News from The Hub
More help for our community...
The Hub recently received a grant from the DCMS National Emergency Trust, administered by the HCF, to support the local community during the Covid-19 crisis. The money will fund a temporary Cafe Assistant/Helpline Assistant to support the work of The Hub's existing staff and volunteers. We look forward to being in a position to provide even more support to local people as a consequence of this award.
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Make a suggestion...What about a Poetry Reading Group?
We're always happy to receive bright ideas which might benefit members of our community. Recently we've been asked by a Peterchurch resident whether any local people might be interested in joining a Poetry Reading Group. Members would meet up on a monthly basis to discuss a theme, a particular poet or group of poets. Please get in touch if this would be of interest to you...Or let us have your own suggestion...
The Hub is a community development project which relies heavily upon the goodwill and generosity of its volunteers. If you would like to help your community, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!
Covid-19 Response Helpline
The Covid-19 Helpline began in March 2020 to support local residents during lockdown. A collaboration between The Hub, Peterchurch Parish Council and Peterchurch Village Hall, it continues to support those in need of assistance.
By 30 June 2020, Hub
staff and local volunteers
had completed more than
400 tasks for those in need
of support or assistance
and had made more than
600 telephone calls to combat loneliness and isolation.
Contact your local Social Prescriber
The GP surgeries in Ewyas Harold and Peterchurch have a new Social Prescriber who can help with a host of non-medical issues including social isolation, worries, debt, carer support, employment signposting and activities. If you'd like to chat with Rowana, please call your surgery and ask for an appointment with her.
Pop in and recycle
The Hub is now a recycling
point for toothbrushes,
toothpaste tubes, electric
toothbrush heads and their packaging. We have a collection box in the Nave - please make use of it!
Help with transport
We're keen to help as many people as possible visit The Hub, either to spend time in our café or to enjoy the events and activities which take place here.
Similarly, we would like to try to support those within our community who are not in a position to use public transport. Perhaps they need a lift to visit a loved one in hospital or to see a friend in a residential home, for example.
We use the services of Dore Community Transport and may be able to help if you (or someone you know) is in need of assistance. Please don't be afraid to ask...!