Community Projects

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Community Projects

Active Mind and Body Project

Since 2013 we have successfully delivered our Active Mind & Body project (a 14 session group programme based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy) to support people living with mild to moderate dementia. Drawing on funding provided by Awards for All, Lloyds Foundation, Heart of England and our own resources we have recruited and trained volunteers to deliver our programme to older people in care homes, day centres and community venues across Coventry. To date we have enjoyed working with more than 250 people.

While we will continue to provide these programmes, we intend to build on our service by offering individuals residing in care homes a personalised assessment so that constructive and therapeutic activities can be provided to them. We expect that such services will reduce health risks and increase wellbeing. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers so please contact us if you would like to help.

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Support for feeding people who are homeless

We are currently working with two organisations (Langar Aid and Gods Coffee Shop) to provide hot meals in a warm environment two nights per week. This work began in October of last year and we will provide our support for as long as necessary.

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!

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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Koco Connect

In partnership with Trident Reach, we are providing social events and activities for people with learning difficulties. This is a new initiative which we hope will develop into a user lead program in the future.

What Next?

If you have any questions call today on: 0247 671 4988 to find out more.