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Our organisation is a grassroots educational family centre which lies at the heart of one of the most brilliant yet deprived communities in the UK. Our centre consists of a large interactive and educational play space along with a café that includes an education suite and community resource space. We support the community through free education and training, support and signposting, building genuine relationships and helping to identify need. We are launching a large community volunteer hub to help people into employment through accredited training, volunteer opportunities, mentoring and peer support. Children learn through our packed programme of fun interactive sessions that run all day long. We also provide mentoring in schools for children who are socially isolated.
Our "Community Connections" project includes three activities: an intergenerational club, offering the chance for elderly residents of a care home to spend time playing and reading with young children; an all-abilities club for children and young people with special needs to meet together and have fun; and a junior club for local children, aged eight to 11, who have nothing else locally.