Once completed the new Centre will allow even more help and assistance to be given to the most vulnerable people in our town.
Brand new, purpose built and modern facilities will be used by more than 50 charities and organisations to deliver services, advice and real support helping, encouraging and enriching lives in the town.
Our plans focus on addressing common needs, the creation of buildings that are flexible in design and specifically designed to meet the needs that were identified
The consultation and analysis process involved extensive discussions with the present users of the Centre, the local community, key agencies and organisations, both statutory and voluntary including: Chorley Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Homestart and Help Direct, Age UK, Chorley Women’s Centre, Chorley Help the Homeless and the Clinical Commissioning Group.
Plans for the Hollinshead Centre have been shaped by invaluable input, ideas and hopes for the future.
Here are some examples of what we will be able to achieve:
Supporting vulnerable and homeless people with a central drop-in facility, meeting rooms and a café,
Provide services for older people including dementia services, drop-in and luncheon clubs for varying groups, including the socially isolated and those in poor health.
We will be able to promote skills development for young people through volunteering opportunities and provide low-cost performance space for local musicians and for events.
100% of the users who were consulted said that a new community centre is just what is needed within Chorley
Chorley United Reformed Church have fully funded the first stage of the project, converting the existing church into a multi-purpose worship and community facility.
The building will continue to be used by the Church and other faith groups for worship on Sundays, but will be available for community use at all other times.
As with the rest of the premises, it will be available for any community group to use.
Phase 1 of the New Centre is almost complete!
"Chorley United Reformed Church has a long and proud history of service in Chorley. We are committed to assisting the whole community, irrespective of belief, race, sexual orientation, gender, disability or age and are pledged to work with anyone who shares our vision for community cohesion.
The closing of the school next to the church many years ago, enabled us to establish the Hollinshead Centre to serve the community. Now that work has outgrown the life expired buildings, we are proud to be foundational partners in the new Hollinshead Centre."
The Reverend Martin Whiffen - United Reformed Church, Chorley
The Hollinshead Centre operates for benefit the community of Chorley.
Chorley United Reformed Church is a foundational partner in the Hollinshead Centre.
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