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Energy Youth Centre

79 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DQ
023 8064 2943

The new centre offers a large flexible space.  As well as having the large hall which is ideal for bigger dance nights, there are smaller rooms which can be used for one to one sessions or small group work.  One of the most popular features already is the recording studio which will be staffed by students from Southampton University.  This a is great facility for young people and something that was specifically requested.  

energyThe centre offers open access evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays evenings.   In addition there will be range of other activities and services delivered at the centre. 

 The Council has contributed a substantial £480,000 for the centre and the Youth Opportunities Fund administered by Hampshire County Council has contributed £200,000.  Young people were helped by youth workers to apply for this funding and for funding for the recording studio.

The funding cuts announced by the County will not threaten the future of the centre which is key priority for the Council.   Hampshire County Council and Eastleigh Borough Council will work together and will be involved in the future management of the project.

This youth centre is one of 5 youth centres that the Council has invested in across the Borough. 

What’s on and when every week:-

Mondays
12 - 2pm 

Information, Advice and Guidance. Drop in for young people aged 11-25. You can ask us anything and join in with our activities.

6.15pm - 9pm

Movie and Pizza Night - Open access for 14-19 year olds. Sit back and relax with a film and enjoy a pizza for just £1

MC Workshop - Open access for 14-19 year olds. Spend some time in our studio working on your skills.

Tuesdays

12 - 2pm

Information, Advice and Guidance. Drop in for young people aged 11-25. Enjoy a cup of tea and up to date and impartial advice.

No Limits A2T Housing advice.

6.15pm - 9pm

Outreach. We're not in the centre but you can find us walking around Eastleigh, so if you see us come and say hello.

Wednesdays

12 - 2pm

Closed - If it's urgent try giving us a ring on 02380 642943

6.15pm - 9pm

Outreach. We're not in the centre but you can find us walking around Eastleigh, so if you see us come and say hello.

Thursdays

12 - 2pm

Jobshop - Drop in for young people aged 11-25. Job searches, CV writing, interview skills, training, education, volunteering and anything else job related you need a hand with.

5.15pm - 9pm

justask@energy - from 5.15pm to 6.15pm. Open access for under 25's. Free and confidential sexual health and relationship advice. Free condoms, chlamydia and pregnancy tests.

The Live Lounge - Open access for 14-19 year olds. Live music, instrument tuition, a chance to use the stage and showcase your skills.

 Fridays
12 - 2pm 

Cook and Eat - Drop in for young people aged 11-25. Learn how to cook inexpensive, healthy and tasty meals and get to eat your creations.

3.30pm - 6.30pm

Open access for 11 – 14 year olds

Saturdays

6.15pm - 9pm

The Funhouse - Open access for 14 - 19 year olds. Games, music, activities and more.

Sundays

12 - 2pm

The Sunday Brunch - Chill out for young people 11 - 25 year olds. Information, advice and guidance plus FREE tea and toast.

Open access sessions – free entrance

Live Lounge – free entrance – come to listen to live music and/or take part on stage – use our drums, guitars etc.

Info advice and guidance – come in and book an appointment or just drop-in

Contact 02380 642943 for more info.

No Limits - Helping Young People Help Themselves

A2T (Access to Tenancy) Project Eastleigh
How you can get help with moving into accommodation in the private rented sector. A service for young people aged 18 to 25 who are ready to live independently.

Drop in to see us a Energy Youth Centre on Tuesdays from 11.00am to 2.00pm

Phone 07766 801601

www.nolimitshelp.org.uk


Officially Opened 25 February 2011


The Young People
The youth centre will serve young people living in or near to Eastleigh town centre.  Young people in the area have wanted a youth centre for many years in the town centre. Before the centre opened there was no focal point for young people where they can access services and also socialise with each other. The young people in Eastleigh have varied interest and needs and the centre offers a flexible space for them. With the support of the youth workers the young people have been involved in the designing the centre including choosing their own colour schemes for the rooms. 

The Centre
The building has been a landmark in Eastleigh town for over 100 years.  It has been a roller skate rink, a drill hall and a ballroom and will hold memories for many residents.  The refurbishment of the centre has ensured the building remains part of the life of town whilst meeting an important need.  The building project has been extensive to get the building up to good standard and has included a new roof, new windows and making additional rooms.

The Facilities
The centre offers a considerable amount of space for young people.  As well as having the large hall which is ideal for bigger dance nights, there are smaller rooms which can be used for one to one sessions or small group work.  There is also an activity room with a washable floor which can be used for craft activities.  One of the most popular features already is the recording studio which will be staffed by students from Southampton University.  This is a great facility for young people and something that was specifically requested. 

The Partnership
The centre has been developed through a partnership between Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council.  The Borough Council has provided capital funding of £480,000 and the County Council has provided funding of £240,000. 

Thank you
The Project Team would like to thank the young people who have taken part in the project and watched the centre develop.  We would also like to thank people from a huge range of organisations who have supported the project   

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