The Hinge Centre is a locally run charity based in the heart of the Havenfield estate in Bridlington. The support we offer covers a wide range of areas including benefit and welfare support, job club, after school clubs, holiday clubs, art for health, independent living, community support and resettlement support.
Under the resettlement project many areas are addressed and a wide range of support is offered. Weekly property lists are available for service users who are able to contact landlords and arrange viewings independently. For service users who need extra support staff will liaise with landlords, negotiate tenancy agreements, help with applying for housing benefit, bond schemes and local welfare assistance, undertake tenancy health checks, and provide independent living skills and personal development sessions.
We currently run two independent living sessions which take place each week. These sessions offer support to adults with learning difficulties and young people aged 16-24 who are living independently. The sessions include cooking, budgeting, home safety, health and hygiene.
Our after schools clubs run weekly, Monday-Friday and aim to give the children from the local area positive activities to support them with their development and provide them with new opportunities. As well as these weekly sessions we offer extra clubs during the school holidays which include larger scale sessions and trips.
We offer a number of services under our community support project including a community food store, arts for health groups, job club, counselling service and community fayres. Our job club takes place on Mondays and offers support with job searches, CV writing, cover letters and interview techniques. We also have laptops available Monday-Friday which can be accessed for independent job searches. Our community food store runs every fortnight and is open to anyone in the local community.