Monthly Archives: November 2016

Latest news articles about Communities First

From March 2017 many of the Communities First programmes that take place in BRG will be reduced or no longer exist.  This is due to the Welsh Government needing to make budget cuts across Wales.

Read the latest articles:

BBC NewsCommunities First shake-up concerns help-groups

BBC News “Communities First areas in limbo, think tank warns”.

Cardiff UniversityCommunities First creates a lifeline for many

Wales OnlinePhasing out Communities First could have a devastating effect on people in Wales

What’s your experience?

Have you learnt English through an ESOL class?  Have you found work through doing a course such as childcare, construction, food hygiene, sewing?  Have your children attended a homework club or summer activities? Have you met new people through ‘Chat’ and ‘FAN’ groups or been involved in cooking, gardening or volunteering projects?

Whatever your experience, the Welsh Government want to hear what YOU think about Communities First.

Please complete this questionnaire. and have a say in the future of Communities First.

To find out more about cuts to Communities First, read the Cabinet Minister for Communities and Children full announcement: “New approach needed to build resilient communities” – Carl Sargeant


Dementia-Friendly Communities

Do you have dementia or do you care for someone with dementia?

Come to our first ‘Memory Café’ at Wyndham Street Diner on  Thursday 17th November from 12pm – 2pm.

We’ll have a short presentation from the Alzheimers association – Dementia Friends – team and there’ll be an opportunity to find out more about what support is available for older people with dementia.  You will also be able to make suggestions about what you think is needed to help make Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown a dementia friendly community.