Community Projects

Safer Communities CIC gets involved in lots of community activities and initiatives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We specialize in delivering or supporting projects which help to make Staffs a safer, happier, healthier and nicer place to live.

So far we have supported young people through delivery of Princes Trust courses and providing Street Stadia sports activities to young people. We have also helped people to live healthier lives through the Family Food and Fun Programme and feel more connected to their local area through the Coffee Station project at Newcastle. We help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to promote their free community facilities and have complimented this through the Safer Communities Pledge and Tamworth Community Garden.

To find out more about projects that we are running at the moment then please select an option from the drop down menu.

If you are a community group and would like Safer Communities CIC to support your goals then get in touch with us.
Penkridge Craft Group has been meeting weekly at Penkridge Community Fire Station since 2017. The group has a mixed age range and all who come have some form of disability, with some members having Dementia, whilst others have suffered Strokes or have other physical difficulties.

Originally the group formed as a pottery class at South Staffs College, however when the college ceased to continue delivering this class, it left the group with nowhere to meet. So they approach Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service enquiring if they could use our community rooms to create a place for people to meet to do craft activities and play board games.

There have been a multitude of good news stories demonstrating positive outcomes within this group, one of these examples is after a member of the group suffered a stroke they stated that through the craft it has enabled them to build up their hand muscles again alongside being able to interact on a basis it has resulted in their speech returning. The group support each other socially and the Fire Station Community Room has enabled the group to set up something which will be sustainable for years to come.

Just a few of the comments made by group members when they wrote a case study:
  • We are a tight-nit group who support each other and share any problems and concerns we may have
  • Its great to be able to all sit around one big table and chat about things
  • This is a lifeline for me as I have felt isolated at home in the past
Penkridge Craft Group