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The Porch Project - Hadleigh, Gt Cornard and Surrounding areas

The Porch Project aims to support young people’s: physical, mental, social and educational well-being. We don’t work in isolation, our youth workers and mentors work closely with a range of partner organisations and agencies to provide joined up and integrated support if and when young people need it.

The project currently engages with over 600 young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas through its social activities, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work.

We run additional programs throughout the year:

VENTURE is our outdoor survival skills and adventure program open to everyone. The focus is on enabling any ability and level so that everyone comes together and learns as one. Working in a 200 acre woodland we run sessions teaching a multitude of outdoor skills and raising peoples confidence in the outdoors to encourage them to be more active and have a closer connection to the natural world.  This program culminates in an overnight camp where participants use their newly learned skills to survive for an evening on Mersea Island.

HORIZONS is our career aspirations and job skills program. We run trips to different work sectors and offer a hands on look at different options for entering the world of work. This program also involves money management , CV writing workshops, interview skills and a focus on raising aspirations.

SHIFT-M is our "shifting MENtalities" program that aims to reach young men at an early intervention stage to promote a better relationship with their mental health and well-being. Exploring topics that affect and shape young men through the teenage years. We currently run a 6 week program within a secondary school.

INSPIRATIONS is our focus group for young women. Exploring topics that resonate with young women and helping them build confidence and self-esteem through a range of social activities, trips out and inspirational talks.  It is a place to meet new friends and learn new skills. 

Who to contact

Name
Ben Day
Position
Youth Work Co-Ordinator
Telephone
07535 253967
Email
youthworker1@porchproject.co.uk
Website
https://porchproject.co.uk/
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Address
28A High Street
Hadleigh
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP7 5AP

Additional contact

Name
Zach Corrie
Position
Youth Worker
Telephone
07811315667
Email
youthworker3@porchproject.co.uk

Where to go

Name
St Mary's Church & St Andrews Church (Gt Cornard)
Address
Church Street
Hadleigh
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP7 5DT
Area served
Hadleigh
Parking details
Little parking at the church, however there is one small car park nearby and also a car park on Magdalen Road.
Transport
Various buses serving the Hadleigh area stopping at Magdalen Road as the nearest stop. (http://www.suffolkonboard.com/timetables-and-leaflets/timetables-by-area/hadleigh-surrounding-area)
Notes

Our drop-in sessions are based in both St Mary's Church and St Andrews Church.

We also run sessions from our main base on Hadleigh High Street

Days & Times

Tuesday 6.00-8.00pm, Friday 7.30-10.30pm
Time of day
Evening

Other details

Cost Details
Free
Referral required?
No
Age Groups
Young people
Accessibility
Wheelchair Access
Last Updated
04/01/2018

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