We want to open up Westfield Community Centre in Yeovil to be a welcoming ‘Warm Hub’ over the next 6 months.
Westfield is a neighbourhood of about 5,000 people, it has a great community feel but it has a lot of challenges, and is one of the most deprived areas in Somerset.
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The Community Centre was built in 2019, at the heart of Westfield, and is used by lots of people and groups from the local community. We want to adapt it into a large scale ‘home from home’ for people to use throughout the week, so they can save on fuel and food bills at home.
Our vision is:
– To serve affordable hot meals daily, initially 3 days a week but aiming for 5-6, serving up to 100 people a day
– To provide a warm, welcoming space with a variety of things to do – cafe, library, kids zone, puzzles, board games, daily papers and magazines, activities, advice centres, exercise classes, and more in response to what people ask for.
– To engage with local schools, health centres and housing associations to identify the local people most in need of fuel and food support, so that we get the help to the people who need it most.
The money donated will be used to employ a cook, pay for food, buy comfy chairs, heat and clean the Centre, pay for equipment and things for people to read/use/play with. We estimate we’ll need about £30,000 to provide a warm hub 5 days a week up to the end of April 2023.
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