Community Catch-up

New hubs

The South Bretton Family and Community Hub, in Tyesdale, has been opened in the traditional way – with the cutting of a ribbon. We have improved some of the facilities at the centre and we are now working in partnership with Middleton Primary School to bring community organisations together in the hub.

We will be offering a number of courses over there as well as events. Plus other organisations and community groups will be using the facility.

Our new health and wellbeing hub is opening very soon, in Scalford Drive, Welland. The hub will offer space for one-to-one counselling as well as individual and community support and advice, and the real focus will be on helping and supporting you with your health and wellbeing – both mental and physical.

You’ll be able to keep up with all the exciting news and events coming from our new hubs in South Bretton and Welland, as well as our busy Westwood hub, by following us on Facebook.

Thank you, Sue!

We would like to say a huge thank you to involved resident, Sue Nightingale, who is stepping down from our Residents Board having completed her maximum nine year term.

Sue has been a real stalwart of CKH resident involvement, first on our Group Board and, since 2014, on our Resident Board. Sue has also been part of our Involvement review group and Vice-Chair of our Leaseholders Forum. We would like to wish Sue all the best for the future and express our gratitude for her hard work and support of CKH.

Join us for tea, cake and a chat

Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day – a day that really emphasises how important it is for our mental health to talk and get help.

We will be holding a drop in session at the South Bretton Family and Community Centre between 12pm and 2.30pm. There will be advice and support available on the day, as well as lots of information to signpost you to other support available in the city. So, whether you are struggling with your own mental health, you are worried about a friend or loved one, or you just want some hints and tips to improve your own mental health, pop by, enjoy some cake and talk.

Enjoy a fresh way to keep active and meet new people

Attending regular exercise classes can help to improve independence, mobility and reduce the risk of falls in the future. Plus you can meet new people in a safe and friendly environment.

We are teaming up with Vivacity to launch a new health and wellbeing service, Simply Active, across Peterborough. This will consist of weekly exercise classes taking place across the following schemes: Catley, Beckett’s Close, Larch Grove, Pinetree Close, Loxley, Norburn High, Tyesdale Court and Copeland, Bretton.

The classes are tailored to suit your needs, so you can join in no matter your ability level. Relaxed sessions will include circuit and seat-based exercises focusing on balance, coordination and strength; and milder sessions for aerobic exercises focusing on flexibility, strengthening and toning.

Simply Active classes start from Monday, 15 October. To find out more visit or call 01733 864 764.

Great new courses for this autumn

We have once again received funding from City College Peterborough’s Community Learning Trust, which will enable us to provide even more great courses to help you gain skills and build your confidence.

This autumn we will be running courses on home and garden maintenance, including basic DIY and family cooking as well as improving your literacy.

Plus, you can also train to gain a level 1 qualification in mental health awareness or volunteering. Volunteering is a great route into work, giving you skills and experience to put on your CV and transfer into the work place.

You can find out more about these courses by following us on Facebook, or call our Communities team on 01733 396404.

Sailing towards success

We are delighted to have once again given local young people the chance of a once in a lifetime sailing excursion with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. With the help of Mears we have funded eighty young people from eight schools to sail these amazing vessels for a week, on a voyage from Portsmouth to Cowes and back.

The voyages are part of our commitment to supporting the next generation, and give participants the opportunity to sail the vessels, read charts and feed the crew by cooking in the galley – they even get the chance to get a bird’s eye view of the sea by climbing the masts. Those involved gain so much experience from their sailing adventure, leaving with bucket-loads of enthusiasm, more confidence in themselves, the willingness to take on new responsibilities and overcome hurdles.

This is the sixth year we have partnered with the Tall Ships Youth Trust, and this year in partnership with Mears, we have supported more young people than ever, across two voyages, in June and September.