West Howe Community Enterprises West Howe now 7
Diane Humphries, Project Manager is funded by The Tudor Trust. Her role is to manage the day to day running and drive the continued success of West Howe Community Enterprises, including overseeing all the projects that the charity deliver, capacity building and engaging members of the West Howe community. If you would like to find out more about any of the projects or charity contact Diane on 01202 570077 or email diane.hu
The Inspiring Change Shop
At the inspiring Change shop we sell donated items, we keep the prices low so that it helps local residents who are
experiencing financial hardship. We stock everything from clothes, toys through to books and bric-a-brac. This also helps waste reduction and promotes re-use of items. If we have surplus stock, we send these to the Give or Take days we run at The Henry Brown Youth Centre. Any surplus then gets sent with any ripped or stained clothes to be recycled to make sure these items stay out of landfill. The shop is staffed by volunteers so that we can provide unemployed people with work experience,
isolated people a place to come and make new friends. We also allow other organisations to make use of the venue for free to ensure that there is lots happening here, right on your doorstep. Did you know? the Police hold a monthly drop in, where you can come and talk to them with any concerns in a relaxed environment and there will soon be a youth project running out of the premises once a week. It is a place where residents can come and join in, to socialize over a tea or coffee, to help their own community, to come and get involved in making West Howe a better place to live whether in the shop or helping out on one of our other projects or activities. You may also see our new Cargo Tricycle out and about in the area. Coming all the way from Norway this bike will be making collections and deliveries for the inspiring Change shop as well as turning up at local events for refreshments, rides and much more. Wave if you see us cycling around.
Training and employment We also organize local training, particularly among our volunteers and unemployed people. We have recently held self esteem, event management and inclusion training delivered right here at the Inspiring Change shop and the Henry Brown Youth Centre and will soon be supporting residents to gain a level 2 qualification in Health improvement. We have worked with young people this year through the arts and they have gained 21 Arts Award Qualifications from the Trinity college, London. The local Job Club runs together with Skills & Learning and Bournemouth Borough Council. The Job Club runs every Thursday, starting at the Henry Brown youth Centre for lunch at 12pm then onto West Howe Library at 1pm - 3pm for help with C.V's, job searching and support with whatever help you need to get back into work.
Once Upon a Time in West Howe The project, funded by, Awards for All Big Lottery, is based on characters from the musicals Annie, Oliver and Mary Poppins all set against the backdrop of West Howe and is planned to be performed on 15th & 16th August at 2pm. Rehearsals for the summer show in West Howe have started following the success of the first ever pantomime. All welcome to join rehearsals, 4pm—5.30pm, Wednesday’s at The Henry Brown. Young people aged between 8 - 25 can gain an arts award qualification
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