January 2018

Bridgend Communities First working to improve wellbeing in Bridgend County Borough

Published on Monday, 8 January, 2018

Welsh Government funded Bridgend Communities First has been helping people in local communities to reduce stress and improve their wellbeing as part of their healthy communities work. Healthy Living Officer, […]

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December 2017

Bridgend community members take Steps to Excellence

Published on Friday, 15 December, 2017

Between 2016 and 2017 Welsh Government funded Bridgend Communities First has been delivering the ‘Steps to Excellence’ course throughout the Bridgend area. The course has drawn a diverse group of […]

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November 2017

Vik has taken steps to change her life thanks to Bridgend Communities First and Communities for Work

Published on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Vik from Caerau says that she can already see how her life is changing thanks to the techniques she has been learning with support from Bridgend Communities First and Communities […]

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October 2017

Bridgend taxi driver saves life of local man after attending a First Aid course with Bridgend Communities First

Published on Thursday, 5 October, 2017

Local taxi driver Ashley, recently saved the life of a local man from Bridgend thanks to skills he learnt from attending a three day first aid course arranged by Bridgend […]

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September 2017

Communities for Work and Bridgend Communities First help Nicola to start training as a Teacher’s Assistant

Published on Thursday, 28 September, 2017

Nicola is a lone parent of two children who is looking to return to work soon. After being a stay at home mum for the last five years Nicola was […]

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August 2017

Get FREE help to learn the basic skills to get you online!

Published on Wednesday, 2 August, 2017

1 August – 22 December 2017: Mondays at Bettws Library, 10am – 12pm (T: 01656 754824) Mondays at Pyle Library, 2 – 4pm (T: 01656 754850) Tuesdays at Maesteg Library, […]

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July 2017

Communities First helped to improve qualifications and job prospects

Published on Thursday, 27 July, 2017

Local community member, Hayley recently completed her Emergency Paediatric First Aid with Bridgend Communities First. A few weeks later at another course, Hayley shared with Communities First staff that because […]

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Sweet set up at Adi’s dessert café, Bridgend

Published on Thursday, 27 July, 2017

Communities First and Communities for Work assisted Kate and Emma in their determination to set up a local café by providing courses as both of the women were in postcode […]

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March 2017

Pupils learn how to tackle bullying

Published on Friday, 17 March, 2017

Bridgend Communities First and Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School recently worked together in partnership to set up a bullying awareness session at the school. The session was aimed at raising […]

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Pupils make Indian cuisine to celebrate International School Meals Day 2017

Published on Friday, 17 March, 2017

Bridgend Communities First recently celebrated International School Meals Day with two cooking sessions which were arranged and funded in partnership with Afon-y-Felin Primary and Corneli Primary schools and Cookibods. Pupils […]

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Success at Bridgend Communities First learning mornings

Published on Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Bridgend Communities First recently hosted two free learning mornings in Bryncethin and Maesteg. Over 50 people enjoyed a variety of taster sessions based around future courses including first aid, flower […]

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Families enjoy out of this world experience in Brackla

Published on Thursday, 9 March, 2017

The stars shone down on Brackla Tabernacle, when families were invited to visit space at a huge Planetarium organised by Bridgend Communities First in collaboration with Immersive Theatres during the […]

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December 2016

Communities First is top of the shopping list for Tesco in Bridgend

Published on Monday, 5 December, 2016

The Big Cook, Little Cook programme run by Communities First, has received 26 weighing scales, 155 children’s aprons and over 300 goody bags and recipe booklets for the little ones […]

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November 2016

Does your child’s homework scare you?

Published on Thursday, 3 November, 2016

If the answer is YES, we can help you brush up your English and maths skills! Bridgend Communities First’s Bridgend Employment Skills Project offers FREE one-to-one and group sessions! T: […]

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July 2016

ShedQuarters – practical group for men now in Maesteg

Published on Friday, 8 July, 2016

ShedQuarters meet every Thursday between 10.30am and 1.30pm at the Court House Maesteg.  There is now a new way for men to pursue their interests, develop new ones, belong to […]

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Find out about Public Health Wales free NHS screening

Published on Thursday, 7 July, 2016

Download this leaflet which tells you about the free NHS screening test that Public Health Wales offer you. When you are due for screening, they will send you more information about it, […]

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March 2016

10 healthy steps to a healthy child’s weight

Published on Thursday, 31 March, 2016

Bringing up children is a big responsibility, so Public Health Wales has launched ‪#‎10steps to a healthy weight to make it easy to understand what you can do as a […]

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February 2016

Bridgend Communities First celebrating improving lives young and old

Published on Monday, 22 February, 2016

Bridgend Communities First Lower Cluster recently celebrated their achievements and successes with local residents at a celebration event at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend. The Welsh Government funded Communities First […]

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Bridgend Communities First helping to transform lives – read Jeni’s story

Published on Tuesday, 2 February, 2016

Bridgend Communities First is helping to transform the lives of people in Bridgend. This is Jeni’s story. Listen to Jeni’s story here >>> Jeni Emment beckons me in from the rain […]

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January 2016

Five star rating for community lunch club

Published on Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

A lunch club that has been feeding the residents of Cornelly for the past 30 years has been awarded the highest food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency. Listen […]

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