for stronger lgbt+ communities
The Hub was established following consultation with young people and them identifying a missing gap within the centre of Bromsgrove. Young People have always been at the heart of the development of the hub, shaping the building, resources and sessions delivered. The Hub was officially launch in June 2018 and became a CIO in the summer of 2020. We provided young people of Bromsgrove a base were they can speak to professionals on a range of topics including relationship advice, mental health support, self-esteem and sexual health. It will also provide parenting sessions.
Young people can access mentoring and counselling and have a space where they can go with their friends or if they need support. The Hub is benefitting the wider Bromsgrove community by, tackling concerns of anti-social behaviour and a place where they can meet professionals and gain support themselves.
Currently at the hub we are delivering:
We are also responsive to the needs of young people and the project funding by Active HW last summer is an example of this, as the challenging needs of the young people using the Asda car park was identified, engagement with the young people was undertaken via outreach sessions to build a relationship and establish what the young people interest were. Once successful with the funding we were able to host a multi sports program at the car park, and the success of these sessions saw a reduction in county lines activities at the location, reduction of drug use by the young people and a interest in their physical and emotional well being with the young people being diverted into gym and swim sessions as well as the sessions on a Friday night.