Growing Space - Nant Bran

​Growing Space – Nant Bran

The Nant Bran Centre is situated in Upper Cwmbran, and provides participants with a range of well-being activities, training opportunities and information, advice and assistance. Activities include a range of accredited and non-accredited training, which covers a variety of horticulture, vocational and employability skills, and arts and crafts.

The centre includes an active gardening project, and service user led social groups. With the Happy Cwtch Café operating from this centre, providing daily meals and snacks.

Participants can access the centre easily by public transport, with a regular bus that stops outside the centre.

Growing Space - Happy Cwtch Café

Growing Space – Happy Cwtch Café

Our Happy Cwtch Café is based in the Nant Bran Centre, Cwmbran.

Participants with mental health, autism or a learning disability are referred into this project, to gain experience in customer service, hospitality and retail, through working in a café environment. All undergo food hygiene training before they can be involved in food preparation, while other accredited and non-accredited training is taken bespoke to each client. This is a working kitchen, where participants are on supported work placements, to give valuable work experience and enhance their employability skills and opportunities.

The Café provides hot and cold meals and snacks during weekdays.

Growing Space - Talygarn Allotment

Growing Space – Talygarn Allotment

Our Growing Space Talygarn Allotment Project is situated just outside the grounds of County Hospital, Griffithstown. Participants have the opportunity to work on a supported allotment, growing a range of produce. Participants are encouraged with healthy eating, outdoor exercise and connecting with nature activities.

Our site is situated next to the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, so there is plenty of wildlife to explore, and some great local walks on the doorstep too.

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