THE VENUES

All the venues we use for training courses are located in the community that benefits directly from the enterprise.

Little Man

Ivor House, Cardiff, UK

www.littlemancoffee.co.uk

The Little Man Coffee Co. vision is to foster positive community, by providing places that are built on great coffee and genuine hospitality.

Little Man is a third place between home & work: our walls a blank canvas for raw exhibition, our floor a stage for experimental works, and our tables a roundup for collaboration and conversation. Whether it be relaxation, revision, side projects, or meetings – this productive hub has become a haven for the underdog and a springboard for the fearless.

Café on-site.

CAIS (and Porter’s Coffee Shop)

Station Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 8BP, UK

www.cais.co.uk

CAIS is a registered charity and leading voluntary sector provider of personal support services in Wales, helping people who are having problems with addictions, mental health, personal development and employment – as well as offering assistance and information to their families and friends. Our wide range of services includes residential treatment and rehabilitation, counselling, peer mentoring, supporting people in their homes, assisting people back into work or education, group work and other motivational interventions.

CAIS is committed to working in partnership with others in keeping with the All Wales Strategy - Tackling Substance Misuse in Wales. All of our services aim to help people recover from addiction and rebuild normal, productive lifestyles in the belief that people can and do change.

Café next door.

East Durham Community Development Trust

Yoden Road, Peterlee SR8 5DP, UK

www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk

East Durham Trust provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people in the East Durham area, many facing disadvantage and poverty.

The Trust runs a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, helping people get into employment, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts, support for single parents, arts on prescription, community loans and SO MUCH MORE!

Food facilities nearby.

Pendle Heritage Centre

Colne Road, Barrowford, Nelson BB9 6JQ, UK

www.pendleheritage.co.uk

The Pendle Heritage Centre supports the conservation and interpretation of Pendle Hill and its countryside, hamlets and villages all of which form part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Cruck Frame Barn is the training venue but was not part of the original Pendle Heritage Centre site. It stood in Burnley for many years, and, when it was threatened with demolition in 1983, the Trust rescued it and rebuilt it at the rear of the Centre to provide an example of the early building technology complementing the other parts of Park Hill, which illustrates the history of building styles down the ages up to the present day.

On-site café.

Castle Street Community Centre

Castle Street, Kendal LA9 7AD, UK

www.castlestreetcentre.co.uk

A little over 10 years ago the Council run Youth Centre operating at the former primary school building on Castle Street was threatened with closure. A group of determined and resourceful individuals set about ensuring that the facility remained open for the benefit of the local community and set up a Charitable Trust to help achieve this objective. 10 years later the Trust has purchased the building, re-furbished it and made it available for use 7 days a week

Castle Street Centre is located adjacent to Gooseholme on the banks of the River Kent approximately 5 minutes’ walk from Kendal Town Centre.

Food facilities nearby.

The Engine Room

High Street, Bridgwater TA6 3BL, UK

www.somersetfilm.com

Somerset Film is a registered charity trading as a company limited by guarantee dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through the use of film and digital technology.

We work across the county developing resources and initiatives to provide access to equipment, expertise and activities to increase creativity, develop transferable skills, nurture local talent, raise aspiration and help individuals and communities to have a voice.

The Engine Room is a community media centre in Bridgwater High Street.

On-site community café

Skainos

Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF, UK

www.skainos.org

The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration development in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Growing out of the work of the East Belfast Mission (EBM) it brings together a range of strategic partnerships contributing to the holistic regeneration of one of the most economically and socially deprived communities in Northern Ireland.

Skainos gathers under one roof all aspects of the work undertaken by EBM including homelessness services, employability, social economy projects, youth work, family work, community development and peace building.

On-site cafe

Crowborough Community Centre

Crowborough TN6 1FE, UK

www.crowboroughcentre.info

Owned and run by the Crowborough Community Association as a registered charity in the heart of East Sussex, the Centre promotes a range of activities for all ages and interests having links with local schools, Haywards Heath Foodbank and other community groups.

The on-site Gallery Café provides ethically sourced foods working with a café team looking to develop their catering skills.

The Old School

Fairfield Street, Warrington WA1 3AJ, UK

www.facebook.com/theoldschoolWA1/

An old school with a new vision. The Old School supports local community groups and artists develop workshops, classes, exhibitions and creative practices by ensuring they have all the resources they need to provide opportunities for people to learn and take part in a wide range of activities. A hub at the heart of the local community. We aim to provide something for everyone.

Part of the Fairfield and Howley Community Association.

On-site cafe.

Old Heathcote School

King Street, Tiverton EX16 5JJ, UK

www.heathcoatcommunitycentre.org.uk/

Old Heathcoat School Community Centre (King St Ltd) is a Charitable Company limited by guarantee.

At the moment the Centre provides a meeting place for over sixty different clubs, societies and organisations. The Old School Cafe offers a range of refreshments to Centre users and the general public.

Café on-site.

St Georges Centre

Victoria Road, Netherfield, Nottingham NG4 2NN, UK

In 1996 a group of local residents decided to take action to galvanize support for a sustained regeneration initiative to bring life back to the town and The Netherfield Forum was formed. In January 1998 the Forum held a conference to agree a collective vision for the regeneration of Netherfield and to secure the commitment from local people, statutory bodies and local groups to deliver it.

With a Lottery funding among other major funders and with the successful partnership working of public, private, voluntary and statutory agencies spearheaded by resident involvement at its heart the St Georges Centre was built.

The Netherfield Forum is a charitable organisation originally formed by residents of Netherfield in 1987. The Forum owns and manages the St Georges Centre – a self-funded information hub at the heart of the community, along with the Loco Centre, a converted Methodist church it leases to provide youth provision and services, activities and training courses and opportunities to Netherfield and the wider community.

Shunters on-site cafe.

Resonate

Castle Street, Alloa FK10 1EU, UK

www.resonatetogether.co.uk/

Here’s just 5 aspects of what Resonate does (there are loads more!) and who benefits from the support we share to show why we need to make it self-sustainable for generations to come.

The Youth:

Resonate supports the person on their journey, when they need it and for as long as they need it. We help them consider the next steps they need to take to grow their strength and resilience.

Older Adults:

Resonate listens to all ages and needs, our volunteers never turn anyone away and we network across our community bringing people together in times of need.

Isolation & Loneliness:

Resonate welcomes everyone, we open our hearts and with kindness we support people to find their purpose and their way forward.

Creativity:

At Resonate we utilise creativity, with weekly clubs, painting, drawing, pyrography, knitting, sewing, and much more; there is the annual month long Happiness Festival full of free activities every day for all ages; and hundreds of ways each year that people can come along and start by using their hands to connect with others… Being creative is great for your wellbeing and sharing skills helps us all.

Social Deprivation & Poverty:

We are volunteering hard every day to come up with ways for each person to grow their own life and help our community connect and become more resilient. We are resourceful and we are taking positive action but we need your help…

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre

Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SU, UK

hwnp.org/index.php

Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project was set up in 1995 , a registered charity and company limited by guarantee whose purpose is to help transform people's lives by providing local services to local people. A not for profit organisation it provides a range of services to people living and working on the west side of Cheltenham in the neighbourhoods of Hesters Way, Fiddlers Green, St. Marks, St Peters, Rowanfield, Arle, Cavendish Park, Springfields, Arle Farm and Springbank, which makes up over 20% of the town's population.

Run by local people for local people the organisation helps tackle social exclusion issues across local neighbourhoods, relieving poverty, ill health and disadvantage through advocacy, education, personal development, self-help and active community projects. The Project works progressively to involve and empower as many local residents as possible to improve the local area and quality of life.

JT’s Corner Café

The Mix

Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1BB, UK

www.themixstowmarket.org

Our vision is for every young person, everywhere, to be empowered and enabled to change their world and ours.

We believe in young people. All young people. All the time.

We believe they have immeasurable worth and are valuable, exceptional and unique.

We strive every day to provide & enable the opportunities, services, support & challenge that young people want and need, so that they can discover their true value and build their best future.

At The Mix we have a relentless commitment to and passion for young people. We will never stop believing in them and will never stop working for their best.

On-site café.

Stoll Foundation

Fulham Road, London SW6 1DT, UK

www.stoll.org.uk

Some Veterans struggle to adapt to civilian life when they leave the Armed Forces. At Stoll we support the most vulnerable Veterans by assessing an individual’s needs and then arranging appropriate support.

On-site food facilities.

Unity – Spoon Café

Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES, UK

www.unity-enterprise.com

We are Unity (formerly Unity Enterprise), a Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise founded in 1989. Over the years we have provided a variety of support services to people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged or a risk of exclusion across the West of Scotland.

We believe in fair and inclusive communities where everyone is valued and has opportunities to fulfil their potential. This takes many forms and we are always looking for new ways to support our fellow citizens and widen our impact.

We provide phone, face to face and group support to Carers, young and old, across North and South Ayrshire as well as providing short breaks and trips. We also deliver workshops and information sessions in schools to highlight awareness of carer experiences and to ensure young carers are identified and supported.

We provide day services for adults and young people with learning disabilities. Support is regularly reviewed and redesigned in accordance with how people want to use it; employability support working towards aims around future employment, citizenship, practical skills, drama, sport & health, confidence building, community building – no boundaries and no criteria! We also directly offer work experience and training to some of our service users.

Part of Spoon Café.

Huddersfield Mission

Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA, UK

huddersfieldmission.org.uk/

There has been a Methodist Mission in the town centre for over 100 years.

Originally based on Queen Street, in the building which is now the Lawrence Batley Theatre, the Mission was created with a strong emphasis on social work and campaigning.

Although our location has changed twice more since our first days on Queen Street, and we are now known as Huddersfield Mission as opposed to Huddersfield Methodist Mission, our commitment to social work and campaigning remains the same. We will advise and support anyone who needs it, but we are particularly well known locally for supporting those with multiple and complex needs. These needs can include homelessness, mental health, addiction, a history of offending and more.

We are also well known for our Mission Cafe which has evolved over the years to become the community hub of the building. A strong team of paid staff and dedicated volunteers help us to produce and serve nutritious, low cost meals to the public, why not come in and enjoy a delicious meal in a bustling environment!

Mission Café on-site.

Emmaus Village

Bedford MK43 7LQ, UK

www.emmaus.org.uk/village_carlton

Emmaus is a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed for the night to people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion.

We provide a home for as long as someone needs it and meaningful work in our social enterprise. Living in a stable environment with the opportunity to work helps our companions, as residents are known, to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.

New visitors are often surprised at the size of our Home Store - a huge charity shop unlike any other - with a Bistro and a large range of departments to browse through, spread across multiple rooms.

Em’s Bistro on-site.

St Catherine’s House

Doncaster DN4 8QP, UK

www.flourishenterprises.co.uk/st-catherines-house/

The Flourish vocational pathway is aimed at people who want to begin a journey to education, training or voluntary/paid employment.

Individuals should be motivated to work with an Occupational Therapist and support staff to develop time limited vocational goals with practical experience being a key feature.

Each individual will have their own learning plan incorporating practical skills and social skills.

Our current areas are the following:

  • Horticulture (incorporating elements of customer service)
  • Administration
  • Catering
  • Laundry
  • Design and Print
  • Grounds maintenance

We also have links with:

  • Local businesses for work placements
  • Local charities for voluntary roles

Café Flourish on-site.

The Wellington Centre

Winchester Road, Andover SP10 2EG, UK

www.andovermencap.org

Andover and District Mencap moved to the Wellington Centre in 2011 after Bonhomie, our original home for 28 years became too small. The Wellington Centre is a community hub which opens its doors to its members and the local community providing a safe haven for all to use.

We take pride in our history. We have been serving the communities of Andover and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. What started out as a concerned group of parents whose children had a learning disability, has now turned into a charity which has over 7000 people access our community services.

Signing Tree Venue

Birmingham B16 8SZ, UK

www.signingtreevenue.org.uk/

The Signing Tree venue is a social enterprise business of BID Services, a charity supporting people with a sensory loss since 1875. For more information about BID Services and the Deaf Cultural Centre, please visit www.bid.org.uk.

Opened in 2007, the Signing Tree venue is located within the award-winning Deaf Cultural Centre building which houses the charity’s offices, as well as supporting community and leisure projects, arts exhibitions and social events. When you book an event with us, you are helping to deliver vital services to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society, so thank you!

Our staff team are passionate about customer care and are really proud of the journey we have made since we opened our doors in 2007. Our founding principles are focused around the needs of our customers and we always strive to create a warm, welcoming and positive experience, treating everyone as an individual.

Café on site.

We are always on the look-out for good venues and appreciate recommendations. If you know of any venues that are suitable for a full-day training course and is operated by a charity or social enterprise for the benefit of the community, then please let us know