Sunday, July 13, 2008


The Hinge Centre which is based in Goole, is expanding its service provision to Bridlington by setting up a separate centre.
They soon will need more volunteer helpers to assist with craft, cooking and basic life skill session delivery, people who will be able to spare a few hours a week staffing the new reception and dealing with duty referrals from young people.
The new Hinge Centre will open its doors in Autumn 2008 with a celebration event in order to officially launch this service provision. It will be a themed day incorporating a BBQ, Buffet and Open Day for all residents of Bridlington. We have already received confirmation that the local press will be attending together with representatives of East Riding Council Regeneration Team.
Anyone who can kindly contributes to the centre will be formally recognised within the local media and it is also our intention to have a plaque prepared giving details of all who made donations both financially and in kind to the centre.
Please contact: Martin Crossland - Strategic Development Manager
Telephone: 01405 765435
Mobile: 0779 368 0821
or email:
The Hinge is a unique project that offers holistic services in an anti-oppressive environment to young people with Advice, Information and Support, now also to all people, who are vulnerably accommodated. The organisation also provides ongoing support to young people living independently, in the form of resettlement workshops including independent life skills (i.e. how to budget, shop, cook, bake, clean, wash & iron and also assistance with personal hygiene). Their educational needs are also met with training, to help with basic literacy and numeracy and basic First Aid, Health & Safety and Health & Hygiene and WEA Standing up for Your Rights courses taking place within the centre.
All of the people who use the services at The Hinge Centres are disadvantaged in at least one or more ways. The identified issues mainly involve homelessness, relationship breakdown, overcrowding in the family home, lack of positive parental guidance, difficult childhood experiences, neglect, abuse, self-harm, poverty, isolation, prostitution, single teenage pregnancy or single parents, literacy difficulties, unemployment, low incomes, mental health issues, learning disabilities, experience of drug and alcohol misuse among many other issues. All the young people who access our service have experienced a lesser quality of life than what would be considered equal or relative to that of others.