All young people aged 11-20 years who live in Hadleigh or the surrounding areas are eligible to join the project either via on-line registration form or by coming along to one of the drop-in sessions held at St Mary’s Church. Registration includes parental consent.

A wide range of different agencies and organisations also refer young people to the project, including:

  • Police
  • Youth Offending
  • GP’s
  • Health Centre
  • Primary / High schools
  • Locality integrated teams / Team Around the Child (TAC)
  • Social Services

Our staff and volunteers have worked with a wide range of children, young people and families with additional needs including:

  • Children and young people with caring responsibilities
  • Complex and / or chaotic family environments
  • Difficult family relationships- with parents, siblings, parents divorcing, parents re-marrying, blended family environments and bereavement
  • Difficult time at school – unauthorised absences / truancy, underachieving, not keeping up with course work, bullying, being bullied and difficulties with peer friendships
  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse and self harm
  • Intergenerational unemployment within families causing low aspirations, motivation and unemployment in young people
  • Young parents
  • Youth offending / anti-social behaviour/ anger and violence issues 
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Inappropriate sexual activity
  • Depression and anxiety, low self confidence and esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts / actions


If you wish to discuss the needs of a young person, please contact our Youth Work Team using the details below.

Contact Us

Zach, Ben & Rhi
Youth Workers

T 07811315667

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Funding + Support - Posted 24/08/2017 14:25

Grant award from Nordson Dage

We are extreemly grateful to Nordson Dage for supporting the Project with a grant for £2,400 to get our Horizons Programme up and running.

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Events - Posted 18/08/2017 23:06

WW1 Battlefield Tour for members of the Porch Project

On August 8th & 9th the Porch Project were fortunate enough to be able to take seven young people to France on a two-day WW1 Battlefield Tour. This was made available to us by Mark Brennan and the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project, . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.

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Events - Posted 18/08/2017 22:43

Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner visits The Porch Project

On July 28th the Porch Project were very pleased to welcome Tim Passmore, the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner our temporary offices in Corks Lane.

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Events - Posted 31/07/2017 13:40

Summer Celebration and AGM

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Celebration & AGM and to the Lindsey Rose for providing the delicious food.

We are very grateful for the continuing support from the local community.

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Events - Posted 12/06/2017 23:04

Bra Ha Ha

Look out in Hadleigh High Street for our display in Paddy & Scotts window.

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