Our Day Service runs six days a week, we have a Drama Club, Choir, Friday Food Club, Music Club, Wheelie Good Idea, Animal Care, Arts and Crafts, Horticulture and growing projects, charcoal making, apple juicing, arts and crafts, John Muir Awards, swimming, football and other sports clubs, and a series of events throughout the year. We run work experience sessions and Nature on your Doorstep sessions with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and we are always on the look out for new, fun, opportunities to get involved with.
Our Day Service provision at Clynfyw and Kinora is based around therapeutic micro-enterprises and projects which differ on different days of the week. Each project has a meaningful outcome, and a number of additional benefits are included within the processes. While the ‘outcome’ (fixed wheelchair, bag of charcoal, baked cake, successful event) might seem the initial focus of each project, the other benefits (improvement in literacy, numeracy, dexterity, socialisation, self-esteem, specific skill development) are actually of more importance and relevance to the service delivery.
Much of our work focuses on the use of nature and the countryside for learning, fun, recovery and all round health and well being.
Clynfyw Domiciliary Care Agency -
Supported Tenancy and Respite supported holidays
Clynfyw is registered with the Care Inspectorate of Wales (CIW) and are able to provide care support for people staying in the cottages on a Respite Break.
We do not plan to run a huge agency, more focusing on providing quality support for people living in the Clynfyw CC cottages and also visiting on Respite, linking the stays to our existing day services. We believe we can do this well and have no plans to over extend.
Presently eight people live here, with around another dozen accessing regular respite holidays.
We can provide 24hour care, or a few hours here and there, depending on what people need.
Our Domiciliary Care provision focuses on positive outcomes which encourage people’s growth and independence, so we work with them on tasks, rather than having the support workers to do everything for them. Linking tasks with accredited training provides evidence of outcomes. This helps people become more independent, with Clynfyw potentially becoming a ‘transition organisation’ enabling people to live more independently within the community if appropriate and possible.
To see our most recent CSSIW inspection report: Click here
Kinora - mental health recovery centre
In October 2015 Clynfyw took over the management of the Kinora mental health walk-in centre in Cardigan. Open four days and two evenings a week, Kinora is available to anyone to who needs it. It offers support and advice and it also hosts a number of outreach programmes that support recovery from these mental health issues.
Kinora supports an increasing number of people, offering a range of projects to broaden appeal, currently running a garden service, allotment project, bushcrafting, walking groups, breakfast, lunch and supper club and the TONIC surf therapy scheme which links to our Ocean Guardianship project. (http://www.wwamh.org.uk/wwamh-projects/tonic) Kinora also offers informal advocacy.
Everyone is welcome to visit at any time. You will always have a warm welcome. We also have different things happening on different days. Perhaps you would like to take part in something specific?
Cooking workshop, Communal meal, 1:1 advice & guidance, Bike maintenance
Kinora garden service, Bread & soup making workshop, Kinora supper club
Monthly bush craft sessions, Kinora supper club
Kinora walking group, Cooking workshop, communal lunch, 1:1 advice & guidance
Supported community shop, play with clay workshop, Art sessions, Cooking workshop, Communal lunch
We work to support the whole rural community thorough fun and inclusive projects. In 2018, working with other mental health agencies we ran the O'r Mynydd i'r Mor/Mountains to the Sea project which involved a kayaking trip down the Teifi River to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the farming community and also to raise funds for the DPJ Foundation’s 24hour hotline.
Working closely with Clynfyw’s Learning Centre everyone can gain accredited qualifications, boosting self-esteem and becoming more employable in the process.
Open 10-3.00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. For more info, please get in touch.
Kinora, St Mary’s Old School, Finches Square, Cardigan 01239 612056 We are here to help.
Using the Land
We use the natural world as a tool for personal development, learning, fun, community engagement and social benefit, developing meaningful and fun projects on the Farm, and around our local community. Many activities are linked to ASDAN and John Muir Awards meaning participants can follow an approved training path as well as having direct involvement in the planning and running of each enterprise.
Through the EU funded LEADER Programme, we wrote a Feasibility Study and Business Plan focussing on Natural Health Services in West Wales. We made a short introductory film into nature based therapies: . The Study and Plan can be accessed through our website: www.clynfyw.co.uk. These are available to anyone who might find them useful.