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.

Our long term strategic aim is to work with our partners to develop The Hub so that local agencies can deliver their services in an accessible, welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

community

café

Now Open!

The Community Café is the focal point of The Hub and the perfect space for our guests to socialise with others.

 

Here, our guests are able to sit in a warm, safe and relaxing environment whilst enjoying a hot drink and a nutritious meal - lovingly prepared by our fantastic team of staff and volunteers. 

Our community space offers all the trappings of a regular city centre café, as well as offering a place for support workers to meet with their clients.

Café Opening Times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9.30 am - 1.30 pm.

Coffee
Craft Supplies

Arts & Crafts

Monday: 11 am - 1.30 pm

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

This recreational activity provides a space for our guests to learn new skills, build their confidence and express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of art.

Why not support our guests by volunteering at one of our weekly Arts & Crafts Sessions?

Apply to be a Arts & Crafts Session Volunteer today!

Skill Sessions

Tuesday: 10 am - 1 pm

Our Skill Sessions provide a quiet space and opportunity to support our guests with:

  • Learning English (ESOL)

  • Developing computer skills

  • C.V writing

  • Job Applications

  • Accessing and attending both online and in-person courses

  • Completing forms

  • Identifying new and relevant skills and interests

  • Assisting with telephone calls

If you are a professional and would like to refer someone to this service, please get in touch with us today via 0116 2221161 or email gemma@bridgeleicester.org

Computer Learning
Photographer

Photography

Thursday: 11 am - 1.30 pm

Commencing in August 2021, our Photography Sessions have been designed to develop our guests self-confidence, self-expression, and creativity through the medium of digital photography. 

Guests will get to enjoy an enriched sensory experience as they explore their immediate and local environments, engage with their wider community, and develop skills in:

  • Working the basic functions of a camera and being able to take photographs independently

  • Considering composition and how it can be used to tell a story

  • Creating a portfolio of work to exhibit at a local art gallery

If you are a professional and would like to refer someone to this session, please get in touch with us today via 0116 2221161 or email gemma@bridgeleicester.org

Music

Friday: 12 pm - 2 pm

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

Here, guests can express their thoughts and emotions through music, learn how to play instruments, enjoy playing collectively, and use the skills learnt during the sessions to build their confidence.

If you have a passion for music and the community, we would love to here from you!

Apply to be a Music Session Volunteer today.

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Cooking Class

Cooking on a Budget

Thursday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Coming to The Bridge in Autumn 2021, is our Cooking on a Budget Sessions.

The sessions, which will be led by an experienced chef, will provide the perfect opportunity for guests to learn all about how to prepare and cook delicious and nutritious meals on a budget.

Each week, the group will create a hearty meal, packed full of flavour and goodness from scratch, and gain skills in food preparation and cooking.

If you are a professional and would like to refer someone to this session, please get in touch with us today via 0116 2221161 or email gemma@bridgeleicester.org

sports therapy

Preparations are underway for our Sport & Health Project which will be a recognised and evidenced model of good practice for the benefits of physical activity in improving people's physical and mental health, social relationships and overall quality of life.

 

In making activities accessible, the project will debunk the myth that people experiencing homelessness aren’t interested in or can’t do sport, or that people don’t care about the state of their own health.

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

Sunset Run
Gardening

outdoor therapy

We believe in the health benefits of horticulture as well as spending time in the great outdoors, from walks in the country side and parks to volunteering on wildlife conservations projects.

 

This is why we are currently developing a range of activities off and on site at The Hub that promote a healthy wellbeing for the mind and body.

By partnering with other organisations, our guests will also be able to visit the wider natural world and pursue activities such as hiking and climbing, as well enjoy all the benefits of a living a healthier lifestyle.

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments of The Hub by visiting our Stay in the Know page.