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The Waverley

The Community Hub for Vulnerable Adults

The Waverley is a new Community Hub initiative established by East Boro Housing Trust. Situated in the former Waverley Arms pub building on Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth. 

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The Waverley Community Hub held its Official Opening on May 23rd 2018 when the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Cllr Gill Taylor performed the opening ceremony followed by refreshments and a tour of the facilities. We are very excited by the opportunities that The Waverley will offer to our tenants, a diverse range of vulnerable groups and individuals and the wider local community.

 

The primary objective of The Waverley is to offer a safe and secure but fun, dynamic and integrated social hub for vulnerable people providing a new multi-use community resource for adults and young people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, the elderly, carers, parents with young families, socially isolated and lonely people and marginalised groups. A well-organised monthly programme of events including art workshops, wellbeing and fitness classes, disco, karaoke, games and movie nights, lunch clubs with cookery lessons and life skills trainings will circulated via a targeted mailing list, printed adverts and dedicated social media streams.

 

Our Function Room an ideal space for wellbeing and exercise. This room is licensed and is available for hire by local groups, individuals and businesses for meetings, conferences, parties and events. 

 

The Arts & Craft Room is the creative centre, featuring opportunities for everyone to be inspired through art, craft, textiles and music. This is also the new home for East Boro’s highly successful Arts & Crafts Group which has been running for over seven years and offers adults with all disabilities the opportunity to create personal and group projects. 

 

The Waverley Training Café is a relaxed and friendly place to enjoy hot drinks, light meals and snacks. With a bright, informal main seating area and a cosy, welcoming snug, it offers the perfect place to meet up with friends. This café will be open to the general public, encouraging integration between all members of the wider community. The café has linked up with several local community initiatives, provides free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities and specialises in homemade food. Our associated training programme will offer personalised development programmes to train and prepare individuals with additional needs towards seeking paid employment in the catering profession.  

 

The first floor has been converted into 3 x two bedroom flats for adults with a learning disability and support staff.  

 

For more information about The Waverley please contact Emma [email protected]

The Waverley, 121 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4 0JX

 

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