Festive fun for families

Christmas is coming to our communities! We have some brilliant, free festive events and activities to get you in the mood for the big day.

Westwood Community Hub,

Thursday, 12 December,
3pm – 5pm

Join us for carol singing from the local school, food stalls, roast chestnuts and even a visit from Santa, Ho, Ho, Ho!


Health and Wellbeing Hub, Welland,

Monday, 18 December,

3pm – 5pm

Children will be able to visit Santa and there will be mince pies and drinks available.


Bretton South Bretton Family and Community Centre,

Monday, 23 December,

12pm – 3pm

Christmas themed crafts for children and their parents and guardians to enjoy together.


WestRaven Big Local Cafe, Westwood,

Friday, 20 December,
4pm - 5pm

Christmas at the WestRaven Big Local Café in Westwood promises to be a great time for all the family. They will be holding a Children’s Christmas Party on Friday 20 December between 4pm and 5pm. You’ll have the chance to meet Santa, join in the games and entertainment and enjoy a delicious buffet, all for just £3 each. Plus there will be a Christmas market, with stalls available for £5.

They also have loads of exciting events planned for 2020, including a special menu for Burns’ Night, romantic Valentines Day meals and a traditional Irish menu for St. Patrick’s Day.

For more information and to buy tickets, pop into the Café, in the Hampton Court Shopping Parade in Westwood, or follow @BigLocalWestRaven on Facebook.

Remember, the fun doesn’t stop in the New Year, so make sure you are following us on Facebook to find out all about our events, courses and activities for half term.

Could your New Year’s resolution change communities?

It’s the time for making New Year’s resolutions, so why not make your resolution one that can change communities? Our Area Panel is looking for new people to join and help us to find new areas that need a bit of TLC and investment.

By joining the Area Panel you will make a real and very visible improvement in our neighbourhoods, like better landscaping, improved lighting and helping residents to feel more secure. The feedback you get from local residents will help you to make sure the projects you select will have the most impact on the communities and the people who live in them.

The Panel has a large annual budget to spend on the projects, and by joining you will get a great feeling of satisfaction from seeing the work you do come to life, with real improvements to communities.

There are lots of other ways to get involved with CKH and have your say on our business. To find out more and to discover which of our paths to involvement is the right one for you, please call 01733 396404 or community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk.

Don’t struggle alone this Christmas

Christmas can often be a difficult time of the year. The weather is miserable and daylight hours are short.

Plus the stress of preparing for Christmas can all take a toll on our mental health. Fortunately, help is at hand - our counselling service with Insight Healthcare. You can access support faster than through your GP, and get the help you need at our Health and Wellbeing Hub in Welland. The team can help you address conditions such as depression, stress, anxiety and addiction. So, give us a call today to find out how you can refer yourself for support – no need to go through your GP.

You can also get great support from others in your community through our Umbrella Support Group. If you or someone you know is affected by mental health issues, come along, and chat with people just like you. You’ll find sources of support, all in a safe and friendly place. The group meets on the third Friday of every month at Dogsthorpe Community Centre.

For more information on all the support available call 01733 396404 or email community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk.

New learning for the New Year

We are thrilled that we have once again been awarded funding from Peterborough City College’s Community Learning Trust to deliver life changing opportunities in our community hubs.

We will have a brand new programme of courses for the New Year that will include an introduction to learning and development, IT skills, money advice and parenting skills.

If you would like to learn more about the courses on offer, and to get a copy of our course programme, call 01733 396404 or email community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk.