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Weʼre raising £1,000 to provide a much needed day centre for adults with learning and other disabilities in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire and the surrounding area.

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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"I like it here. I like making things and selling them on the stall with my friend and I especially like our coffee and donut breaks." Sheena

When the Ross on Wye day centre closed in October 2017, it meant that adults with learning and other disabilties living locally would no longer have somewhere to socialise and do activities. It was also a loss of a vital service within our community. But what we could we do about this? Ross-on-Wye has a strong community spirit so with some support from local businesses, organisations and residents (and with some of our redundancy monies thrown in for good measure), we have started The Ross on Wye Horizon Centre CIC for people with learning and other disabilities.

It is good to get out and see people. I like having a laugh." Michelle

The Ross on Wye Horizon Centre CIC is a social enterprise, trading for social purpose and local community benefit. We are a Community Interest Company or CIC, introduced in the UK under the Companies Act 2004 designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. Social enterprises such as ours have social objectives and work for the public good.

For the Horizon Centre, this means that we are dedicated to improving opportunities for adults with learning and other disabilities in the Ross on Wye and surrounding areas. Our vision - 'local services bringing communities together' - also commits us to working for the benefit of the wider community, including the input and involvement of local residents.

The Horizon Centre is also a 'community hub', providing volunteering opportunities and other acitivities for local residents. Maria

The Horizon Centre offers activities such as arts and crafts, woodwork, gardening, music and exercise groups as well as new opportunities. We are also involved in the local community, selling the things we make at the local market and having a plot of land for our gardening project at the nearby Model Farm, a community project involving EnviroAbility, another local organisation. We believe that 'our smallness is our strength', as it allows us to be flexible, adaptable and able to view tried and tested approaches in different ways. For people interested in joining us, we offer free taster days so that people can find out more about us before signing up.

I like going to the farm and want to grow sweetcorn and lettuce. When I was there this morning I got rocks to paint (I typed this). Steve

Like many people, we feel strongly that there should be a local day centre that provides an innovative, vibrant and person-centre service for adults with learning and other disabilities. The Ross on Wye Horizon Centre encourages people to build confidence, learn new skills, and develop independence.

It is amazing to work with a great group of people who have so much to offer." Isabel, volunteer

How can you help? By visiting this site, you may like what we are doing and wish to help us financially. As we started from scratch within a very short time frame, we are looking to quickly raise necessary funds to support the project. We contributed some of our redundancy monies and are fully committed to making this centre a success. Every donation is very appreciated. We have been so touched by the support and encouragement we have received.

I really like helping on the market stall. I like selling things and seeing people"

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  • Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett1 year ago
    Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

    Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

    1 year ago

    We have been open for two months now and going from strength to strength. Three new service users starting this week. It has been an exciting, yet daunting experience for us and our service users. Very positive!

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  • Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett1 year ago
    Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

    Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

    1 year ago
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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 12/5/2018 6:39 PM

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  • Annette Powles

    Annette Powles

    Dec 5, 2018

    Wishing you all a happy Christmas and a healthy and happy new year xx

    £10.00

  • Patricia Halsall

    Patricia Halsall

    Nov 8, 2018

    Thank you for all the work you are doing at the Horizon Center. Hope it continues to be a great success.

    £100.00

  • Evelyn  Halsall

    Evelyn Halsall

    Mar 2, 2018

    Well done ladies , very proud of you

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2018

  • Annette Powles

    Annette Powles

    Jan 24, 2018

    Happy to donate for such a wonderful centre. Well done ladies - you’re an inspiration x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 24, 2018

    I am full of admiration of you all in setting up the Ross Horizon Centre and send my very best wishes for its continued success.

  • MAUREEN FARRELL

    MAUREEN FARRELL

    Jan 23, 2018

    Good luck with your enterprise.

    £30.00

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Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

Clarissa Hill, Lou Elsmore and Maria Barnett

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

We have all worked in social care but what makes us unique is that we have diverse backgrounds, including supporting people with complex needs and disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, nursing, social work, business management and social enterprise.

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