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Community Projects


Active Mind and Body Project

In 2013 we successfully delivered a pilot project funded by The National Lottery's Awards for All programme. In that project we worked with groups from the Hillfields, Foleshill and Kersley areas of Coventry. The project consisted of three, 14 week programmes based on 'Cognitive Stimulation Therapy' (CST) to support people living with mild to moderate dementia. The participants were all older people from diverse backgrounds and the volunteers who helped facilitate the sessions were young people and students from both Henley College and Coventry University.

Building on this volunteer base we received financial support from the Lloyds Foundation to further develop this work and have now worked with Whitefrairs housing and the Coventry City Council in delivering the Active Mind and Body Project to six housing with care units. To date we have enjoyed working with more than 170 people in this project and the work is ongoing with groups at Willowbrook Lodge and Elsie Jones House.

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Knit One Paint One

The Knit 1 Paint 1 group came about as part of outreach initiative where the Koco community Resource Centre opened a community café (10am -3pm three days per week) in the centre of Coventry. At the end of the five month project successful group cohesion had developed through preparing and sharing food, completing craft activities and regular group walks. The Knit 1 Paint 1 group now meet here on Mondays from 11.30am - 3pm and enjoy creating a range of art forms. The group is free to attend so come and join in!

Arts for Dementia

As a result of our ongoing work focussed on dementia we were successful in receiving a grant from Coventry City Council Community Fund to deliver art therapy for dementia sessions. Working in partnership with Art therapy for Health we have sustained the group and continue to receive new referrals. We hope to expand this work by developing a reliable transport system to.

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The Renold Chain Heritage Exhibition

The Heritage Lottery agreed to fund a project based on the history of our building. We worked with a wide range of community members in creating an exhibition which celebrates the heritage of the Renold Chain Company in Coventry and leaves a legacy of a community exhibition space.

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