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In the past 6 months, The Community Hub at BA14 has gone from strength to strength. We have continued to deliver our weekly Kindness Cafe offering local people a welcoming environment to drop in a have a warm drink and a chat.  We also have a  weekly computer drop-in where me people can come in and learn basic computer and mobile phone skills. TCAF are delighted to be running  ongoing events with Trowbridge Service Users Group, a substance misuse group on a Saturday, and Foster Care showcase events in association with Wiltshire County Council.

In May Half term, TCAF had the pleasure of working alongside The Photo Club to deliver a   brilliant photography workshop with The Photo Club.

With the support of Selwood Housing and TESCO bag for life, young people have been working hard to put together an exhibition called Waste Attack to be displayed at Longfield Community Centre and The Shires Shopping Centre in the centre of Trowbridge. Young people participated in a litter pick to recycle what they found to be used in the art project.

Gemma from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust was able to come along and make waste-free, sustainable snacks with the young people.

TCAF were delighted to receive funding from Wessex Water to deliver a project promoting responsible water usage. Wessex Water education team came along to our youth cafe to help young people learn about where water comes from and that we should only flush toilet paper down the toilet!

TCAF offers a series of youth clubs across the town.

TCAF are seeking to address the lack of youth provision in Trowbridge by providing safe places for young people between 10 to 19 years of age, to talk, gain advice, make friends and engage in activities that will improve confidence, empower and encourage brighter aspirations.

TCAF are looking for a male youth worker to support these youth clubs on a sessional basis, after school and weekends working between 3 and 6hrs per week.

The role is a great opportunity to work with young people and really make a difference.

Accredited training will be provided including Safeguarding. Experience of working with young people an advantage.

Please apply with letter, addressing the job description, and a CV with 2 referees to tcaf@trowbridge.gov.uk. Any questions please feel free to get in touch. Interviews will be on a rolling basis.

Every Friday between 10:00am and 12 Noon at the BA14 Community Hub in the Shires Shopping Centre.

It is a support and share meet-up group for the older residents of Trowbridge. The aim is to assist with any identified health and wellbeing needs.

Bring a friend or come along to meet new ones. Enjoy light refreshments in a relaxed and friendly environment.

TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations have been lucky enough to have come second in the Tesco’s Tokens funding bid and have received money to create “Soul Art”. TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations will be working on setting up taster sessions and activities to support this project in March. If you are interested in Art and are a young person who lives in the Trowbridge Area and want to get involved please contact tacfyouth@trowbridge.gov.uk for further information.

The young people and workers, including the newly selected Youth Ambassadors attended Tesco’s in Trowbridge to collect for TCAF’s Brighter Aspiration youth provisions in Trowbridge. The young people want to help raise funds so they can go on a team building activity or residential in 2019. They are aware that this costs a lot of money and recognise that funding streams are not easy to obtain. They are really enjoyed themselves and to celebrate all their hard work and enjoy the festive season we journeys to Frankie and Benny’s in Trowbridge for a much deserved soft drink and pudding.

TCAF’s Brighter Aspirations are planning on Teaming up with Wiltshire Mighty Girls in the foreseeable future. The project is hoping to hold the sessions with the support of John of Gaunt School to help support young girls understanding of body image and help gain confidence in themselves and the way they look. This project is waiting on funding to secure this project, however has proved extremely successful in other areas of Wiltshire.