We are the Village Hub

The Village Hub in Goring-on-Thames is ‘the place’ for the community to meet, get support, have a chat and take part in regular activities and special events. The Village Hub is part of Q1 Foundation charity.

The Hub hosts a variety of regular clubs – sewing and puzzles being just two! All with the aim of getting the local community ‘out and about’ and have some interaction and fun. Please visit the Hub or our Facebook page for weekly and special events such as author visits.

Hope to see you at The Village Hub soon!

What does the care hub provide?

We run a range of clubs and educational sessions and are of course dementia-friendly. We are a safe and caring environment for anyone needing that little helping hand or someone to turn to. We are looking forward to seeing our more senior community members back out and about in the village. They are missed and such an invaluable part of the village fabric and community.

We work with multiple agencies, providers and charities to give our community easy and regular access to what support is available. We hope to make all this information and support for easier to find and tap into via a single point of access.

We support families who are seeking care options for their loved ones and it has long been an ambition to have this ‘hub’ where we can meet as many people from the community as we can.


The Founder

Melanie Meads, the founder of Q1Foundation, is an active member of the Gap community and has been involved in many community services over the years, from being a school governor, working for a couple of the local businesses and being the treasurer for the scouts for a time. She is a dementia champion and is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance group in Reading. She offers regular dementia friends sessions and is an active fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society as well as supporting Marie Curie and other important charities.

Melanie says:
“I am delighted we can demonstrate national recognition for our efforts from the Lottery Fund. We look forward to channelling these funds into ensuring the villages continue to have the resources they need not only as the current COVID crisis evolves, but on well into the Villages future. The Village Hub in the Arcade, gives us a physical presence in the heart of Goring, welcoming visitors who seek our advice and support.
We look forward to growing our scope of influence and building on the precious relationships that have emerged over the past year. “


What you’ll find at the Hub

Better Life products are now available to order via the Village Hub.

Better Life offer a wide range of solutions to help with everyday tasks from bathing, dressing, reading and writing, cooking, gardening and generally getting around. Everything has the aim of helping you to retain independence and support everyday needs.

Better Life also sell everyday disposable essentials and we can organise a regular order of these for you, for either delivery or collection.

So, if you are in need of disposables, a bath seat, a wheel chair or a specialist bed please pop in and chat with our team or give us a call. We can administrate all orders on your behalf and provide you with a truly personal service.

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of Neal’s Yard Remedies for sale in the Village Hub.

Neal’s Yard’s vision is … ”To bring the expertise of the apothecary and our holistic approach to health and beauty to people and communities.” We thought this fitted beautifully with our community vision too. Pop in to see what products we have in stock at the Village Hub.

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