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09 May, 2018

£8,000 Granted Awarded to Sudbury Hub for Night Hub for Young People

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Sudbury Community Hub has received funding to launch a 'night hub' for young people, which will take place on Friday evenings, aiming to provide a safe place for people with disabilities and autism to socialise. 

The £8,000 grant from Activities Unlimited will be used to fund 42 week sessions for young people aged between 13 and 25. 

The Young Peoples Night Hub will be run by Leading Lives, and launched on Friday 4th May 2018. 

Leading Lives have set this scheme up due to the lack of venues on offer catering for young people with disabilities and learning disabilities. 

Kate Sears, Leading Lives, Team Manager of Sudbury Community Hub said: "It will help members to socialise and meet new people" - who's hoping the session will be well-received.

The grant will provide spaces for up to 10 people, with additional session a possibility should it reach full capacity.

Kate Sears, Leading Lives, Team Manager of Sudbury Community Hub said: "If we get a high demand, then we will see if we can double up on staff or provide more sessions"

There will be a range of activities on offer, which will include a disco, chance to surf the internet and various games.

Sudbury Community Hubs newly installed multi-sensory room will also provide a range of facilities, including bright-fibre optic lights, bubble tubes and a screen that projects interactive games on the floor. Whilst a games den is set to be installed with facilities including an Xbox.

The sessions will provide members with independence, with staff on hand to provide support. 

Kate Sears, Leading Lives, Team Manager of Sudbury Community Hub said: "I'm really looking forward to members having the opportunity to meet new friends and gaining independence"