What we do
An evening drop-in centre at St Mary’s Church.
|Tuesday (6-8pm) and Friday evenings (7.30-10.00pm). Friday evenings in the summer we are on outreach on the streets & parks of Hadleigh from 7pm. We provide a range of recreational activities such as Playstation3, Wii and Xbox with large projection screens, table tennis, pool, snooker, board and card games and a nail bar. There’s also a tuck shop.|
State of the art media and computer suite.
We run small group sessions such as our homework and revision club and our job search support programme. We also run programmes that help young people make informed choices and decisions, or increase their skills.
These programmes change as young people feed back to us about what they want but include topics such as relationships and sex, and staying safe in the virtual and real worlds, the power of music and getting your point across.
One-to-one Youth Worker support, the mentoring programme and counselling sessions.
Young people can ask to have a one-to-one session with a Youth Worker if they want to discuss anything that’s bothering them.
They might suggest further meetings, or talk to the young person about joining a mentoring programme or explain to them how counselling might help them.
Have a look at the ‘Engaging with parents' page.
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.
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, www.hadleighww1.com . What a wonderful opportunity for local young people to witness first-hand the great sacrifice and bravery of their local forefathers.
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.
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.