PENDISBuildFrontPenyrenglyn Community & Family Hub is a remarkable feat of architectural ingenuity. It is four council houses which were in a dire state of repair, transformed into an attractive, welcoming space, which hosts Play, Youth, Family Support, Community Development Activities depending on the time of day.

The team  work across the Upper Rhondda Communities First Cluster providing Play, Youth and Community Development activities using venues in other areas as appropriate.

In 1997 Valleys Kids were based in just two of the the four houses thanks to the concerted efforts of local volunteers. The whole of the Mount Libanus Estate was under threat of demolition to try to solve the problems of social and economic deprivation. In 2002, the young people of the Penyrenglyn Project made a film ‘Not Ready for Drowning’ which marks an historic moment in  time and reflects how awful conditions were and how invisible and ignored the community felt.

Not Ready For Drowning

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The Team:

Co-ordinator/ Lead Learning Worker: Julie Spiller
email: julies@valleyskids.org

Jonathan Bundy – Youth & Community Worker
email: jonathan@valleyskids.org

Caroline Jones – Project Worker
email: caroline@valleyskids.org

Ceri Nicholas – Project Worker
email: ceri@valleyskids.org

53/56 Corbett Street
Mount Libanus Estate
Penyrenglyn
Treherbert
Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF42 5ET                                                                                                              Telephone: 01443 773835   Fax: 01443 778480