Community Hubs are drop in centres that offer information and advice, access to computers, activities, support groups and much more. They are a place where people can come to get help getting online and completing online form or just somewhere to pop in for a chat and aa cup of tea.
Community Hubs are run by the local community in partnership with a range of organisations including Thurrock Council. The great attraction of Community Hubs is that local communities can play a significant role in deciding on local priorities for action.
There are currently six Community Hubs, in South Ockendon, Chadwell St Mary and Stifford Clays/Blackshots, Purfleet, Tilbury and Aveley.
Volunteers are being recruited to support the development of hubs across Thurrock.
Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people and to give back to the local community. There are various volunteer roles available in community hubs such as meeters and greeters, booking coordinators, website/social media, providing online assistance on Thurrock Choice Homes/Universal Credit and much more.
If you would like to volunteer or have a few hours a week to help out, call Volunteer Centre Thurrock on 01375 389853 Local committees are responsible for what happens at their Community Hub. They respond to the ideas of their local communities about the activities and events that are run from the hub.
Examples of activities arranged by hubs include: