the hub

Welcome to The Hub!

 

The Hub is the heart of The Bridge Homelessness to Hope and the central point of activity, where we are able to offer a wide range of services and therapeutic sessions to our guests. 

All of the sessions we provide are completely free and accessible to people in the community aged 18 and over.

 

Check out the sessions we are currently running below!

monday

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CREATIVE 
WRITING

10 am - 11 am

This exciting session is an incredible opportunity for guests to work in a quiet space to:

 

  • Develop their skills in creative writing through subject-specific workshops

  • Create written journals

  • Access 1-2-1 mentoring and support to develop their confidence in creative writing

  • Create pieces of work in collaboration with other creative sessions including Arts and Crafts, and Music.

Arts & Crafts

11 am - 1.30 pm

The Arts & Crafts Sessions are one of the many ways in which we support our guests with their mental health and wellbeing.

This recreational activity provides a space for our guests to:

 

  • Learn new creative skills in painting, drawing and collage

  • Build their confidence and express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of art

  • Gain a platform for self-expression

  • Have enriched sensory experiences whilst exploring and developing their creativity

  • Learn how to create work both as an individual and as part of a group

 

Why not support our guests by becoming a Volunteer at one of our weekly Arts & Crafts Sessions?

Craft Supplies

Tuesday

Computer Learning

ESOL

11 am - 12 pm

Our free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Sessions provide a quiet space and opportunity to support our guests in:

  • Becoming more confident to read, write and speak English

  • Providing vocabulary for everyday tasks such as shopping and travel

  • Specific vocabulary such as that needed for job applications

  • Becoming familiar with the Bridge and all that it offers

  • Trying different foods while learning

  • Learning about other cultures and people that live in Leicester

  • Exploring Leicester through videos and photos

  • Learning to accept the diversity that exists in Leicester

  • Becoming familiar with the British lifestyle

Make a referral

If you are professional and would like to refer someone to one of our Hub sessions, please call us on 0116 2221161. Alternatively, you can email our Hub Coordinator via gemma@bridgeleicester.org

Music TUITION

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Every Tuesday afternoon, guests are invited to join our Music Tuition Session to learn how to play musical instruments including the drums and guitar.

By taking part in the sessions, guests will:

  • Have the opportunity to learn how to play different musical instruments

  • Learn how to play individually and in a group setting - building cooperative skills and empathy towards others

  • Develop self-confidence and self-expression

  • Have enriched sensory experiences whilst exploring and developing their creativity

If you would like to refer someone to our Music Tuition Sessions, please get in touch with us via 0116 222 1161 or email our Hub Coordinator via gemma@bridgeleicester.org

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friday

Playing Guitar

Music
Recording & Performing

11 am - 2pm

Every Friday our guests and volunteers come together at our weekly Recording and Performing Music Sessions.

By taking part in the sessions, guests will:

 

  • Write and arrange songs and original compositions

  • Rehearse material for live performances 

  • Prepare for studio recording 

  • Advance their skills in multi-instrumentation 

  • Explore harmonies, vocal dynamics and advanced vocal techniques 

  • Learn about advanced performance skills 

  • Prepare for opportunities for self expression in the wider community as well as potential opportunities in the performance industry

If you are interested in joining The Bridge band, please get in touch with us via 0116 222 1161 or email our Hub Coordinator via gemma@bridgeleicester.org

sATURday

Football

10.30am - 12.30pm

Our Football sessions provide an opportunity for guests to improve their physical and mental health, social relationships and overall quality of life through sport.

 

In making activities accessible to our guests, we hope to debunk the myth that people experiencing homelessness aren’t interested in or can’t do sporting activities, or that people don’t care about the state of their own health.

 

Session Information

Location: Cruyff Court, Willow Street, Leicester LE1 2HR.

Available to both men and women aged 18 and over.

All abilities welcome.

If you are interested in hosting a Sport or Health activity at The Bridge, please get in touch with us via

0116 222 1161 or email gemma@bridgeleicester.org

Soccer Cleats

starting soon!

Gardening

FILM CLUB

Start Date: TBC

The Urban Gardening Workshops will take place at The Bridge in our outside courtyard space which, over the coming year, will be developed into an Urban Garden. During our workshops, guests will learn how to:

  • Grow plants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs from seed 

  • Look after and nurture plants

  • Use the food they have grown

  • Develop an Urban Garden at The Bridge

 

As the project progresses, we will also be looking to host workshops at local allotment spaces. 

 

All of our sessions at The Bridge have been part-funded by

The National Lottery - Community Fund and Carlton Hayes Mental Health Charity.

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