The Centre Place is a registered charity established in 1996 in response to the need for a local service focused on homelessness and housing needs for young people. It has been providing a wide range of support services for children and young people for 25 years.
Over that quarter of a century, the services provided have expanded and developed to continue to meet local needs. A support service for young parents to the organisation was launched in 2001, evening life skills sessions in 2002, Talkzone Counselling Service in 2004 and a LGBT+ Provision in 2010, which became LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire in 2016.
In early 2021 in collaboration with Retford & Villages PCN, the organisation developed the role offer of a CYP Social Prescribing Link Worker who is employed and managed by The Centre Place. Talkzone Counselling service was also rebranded as Talkzone Mental Health Service to welcome the role of a mental health and well-being worker. These are currently only the services offered under The Centre Place along with LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire.
All the services have been developed in response to what children and young people needed at that time. Over the years the team at Centre Place have supported thousands of disadvantaged vulnerable children, young people and families, making a positive life-changing impact for them and for the wider community
On Thursday February 24th between 2 – 4pm the team are holding an event to celebrate the 25 years of Centre Place. This will take place at the Ceres Suite, Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Workshop. There will be a market place with lots of stalls from other organisations, and some special guests.
Everyone is invited and it is a great chance to meet up, network and showcase the excellent work being done across Bassetlaw. Refreshments will be provided so to make sure we have enough please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re planning to join us.
And you can find out more about Centre Place – which is partly funded and supported by Bassetlaw CCG – at http://www.centreplace.org.uk/