From September 2021 to September 2022 the Community Hub welcomed residents at Keyham Green Places Community Centre (KGP) in the heart of the Keyham community at 163, Renown Street. (KGP itself features a wide variety of activities throughout the week and for more information click here.)
Having moved into KGP the Community Hub hosted workers and volunteers from local organisations who helped and supported residents with a variety of issues. They were also on hand to advise and listen to ideas for how Keyham could recover and strengthen as a community following the tragedy.
Professionals and volunteers were on hand to signpost visitors to the many professional support agencies for those affected by the events in August 2021. They were also able to direct people to a range of community activities taking place in and around Keyham including: children and youth activities, exercise and social activities for all generations.
The Hub also worked with Nicki of the Wolseley Trust to add a number of community groups, clubs, societies, events and activities to the Community Map featured on the Our Plymouth website. The map is an excellent resource showing what is available for residents in their locality and you can see it here.
Over the course of the year the Hub played a major role in organising a number of events for the Keyham community which you can read about here. The first event, Community Voices Get Together, was held on Monday, 27th September, 2021 at the 1st Keyham Scouts HQ in Knowle Avenue. More than 50 people attended and there was positive discussions around future activities, support, networks and community spaces. To see some photos of the event click here. Community Voices went onto appear at many subsequent events as staff collated as many residents’ opinions as possible.
The Plymouth Together Community Hub also has a popular Facebook page.
Further support is available at the Wolseley Community Hub in Wolseley Close and the Jan Cutting Wellbeing Hub in Beacon Park Road. Call Nicki on 07305 052 575 or 01752 203 670 or the main number on 01752 607 449.
The Community Hub was supported by KGP, Wolseley Trust, Keyham Neighbourhood Watch and Plymouth City Council.