Help Artisans Collective design a community hub – your hub in the centre of Prestatyn.
Currently we are based in a 1965 former library which closed as it was not fit for purpose as a public library anymore.
As a lot of you know over the past 3 years we have developed in to a community hub, due to demand from our users and the local community. All with limited funding and always working on a 2 month rolling lease with our County Council
We have always been community led. Now we need to prove that for the next stage of our development.
“We believe that the following three approaches are vital to help us achieve our mission and address inequality in Wales. We want all activity we fund to embrace these.
•• People-led – we want the people who will benefit from, or be affected by your project to be meaningfully involved in the development, design and delivery of your activity. •• Strengths-based – we want to encourage organisations to make the most of, and build on, the skills and experiences of people and strengths within communities. •• Connected – we want to know that you have a good understanding of what others are doing locally, that what you’re doing complements and adds to this, and that you have working relationships with other relevant groups.”
We hope that you will help Artisans design/develop a community hub fit for the communities needs.
So to kick off here is what we think are essentials for the current building:
First and foremost new toilets including disabled and baby changing cubicles.
Fire Escape route for Upstairs
Vertical transport to allow upstairs access for less able citizens.
We have lots more plans and ideas it will be interesting to see what other community members think.
Please leave your comments below, not just about the building but for instance what other types of activities you would like to see.
Due to the fact that Denbighshire County Council last week put the Old Library in Prestatyn on the open marketplace. We are now looking for your support in helping us continue our “not for profit” community work and support.
We have created a very simple form for you to complete. Which allows you to register the fact that you support our efforts to continue.
We are only asking for your name, email and postcode. It would be nice if you did leave a comment.
Artisans Collective promise not to use your information for anything other than proving your support of our community project. All details secured by Google recaptcha.
On Thursday we will be presenting at a major conference at Theatr Clwyd. It will be good to spread the word about our work here in Prestatyn.
Made in North Wales Social Prescribing Conference
26 October 2017
One approach to challenging avoidable health inequalities is Social Prescribing. An approach that sees us using our community and social assets collaboratively to respond to the growing demand for non-clinical help that can impact positively on our health and wellbeing.
The ‘Made in North’ Social Prescribing Conference will:
Provide a platform and network for Social Prescribing; launch the initial model/approach across the region; becoming a catalyst for change and mechanism for capturing and evidencing the impact
Demonstrate what is already actively being delivered across the region and learn from those approaches
Innovatively engage and provide space for attendees to be creative with our approaches and evolve these together
Create opportunities to collaborate across sectors, and share learning & debate
Use our community and social assets more effectively, complementing the clinical model and supporting GP’s
Deepen understanding of Social Prescribing and the regional and local approaches across North Wales.
This event will be of interest to
GPs – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
Health professionals (physical & mental health) in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
Patients / and Service User Groups
Health Board Members
Local authority staff – local, national and wider UK
Housing association staff – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
Universities (Academics and students)
Third sector /social enterprise / providers of social prescribing activities – in North Wales, nationally and wider UK
Public Service Board Across North Wales
Private Sector organisations with an interest in social responsibility (including emerging BCorps)
A very proud occasion for the Artisans Collective team.
The award was presented for “recognition of the support they give to groups across Denbighshire organising and delivering community projects that support local residents”.
On a high profile evening at Theatr Clwyd Pete, Jayne and Steve were delighted to receive the community award from the High Sheriff of Clwyd Mr Jim O’Toole DL.
On an evening shared with lots of other fantastic community and voluntary organisations, lords, ladies, assembly ministers. It was great to chat with our AM Ann Jones and lots of other influential people from across North Wales.
It was great to be sharing a table with Councillor Win Mullen-James vice chair of Denbighshire County Council, Helen and Lisa from DVSC who have provided great support to our CIC amongst others.
It was also great to meet Dave Evans of Crimebeat North Wales
who help young people develop projects which make their communities a safer place to live. Providing small grants to community-led proposals, Crimebeat supports young people to develop projects that aim to:
* Cut local crime and keep young people out of trouble
* Provide support to victims of crime
* Stimulate an interest in voluntary work
* Improve school attendance and behaviour
* Improve the quality of life in your community.