Our vision is of a place where local people of all ages can come together, feel part of our community, learn from each other and celebrate our remarkable heritage.
We want to give the Caerphilly Miners back to the community!
Caerphilly Miners is a charity working to give back a restored part of the Caerphilly Miners hospital to the community as social enterprise, delivering services to support well-being. It follows the miners’ ethos of mutuality and collaboration, community enterprise and self-help. The multi-use facility will provide a place to socialise, learn and develop skills, access information, and participate in community activities. It will tackle inequality, economic exclusion, and social isolation, and support people of all ages and circumstances.
Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, originally purchased by 10,000 miners from 29 pits in the Rhymney Valley and opened in 1923 as a hospital, was decommissioned in November 2011.
The project seeks to deliver the following outcomes:
• Ensuring equality, social inclusion, and sustainability
• Supporting people’s education and learning
• Generating interest in and awareness of the heritage of the miners
• Providing activities to support the well-being and care of community members
• Working in partnership to deliver adequately resourced and sustainable services
We are working with over 20 partners from statutory, voluntary and business sectors and our local community. This helps to deliver services more sustainably and achieve better community buy-in. Work-place trainees and volunteers will be rewarded by United Welsh’s Time Bank and a chance to make a difference. Our Partnerships Committee meets quarterly to ensure synergy with other stakeholders and to jointly meet our community’s needs.
Caerphilly Miners Centre for the Community became a Company Limited by Guarantee in February 2011 (Company Registration Number 7536484) and a Registered Charity in February 2012 (Charity Registration Number 1145796).
Vice Chair & Head of HR Committee
Safeguarding and Welsh Language Officer
Wayne David MP