going forward
going forward

November 2020

Let’s Interpret

A Credu / Believe Project

Believe/ Credu Project participants and staff after attending and completing the course First Introduction to Public Services Interpreting via Cardiff University, Widening Access reflected on how they could continue to develop and access peer support and mentoring during the challenge of the first wave of the Pandemic and Lockdown in March 2020.

This led to a Funding application made to the Community Foundation For Wales to create a post for a Coordinator and funds to continue to develop the group by introducing both Interpreting as a skill and the other knowledge needed to consider running a business or self employment using the skills acquired.

Michele was recruited to co-ordinate the scheme and the PDF below outlines the process and delivery.


Believe/Credu – are now looking to facilitate a second course in January 2021 in partnership with Cardiff University Widening Access (Contact sharon@srcdc.org.uk for more information ) and have already attracted interest from some more eager apprentice interpreters.

The short project gives the clients a skill-set that is transferable into different roles and scenarios .

One of the first group members since attending the training and Support through Believe Project and Lets Interpret  has been recruited into employment with Cardiff City Council’s – Into Work Team.

The Interpretors provided the COVID guidance for the Centres’ buildings and may be viewed here: Visiting SRCDC

Wyndham St Pantry

We Can Work It Out (WCWIO) – Set up the Pantry during COVID lockdown, and largely in response to the need for vulnerable families to receive food delivered who were vulnerable or unable to do this themselves.

WCWIO now harneses volunteers from a variety of sources to do sorting, packing and delivery.

This week Faith From Cardiff Met, the photographer and delivery driver Hitesh from VEST carried out this vital hard work on  the pantry and the people from the area.

Doorstep Revolution Gentle Radical

Doorstep Revolution

We’re excited to tell you about our new Doorstep Revolution project, funded through a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Emerging Futures Programme. This enables us to work directly within residents in our Riverside neighbourhood in a hyper-local project exploring Covid and the impacts of the ongoing pandemic on our residents. As we know, those impacts disproportionately affect the poorest and most disadvantaged in our city, to include communities of colour, and it is our priority to centre those very voices – which so often go unheard – in this project. We’ll be gathering stories and perspectives directly from local people, hearing about the deep challenges of these times, what is taking priority for people at the moment, what is mattering less, and what this pandemic reveals to us about the futures we want to imagine differently and inhabit.  
Focusing on a series of streets across South Riverside, we’ll be audio recording dialogues and conversations over the coming months, leading to the creation of a brand new neighbourhood podcast for South Riverside, as well as a new multi-lingual cultural/community newspaper for the area.

We’re recruiting volunteers to take part in the project. 
If you want to find out more, we have three introductory Zoom meetings taking place on:

Wednesday 3rd November, 6.30pm
Wednesday 11th November, 10.30am 
Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm

If you’d like to know more, get in touch with Project Coordinator
Tony Hendrickson, at tony@gentleradical.org

Our mailing address is:

The Wyndham Street Centre
3-5 Wyndham Street
Cardiff, Wales CF11 6EQ
United Kingdom