Community Initiatives was established in September 2011 as a direct result of a study which examined all aspects of community life in the South of the Island.
The study involved discussions with a wide range of people, examining the experiences of those that live, work and play there. A number of issues became clear:
- Youth – not enough to do
- Isolation and loneliness across ages and social groups
- Misunderstanding between the generations
- Lack of knowledge of what is available either groups/clubs etc and health and social services
- Older men’s difficult experiences of retirement
As a result we have begun to develop a number of community projects.
Community Gardening Project
Do you fancy a bit of gardening but lack the space or maybe the knowledge? Or perhaps it’s just too much heavy work for you?
Community in the Kitchen
The Community in the Kitchen is run by volunteers with small friendly cooking groups for absolute beginners upwards.
Has Beans Gardening Project
Be involved with a friendly gardening project where you can share the work load, make friends and meet like minded people, swap and share skills.
Men in Sheds
Fully kitted out sheds for gentlemen from 55 years young to pursue hobbies and projects in the company of other like minded individuals.