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Cross Street Community Hub

Cross Street Community Hub

Our Community Hub is located at the heart of the Ware community. We offer a wide range of day activities for adults and young people who have a learning disability, and can support them in pursuing hobbies and activities, and developing their life skills.

Current Status: We are supporting people face-to-face again with community-based activities. The facilities at Cross Street are being renewed, and we will be welcoming people back to our Hub towards the end of July.

How Cross Street Community Hub works

The Cross Street Community Hub building is a townhouse with a shop-front in a residential Ware.  As well as the shop area we have a kitchen, lounge-diner, courtyard and garden that are all used for activities.

There are no fixed sessions at the Community Hub – you choose when you would like to come and what you would like to do.  If a group session is suitable then you may be able to join with others, and if one-to-one support is better for you then individual sessions can be arranged.

Sessions run either in our core hours of 9am to 4.30pm Monday-Friday, or on evenings and weekends. The sessions are based around an activity that we choose together, perhaps working towards a particular goal.

For those who can’t reach the Community Hub and would like our support at their own home, we can offer one-to-one sessions in the local area around East Hertfordshire. Please contact us for more information.

The Hub is a base for several other Guideposts services, including Guideposts Work Training Scheme based in the Hub’s shop, and several activities in the Guideposts Better Connected and Active programme.

What activities are on offer?

We can support a wide range of activities to fit with your interests, both in the Community Hub and in the town on our doorstep.

Often a session will involve several activities: for example cooking a meal from scratch would start with choosing a menu, then shopping for the ingredients and bringing them back to the Hub, cooking, and at the end of the session inviting your carers to eat with you.

  • Art and crafts
  • Shopping
  • Cooking/baking activities
  • Jewellery making
  • Walking
  • Gardening
  • Accessing community facilities such as shops, restaurant, cinema, libraries, and leisure centres
  • Developing communication with signing, symbols, or iPads
  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Money-management and budgeting
  • Work skills and experience through our Work Training Scheme
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Who can we support?

We support adults who have a learning disability who want to develop skills for working. Our team are also trained to work with a range of additional needs, including sight, hearing and mobility problems. We provide the appropriate training and support for each person, to help you to reach your goals.

Why should I join?

We have over 20 years of experience in listening to and supporting adults with learning disabilities to access community activities and lead fuller, more independent lives. We understand the importance of putting the needs of the individual first and will make sure we are working with the same priorities.

Key Info

Days and Times: Core hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday-Friday

Address: 3-5 Cross Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 7AH

Contact number: 01920 484946


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How to join?

You can either apply for yourself or refer someone else to the Guideposts Community Hub.  We work closely with Hertfordshire County Council and you may be referred through their Adult Care teams.

We’ll get back in touch within 3 working days to arrange a time to meet or talk on the phone, to tell you more about the service, our current prices and availability, and you can ask any questions. You may be able to come and see a session in action to get a taster of what we do.

If we decide together that Guideposts Community Hub can provide the right service for you, we’ll then work with you on a support plan and set some goals to make the most of your time with us.

Would you like to volunteer?

We couldn’t run Guideposts Community Hub without the help of our fantastic volunteers. Volunteers can help in many different ways: actively support with the various groups, activities and outings, driving people to and from the Hub… and much more. Please contact us to find out more.

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