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New Hub to bring Salford residents together

The Hub, a Salford community space, has opened this week to help support and bring together the local community of Ordsall and Langworthy.

Thanks to a significant grant from Booth Charities, Together Trust has launched The Hub at the Humphrey Booth Centre which opened its doors to community groups and residents yesterday (Friday 9th October).

The Together Trust is a North West charity, which provides special education and community support for young people and adults in the North West. They believe that everyone deserves an equal chance in life and the space aims to help and support residents in the local community to do just that.

The space has been refurbished and now boasts a safe outdoor play area, specialist bathing facilities and commercial kitchen, an upgraded high-tech IT suite will be in place very soon.

Along with providing short breaks and support services for young people, The Hub, situated on Taylorson Street, will have the potential to be open seven days a week for local residents, voluntary sector and local groups.

The Humphrey Booth Centre Ordsall where The Hub is located was built in 1980 as a day centre for the Salford elderly, funded by a charitable grant from Booth Charities.

It was staffed by personnel from Salford City Council Adult Services and provided a sterling service for 30 years. During that time, the Booth Charities has maintained the building and funded many improvements.

Together Trust plan to continue to provide a community service based at the centre, this is consonant with the Booth Charities’ Objects and will give continuity of the Humphrey Booth centre’s excellent track record as a focal point for inclusiveness.

The Booth Charities are pleased to offer the centre facility for the benefit of Together Trust’s service users and the wider Salford community.

Amanda Hampson, Head of Community and Personalised Services at the Together Trust said, “We are delighted to officially open The Hub at The Humphrey Booth Centre and hope that local residents will use the facilities it offers and help the space and become an important resource in the community.”

The facilities can be used by local residents for scheduled activities throughout the week and can be rented out at very affordable rates by residents and local community groups.

There is also an allocated amount of free space for small local voluntary groups to carry out activities.
For more information on The Hub or if you would like to use the space for your own community group, please contact Together Trust on 0161 283 4874.

Photo: (left to right) Amanda Hampson, Head of Personalised Services at the Together Trust, Jill Sheldrake, Service Director at the Together Trust, Mr Edward Hunt Chairman of the Distributors at Booths Charities Mrs Wendy Coomer, Chairman of Trustees at the Together Trust, Mr Bill Whittle Chairman of the Distributors at Booths Charities, , Mr Ian Stewart, City Mayor and Mrs Lynda Needham, Chief Executive at Booths Charities.

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