Dreamscheme secures funding for 2019

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All programme the Dreamscheme project will continue into its 6th year.

The Dreamscheme project run by Hesters Way Partnership works with young people aged 8-11 in West Cheltenham. Children are referred by 2 local primary schools in Hester’s Way and Rowanfield.

Through the scheme we intend to improve the children’s goals and widen their experiences by focusing on their strengths, encouraging a pride in their community and rewarding positive change.

The project has been running since 2013 and was supported for the first time by Awards for All last year. Originally, through discussions with the schools we recognised that some children would benefit from regular sessions to address their needs and to support them in ways that might not otherwise be available.

We have devised a project which is run and managed by a local mum, Jacquie, who is also a teaching assistant (TA) at Hesters Way Primary school and leader of the local Boys Brigade. She has gathered a team, including another local mum, Rachel also a TA, and Andrew a local dad, whose skills combine well together.

Dreamscheme project will provide 30 weekly after school sessions over a school year for up to 12 children per term selected by the participating schools. The intensive activities sessions will address issues of self-esteem, pride in the local area, teamwork and confidence through a variety of topics selected by the team in collaboration with the children.

The aim throughout these sessions and activities is to ensure that the participants are welcomed, given confidence to share their emotional experiences and feelings to help them in their everyday life. The project offers ways to help them to cope with these circumstances and to make better choices for themselves and to prepare for the transition to secondary school.

Community Breakfast 30th January 2019

Our first Community Breakfast of 2019 will feature a presentation by former resident and local Childrens Centre manager Shelley Hudjec whose new job involves promoting the activities, fundraising, donations and volunteering opportunities at the Blind Veterans Charity.

If you’d like to enjoy a cooked breakfast or just a hot cuppa then pop in to JTs Cafe from 8am on Wednesday 30th January to hear more about the Blind Veterans Charity.

Dreamed of being your own boss?

Find out more about turning your dream into reality! See poster and join up!


Ever wanted to run your own business or work your own hours? Interested in turning an idea into a way of making money? Now help is on hand!

CBH’ve teamed up with Enterprise CUBE to help guide you on starting a business! It’s a great, free opportunity to develop new skills and business knowledge!

No qualifications or experience needed, just a passion for what you do. So why not come along and find out more! Places are limited so book soon!

Contact CBH to book and for more info:

  • email: James.hayward@cbh.org or
  • call: 01242 387588 or CBH Freephone: 0800 408 0000
  • Or  Facebook @ CheltoroHomes

Oakley Community Resource Centre, 113A Clyde Cresent, Cheltenham, GL52 5QJ.


Y-Not? Children’s activities

Y-Not? Children’s activities

Following the success of the Summer activities, YMCA Cheltenham is holding their popular Y-Not? children’s activities again during half-term week. Y-Not Flyer October 2018

  • What:          Y-Not?  Children’s Activities
  • Where:        YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre, Arle Road, Cheltenham
  • Who:           All children aged 7 – 11 years of age
  • When:         Thursday, 25th October
  • What time:   2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Cost:           £3.00 per child

Sign up is easy via the YMCA Cheltenham website or by telephone 01242 515815. 

YMCA Cheltenham www.ymcacheltenham.com  www.twitter.com/cheltenhamymca

Community Breakfast September 26th 8 – 9 am

New Community Breakfasts

We have been running breakfast networking meetings for many years now and would like to broaden our audience. The new meetings will focus on community interests and activities and will welcome local residents, charity and voluntary sectors organisations as well as local businesses.

Each meeting will include a speaker showcasing a local issue, charity, idea or activity and will offer participants the chance to learn more and meet new people. The event remains free to attend and the breakfasts are great value. The coffee’s only £1.60 too so come along and start the day on a high!

The next breakfast will be on Wednesday 26th September. See below for details;

Sir Geoff Hurst to open new MUGA

The new MUGA outside Oasis on Coronation Square was completed in June and is now ready for the grand opening!

We are very pleased to announce that Sir Geoff Hurst will be attending the event and cutting the ribbon which will take place on Friday 27th July at 2.30pm. Older folk will be fully aware of  Sir Geoff’s achivements; notably scoring the only hat-trick ever in a World Cup Final in England’s World Cup triumph in 1966.

All are welcome to this event which will be followed by the sports coaching sessions which will run throughout the summer holiday.