Paul’s Place has unveiled plans for a move to ‘The Shire Way Centre’ in what is a “really transformative and exciting time” for our charity and the local community.

Our charity enhances the lives of physically disabled adults, and currently operates out of Coalpit Heath cricket club. We provide social activities that connect people, reduce isolation, improve health and wellbeing, and give people the opportunity to develop new skills and enjoy new experiences.

The much-loved Shire Way Community Centre, in Yate, has sat untouched since 2022 but our charity is going to bring it back to life. The centre will provide space to support our members (service users) with a hub running daily activities and open up numerous opportunities to the local community, with plans for a community café, an allotment where our members will grow produce for the café are just some of our plans. We are also hoping to be able to provide space for the public to hire for activities and events.

Chief executive officer of Paul’s Place, Lynda Williams said:

“Our current home at the cricket club has been great but with growth and increasing demand for our services, we have simply outgrown the building.

We are extremely excited about our move to Shire Way and the opportunities it will create for not only the charity but the residents of Yate.

 Our charity’s vision is for a ‘Paul’s Place Hub’. A completely accessible building that will allow us to support more disabled people, in turn reducing isolation increasing opportunities for physically disabled adults to enter employment, become a visible part of the community and live their life to the full.

Alongside our daily activity facility, one of our plans is to set up a community café which will be run by the adults we support. Shire Way will mean we are able to increase the number of activities and programmes we offer as well as the number of members who are able to attend. We really hope the local community will get behind our plans and support us as much as possible”.


We know this will be welcome news for all of our members and carers. There is a lot of work to be done before we are able to move but as with everything we do at Paul’s Place; our members’ ideas, thoughts and feelings will be very much at the forefront of this project so there will be plenty of opportunity to get involved.  Watch this space!