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What are Centres?

Community Neighbourhood, Family, Resource and Learning Centres are friendly, informal places where community members meet for a variety of activities at minimal cost.

  • Each Centre reflects the needs and aspirations of its own community and provides courses and activities in response to community input.
  • Courses for adults and children are as diverse as the communities the Centre serves and can include arts & crafts, health & fitness, business & finance, computing & IT, and personal development.
  • Most tutors are local volunteers.
  • Activities offered by Centres include workshops, discussions, displays and social events.
  • Many Centres are self-funded and members of the community are encouraged to help in the organisation, management and use of their Centre.
  • Some Centres provide crèche during courses and some have youth groups, playgroups and after-school care.