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"Helping the disadvantaged in our community"

About us




Based in Braintree, First Stop Centre is a grass roots project that offers real and immediate help to members of the community who are struggling with problems, and want to improve the quality of their lives.

Our services encourage individuals to make positive choices; which is often a first step in re-engagement with other services and the wider community.

Our centre serves as a location for delivering services such as:

Counselling, anger management groups, English, Maths, ICT lessons and much more. These can be accessed by making contact with a member of our team, more details are available HERE


Who can benefit from our services?


First stop centre aim to meet the needs of all members of the community both in house and through referrals to other appropriate local organisations. We suggest our aimed demographics may be those who have/or are:

  • A history of mental health needs

  • Learning needs (so gaps in their learning or who have a learning disability)

  • Senior citizens

  • Single parents

  • Socially isolated

  • Substance miss-use

  • Unemployed (regardless of benefit status)

  • Those able to self refer to one of our services e.g. counseling client

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Anger Management

CV Construction

Community Fridge

Education Classes

Advice and Signposting

Our centre is located in Braintree, Essex. We serve as a community support centre for anyone who meets our criteria. For further information on finding us please click HERE.


Find US




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If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. This can be done in the bookings and contact part of our site by clicking HERE

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Volunteering & Donating

First stop centre relies heavily on volunteers, donations and grants in order to be available at the point of need, to members of the community. Please find information on volunteering and donations HERE. All financial donations are greatly appreciated and are applied directly to the costs and running of the centre.

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