West Howe Action Plan Update April 2015 Our Vision for West Howe Residents enjoy good health and a high standard of living, have high aspirations and the resources and opportunities to achieve them. They make use of all the facilities and opportunities that Bournemouth offers. People aspire to live in West Howe because of the sense of community and its great and varied local facilities. Skills People want to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community. They can access the training and education they need to develop skills and achieve their ambitions, improve their health and take control over their life. Relationships are respectful and constructive. People have self respect, high and realistic aspirations which they are able to achieve. Finances People manage their money well and take up all opportunities to secure employment and improve their economic situation. Place There are inspiring and entertaining things to do for all ages in high quality buildings and spaces. People make good use of local parks and open spaces and there is a focal point for community activity, bringing people together. Further details on the 2026 Regeneration Partnership can be found here: http://www.bournemouth2026.org.uk/west-howe-home/ The 2015 meetings of the Kinson and West Howe Action Group are 23rd June 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, Cunningham Crescent 10th September 10am to 12pm at Butcher’s Coppice, Holloway Avenue 3rd November 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, Cunningham Crescent Skills Priority leads: Andy Williams This priority refers to raising literacy in health, financial and general literacy, enabling people to build skills for employment and embedding a culture that values and engages with relevant learning throughout life – from early years to older age. Our vision is that People want to create a better life for themselves, their families and their community. They can access the training and education they need to develop skills and achieve their ambitions, improve their health and take control over their life. Current situation Outset and Get Set helps people with free support to set up their own business or for people already trading who need some guidance. The new hub has now opened in Darracott Road with hot desks and rooms available for free use. Dorset Fire and Rescue are offering free Home Safety Checks. To book a free Fire Home Safety Check and to be provided with free smoke alarms, call 01305 753018, Redhill Fire Station or visit www.dorsetfire.co.uk Andy Watkins is now working at Streetwise as assistant manager and is developing a scheme to reduce slips, trips and falls in older people in the home. They are also making a nightclub scenario. Activities for The Triple P parenting course supporting parents and children which is excluded/suspended available through referral from schools and GPs. pupils BCHA Routes project works with young people (aged 14-18 or up to 25 if they have a learning disability) not in education, employment or training. They offer 1 to 1 mentoring and workshops looking at self esteem, motivation, time management, drug and alcohol misuse. The project takes all routes including self referral. The Princes Trust is recruiting for a 12 week programme helping 16-25 year olds renew social and work skills. Please signpost any suitable young people. They offer a development award – funding up to £300 to help young people get what they need to get into work and an Enterprise programme helping 18-30 year olds who are unemployed or working part time. Local and affordable Skills and Learning are running free courses for volunteers including food How we’d like it to progress Useful community information Contact Sarah for more details email@example.com Martin Withers at Dorset Fire is identifying older people for tailored support with fire and household safety. Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org, www.streetwise.org.uk 01202 591330 Find out more about Early Help Arrangements at www.bournemouthcs.org.uk Contact Dominic Weir Routes Mentor for more details. TEL 01202 410511 Mobile: 07966808836 Jo McGowan (email@example.com ) The Princes Trust are also looking for adult volunteers who can offer onward support/act as mentors Amanda Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01202 training Increase awareness of addiction treatment options for local workers and residents Increase support for drug users safety and first aid. They are also running free employability courses and can also set up courses to meet community demand – if you have a group and a need, contact them. West Howe Community Enterprises offers training for residents and volunteers. West Howe Job Club runs on Thursday from 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre followed by workshops and support at West Howe Library 12.50pm. Everyone welcome Joe Elston is the new Health Helpers co-ordinator with WHCE. He will be recruiting volunteers to support other residents in health and lifestyle issues. Volunteers will get a Level 2 qualification in Public Health. The project will launch at the Fun Day on 14th June. 262334 Gary Bentham offers free fundraising advice to volunteers and community groups IT classes now held at the library. Contact Jean or Jane for more details. Contact email@example.com Health support The Source is a new online care and support directory where you can register your activities/groups etc. The website is www.sourcedirectory.org.uk Enhanced Housing Options offers information advice and guidance on a range of issues including housing, education, employment and training and can deliver workshops in Confidence and Motivation and CV writing/Job hunting. One to one sessions are available at a place and time to suit the client. BCHA Floating Support can help people with any housing related issue including substance misuse, Children in Need, ASBOs, mental health, benefits, affordability, physical health needs. People can self refer. They run a drop in service at Kinson Hub on Friday afternoons and at Boscombe bus station on Thursday mornings. Karen Wood from DAAT is available to give training on treatment awareness. DAAT sessions in the Library – referrals through the Bournemouth Assessment Team Brief Intervention Therapy is now available from CRI for people with harmful and hazardous levels of drinking. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or look at www.westhowe.net For more details contact Joe (email@example.com) jean.cooper@BournemouthLibraries.org.uk Jane.Maclennan@Bournemouth.gov.uk A good place to start is here: http://www.helpandcare.org.uk/ Contact Karen (07833 237633 Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org) For more info, contact Hannah Slade email@example.com or Janina Bahm firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Karen on 01202 458740 if you would like to arrange some training for a group of people. Further information from CRI is available on 01202 318410. Increase support for carers and families Action on Addiction in West Howe has closed due to lack of take-up. Support for 5-13yr olds affected by substance misuse through play and art therapy is available at the Lights Project in the Family Centre Health visitors run Well Baby clinics on Monday mornings at Moore Avenue Children’s Centre. Health visitors are available to give talks to groups. Rethink are offering memory loss and dementia support to people of all ages to maintain independent living. They can help with practical tasks, introduce supportive technology and help build social support and reduce loneliness. Next Generation: Team works with 11-16 year olds on anti-bullying and discrimination projects. Team Plus works with 18-19 year olds. Young Citizens promotes volunteering in schools and West Howe. It is entirely youth led and can offer accreditation opportunities too. North Bournemouth Children’s Centres provide support and activities for families with children under 5 To find out more or have a look here: http://www.northbournemouth.childrencentre.org/index.php?page_id=55 Activities available at St Philips: On Monday mornings they hold Sure Tots – a gym session for toddlers up to preschool age. 10am for £1. Monday evenings there is a cooking group for young people 11-18 year olds On Tuesday morning RSVP run a coffee morning for isolated older people. On Tuesday evenings there is a circuit class Shape Up. £1.50 The NHS are offering health checks (including blood pressure, Body Mass Index, cholesterol) to people who live in Bournemouth or Poole and are between 40 and 74. Each participant will be informed of their risks of suffering from cardio-vascular disease. Jan (Janice.email@example.com) working for the Clinical Commissioning Group of GPs and is consulting with older people and young people on mental health, housing, exercise, diabetic testing and health checks. Action on Addiction is still available in Boscombe and Poole groups. Call 01202 727092. Referral can be made through brokerage, schools or a social worker. Michile (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a health visitor in the area. For more details contact email@example.com For more details, contact Glen at YMCA. firstname.lastname@example.org 07973 233190 Children’s Centre are developing a new parenting course with Heathlands School. Di Jones, Sustainable Families lead at the Children’s Centre can be contacted at email@example.com for more details or if you have information on employment or training opportunities Christine (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the vicar at St Philips. For more details contact Rhonda.email@example.com Roles and Role Models (a sub-group of skills) Priority lead: Andy Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) This priority covers remodelling of social relationships and parenting skills, through targeted support, providing opportunities and supporting people to take them up and volunteering – themed around the golden thread of raising aspirations. Current work includes extending the Rights Respecting ethos from within the schools to out in the wider community and helping people enjoy working together. Current situation Community conflict resolution A Rights Respecting partnership is working with the schools, community organisations and residents to help use Human Rights and the Rights of the Child to enjoy respectful relationships and positive behaviour. Up for a Change offers a 1 hour free binaural session with schools and youth groups on bullying, using the Rights Respecting framework. Trained volunteers to act as positive role models Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service support organisations who want to recruit and support volunteers. They also help individuals find volunteering positions. Local organisations who wish to recruit volunteers can register with BCVS: http://www.bournemouthcvs.org.uk/lookingforvolunteers.asp West Howe Community Enterprises are recruiting volunteers to help in the Inspiring Shop with stock, knitting group, the website and newsletter. Training is offered. Contact Diane for more details. Age Concern’s Project Purple providing many activities for people over 55 including volunteering, leisure activities, information and advice and insurance. Conor Burns MP is available to support community activity North Bournemouth Area Forum chaired by Mike Goodhew Dates for 2015 are 14th March, 9th May, 19th September, 21st November Councillors for Kinson South are: Cllr Beryl Baxter Cllr Ben Grower How we’d like it to progress Useful community information Contact Edward Waller at email@example.com for more details. For more details on Right Behind the Scenes please contact Glen at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Mark (email@example.com) for more details. Call them on 01202 466130 to find out about local opportunities and support http://www.bournemouthcvs.org.uk/lookingtovolun teer.asp The Inspiring Change Shop offers a venue for arts, crafts and workshops, as well as selling second hand clothes, books and household items at affordable prices. Contact Diane (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phone for more details on 530530 or email email@example.com 01202 533553 firstname.lastname@example.org Beryl.email@example.com Ben.firstname.lastname@example.org Cllr Roger Marley North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel brings together community groups who address community safety issues Roger.email@example.com Alan.firstname.lastname@example.org Place Priority leads: Medi Bernard (email@example.com), Diane Humphries (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeff Coombs (email@example.com) Our Vision is that there are inspiring and entertaining things to do for all ages in high quality buildings and spaces. People make good use of local parks and open spaces and there is a focal point for community activity, bringing people together. Current situation Safer Neighbourhood Priorities High quality local facilities Increase in variety and frequency of affordable Please help promote the Kinson South SNT Facebook and Twitter (@KinsonSouthSNT). Reporting from the community is increasing and becoming more accurate. The 3Ps initiative in Cunningham Crescent is working well: the back gardens to the flats are more open now. They are now campaigning for schools and the youth club to ‘adopt’ their local alleys to help keep them clean and clear. Crimes overall have reduced and anti social behaviour has reduced by 31% compared with the same period last year. Operation Salmon is focussing on park based drug issues. Hot spot policing continues. Neighbourhood Watches are being linked through the Neighbourhood Network. Environmental health can solve with noise nuisance and rubbish accumulation. Any environmental issues such as litter and graffiti should be reported on 451199. Rewards are available for the reporting of perpetrators. Design Council report will be available in early February, making recommendations for the investment in local facilities. Everyone to check local notice boards and ensure they contain up to date and full information on activities How we’d like it to progress Guy to arrange speed checks in Moore Avenue. PCSO Natalie to investigate cars obstructing the junction of Cunningham Close and Moore Venue. Useful community information The Safer Neighbourhood Team currently consists of 4 PCSOs, 3PCs and 1 Sergeant. Up to date statistics can be found at www.maps.police.uk and http://www.dorset.police.uk/ New non-emergency number for contacting Police is 101. Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. To report anti social behaviour, call Sandi Webb (Sandi.firstname.lastname@example.org) on 451433 or Dorset Police on 101. Victim Support is widely available in the area. For more information, look here: www.victimsupport.org. Contact email@example.com to report any concerns. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to send information to be included on www.westhowe.net. Email Martha.email@example.com to have information emailed out across the 500+ West Howe Action Group family activities West Howe Library is decorating a new display and conversation area and a new PC area to help benefits claimants and Job Club workshops. They offer after school Scrabble, coffee mornings, card making sessions, WH Tours, Cllr surgeries and Wriggle and Rhyme. Butcher’s Coppice has extensive new outdoor equipment including archery, rifle shooting, longest zip wire in SW England and a high ropes course which can be hired for groups of all ages and have a full time instructor to offer daytime sessions particularly in the holidays. Equipment is now floodlit for use in the evenings. Community cinema runs fortnightly on Fridays with a film and soup lunch for older people for £3. Doors open at 11.30am. Next Give or Take Days are all held at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, 2-4pm on the last Saturday of the month excluding August, October and Christmas. House of Destiny: DYM – weekly youth event for 11-16yrs from 7.30pm – Fridays 9.30pm, run by Aaron Lindon, Youth Pastor. Loads of fun activities in a well supervised environment. Take 5 – a midweek meeting for young people 11-16yrs every other Wed from 7.30pm Destiny Tots (replaces Little Stars) weekly baby/toddler group – Fridays 9.45am – 11.45am run by Jill Porter – lots of supervised activities: painting, craft, music, snacks. A great social time for parents/carers. Dance Bytes Back run weekly Street Dance Classes Every Saturday at Henry Brown YC, Cunningham Crescent 10am-12pm costs £3. You will learn fun funky dance routines and have the opportunity to perform. Jane Parsons is the manager of the Henry Brown Youth Centre and is keen for wide community use of the building. Monique (firstname.lastname@example.org) works with Ideas2Action running “We need that” directory for individual and organisations looking for recycled items to use, often for arts and crafts activities. Fernheath Play has temporarily suspended services to children whilst reshaping their business plan to meeting Information on Libraries is available here: http://bournemouth.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries/Info/default.asp Explorer Scouts are building a new centre at Butchers Coppice Butcher’s Coppice are keen to run sessions for young people who can’t normally afford to take part. Contact Talbot for more details. (http://www.butcherscoppice.org.uk/butcherscoppice/photos_hi ghropes.html). Contact Cllr Marley – email@example.com Contact Martha on Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane at email@example.com For more details contact Ali Timms: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07951 247329 For further info call: Stella on 07881 468967. Please contact Jane for more details at email@example.com Have a look at their directory at http://www.ideas2action.org.uk/we-need-that/ For further information contact Paddy at Paddy@fernheath.org gaps in funding and staffing. WHCE’s bike project Wheely Inspired launches on 13th May. Residents of West Howe will be able to borrow bikes and safety equipment for free and will be offered free cycle training and savings accounts with Coastal Community Savings and Loans. Bournemouth Pavilion offers a theatre school for 6-16 year olds and want to set up a focus group to support planned outreach to north Bournemouth. For more details contact Lorraine (Lorraine@westhowe.net) For more details contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emma (email@example.com) WHCE run the pop up cafe on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Henry Brown Youth Centre 8-10am. Activities for older people The Summer Show will be performed on 15th and 16th August at the Henry Brown Youth Centre. For more details contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday mornings – coffee at WH Library Wednesday afternoons. The home library service runs to people who are housebound and can promote information or services on behalf of other organisations. Cornerstone Church, Holloway Avenue offers Open Door social gatherings on Wednesday afternoons and Keep Fit on Wednesday mornings. Bingo on fortnightly Friday mornings from 23rd January at the West Howe Library and Fun fit and weigh in at the Henry Brown on Tuesday afternoons. Walk and click sessions – photography and exploring the local area on Tuesdays from 10am at the Inspiring Change Shop. Brendon Care runs friendship groups for older people in Kinson providing door to door transport for people interested. Compass Connects supports isolated older people. Activities include cooking courses and free Winter Warm packs. The Empire Cinema in Tower Park offers films to older people with a cup of tea for £3 on Wednesday mornings. Jeff (email@example.com) chairs the Moore Avenue Park Community Group and arranges coach trips. Jean.firstname.lastname@example.org Contact email@example.com or Lorraine@westhowe.net To find out more, please call Tony on 722211 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Mandy Russell at email@example.com Contact 01202 579918 for more information Engage with media to change the external perception of West Howe and Regular newsletter– Welcoming new comers The next big event is the Fun Day on 14th June. St. Andrew’s Lunch Club, which is held on a Thursday, during term time, at 12.30 in the church centre. We provide a two course meal with tea or coffee for £ 3.50 for people over the age of 60. For those less able there is transport available, which at the moment is included in the cost of the meal. West Howe Community Enterprises manages http://westhowe.net and produces a quarterly newsletter delivered to all homes in the area. The next editions of Home News are in March and October. The Kinson Link magazine is a monthly magazine full of community news, editorial and advertising that is delivered to 4,000 homes locally. Julie Davis (Resident Involvement) is encouraging council tenants and leaseholders to have their say and will be attending local events. Contact her on 458315. Lindy Fitzgerald can offer support to committees. Need an interpreter? Bournemouth Interpreters is a notfor profit organisation providing translation services. Space Youth Project offers support in the area to young people up to 25 years on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning issues. The Bournemouth Area Transport Action group supports users of public transport have their say in the way services are designed and delivered including where bus stops are situated. BATAG is now partnering with http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/ Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org) works for Dorset Race Equality Council encouraging third party hate crime reporting and offering advocacy and support for victims. FCSA leases Fernheath Play Field and aims to increase sporting and leisure activities in the area. The pitches and MUGA are available for hire. The new housing development in Duck Lane will include Contact email@example.com or call 01202 570010 Wider publicity of good news such as crime levels falling, fires reducing, achievements of local groups. Please contact WHCE at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the newsletter. If you have a story for Home News, please email to Jane at email@example.com Contact Rob Tanner (firstname.lastname@example.org) Bournemouth 2026 is the partnership of over 200 organisations in Bournemouth, working together to achieve the Vision for 2026. It is full of news, events and opportunities for your group to shape the Town. Have a look here: http://www.bournemouth2026.org.uk/ http://www.bournemouthinterpreters.org.uk For more details please contact email@example.com Customers and residents who have concerns about the buses should contact Jeff at the Transport Action Group on 579918. Yellow Buses and Wilts and Dorset both have Facebook pages now and are able to respond very quickly when services are disrupted. DREC hold regular Diversity forums. Contact Kane for more details. DREC also run a health care network and a carers network for people of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Informal support and advice givers could get free training to help them through the Connecting Advice project. Contact Asit Acharya at (Asit_Acharya@shelter.org.uk) for more details. Please approach Steve Mowlem for working together on projects firstname.lastname@example.org . The boxing club is currently operating from the TA Centre on path improvements and a new community centre creating space for community activities. Moore Avenue Park Community Group exists to improve the facilities and use of Moore Avenue Park including community events. The Fun Day will be on Sunday 14th June. Butcher’s Coppice offer meeting rooms for hire as well as a wide range of outdoor activities. West Howe Library offers a private room to hire for meetings and has free high speed wifi and broadband.. Intervention rooms are available for use (suitable for meetings of between 4 and 10 people) at the Elmrise Annex on Holloway Avenue. Fernheath Play offers meeting rooms for hire. Connecting people with the heathlands and other green spaces Bournemouth Borough Council has signed up to the Earth Charter Butcher’s Coppice also offers meeting space and camping facilities. Urban Heath Partnership - despite the hot dry weather this year fires have been the same level as last year. Motorbike reports are down. However, dog mess is destroying the habitat and UHP is running a campaign. Turbary Common Heathwatch group and Friends of Kinson Common run guided walks and opportunities to get involved The Pod and Sustainable Food Cities projects are developing a community food growing project in Cuckoo Woods. Moore Avenue Park Community Group runs a gardening club for all ages on Tuesday evenings once a month. Wallisdown Rd To find out more, please contact Jeff Coombs at email@example.com. Contact Talbot for more details on 510680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. jean.cooper@BournemouthLibraries.org.uk Please contact Paul on 581008 (email@example.com) for more details. http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/ For more information, please contact Talbot on 510680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The rangers continue to patrol and maintain the environment. They have dog bags for sale at cost price. Contact Heather Tidball at email@example.com 01202 886201 Contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact the group at email@example.com for more details Finances Our vision is that people manage their money well and take up all opportunities to secure employment and improve their economic situation. Priority leads: Sue Bickler (firstname.lastname@example.org) This priority covers helping people prepare and cope through the coming benefits changes, helping individuals prepare for and find employment, maximising benefits uptake, being in control of their money and debts and facilitating the community to take advantage of emerging models of enterprise. There are 3 strands: Advice and Information, Debt and Money Management and Making Money Go Further. Anti poverty group Financial Capability Current situation The Anti Poverty group brings together people working on this priority. West Howe Community Enterprises and Inspiring Change Shop would like to increase their donations of clothes and household items from workplaces through donation days. Job Club runs on Thursdays at the Henry Brown Youth Centre 12-1pm followed by tutored support from Skills and Learning at West Howe Library from 1-3pm. Outset offers support to people considering self employment FunBunch raise money to support activities for local children. The Kinson Food Bank runs from St Andrews in Kinson. It can provide up to 3 days food for people needing emergency support. Food is distributed through vouchers available from the Children’s Centre, schools and churches. Citizens Advice Bureau offers a drop in at Kinson Hub every Monday 10am to 1.30pm and every Tuesday at West Howe Library 10am to 3.30pm Libraries offer computer and support for people making online benefits claims or job applications. Moneytalk Bournemouth (a project of Quaker Social Action) runs financial confidence building workshops for anyone who needs them in Bournemouth. Age Concern runs a Benefits Advice Service at the How we’d like it to progress Useful community information For more details contact Sue Bickler (email@example.com) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details Contact Martha.email@example.com for more details. Contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org Please let people in need know that Martha Searle and the Children’s Centre have Food bank vouchers. If you can collect food in your workplace, please contact the Foodbank. To find out about their grants programme, please contact email@example.com For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 570010 Helpline: 08444 111444 Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm Email advice is available through their website http://www.bournemouthcab.co.uk/advice_questions/ Contact the Moneytalk Bournemouth team on 01202 454698 or email@example.com Reduce Fuel Poverty Kinson Library on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. The Illegal Money Lending team are available to help initiatives raising awareness of loan sharks. Housing Landlord Services employ a Financial Inclusion Officer to help people back into work and to prepare for work, giving support with benefits and budgeting. People (including those without a home) can open accounts with Coastal Credit Union and borrow including for a deposit and advance rent there. Free insulation installation is available to people of all and any tenure types in West Howe. St Thomas’s serves free community meals on the first Saturday of each month at 12.30pm. All are welcome. Contact Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org Coastal Credit Union is available at the Kinson Hub on Tuesdays and Fridays 11am to 2pm Neil Short from Environmental Health co-ordinates Fuel Poverty work: Neil.email@example.com For information on free insulation call 0800 975 0166 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.