked from South Riverside Community Development Centre (SRCDC) to Pedal Power, Pedal powerPontcanna, along the Taff Trail.

Outdoor Cardiff promotes a rich variety of open air events, places and activities that the city has to offer.

If you would like to take part in a “Walk for Health” please get in touch. You can also have a look at Outdoor Cardiff’s website to see what they have coming up. There portal provides links to a wide range of web sites, allowing residents and visitors to discover what outdoor opportunities are on offer in the city and its surroundings.

“Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier” (NHS). The benefits of walking are huge, not to mention enjoyable. If you would like to read more about the benefits of walking take a look at the NHS website here.

Walk for health


Walking the dog! This is beneficial for both you and your dog. Cardiff City has some great parks where dogs are welcome. Just remember to be a responsible dog owner! Read more about responsible dog ownership here with Keep Wales TidyWalk for health

If you don’t have a dog of your own you can become a volunteer with a rescue center such as Cardiff Dogs Home. Read more about volunteering with Friends of Cardiff Dogs Home here

If you would like to take part in walking activities in the future or would just like to find out more and have a chat with your Communities First Health Team give us a call on 029 20340975 and ask for Tony, Lucy or Rebecca.