CentrePeace is a drop in community support centre located in the centre of Paignton, Devon. We are a not for profit, volunteer based initiative that brings together the wealth of human resources available in the town for the benefit of the local community.
Our main aims are:
To offer a welcoming and safe space for people to find company, comfort, kindness and friendship.
To offer free training opportunities to the local community, from cooking and computer skills to numeracy and literacy courses.
To offer emotional support in the way of support groups and free, professional counselling sessions.
To offer assistance to those experiencing difficulty with tasks such as form filling and CV preparation.
To provide emergency aid for those in crisis situations, such as food, clothes and daytime shelter.
We also have an on-site charity shop and cafe, which are fast becoming known as a friendly, welcoming and affordable meeting ground for local people. The proceeds of the shop and cafe go directly back into the charity, ensuring its long-term commitment to supporting the local community.
CentrePeace relies entirely on the help of our committed team of hard working volunteers. Without them, and without the many kind people who have made generous donations, this project would still be merely a dream. To those who helped in the early stages during the endless days of cleaning, painting and decorating, and to those who now work tirelessly in our charity shop and cafe to generate the funds to keep the centre running, we would like to say the biggest of thank yous. Also to everyone else who has helped out in any way - by donating money/goods/time/expertise - CentrePeace would be nothing without you all so THANK YOU!
Friends of CentrePeace
Alternatively, you can become a 'Friend of CentrePeace' by making a monthly donation - monthly donations over £5 entitle you to free coffee and cake at our monthly 'Friends of CentrePeace' meeting! To do this, fill in the form on the back of our main leaflet (click image below to download or pick one up from the centre).