The Hub in Christchurch Street, Fenton, Stoke on Trent is a former church hall now operating as a community centre. The charity works with the community for the benefit of the community.
Established in 2011 to help young people develop their ideas and deliver their own mini projects, Lead to Change supported children to become more independent. Often their views are overlooked and undervalued. Our aim is to support young people in having a voice in their community and being listened to.
The original evening activity, LeaderLab, is now well established and the organisation has expanded to offer daytime activities to groups of all ages. Children of primary school age can join one of our many activities that take place each week during term time.
There are Coffee, Craft and Chat events each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Some of our visitors come along with their carers. The sessions are very informal and everyone can do as much or as little as they choose. There are many different courses – some of them free. For example, why not improve your computer skills? Or come along and join in the baking or sewing sessions.
During school holidays the programme changes slightly. The sessions are geared towards intergenerational learning. Families are very welcome. During the Summer break there are additional morning sessions; using iPads to create simple animations, art and craft sessions, outdoor cooking and an opportunity to select books for keeping with reading during the holiday period.
Visits to the seaside are always popular:
June Llandudno; July – Southport; August – Blackpool; December – Blists Hill.
Manchester Science Museum; LeaderLab holiday to Stanley Head
Middleport Pottery; LeaderLab holiday to Stanley Head
LeaderLab holiday to Stanley Head
Christmas at Blists Hill
LeaderLab Holiday to Stanley Head OEC