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Help Name the Former Chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) Initiative

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The development of the former chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) has been a partnership project involving Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAV UHB) and Cardiff Council, with funding from the Integrated Care Fund. It will provide a valuable resource where patients, service users, carers and the local community can be signposted to relevant and easily accessible information and advice, social learning and recreational activities.

Construction work to the former chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) is now complete and many services are now open to the public.  In preparation for the official launch of the new facility in March 2022, Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board (RPB) commissioned C3SC and ProMo-Cymru to consult with members of the local community and key stakeholders to identify a suitable name through and Expression of Interest process.

You can find out more about this piece of work and its outcomes here:

Final Draft – Naming CRI Report

RPB Citizen Engagement Framework presentation

Developing a Citizens Engagement Framework Case study.pdf


Cardiff and the Vale Regional Partnership Board statement:

“Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board are delighted to announce that the new name will be ‘Capel i Bawb’. People told us they wanted a name that highlighted the fact that everyone was welcome, whilst also representing the building’s history. Clear signage will let people know the range of services available inside. We would like to thank C3SC and ProMo-Cymru for helping us to make sure that the name of this much-loved building will connect its past as a Chapel to its future as a core part of the community.

We know that people wanted it very clear that Capel I Bawb was now a community space and we will be making sure this is very clear on the signs that will be going up. They will let people know that it contains a library, café, meeting rooms and IT Suite.

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government and a partnership between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff Council, the iconic, grade II listed building, is now home to health and wellbeing information and advice, a new library, meeting spaces, IT suite and an Aroma Café. The building library and café are now open and areas will be accessible once restrictions due to COVID 19 have eased. We hope you will enjoy using Capel I Bawb now and long into the future.”

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