Meet the Team
We hope to, eventually, add photos of all of our volunteers, but here are some of the team!
How it began...
The concept of CentrePeace had lived in the hearts of a small group of friends for some years until a suitable place was found and the dream started to become a reality.
We used to think how wonderful it would be to have a centre - a focal point - where anyone who needed help could find it. Not everyone is lucky enough to have friends or family that they can turn to when in need. Sometimes just a cup of tea and a chat is enough, at others more specific or professional help is needed. We wanted to create a place that wouldn't be aimed at any one section of society but embrace all; that wouldn’t just be for the financially deprived but that would cater for the WHOLE community – there are many forms of deprivation and very often people feel deprived of love, care, recognition and friendship. CentrePeace is being established to be a ‘family’ to those in need – whatever the need.
In our individual lives, if someone needs help, it doesn’t matter if they are young or old, rich or poor – or any other of the ‘categories’ that people are put into. If we can help, we do it.
That is how we want CentrePeace to be; a place where people can find warmth, friendship and help, whatever their age or socio/economic status. We have a wealth of qualifications and experience amongst our volunteers but if someone needs help that we can’t provide, we will support them and help them find it.
As a community driven initiative, we aim to respond to the specific needs of our community. Here is a list of the services that we provide at the moment, but this will grow and develop in accordance with community feedback, so please let us know if there is a service that you would like to see made available.
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- Free training courses and workshops
- Free, confidential, professional counselling services
- Befriending service
- Referral service
- Mental health support
- Emotional support groups
- Craft group
- Form filling, benefits, housing and nutrition support
- Community cafe
- Charity shop
- Homework club
- Free access to computers, internet and basic printing
- Crisis support (including provision of emergency food or clothing packages)
- On-going support for those experiencing homelessness (in the form of shower facilities and access to laundry facilities)
- Affordable room rental for local groups/ business meetings (only £5 per hour including refreshments, whiteboard, computers, projector etc)
- Alternative therapies, currently including reflexology