Support @ the Hub 

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Sometimes circumstances change, or life simply throws us a curve ball. If you find yourself in need of a little support, practical or otherwise, we have a number of support services running from the Hub to help local residents. (And if we can't help, we'll do our best to direct you to someone who can.)

 

Altrincham Community Response Hub & Food Bank Vouchers

Born out of a need to support local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hub currently provides practical and wellbeing support to our community through the Community Response Hub. If you need help with shopping, prescription collections, or would simply like some companionship through our wellbeing call service or Buddy Walking, please contact the Hub directly on 0161 941 2018. Whether you have a regular wellbeing call, a walk with a buddy or spend time at our community meal, you are part of our community.

We are also acting as Trussell Trust Food Bank voucher issuers- please contact the office to discuss this need. 
The Altrincham Community Response Hub is open Tues, Weds & Fri 10am-2pm


Community Meal

All are welcome to join a gathering round the table for a free homemade meal each Wednesday evening. We'd particularly encourage anyone who has been isolated or would enjoy some company, to come and join us. Please email Rachel on hopefood@altrinchambaptist.org or call the Hub office on 0161 941 2018 to book a seat. 


Altrincham CAP Debt Centre

CAP (Christians Against Poverty) is an award winning, national debt counselling charity, providing practical and emotional support to those struggling with debt or unemployment. For further details on their services, click through here


English Class

If English isn’t your first language, then why not come and join our popular and friendly English Class? Fully-qualified teachers.
**Unfortunately our English Class is full at the moment, and the waiting list closed. If you need language support, please contact Trafford's central ESOL hub by clicking through here  **

  • Tuesdays (term time) between 10am-12.30pm
  • No charge
  • For more information contact Sue englishclass@ourhub.org


The Bread and Butter Thing

The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is a charity that offers food at affordable prices. TBBT makes life more affordable for people, builds stronger communities and reduces food waste. They do this by selling £35-50 worth of food that is close to its use by date, for £4 (single bag) or £7.50 (family bag.)

Sign up by texting 07860 063256 giving your full name, postcode, the Hub name (The Hub Altrincham) and the size of the bag you would like. You can then pay and collect from the Hub at 2.30pm on Tuesdays. 

The first week is free, you can pay by card or cash and vegetarian options are available. Please phone the Hub if you need more information.

Au Pairs Meet Up

Our vision is to create a place for Au Pairs to feel at home while away from home in Manchester. We provide lots of opportunities to meet other Au Pairs, make friends and generate mutual support in the often demanding roles they have while missing home.

  • Meet two Sundays a month 3-5pm at the Hub.* The team also meet twice a month, on a Friday evening and for Sunday lunch.
  • Find us on Facebook : Au Pairs Meet Up – Altrincham
  • Contact Claire and Brian Addis via the Hub office 0161 941 2018 or info@altrinchambaptist.org 


Paddingtons 

A community that provides mutual support  to welcome, encourage and support families of adopted and fostered children.

  • Every 1st Tuesday: new families drop in café for families with children & babies not in school (term time)
  • Every 2nd Wednesday of the month: aarent/carer lunch & chats with children’s activities (term time) Children & babies not in school welcome
  • Monthly Saturday: Saturday night takeaway for parents & youths (term time) 
  • Adhoc: Family bring & share lunches
  • Contact paddingtons@altrinchambaptist.org or Rachel Downey 07759 700 178 
  • More details can be found here on the Altrincham Baptist website or sign up here and Rachel will be in contact


Citizens Advice Bureau

*(No face to face appointments are available at this time, advice is provided online or over the phone throughout the week)
CAB give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

  • Wednesdays (available at other sites on other days of the week)
  • Please ring 0300 330 9073 for an appointment.


Achieve

*(not yet restarted)
Support and advice for those suffering from, or supporting those with drug & alcohol dependency. Drop in service in our café each week.

  • Tuesdays 1-3pm 
  • Contact Achieve in Trafford on 0161 358 0991 to find out about current online and over the phone support


PCSO Drop In

*(not yet restarted)
Do you have any local concerns? Would you like to talk something through with a friendly community police support officer? If so, then pop along to the Hub Cafe on one of our monthly Tuesday drop-in sessions.

  • Tuesdays once a month (dates confirmed each month)
Hub Admin, 03/12/2020