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The Hinge Centre

  • NightStop Project

    Provides emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16 - 24 throughout the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire region. The aim of the scheme is to prevent young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in the home of a volunteer.

    The Hinge Centre acts as a referring agent for Nightstop and will fully support the young person through the process. If you would like to be considered for nightstop please ring the Hinge Centre and find out more details from one of our team members.

  • Resettlement

    The centre offers support regarding homelessness for all ages. Information regarding your rights and entitlements, eviction notices, bond schemes and local properties which are available for rent are all accessible at the Hinge Centre. Affordability is the key to sustainability so we are able to undertake a budget review to see what property you can afford. We are a trusted partner and therefore can support you to make a claim for local welfare allowance. Property lists are available on a weekly basis.

  • Employability Support

    There are IT facilities available at no charge for those wishing to access the internet, make a claim for benefit, undertake job searches or update their universal job match account. We can also offer one to one support with regards to job searches, identifying suitable jobs, CV writing, job applications, cover letter writing and preparing for interviews. If you wish for some support around employability please contact Megan to arrange an appointment.

  • Benefit and Welfare

    As we all know trying to get our head round benefits and our entitlements can be tricky! Arrange an appointment at the centre if you need assistance with form filling or any other benefit and welfare related support. The Hinge centre can support with benefit maximisation, debt management, benefit claim forms, local welfare allowance applications, emergency food parcels, bond scheme applications and more.

  • Youth Inclusion

    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.. The sessions are child led with a strong focus on arts, crafts, sports and fun led learning. Please see our facebook page for regular updates or contact Jo.

  • Independant Living

    At the Hinge Centre we recognise that living independently can be a daunting prospect no matter what your age! We are able to provide flexible support tailed to suit your own individual needs. Whether you are currently of no fixed abode, wanting to leave where you are living, considering moving into your first home or been there a while, developing your life skills can help you in many different way. This includes both group sessions and one to one support with all aspects of maintaining a tenancy.

  • Arts and Crafts

    These include therapeutic art and craft group sessions to support members of the local community who have experienced isolation, mental health concerns or simply want to try something new. The aim is to promote health and well-being through the use of art and the sessions run from the Hinge Centre twice a week. The session is for beginner’s right through to professionals and is open to any age group.

  • Community Foodstore

    This is held at the centre every other Friday 10.30am till 11am and is available to anyone. There is a wide range of food items all available for a suggested donation towards delivery costs. The food items often have short shelf lives or have damaged packaging but there is a wide variety of items including cereals, sauces, pasta, soups, beans, drinks and snacks. The foodstore is promoted on our facebook page and monthly newsletter.

  • Other Services

    • Advocacy work
    • Shower facilities
    • Savings scheme
    • Counselling
    • Photocopying
    • Washing machine