Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grow Your Own Garden

affordable veg

Grow your own fruit and veg

Would you like to know how to grow your own vegetables?  Communities Firsts understands that fresh fruit and veg can be expensive when trying to maintain a healthy diet. Getting your “5 a day” isn’t always easy when you have a family and a budget to consider.

The health team would like to help you overcome this by supporting you to grow your own. You don’t even need a garden as we are setting up small growing spaces over the BRG cluster (Butetown, Riverside, Grangetown) in partnership with Riverside Community Allotment.

Riverside allotment


We will support you throughout the process of planning, planting, growing and maintaining your patch. We can even support you to do the same at home if you have a small garden or yard. You could even make your own edible hanging basket!

healthy hanging basket

The possibilities are endless. All you need is the “know how” and that’s where we come in. We will even provide you with food and nutrition advise to help you and your family stay healthy.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in give us a call. Let us know how we can help you and what area you live in. We will be happy to help.

Please contact Rebecca Grace-Ford on 02920 340975  or 07969065316 for more information.


Get Noticed, Get Hired!

Get Noticed, Get Hired!

get noticed get hired

Who is this FREE Training for?

Get Noticed, Get Hired training is FREE and it is designed to assist individuals who want to communicate their skills, knowledge and experience to potential employers. The training is for anybody who wishes to gain employment, find a new job or apply for a new role. The training will help you to design a CV to help you get noticed by a potential employer, explore what you should expect at interview and how to communicate to interviewers you are a potential candidate for the job.

Healthy Cooking on a Budget


group cooking

Eat Well, Be Well

Healthy cooking on a budget! Cooking healthy food on a budget is increasingly a challenge for many. That is why we are running local courses to support local people to be able to cook a healthy nutritious meal without feeling out of pocket.




Each FREE course will consist of both health & nutrition advice and practical and theory based cooking skills sessions. The BRG Team works in partnership with the local  health programmes,  suppliers and affordable food initiatives such as Fareshare Cymru and local allotments to source low cost, local ingedients.

Chick pea salad

This project is run in partnership with the Food Co-op and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Dietetics Team, Public Health Wales and Agored CymruThe course is fully supported through the level one “Get Cooking” initiative and each learner who complete the course will gain 2 [Agored Cymru] credits.

For more information please contact, Rebecca Grace-Ford:

Tell:  029 2034 0975 Mob: 07969 065316 Email:

Think Well, Be Well

Think Well, Be Well

think well be well

Think well, Be Well is about Coping and Dealing with Our Mental Health. Understanding mental wellbeing is a challenge for many. Often the subject is presented only as a problem with solutions targeting those who are experiencing high levels of distress. While this can be important (and necessary) we feel that there is also a benefit to supporting people to manage their sense of well-being. The Coping and Dealing with Our Mental Health project seeks to enable individuals to:

  • Identify when they feeling more stressed and vulnerable
  • Identify what can be done to alleviate feelings of stress and vulnerability
  • Where to seek information and support

Events and workshops linked to the Coping and Dealing with Our Mental Health project will bring together local agencies to connect with communities to discuss topics such as building and maintaining confidence and self-esteem and how exercise and eating well can impact positively on our moods. Participants will also be able to participate in relaxation and breathing sessions, gaining tools and learning techniques that they can take away and practice.

If you would like more information please contact Lucy Chandler:

Mob: 07969 066093 Email:

Women only Swimming Session

Women Only Swimming Sessions

Girl swimming

Would you like to swim in a women only environment?

swimming under water

Contact Anna a South Riverside Community Development
Centre, Brunel St, Riverside (picture of building below) for more information on 07958171827.



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