What We do

We provide a weekly timetable of activities and services for all ages on the Marsh estate and surrounding areas.

We run an open access drop-in session 48 weeks of the year, daily between 10am and 3pm. Anyone is welcome and can drop in for support with the following:

  • Benefits
  • Homelessness
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Food bank referrals
  • Clothing and appliances
  • Laundry facilities
  • Job applications
  • Shower facilities
  • Support with mental health
  • Debt advice
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Housing
  • Food Club
  • Well-being advice
  • Children and families
  • Probation

Support is provided by the centre manager and assistant manager and, in cases where they are unable to help, they will signpost to someone who can. Over a year, the centre will provide around 1000 appointments. Dependent on the complexity of the needs, we can help people with just one session, or sometimes it can take over a year


Youth Work

We run 4 sessions every week for 80 young people aged 4-18. Sessions
include cooking, arts and crafts, games, sport and issue-based discussions
(e.g. drugs and alcohol, body image) as well as a cooked meal. In the Summer we will also run trips out. Our programme gives local young people a chance to chat to our staff and youth workers about things they might be struggling with at home or at school.

Mini Marshmallows

A volunteer-led group for children aged 0-4 and their carers. The sessions run every week and include toys, activities and stories and a chance for parents and carers to meet others and get the support they need from our volunteers and staff.

Food Club

Weekly affordable food shop here at the centre. Participants pay £5. For this, they get 2 bags of shopping, including bread, eggs, and milk. Local supermarkets provide food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Everyone welcome.

Coffee and Cake

Weekly get together every Friday at 13.30. Coffee and cake is a group for all to attend, play games such as bingo and have a chat. This group prevents loneliness and gives people a purpose.

Choir

This is a volunteer-led weekly group for local people which helps bring people together to have fun, make friends and grow in confidence. The choir has been running since 2017. It is open to all local people – men and women, old and young, and of all abilities.

Lil Beatz


Dance classes cool and hip hop at the Marsh are run by Miss Rosie every Monday ages 1-6. Keep your kids healthy and active whilst kicking it to the freshest beatz! £5 a session.

We are here to help, nobody is turned away, just ask.”

Debz – Centre Manager