PHILOS COMMUNITY CAFE

COVID-19 Announcement: Unfortunately the cafe cannot take place due to pandemic restrictions. 

PHILOS COMMUNITY CAFÉ

Established in 2017, the cafe operates on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1.00 and 3.00pm, providing 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 refreshments, activities, games and puzzles, cooking classes, making bird boxes for fundraising, occasional haircuts and even manicures. 

 

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 the ending of Lockdown and getting back to normal.

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