Epworth’s new community hub set to be launched

Councillor Rob Waltham

Councillor Rob Waltham

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North Lincolnshire Council is opening up new community hubs across North Lincolnshire to provide advice and support on peoples’ doorsteps.

Activities and facilities at each of the hubs will vary depending on different community needs.

Epworth Community Wellbeing and Youth Hub is being launched on Friday, March 20, by Andrew Percy MP.

It will provide people of all ages in the local community with positive activities and information. It is expected the Hub will be opening at the end of April.

Alongside the launch there will be an event from 9am to 1pm to give people an idea of what will be on offer at the Hub.

There will be reminiscence sessions with North Lincolnshire Museum, a performance from South Axholme Academy orchestra and information stands.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event. Refreshments and cake will be provided. The Hub is located in the refurbished former Youth Centre, High Street, Epworth.

Activities that could be on offer in these hubs include:

Information and signposting to other services

Targeted workshops on issues such as dementia, loneliness, nutrition, home and personal safety

Support to access employment and meaningful activity

Access to services including bathing, podiatry and other health topics

Activities and support for carers

Volunteering opportunities

Craft and other

Councillor Rob Waltham, cabinet member for people said: “These new hubs across North Lincolnshire will make a great difference to local communities. They will offer residents a place to go to get support and advice, as well as take part in a whole range of activities. The hubs aren’t just targeting a specific age group there will be something for people of all ages; from the younger to older generation.

“The hubs are based in the communities to meet the community’s needs. They will offer everything from health and wellbeing advice to craft activities and signposting to other services. They are going to be a real asset to our local communities. This marks a significant investment in older peoples’ care from the council.”

For more details about the hubs, call 01724 277906.