Hillfields Family and Community Trust believe that working together to organise local activities and empower local people, will strengthen Hillfields so it's a great place to live, visit and work.
The Hub and the land around it has quite a history. The sports hall at the back of the building was constructed in the 60's and the front you can see in the photograph above was added in the late 70's and became Hillfields Youth Centre. Hillfields Family & Community Trust took over the management of the building and signed a 30 year lease in 2018 and are now planning refurbishment.
In response to a community consultation the old youth centre building is now used as mixed provision Community Hub. We provide accessible and affordable meeting space and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations. We focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships between local residents, specialist groups and organisations to provide activities identified by the community.
We run also organise free events and projects, and deliver grant funded services for local people, including Art for over 50's, a youth groups for young people from 8 to 18. Further information about our full range of activities can be found here.
The staff and trustees are all live and work in Hillfields find out who they are here
GROUPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE HUB
Hillfields remains committed to its roots as a youth centre and sessions run every evening for young people aged 8 to 25 provided by organisations such a Creative Youth Network and Wicketz in addition to specialist groups for young people with a disability such as WECIL.
Young people at Hillfields are supported by Creative Youth Network to organise their own events. Activities include Cooking, DJing, arts, discussions or debates.
Wecil ensure that young people are supported to develop skills to help them live more independently and make informed choices in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Activities may include games, sports, arts & crafts, shopping, cooking, socialising with friends and day trips.
PLAYING OUT MAPLE AVENUE
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm Maple Avenue is closed to traffic so that children can play safely on the road and residents can meet up with their neighbours. Play is vital for children's physical and emotional development and for their social learning and the street is a blank canvas that promotes truly child-led free play, providing important benefits over structured, organised activities
Hillfields Family & Community Trust is currently is set to develop a piece of former waste land to the side of the Hub, to build around 10 new homes to benefit local people and those wanting to put down roots in the area.
LOW COST THERAPY SERVICE
Hillfields Family and Community Trust provide a low cost, one-to-one, therapeutic counselling service. We welcome anyone who has experienced parenting at an early age (under 25) no matter what your current age. We also welcome adults whose parents were under the age of 25 at the time of their birth or parents whose children became young parents themselves.