PHILOS COMMUNITY CAFE
held in Philos Community Hub
COVID-19 Announcement: Unfortunately the cafe cannot take place due to pandemic restrictions.
Needing company and a chance to made new friends, then join us here.
PHILOS COMMUNITY CAFÉ
The Cafe officially reopened on Wednesday 27 October after the long Lockdown period, and we were delighted to welcome back some regular faces, as well as a sprinkling of new faces
Initially it will be open on Wednesdays only, between 1pm and 3pm, but it is hope that new volunteers will allow us to reopen on Mondays as well.
Established in 2017, the cafe operates to provide a ‘safe space’ for the disenfranchised of the town, including the poor, the lonely, the addicted and those with mental health issues. Support involves input from Angus Council Social Care officers and Housing support staff as well as providing refreshments, activities, games and puzzles, cooking classes, making bird boxes for fundraising, occasional haircuts and even manicures.
Some off these activities will remain on hold until Covid restrictions are eased and the Church allows us to start them up again.
At our clients’ suggestions, we have had talks from the Community Police, local Firefighters explaining home fire safety fire and basic first aid. Peter Davidson, director of Montrose Links Trust described their Community Activities encouraging some of our members to join their walking groups. A very worthwhile session was held by a member of the Community Mental Health team.
We’ve had very well appreciated summer outings to Edzell park as well as RRS Discovery and the V&A in Dundee.
Clients numbers have built up since we started, and can now vary daily between twelve and occasionally sixteen. PHILOS is supported by twenty volunteers, mainly from MS&F.
We look forward to welcoming you.
PHILOS COMMUNITY HUB is found in Castle Street, behind the original church building, accessed by the pathway to the side of the church. It consists of 3 halls - the Wilson Hall, the Melville Hall and the Braoch Room. The Wilson Hall is the home of Philos Community Cafe as well as Oasis Soup Lunches while Angus Foodbank uses the Braoch Room.
There have been lots of changes at Philos Community Hub - come and enjoy!