Grange Village

Get to know us

The Grange Village is a rural community, we’re situated in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. close to Newnham Village.

The Grange is home to adults with learning disabilities and other support needs, and they live within our eight houses. We’re proud to host lots of events within our community, from common lunches, village gatherings, and film nights to cultural celebrations.

Our community boasts a plentiful garden at the centre with houses and workshops surrounding it. Everything is accessible and within easy reach, and we strongly emphasise living as a community.

We also offer day opportunities and these are available to people we support and also those in the local community. They allow people to engage in meaningful activities which promote development and independence.

Pottery Studio

We provide opportunities for people we support to be involved with making of our pottery, or other parts of pottery processes, Recycling of clay for example before then placing it through the pugging machine so ready to use again.

Our work is mainly functional tableware made using a jigger and jolly machine. We also create some more bespoke pieces by hand building with slabs and also wheel thrown pieces. All are fired to stoneware in a variety of our own glazes mixed in the workshop.

Everyone takes genuine pride in producing articles that others want to purchase and use in their day to day lives.

Most of our pottery attendees have been involved in making and then or painting with glaze our ceramic flowers which is a new product for us this year. They are so individual and colourful. We have then glued them onto recycled wire from coat hangers and bucket handles and such items.

These have been a great hit and we have sold probably a few hundred both at St Helens Garden festival and whilst partaking in Far Open Studios. These will brighten up homes or gardens all year around.

The Studio is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Our products are available on our shop online.

Crow’s Nest Kitchen

The Crow’s Nest Kitchen is at the heart of the community and run by our workshop leads with the people we support producing food for the in-house café through a day opportunity activity. The aim of this activity is to provide skills-based training and to support with development of life skills..

Once a month we do a breakfast club which allows everyone to come together for a breakfast and social gathering.

The people we support prepare and cook the food ready for service, including preparation, cooking and serving of the food as well as all cleaning and clearing of the kitchen and café area.

We promote healthy eating, most of the food is sourced from our community garden. Community members are involved in the full cycle, from planting to pick and them cooking the products we grow.

Volunteering at Grange Village

Grange Village Social Garden provides therapeutic horticultural activity and purposeful activity for placements from the wider community and those who live within our Camphill Village Trust communities. We welcome volunteers to help with day-to-day maintenance and gardening tasks to help with keeping the gardens tidy and productive.

Volunteers are also welcomed to support those with learning and other disabilities who attend the garden workshops. To find out more, contact clare.bond@cvt.org.uk

Latest Grange Village News

Co-production: Bringing communities together.

25th August 2023

Co-production: Bringing communities together.

On Wednesday 23rd of August, Gloucestershire communities came together for a Sports Day organised by their...

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Life of Opportunity Reviewers take a fresh approach

7th November 2022

Life of Opportunity Reviewers take a fresh approach

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Key Contact Information

Phone: 01594 516246

Email: grange@cvt.org.uk

Address: Littledean Road, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1HJ

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