Doors Opened at Community Hubs

Gloucester City Homes’ (GCH) Independent Living Service has just launched community hubs in four Gloucester neighbourhoods.


Carter Court Launch
Carter Court Launch

The community hubs which contain large lounge areas and kitchens, based at 4 housing schemes across Gloucester have been transformed so that the spaces can be used by the wider communities including local businesses and community groups. The hubs aim to act as valuable community facilities allowing for more integration and more varied activities to take place.


The newly launched community hubs are being hired to local groups and businesses at an affordable rate in order to benefit the communities of Abbeydale, Barton, Kingsholm and Podsmead, with plans to expand the service into further communities over time.




Charter Court Ukulele Group
Charter Court Ukulele Group

Following complete redecoration a launch event was held at Charter Court in Barton, Friday 19th May, to showcase the new facilities. The hub was launched by Ashley Green, Chief Executive at Gloucester City Homes and was attended by a range of local businesses, agencies and charities. The Victoria Ukulele group, who are based at the hub, entertained guests with a selection of their songs.


For information or to book one of the hubs please visit

We are looking forward to hosting more vibrant events such as the launch event held at Charter Court. We see the community hubs as a positive way forward for developing our sheltered housing facilities to support local communities
Kim Hewitt, GCH Independent Living Co-ordinator
I’ve been in the building before and was impressed when I saw the start of the development but today when I’ve come in, its bright, it’s really lovely environment to walk into and I’m sure it’s an environment that other people in the community would be pleased to come into as well. I wish this location, Charter court, and the other community Hubs the best of luck and it deserves to be used, it’s a beautiful space
Stephen Moore, Gloucester Life Changes