Groups and Charities

supported by the Church

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Close House (www.closehouse.org)

Close House is a Youth Centre in Hereford. They help young people aged 11-24 to become mature, be helpful and grow hungry for a full life. They do this by providing safe, supportive and inspiring Spaces, both at there centre and at other clubs and projects across the city.

Safe: Young people should be free to enjoy their youth; free from risk-taking behaviour, free from risk taking behaviour, free from abuse.

Supportive: Projects are staffed by qualified and experienced youth workers who provide informal support on anything from school and family to drugs, relationships and healthy living.

Inspiring: The staff team and partners put on workshops, activities and showcases that include a variety of exciting themes, including media, music, arts, cookery, games tournaments, home skills, volunteering and community action.

The Close House team aim to break the cycle of negative experience and behaviour that some young people face, helping them find hope and aspiration and enabling them to control the direction their own lives take.

Close House is a Registered Charity (1114192) and a Company Ltd by Guarantee (5641665)

Meets Fridays between 09:30 and 16:00

ECHO is an independent, Herefordshire-based charity. Our main office is in Leominster but our projects run in many community based venues. We have a small team of paid staff. In 2015 we proudly celebrated 25 years of making a difference to the lives of disabled people.

Most of our activities are suitable for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, but we will try to support anyone who wishes to take part in our activities, including people with mental health difficulties and people with physical or sensory impairments.

At ECHO you will have the chance to learn new skills in a supportive, friendly environment. Whether you like sport; arts and crafts; learning; social events; work or volunteering activities, we will try to help you find something to do.

Contact telephone number - 01568620307

LOOK UK - (www.look-uk.org)

LOOK UK is a small national charity supporting vision impaired people and their families to thrive. Founded in 1991 they have been championing the potential of blind and partially sighted young people and spreading the vital message that vision impaired people are as capable as anyone else. Everything that is done at LOOK UK is geared towards boosting young people's confidence, learning new skills and making new connections.

LOOK UK run a free peer to peer mentoring scheme, linking vision impaired 11-29 year olds with a vision impaired mentor. They offer guidance on a range of issues including: navigating school and friendships; access fashion; self-esteem and confidence; support at university and working out employment goals. The programme is online, safe and monitored.

If you would like more information or simply to speak to one of the LOOK UK team either email info@look-uk.org or call 01432376314.

Macmillan Cancer Support (www.macmillan.org.uk)

Macmillan Cancer support is a national recognised organisation that provides a huge support to people with cancer and their families. This church has held events to raise funds and awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support. within the church fellowship there are families that have been helped through some very difficult times by Macmillans.

Pilots - (www.urc.org.uk\pilots)

Please refer to PILOTS on our side bar menu for the local activities.

Triin Kubar, National Administrator, Children & Youth Work

Contact telephone number - 02079168637, email - triin.kubar@urc.org.uk

Tea and Tots - Meets Tuesdays between 13:00 and 14:45 during term

A group meeting with children not yet old enough for primary school - there's tea and biscuits too!

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Tupsley Friends - Meetings held on the first Thursday of the month

An opportunity to meet with friends and neighbours in a relax afternoons entertainment. Teas and talks from guest speakers and local organisations.

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Tupsley Knitting Group - Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month

A gathering of like minded folk who provide an opportunity to come together in fellowship - suitable for all abilities and styles. Items are often knitted for the hospital 'baby' unit and other worthy causes

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