Porth Plaza Community Resilience Hub aims to bring together a wide range of services, information and support to one location in the heart of the South Rhondda Valley.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the building is not currently open to the public. No classes are running and rooms are not available for hire at this time.

Porth Plaza

Porth Plaza library view1

Porth Plaza Library area1

Facilities

One 4 All Advice Service

The One4All services supports individuals to make an application or submit further evidence for some Council services on an appointment basis. Appointments can be booked here

Childcare

Sparkles Day Nursery (based on the lower ground floor of the Hub) is a full day nursery, open from  7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.  We provide meals, drinks, snacks, nappies and all the activities and nurturing   that children from 6 weeks to 5 years old need.  All Staff are qualified and DBS checked.  For more information please contact 01443 497183 or email sparklesdaynursery@outlook.com or find us on social media at:- https://www.facebook.com/sparklesdaynurseryporth

Library

A click and collect Library service is available at the Hub:

DayTimes

Monday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday

CLOSED

Thursday

10:00 am to 5:00pm

Friday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

The library service also host classes and information sessions as follows:-

 

Tuesday


Afternoon: Rhondda Hearing Impaired Support Group.  3rd Tues of the month from 1.30pm-3.00pm. 
For more information, please contact Albert Knight on 01443 566693.

 

Thursday

 

Afternoon: Arosfa Senior Citizens Guild (alternate weeks). 
For more information, please contact 01443 685895.

 

 

 

 

 

Community   Rooms

Porth plaza meeting rooms 2v1The Hub houses four community rooms and one I.T. suite:


Porth Plaza IT Suite1

The use of themeeting rooms and training rooms are free of charge to Community Groups, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Staff and Non Profit organisations. Commercial organisations can hire these rooms at reasonable rates.

 

For further information or to book a room please contact us on 01443 562227 or e-mail Porth.Library@rctcbc.gov.uk


A variety of local community groups make use of community spaces within the Hub:- 

 

Wednesday

Afternoon: Singing for the Brain. 
For more information, please contact Alison on 01685 353919.

 

Thursday

Morning: (alternate weeks). 

Age Connects “Simply Nails” nail cutting service – for more information or to make an appointment please contact 01443 490650


 

 

Public   Access Computers

If you are a library member you can use the public access computers for free at any   of the libraries in Rhondda Cynon Taf.  Please see here for more information on how to join an RCT library.

Community Co-ordinator

Amanda Thomas – mailto:Amanda.thomas2@rctcbc.gov.uk

Free Wifi

Wifi password will be displayed at the Hub

Toilets

Porth Plaza diabled toilet facility1

Male and female public toilets available plus a full changing facility- accessible toilet, fully adjustable electric changing bed and Oxford ceiling tracking hoist.

 


Anyone requiring accessible use of toilet facilities and changing spaces, the building now houses a Changing Place which will enable people who require extra equipment and space to allow them to use toilets safely and comfortably.

 

Porth Plaza changing facility1

See information on Changing Places toilets, one of   which is available on the ground floor for public use within the Hub (link to photo).  Please see here for a list of changing places available across the UK.

Services

Employment advice and support                

Communities for Work Plus (CfW+) offer a wide variety of support and non-accredited and accredited community based training in the hub  to all residents in RCT who are looking to get into employment, training or volunteering and run weekly sessions at the Hub which include:-

 

 

Tuesday

Morning: Work club           

Morning: Essential skills            

 

Friday

Morning: Work club                  

Morning: Digital Friday         

 

Any queries please contact 01443 57008         

Community Learning

There are a range of community learning classes as well as arts and cultural projects on offer at the Hub. These will be advertised within the Hub and will also be promoted on this webpage shortly.

Local Payment Point

These payment points can be used to pay for a range of Council   services, including council tax bills, business rates and more.

Citizen’s Advice

Based at Pontypridd (CF37 2BP), RCT Citizens Advice provide outreach services across RCT, available at the hub as follows:-

  •   Tuesday morning

  •   Tuesday afternoon – appointment only

  •   Wednesday morning

  •   Wednesday afternoon – appointment only

For advice or more information about the services provided please contact:-

  • Advice line (landlines) - 03444 77 20 20

  • Admin line - 01443 409284

Porth Plaza

Pontypridd Road

Porth

CF39 9PG

Tel: 01443 682785

For further information about what will be offered at the Community Hub, please visit us on social media at find them on Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite

 

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