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Core Services

Mission Statement

To work with people who are disadvantaged, in a non-judgemental way, in order to improve their lives.

Our Services

This is a brief list of our services, more information can be found bellow. If you feel you would benefit from any of our services please click here to fill in our contact form. Please note - if you are referring from a third party organisation a risk assessment must also be completed which can be downloaded here - then emailed to - contact@firststopcentre.onmicrosoft.com

  • Advocacy Service- within the context of Citizen Advocacy

  • Affordable Counselling- 1:1 appointments

  • Assessments for interventions carried out by our qualified Counselling Co-ordinator

  • Benefits Advice- via sign-posting

  • Community Fridge- Access to fresh food via our commitment as a Community Fridge

  • CV construction

  • Education Classes:

    • Confidence/Employability courses

    • Digital Confidence- including: Learn my Way, Using a tablet and Job Seeking Skills

    • Basic Skills (learning English or Maths)

    • Internet Safety

(All over- seen and facilitated by our qualified Education Co-ordinator)

  • Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and access to our partner organisations and other providers, via our qualified IAG specialist

  • Safe c/o address for post

  • Safe meeting venue for organisations

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Community Fridge Service

Fist Stop Centre run a community fridge which is aimed at reducing waste and redistributing food to-those in need. Clients must self present to us at the bellow times; parking facilitys are unavailable to this service due to demand. Individuals collecting from us are advised to arrive early as there is always a queue! The amount of support is subject to availability of best before products from our donors.

Monday

N/A

Tuesday

10:30AM-11:30AM

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

10:30AM-11:30AM

Friday

N/A

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Counselling service

Our on site counselors operate outside of our centers opening hours. The counselling rates are very affordable, compared with those services around the Braintree area. To access this service and to inquire about prices please press the Inquire now button below.

Monday

Varies

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Support Groups

Our Groups

Our centre is often used for courses and groups to benefit a large cross section of the Braintree community. The courses include learning the basics ICT, Maths and English. We also deliver confidence courses as well as CV construction. To find out about courses or to book onto a group press Inquire now.

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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White Meeting Room

Facility Hire

Our centre may be hired out to groups benefiting the Braintree community for a small cost outside of operating hours. Please press enquire now if you wish to find out more.

Monday

Varies

Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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