Shine Community Hub

Shine Community Hub

Shine Community Hub is the new umbrella for different community outreach projects that we are currently delivering through these difficult times. Church staff and swelling numbers of volunteers are working with other agencies, charities and funders to deliver support to different groups of individuals in the community of New Bilton and the wider Rugby area.

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Step2Step Support – This has developed out of informal support that we started to deliver at the beginning of lockdown, during the Covid-19 pandemic, when we recognised that people in our community were shielding and self-isolating, We delivered groceries and collected prescriptions from pharmacies, but this soon snowballed into giving out emergency grocery packages as families were experiencing financial difficulties with having their children at home all day every day. We also gave support with benefits advice and even ‘Right to remain’ applications. We have gained grant funding from both Warwickshire County Councillors fund and the Heart of England Community Foundation to continue this project. We are happy to take referrals from professionals as we have received referrals from both Boroughand County Councils, Age UK, and other charities and pharmacies but individuals are also able to self-refer.

Contact: for more information.

New Bilton Job Club  – we are working in partnership with the New Bilton Community Association to deliver a pilot project to provide benefits and job application support to individuals as well as delivering some basic computer literacy support. We are currently seeking sustainability funding for to continue this provision and to develop it further partnering with different organisations to offer volunteering opportunities and work-readiness skills; budgeting advice and guidance and support in CV-writing, interview skills & building effective social media profiles.

Contact for more information or to book in.

Parents of children with ASD/SEND group – this is a peer support group for parents/carers of children with Autism and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is volunteer-led by parents with lived experience of caring for a child with additional needs. The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Contact for more information or to book to attend.

3Cs at CLC (Craft, chat and coffee) – this is a group that will restart on the 28th November. It is for those are like to do crafts but also want to meet socially with others who have similar interests. It is also an opportunity to learn new skills from others in the group. Refreshments will be provided. Due to social distancing and therefore limited spaces, as with all our activities, booking is required.

Contact for more information or to book

Rugby CLC Food Aid – After linking with the A.O.G. in Warwick to distribute frozen, organic meals to individuals and families in need, we have developed this further, linking via Neighbourly with Lidl ‘Feed it back’ scheme to offer fresh fruit and vegetable hampers to families and individuals. This provision is in addition to the Rugby Foodbank and as such we can still distribute Foodbank vouchers to those in need. Contact for more information.