HOPE CENTRE BREW BAR
At the back of the Hope Centre, our Brew Bar is your space. As well as serving great tea and coffee (available for takeaway), it's a space for you to chat with one of our lovely Brew Bar team volunteers, get some help with completing forms, or chat to a Brew Bar Advisor for more specialist help. We have a selection of freshly baked cookies and you can even enjoy a slice of hot buttered toast!
If you already know that you need more specific help or advice, each day our Brew Bar Advisors are on-hand with in-depth knowledge about particular areas you may be struggling with. We work with a range of partners to bring this service, including Citizens Advice, Your Housing Group, BlueSci, Christians Against Poverty and the Early Help team.
If you need help with an online form our team can help. Our Brew Bar tables have laptops and a printer available so just bring along what you need and one of our team will do their best to help you.
Our incredible team are ready and waiting to welcome you with a big smile, listening ear and practical help. Drop in anytime to chat to a member of our trained team and feel free to ask for advice.
TEA & COOKIE
Along with brilliant advice and support, our Brew Bar also has the most important element - hot buttered toast, freshly made cakes and a decent brew! All of these are available for takeout and available even if you're not there for a chat.
Each day sees a different Advisor on hand and you can make an appointment by calling in to the Hope Centre or phoning us. We do ask that you keep your appointments as failure to do so may result in prioritising others in the future. Our Advisors can help with Health (including Mental Health), Family issues (including parenting and SEN), Money (from basic budgeting help to debt support), Employment and Housing & benefits.
Our Health Advisor knows all about the support opportunities, groups and resources available locally if you're worried about your health or mental health, or that of someone you know.
Our Family Advisor works closely with all of the childcare providers, schools and support agencies in the area. They can support you if you're worried about anyone you're responsible for at home.
Sometimes it just helps to sit down with someone and think through budgets, spending and where to cut costs. Sometimes we need professional financial help. Whatever you need, our Money people can help*
Our friends at Citizens Advice and Your Housing spend time each week at the Centre. You can make an appointment to chat about housing or benefits issues or get advice on wider services available. Age UK Trafford are also available to advise older people.
A dedicated employment advisor is on hand to help you with a CV, job searching and help finding a job that's suitable for you. They can also advise on courses, training and volunteering opportunities.
* our Brew Bar Money Advisor is NOT a Financial Advisor and cannot offer legal financial advice