Connecting with Community Groups and Volunteers
Good day! We hope 2023 is treating you well as we approach the Spring!
You may be noticing the website updates. We're doing a bit of an overhaul. Along with this, we're making our monthly newsletter…
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Good day! We hope 2023 is treating you well!
You may be noticing the website updates. We're doing a bit of an overhaul. Along with this, we're making our monthly newsletters more accessible! People who wish to keep up with all that's going on at Winning Steps South West may find signing up to the Newsletter helpful.
The Newsletter covers activity from all four of our organisations: Winning Steps, Transferable Skills Training, Battling On and Grown That Way. These organisations, together, form the Together We Can Succeed partnership!
If you wish to sign up for regular, monthly updates, please use the QR code beside this post or click the following link: Sign Up Link
Winning Steps (formally Work Skills) is a community-based CIC working with small charities and local community groups to improve the health and wellbeing of members of the community and help them regain confidence and make social connections. We are part of the Kelliwik Open Doors Community Hub, working with Callington Food Bank, Library, and the Memory Cafe, providing activities and groups, both onsite and elsewhere.
We can offer adult volunteer opportunities working with Grown That Way in our Community Market Garden at Merryhue Farm. This is currently every Friday, 9:30 - 15:30 during term time. There are also volunteer opportunities at our Open Doors Community Hub, based at the Mustard Seed Church, Callington, helping to support members of the community who are lonely or socially disadvantaged.
Winning Steps South West is situated on a one hundred and twenty-four-acre care farm. Merryhue Farm has been farmed in an environmentally sensitive way for over sixty years and as such boasts a hugely diverse range of habitats which include semi-ancient woodlands, meadow lands, heathland, willow carr and marshland.
Open Doors Community Hub
Do you wish to connect more with your community and learn new creative skills in the process? Our Open Doors session could be perfect for you. We run relaxing but engaging sessions at the spacious Mustard Seed Church at the heart of Callington. We do anything from Macrame and Quilting, to Digital Design and Music Therapy. Any form of Arts & Crafts can be explored!
We also provide food and drink for visitors during the sessions. Please see our dedicated Open Doors page for more details.
Love to Move Sessions
Low impact exercises created by the British Gymnastics Foundation and delivered by a certified tutor, these dementia-friendly sessions are aimed at people with the desire to keep fit but require seated-only exercises. These types of exercises are shown to be beneficial to those with physical, emotional and cognitive difficulties, and the added music makes it a fun experience!
The sessions take place every Tuesday morning at the Mustard Seed, Callington, or can be delivered at your local community group if arranged.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact us!
Artsemble & Creative Aging Groups
We provide a range of Arts & Crafts sessions facilitated either at the Mustard Seed (Tuesday and Thursday afternoons) or in community halls around the South East and North Cornwall. These are for vulnerable people in the community who are socially isolated or lonely, who suffer from dementia, carers and families, anybody with mental health issues such as depressions or anxiety, or are in need of a confidence boost. Attending these sessions brings a sense of community and the chance of developing new and exciting skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
Take a look at our dedicated pages for updates!
This programme is a joint venture between Winning Steps South West, Transferable Skills Training and Batting On, set up to re-engage vulnerable young people who have disengaged from education. Each organisation brings a different set of expertise, knowledge and skills to the programme, working collaboratively to produce this award-winning programme. Together We Can Succeed has gained widespread acclaim and was filmed by the BBC for Comic Relief 2015.