Our café is situated in the ground floor of the building, accessible from Robertson Street only. Ramp access available for scooters and wheelchairs. Well behaved dogs are welcome to. There are a range of seating areas, hard seats, padded seats with arms and two areas with sofas and arm chairs. Our café doubles up as a community centre and event area also, we have a sensory/quiet room with activity hall for group activities including art, social groups, exercise groups, children's play and more. Cupboards full of games and craft materials for you to enjoy. We have a community kitchen available for event hire and for use for social cooking groups.
If you are looking for a place to start your own social group, you would be welcome to enquire for use of His Place, we are home to the 1066 Crafters (Mental Health Peer Support Art and Craft Group twice a week) and we have a knitting group using the space as well. We try are best to offer a range of free activities for all age groups but rely totally on volunteers. so if you are looking for a new interest please get in touch and discuss your ideas. Your welcome to download our posters and share them we aim to keep our publicity up to date.
Please note that His Place is a volunteer run organisation at all levels, and some volunteers work full time in addition to their volunteering.
CRAFT KITS AT POCKET MONEY PRICES
TO TAKE HOME OR TO MAKE ON SITE
Café/Community Centre is open
10:00 - 15:00
Daily except Thursdays, Sundays and Bank holidays
(Sun and bank holidays have own hours)
Due to reduced custom during the pandemic we are closed currently and only operating on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for Breathing Space Support. Mental Health, crisis and carer support. Also 1066 Crafters Peer Support are still running as are the Addiction Support Services.
Community Space available for not for profit free support groups and activity groups.
His Place try to accommodate other community groups with space to use during our opening hours free of charge as long as they are not being commissioned, paid or earning money from there activity. If they are then they would be provided with a low cost hire rate.
Please contact Nicola or discuss your requirements with Caroline in the café, always leave a contact name and number or email please.
Were open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays. During our open times you would be able to slot in your activity if we have space and if we feel your activity is in line with our aims.
Regular, free to attend, evening activities are:
Bible Study Wednesday evening - 19:00 - 20:00
Silver Surfer Entertains at evening café - 1st Thursday of month - 18:00 - 20:30 (On hold due to pandemic)
Games night, board games, quizzes etc. (On hold due to pandemic) - 3rd Friday of the month 19:00 - 21:00
Hastings Healing Rooms: 1st Saturday of month - Healing Rooms - 13:30 - 14:30 in the café, open to all who wish to receive prayer - run by Hastings Healing Rooms.
If you require prayer or pastoral support you are welcome to call or email or message us through face book, we will not judge, we will not turn you away. We will provide help. It is not always possible to meet up instantly and therefore sometimes the prayer support will occur over the phone. If you require practical support we will signpost and help find the appropriate organisation if we are unable to support you through our outreach support service.
The outreach support service
provides the following support when requested and booked through the church/ café. An appropriate person or team is peered up to provide support for the task required. If the person requesting help is unable to attend the venue, then a consent form is taken out by the outreach team for the person to sign before support being given. Alternative consent confirmation is through text or email. Where possible all communication re accessing and excepting support is through email or text as it is recordable. Your information is stored safely under GDPR protocols and your information is never shared or sold. As this support is provided by volunteers we are not always able to attend without some notice as we have to fit it around there availability. We are aware of other free support services who we can signpost to if required.
Services: Small maintenance or mending jobs such as changing lightbulbs, hanging curtains, mending clothing and light gardening.
Support to make phone calls to council, utilities in the event of difficulties and require support to make the phone call. If the community member is unable to explain clearly, they can write down the problem and the outreach worker will read word for word on there behalf and then the community member will confirm with the customer services worker that what has been said is accurate. Support to write letters to organisations if required, support to access grants for hardship, furniture etc.
Support through prayer if required off site will require two outreach workers to be present. If female requiring support, we aim to provide 2 female workers or if required a male and female with the community persons consent in advance and chat over phone to introduce, workers to wear ID badges at all time when on outreach work. For attending a male’s house rather than them attending the venue we send a male outreach worker.
Please note we do not give money to individuals. We run a voucher scheme in the café where vouchers can be brought and if a homeless person comes requesting a meal or a drink we can support them that way.