Babergh provides accommodation to Hadleigh Porch Project

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Babergh District Council is providing temporary accommodation for the Hadleigh Porch Project.

The Project is moving into the Babergh District Council Offices on Corks Lane today and will be running their classes between 3pm and 8pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays.

This move will be on a temporary basis to provide a space in Hadleigh where the Project can interact with the local community. The Project will be will be returning to their base at Deanery Tower once their offices have been refurbished.

The Porch Project was set up in 2009 by St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh aims to support young people’s well-being through social activities. The Project currently works with 450 young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding area.

The Project works to build confidence in young people by developing their social skills and encouraging their personal development through social activities, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work.

Jan Osborne, the portfolio holder for community capacity building and engagement said: “We at Babergh have worked with the Porch Project for several years and I am delighted we can support them.

“The Porch Project provides a vital contribution to young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding area and we will help them to work with the community for many years to come.”