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Senedd Member Delyth Jewell visits
Caerphilly Miners Warm Hub

 -Tuesday 19th January 2024-

Delyth Jewell, Senedd Member for South East Wales visited Caerphilly Miners Centre on Friday 19th January to visit our Warm Hub.  She met with Youth Volunteer Gwen who comes every Friday with her mother to help with craft preparation.  She had a chat with Glenn who has been coming to the Warm Hub since it opened in October 2022 which has helped him with his journey from social isolation into joining the Thursday Men’s café group and applying to become a teacher. Glenn is hoping to use his art degree to help with the after-school art class at the centre which he is looking forward to.  She also spoke with the Digi-Volunteers – John B, John J, Irena, and Adam – and the Café Volunteers Ann and Ruth.  She went into the Stay and Play session led by Bobby and Kath.  She also dropped in on a GAVO run first aid course and spoke to Ann Lewis (Trustee and the Friday Steward) and Katherine Hughes (Chair).   


Caerphilly Miners Centre is genuinely proud of its community hub which provides open and accessible spaces and services that our local community wants and needs.  As well as the Warm Hub on a Friday we provide wellbeing activities throughout the week, training and volunteering opportunities and a community cafe.  It was lovely to welcome Delyth to our centre and hope she will come again. 


Delyth Jewell MS commented: 


“It's always a delight to visit Caerphilly Miners Centre, and last Friday I visited their warm hub. Katherine and the amazing staff and volunteers really are a credit to the community. I was born in the Miners when it was a hospital, so I always love visiting the centre: it is a gem for the entire community.  I felt privileged to speak to so many people who benefit from the hub, and to hear first-hand what a difference the centre is making to people’s lives. The importance of having a warm, welcoming space where people can gather, and talk is immensely significant in combatting isolation and loneliness. The stories I heard on Friday were inspiring, and I really enjoyed the conversations I had.  It was also a pleasure to visit some of the groups that were meeting in the centre – what a brilliant place it is.” 

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