Autumn/Winter Community Update

Djembe Drumming:

The first  of our 2-hour Djembe Drumming groups is booked for Thursday, 19th October (in the current Art Group time, arrive 11am, for an 11:30am start). Bookings are now being taken on a first-come-first-served basis, via the CRC HubCRCF, Affected? or the Mindfulness Group. A £2 contribution will secure you a place.

We first experienced Djembe Drumming as a mindful community building experience during our recent visit to the Leicester community for Dear Albert’s launch day event. Everyone who participated really enjoyed the experience, finding it both relaxing and life-affirming. Group exercises promote and enhance unity through bonding, and we would encourage you to book early as places are already filling up.

CGL Service User Launch Event:

This event has been pencilled in for December 1st – CGL, Lamb Street: 10:30am – 2:30pm. To help with planning and shaping the event, CGL would like to hear what information people want to be included on the day. A thread has been posted on the CRC Facebook page, so please either share your thoughts there or speak to a member of our team, either via the CRC Hub, or via any of our group activities.

CRC Christmas Meal:

This year’s CRC Christmas Meal has been pencilled in for Tuesday 5th December. We’re currently canvasing how many of you would like to attend, so please share your ideas on preferred venues/food choices, to allow us to move forwards and arrange deposit, payment & budgeting options. Again, there is a thread on the CRC Facebook page, or alternatively speak to a member of our team via the CRC Hub or any of our group activities.

CRC Mindfulness Group:

We have now launched a Mindfulness Group, meeting Wednesdays at 11.30am at the CRC Hub. Mindfulness is a technique which can help people manage their mental health or simply gain more enjoyment from life. The group aims to explore all angles of the practice to develop as a permanent peer-led feature of CRC’s activity program. The following C&W Mind booklet explains all you need to know about the discipline and its application:

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CGL Community Engagement Workshop

The new substance use service provider for Coventry, CGL, will be holding a workshop at the CRC Hub, Rose Community Centre, on 18/09/17, between 11.30am and 2.30pm (approx). The event is for users of services, families, carers and members of the public to quiz CGL’s staff about the implementation of their service model, which begins on 01/11/17.


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Autumn Timetable

CRC Recovery Focussed Activity Timetable – Autumn 2017

Monday – 9.30-11am – The Rose Community Centre, Spon End – Breakfast Club

Tuesday – 10am – 12pm – The Rose Community Centre – Women’s Group

Tuesday – 12am – 2pm (last app. 1.30pm) The Rose Community Centre – CRASAC Surgery

Tuesday – 5-6.30pm – The Council House – Coventry Recovery Community Forum (CRCF)

Thursday – 11am-3pm – Rose Community Centre, Spon End – The Art Of Recovery (art collective)

Thursday – 6pm-8pm – Vicroft Lounge – Affected? (family support group)

Thursday – 1.30-3pm – Salvation Army Life House – Outreach (phone Mark Parrott)

Friday – 9.30-11am – The Rose Community Centre, Spon End – Breakfast Club

Friday – 1.30pm-3pm – Hillz FM – Outreach (phone Mark Parrott)

FNG – 7.30-9pm – Norton House (ex-Swanswell Building) – support group

Saturday – 10.15am-12.15pm – Methodist Central Hall – Silly Saturday – games, messing about and having a laugh

Saturday – 1pm-4pm – Radford Rd Allotments (CV6 3AD) – Allotment

Saturday/Sunday – CRC ‘Wheelers’ with Dom & Kaz – see Coventry Recovery Wheelers Facebook for further details

Sunday – 12.15pm – CRC Recovery Walks with Kelly McSorely – group walking, coffee, picnics and companionship – see Coventry Recovery Community Facebook for further details, announced weekly

Simon Morgan – 07786 261821 (CRC)

Bess Curtis – 07880 035356 (Aquarius)

Mark Parrott (CRC Outreach Team Leader) – 07568 261691

Louise Morley – 07835 769783



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Final Aquarius CRF/CRC Community Meeting – 05/09/17

The final Aquarius CIAS-run Coventry Recovery Forum (CRF) will take place on 05/09/17, in the format of a CRC Community Meeting, to formally hand the future of Forum over to CRC. There’s plenty of news to catch up on; some important announcements to make; and plans to discuss moving forwards.

Over the last 5-years or so, Aquarius CIAS have staged over 250-forums, involving hundreds of users of services in Coventry. It’s the end of an era, so we are making it a celebration! Come along and join us as we say goodbye to the past, and welcome in the future. Feel free to bring food, cake or soft drinks, and we’ll see you at the Council House at 5pm.

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Community Fete

Thanks to all who attended our Community Fete on 26/08/17 at the CRC Hub, Rose Community Centre: the event was well supported, with over 60-people in attendance between 12pm and 3pm, raising over £250 pounds in total before expenses. These funds will go towards the cost of coach hire to this year’s Recovery Walk in Blackpool.

The event provided an opportunity for members from all over the city to catch up with each other in the sunshine, and it was great to see a few old faces that we’ve not seen for a while in attendance. Thanks to all whose hard work made this event possible, in particular Jasmin Holmes, and Dave Roberts from the Rose Community Centre.

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