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Working together to improve the quality of life on the Park Estate and within Stonehouse
The All Pulling Together Community Association was founded in October 2010 and was set up by the local residents of Park Estate Stonehouse. It was such a success that we decided to have a permanent base to provide information and support, so set up APT Central on 21st March 2011. We have continued to grow as an organisation and have spent the last 9 years supporting our clients and community. We would also like to thank all of our funders who have supported and continue to support APT.
In 2017 we became a CIC (Community Interest Company No 10707750)
WHO ARE WE?
APT Central is the home of the All Pulling Together (APT) Community Interest Company. We also host within our building a number of local community and statutory organisations.
Together through APT we are all working to improve the quality of life on the Park Estate and within the whole of Stonehouse. At the heart of the organisation are a team of dedicated local volunteers.
We also work together to support new services and activities such as local play programmes, fun days and new courses based on local residents suggestions.
Weekly Drop-In Sessions
Job Vacancy and Training Information
Use of laptops for job searches
GL Communities Debt Advice,
Citizen Advice Bureau
Life skills including Maths and English provided by Stroud College.
Debt & Benefit Advice (Supplied by GL Communities)
If you are struggling with your finances and have concerns and issues around any debts you may have or need advice on benefits then drop-in to our weekly sessions. See our Regular Sessions timetable here.
Links to Other Community Groups
We can also offer a secure place for people who wish to talk to police and try to support local residents with other difficulties they may be facing. We have established relationships with the Food Bank and Fair Shares. Go to our Useful Contacts page for more information and links.
Phone & Computer Use
If you need access to phones, computers or the internet for job or home searching you can come in and use our facilities free of charge. No booking required.
We can also help you create or update your CV.
We have the use of a:
Main reception room
Back room (for privacy and the drop in advice sessions)
All our facilities are wheelchair accessible. We also have a wheelchair ramp at the rear of the building.
We have non-restricted parking at the front of our building.
Our staff are made up of a Community Development Officer and a team of volunteers who work very hard to keep All Pulling Together running.
We also have a Managment Committee. We always welcome any new volunteers so if you would like to get involved please get in touch.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Gloucestershire Gateway Trust
Gloucester Motorway Services
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Stonehouse Community Partnership
Stonehouse Town Council
Stroud District Council
Two Rivers Housing Association
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