The Centre Place is a registered charity that was established in 1996, in response to the identified need for a local service
focused on homelessness and housing needs for young people. Since then the services we have provided have expanded and
developed to continue to meet local needs. We added a support service for young parents to the organisation in 2001, evening
life skills sessions in 2002, Talkzone Counselling Service in 2004 and a LGBT+ Provision in W.O.W in 2010, which became LGBT+
Service Nottinghamshire in 2016.
All of our services have been developed in response to what children young people needed at that time. Over the years we have
supported thousands of disadvantaged vulnerable children, young people and families, making a positive life-changing impact
for them and for the wider community.
IIn 2017, we commissioned an independent service evaluation to ensure that our work was focusing on the right areas and
making as much impact as possible locally. The evaluation evidenced that, since we first opened the doors to our centre, there
had been a large number of changes to different services and therefore the support was available throughout Worksop,
Bassetlaw and the wider Nottinghamshire area. The evaluation evidenced that these changes had a positive impact in the area
and increased some of the support services available for children and young people outside of our centre.
The increase in local service support resulted in a reduced need for us to continue to offer some of the services that we have
historically provided, focusing on housing, life skills and support for young parents. The evaluation highlighted that there were
still some huge gaps in local support for children and young people and this gave us a focus for our future work. We combined
the outcome of the evaluation with our own internal monitoring and on-going consultations with partner organisations and
found that there was a need for us to increase the development of our services focusing on LGBT+ and mental ill health support.
Services We Provide
As a result of these findings The Centre Place reduced the services identified as no longer in need and became the parent
organisation for services delivered under LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire and Talkzone Counselling Service. These services
where developed by The Centre Place and continue to be delivered, managed and monitored by the organisation. For more
information on these services please or to make a referral please click on the relevant sections above.
The Centre Place actively encourages feedback on our services from both young people accessing support, and
professionals within the area. If you have any suggestions or comments or would like to find out more about our services
please complete the form below. Giving your name is optional.
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