The Centre Place is a registered charity that was established in 1996, in response to the identified need for a local service
focused on homelessness and housing needs for young people aged 16-25. Since then the services we have provided have
expanded and developed to continue to meet local needs. We added a support service for young parents to the organisation
in 2001, evening life skills sessions in 2002, a counselling service in 2004 and a LGBT+ support group in 2010, all of these were
in response to what young people needed at that time.
Over the years we have supported thousands of disadvantaged vulnerable children, young people and families, making a
positive life-changing impact for them and for the wider community.
In 2017, we commissioned an independent service evaluation to ensure that our work was focusing on the right areas and
making as much impact as possible locally. The evaluation evidenced that, since we first opened the doors to our centre, there
had been a large number of changes to different services and therefore the support that was available throughout Worksop,
Bassetlaw and the wider Nottinghamshire area. The evaluation evidenced that these changes had a positive impact in the area
and increased some of the support services available for children and young people outside of our centre.
The increase in local service support resulted in a reduced need for us to continue to offer some of the services that we have
historically provided, focusing on housing, life skills and support for young parents. The evaluation highlighted that there were
still some huge gaps in local support for children and young people and this gave us a focus for our future work.
We combined the outcome of the evaluation with our own internal monitoring and on-going consultations with partner
organisations and found that there was a need for us to increase the development of our services focusing on LGBT+ and
mental health support.
As a result the LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire was established as an expansion to the LGBT+ support we had been providing
since 2010 through the Worksop Out on Wednesday (WOW) young LGBT+ group.
In addition to this we increased the age range of our exiting Counselling Service Talkzone to include children aged 11+ and
added more evening and weekend appointment times.
The Centre Place actively encourages feedback on our services from both young people accessing support, and
professionals within the area. If you have any suggestions or comments or would like to find out more about our services
please complete the form below. Giving your name is optional.
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