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The Base

The Base is an open access youth drop in for all young people in school years 7-13. It takes place at the High Suffolk Centre in Debenham  and at The Cavendish Hall, Thurston every Friday night during school term times. Activities such as Xbox, pool table, table football and outside games available every week plus some one off special events. No cost to come in but you might want some money to stock up on snacks from our café. 

The Base exists to help all young people discover and build a strong personal foundation of value, identity and purpose, a solid base from which each person can grow and develop. We work with and support young people, families, schools and communities to develop and stand on these foundations by:

  • Growing Potential
  • Building Community
  • Providing Opportunity

The Base is ran solely by volunteers and is managed by The Forge Community Church. 

Who to contact

Rebekah Green
01449 710437
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Where to go

Debenham Children Centre
High Suffolk Childrens Centre
Gracechurch St
IP14 6BL
Area served
Thurston, Mid Suffolk, Debenham
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Parking available

The Base - Suffolk is held at 2 locations Debenham Children's Centre and at The Cavendish Hall, Church Road, Thurston, Nr. Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 3RU. 

Days & Times

Every Friday (term time)
Time of day
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Other details

Cost Details
There is no cost involved in coming.
Referral required?
Age Groups
16-25 years, Young people
Service users involved in planning
We consult with young people on any new initiative and regularly survey service users to gain their views and opinions.
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