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Growing Space - Nant Bran

​​The Nant Bran Centre is situated in Upper Cwmbran, and provides participants with a range of well-being activities, training opportunities and information, advice and assistance.  Activities include a range of accredited and non-accredited training, which covers a variety of horticulture, vocational and employability skills, and arts and crafts.

The centre includes an active gardening project, and service user led social groups.  With the Happy Cwtch Café operating from this centre, providing daily meals and snacks.

Participants can access the centre easily by public transport, with a regular bus that stops outside the centre.

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Growing Space - Happy Cwtch Café 

​Our Happy Cwtch Café is based in the Nant Bran Centre, Cwmbran.  

Participants with mental health, autism or a learning disability are referred into this project, to gain experience in cooking, customer service, hospitality and retail, through working in a café environment.  All undergo food hygiene training before they can be involved in food preparation, while other accredited and non-accredited training is taken bespoke to each participant.  This is a working kitchen, where  participants can gain valuable work experience and enhance their employability skills and opportunities.

The Café provides meals and snacks daily.

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Growing Space - Talygarn Allotment 

Our Growing Space Talygarn Allotment Project is situated just outside the grounds of County Hospital, Griffithstown.  Participants have the opportunity to work on a supported allotment, growing a range of produce.  Participants are encouraged with healthy eating, outdoor exercise and connecting with nature activities. 


Our site is situated next to the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, so there is plenty of wildlife to explore, and some great local walks on the doorstep too. 

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