Our Programmes

Are you aged between 11 up to 20 and live in Hadleigh, Great Cornard or surrounding areas? If so come and join the Porch Project.

You need to register to join the Porch Project and you will need your parents’ permission if you are under 18.

Come along to a drop-in session and we'll sort out your registration and give you a permission form for your parents. All the information you provide will be held securely by the Project’s administrator and will only be available to group leaders.

Our evening drop-in sessions

Our evening drop-in sessions on a Friday are a safe place to hang out, socialise with existing friends and meet new friends. There is a Playstation4 and XboxOne, sounds system, table tennis, pool, board and card games. There’s also food and drink!

School's work

We currently work in Hadleigh High and Thomas Gainsborough High Schools on a regular basis providing drop in sessions and one-2-one coaching.

We also work with local primary schools, offering talks and taster sessions for the Project.


We are working in a secondary school delivering an early intervention programme for young men called Shift-M. This is a 5 week programme that helps young men as they transition through the teen years. The aim is to 'shift MENtalities' and promote healthy male role models. Mental health and well being is a great concern particularly amongst young men. We look at; misconceptions of 'being a man', Assertion vs Aggression, the boys don't cry myth, Emotions and self-expression, Resilience, Healthy relationships and Aspirations

C-Card Scheme

The c-card scheme is aimed at young people between 13-24 years of age who can register to get information and advice on sex and relationships as well as free condoms, femidoms and lubricant. The aim of the service is to promote healthy and safe relationships and help young people to access local services.

For more information on this service contact Kayleigh kayleigh.diss@porchproject.co.uk

Personal Hygiene Programme

Information to be updated.


Strive is our girls focused programme the aim is to empower young women through group discussion, activities and trips out. We look at the different things that affect young women in today's society, covering topics such as; identity, self-esteem, aspirations, expression, healthy relationships and self-belief.

Additional information