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Weller Centre in Reading re-opens after refurbishment

Weller Centre in Reading re-opens after refurbishment

The Weller Centre, Reading, has re-opened following it’s major refurbishment over the summer of 2017. It is available for hire to local groups and residents from September. The Centre has a stunning new foyer and terrace and is home to lots of local groups and organisations. It now boasts FREE super-fast Wi-Fi for local residents  More »

Offices closed August Bank Holiday

Our offices will be closed for the August Bank Holiday on Monday 28th August If you urgently need to speak to us, you can call us on our standard number: 0300 456 2099 and follow the prompts of our out-of-hours service. For queries that are not urgent, you can email us on contactcatalyst@chg.org.uk Otherwise, please  More »

‘You’re Hired’ employability course launches in Oxford

This summer we launched our first ever free employability course – supporting people with getting ready for work. For two hours a week over a six week period, 10 local people received training and advice to equip them in finding work in and around Oxford. As part of our new neighbourhood strategy, the course provides  More »

Southall Day Centre Milap Branch moves to Sahaara Court

The Milap branch of Southall Day Centre is moving to bigger and better facilities at Sahaara Court, a nearby sheltered housing scheme, from the end of August. The new address will be Sahaara Court, 99 Lancaster Road, Southall UB1 1AP. The last day at the Milap branch in Shackleton Road will be 23 August. Some  More »

A cuppa in the community – Lancaster Estate Residents’ Association

On Wednesday 26 July, the Lancaster Estate Residents’ Association hit the ground running, as the launch of their regular coffee morning attracted some key people in the local area. Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing and Southall, came along to the coffee morning at the Jasmine Community Centre, as did the Mayor and Mayoress of Ealing,  More »

Success on Havelock CUBE Strive programme

On 18 July, participants in Enterprise CUBE’s Strive programme on Havelock graduated from their intensive start-up business course, Dragon’s Den style! Enterprise CUBE help communities across the country to create and unlock business for everyone. The 12-week Strive course is led by tutors with a wealth of experience in running their own businesses. It combines  More »

July 2017 edition of Catalyst magazine out now

The latest edition of our quarterly customer magazine should reach you this week. As well as news from around our communities, this issue also features: Summer holiday activities for children and young people Advice on dealing with upcoming benefit changes, and how Catalyst can help residents in financial difficulty An interview with a Neighbourhood Experience  More »

Blackbird Leys gets a spring clean

Blackbird Leys is getting a spring clean this July, thanks to Oxford City Council’s Clean Green Oxford campaign. Catalyst is working with the Council, other housing associations and local residents on a two-week drive to tackle litter and environmental crime and encourage residents to get involved in keeping their area clean and green. While the  More »

Hundreds enjoy Leys Community Festival

Hundreds of people – including many Catalyst residents – had fun in the sun at the Leys Community Festival and Horticultural Show in Blackbird Leys Park, Oxford, on Saturday 8 July. An array of stalls offered entertaining activities and a chance to try out foods from around the world. There was a chance to get up  More »

Summer holiday activities for children and young people

The summer holidays are nearly here. Six weeks can be a long time to keep the kids entertained. But don’t panic! We’re putting on some fantastic free and low-cost activities in the communities where we work. We’re working with some amazing partners to offer a wide range of activities. From sports to drama, music, film  More »