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  • A note from a Grangetown Community Development Project Development Worker, to Grangetown Community Concern requesting a room for lectures on care of senior citizens, Grangetown, Cardiff, 1986

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A handwritten A4 note dated 7 March 1986 from Bob Wilkinson, Grangetown Community Development Project Development Worker, to Cynthia of Grangetown Community Concern.

The note states:
“We are in the process of preparing a series of lectures for ourselves and any workers in the day centre who may be interested.
It will be a series of six lectures on a fortnightly basis titled “CARING AND COPING.” Directed at those who care for and work with senior citizens.”

The note discusses dates, and the involvement of South Glamorgan Care for the Elderly. The first lecture will be by Dr E Sweeney, Consultant Psycho-Geriatrician at the Royal Hamadryad Hospital, on the subject 'How to cope with Psychiatric illness in the elderly'.
“We would like all of these lectures to be held in the Clydach Street Day Centre in the upstairs room, and of course we need the permission of Community Concern. Therefore we would appreciate it very much if our request would be placed before the management committee for their approval and support.”

This note was attached to the minutes of a Meeting of Grangetown Community Concern Officers held at Clydach Street Day Centre, Grangetown, on Friday 7 March 1986. The minutes of the meeting state, “Letter from Project re course of Lectures, every fortnight on Friday afternoons – use of room agreed to”.

Grangetown Community Concern is a voluntary group, partly funded by Cardiff Council but almost entirely run by volunteers. It was established in 1977 and is a registered charity. The group was set up as an umbrella group for other voluntary organisations with its aims and objectives to provide and encourage services for all age groups, with a particular focus on older people.

The group organises the week-long Grangetown Festival in June. It also organised lunches and trips for older people, and produced a quarterly local newspaper. The organisation has awarded community cups to children from local primary schools who have shown community spirit and has also been responsible for arranging an annual carol service.

The group was renamed Grangetown Community Action in 2014.

Glamorgan Archives, D1070/93
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