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Coffee morning brings young and old together

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Published by C Bromley for DCH in Housing and also in Communities

Coffee morning brings young and old together Coffee morning brings young and old together

Local councillors, neighbours and the local community were invited to a coffee morning which brought two generations together on Friday 4 July at Fountain Court, DCH’s sheltered housing scheme in Penzance.

Young people from DCH’s Coach House Foyer and older people from Fountain Court joined together for a coffee morning promoting a healthy and together community.

The coffee morning was the idea of young people who live at the Coach House, run by DCH which provides young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation and support to get their lives back on track and the skills to help them live independently.

The young people made cakes and refreshments to sell on the day to visitors with the funds raised split between the two housing projects. For Fountain Court money raised will help fund their gardening project and at the Coach House it will help to fund team building activities.

Jo Gilbert, DCH Support Officer at The Coach House said: “The coffee morning at Fountain Court was an opportunity for our residents to make connections with other generations. The young people made contact with the residents at Fountain Court and were invited to their bingo session, this was very successful and led to them organising another event between them. We have also invited Fountain Court residents to The Coach House to give us advice on how to maintain our communal garden. We hope that this is a partnership that will grow and grow with both sets of residents enjoying the benefits.”

“The young people at the Coach House are aged between 16 and 25 who for different reasons cannot live at home. By working together this means our residents will have a range of skills and experience when they leave us, feeling equipped and ready to start their new lives, in independent living. It is wonderful that the young people want to give something back to their local community and have come up with this event on their own.”

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