Life at Springs

Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

It’s with great Joy that we were given a years worth of Membership for the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. This is a great opportunity to interact with the movers and shakers in this county and hopefully have the opportunity to share the story of Springs with a lot of them.

by Jacob Collins-Brown | March 20th 2024

 

Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

 This week has been filled with diverse and enriching community events aimed at fostering growth, connection, and support for all members. From the vibrant Community Park Football Sessions, which promote physical fitness and teamwork among our youth, to the Interactive Bingo Gathering, uniting individuals of all ages in a social and engaging atmosphere, our community thrives on shared experiences. Meanwhile, the Expressive Studio Workshops empower young minds through creative expression in art, nurturing both imagination and self-awareness. In addition, our Nourishment Outreach Initiative ensures that our neighbors facing hardships have access to essential food support, embodying our commitment to inclusivity and care. Furthermore, our Employment Advancement Hub provides valuable resources and guidance for job seekers, from resume building to interview preparation, fostering career growth and economic stability. Finally, our Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions promote wellness, strengthen familial bonds, and champion inclusivity for all, embodying the spirit of unity and support within our community.

by Jacob Collins-Brown | March 13th 2024

 

SPRINGS FAMILY CENTRE CELEBRATION

This week on Thursday Springs Family Centre held a Celebration to mark 15 years of work. It was a chance to look back and look forward. It was wonderful to have 70 people join us for the Celebration. We were honoured to have the Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton – Cllr Stephen Hibbert and Liz Cox with us. We were also honoured to have Milan Shah the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire with us. As well as past and present work the evening focussed on the Spring Family work to divert young people from youth violence and knife crime using the music recording studio. Milan presented Jermaine, Nadiir, Dimz and Clive with a National Crimebeat Commendation for the work. 

Requests from the Celebration were – more volunteers, more donations for the foodbank and more donations to keep the studio open.

 

by Jacob Collins-Brown | March 30th 2024

 

 It’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

As we prepare for the 15 year celebration event this coming week, reflect on the impact we have made over the years in the local and wider community of Northampton, Northamptonshire and the UK. Over the coming weeks we will share with you some images and videos over the last few years of the various activities w’e been involved in. But things remain business as usual here at Springs.

 

by Jacob Collins-Brown | March 23rd 2024

 

 It’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

We have now introduced Teqball to our range of activities for young people. Our Youth and staff are riding the skills needed to keep the ball in play quite challenging. Last Saturday saw the final session of our cooking course for youth. This course has been extremely attended with around 20 young people attending each week. Recipes learned include burgers from scratch, marinated chicken wings and cookies.

 

by Jacob Collins-Brown | March 9th 2024

 

 It’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

We have had a very busy half term week at Springs Family Centre. We have had additional basketball and family sport sessions throughout the week. In addition we have hosted a group of young people through Children’s Trust. We were delighted this week to be awarded £2,000 from Cash4Clubs to support our sports activities and introduce dodgeball.

 

by Jacob Collins-Brown | February 24th 2024

 

 It’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

Here’s a recap of this week’s happenings:

  1. Community Park Football Sessions: These dynamic programs aim to boost physical fitness and teamwork among our young community members.
  2. Interactive Bingo Gathering: Bringing people of all ages together for an engaging social experience.
  3. Expressive Studio Workshops: Empowering youth through creative exploration in art, fostering both imagination and self-awareness.
  4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative: Providing essential food support to our neighbors facing hardships, ensuring everyone has access to nourishment.
  5. Employment Advancement Hub: Offering valuable support to job seekers through resume building and interview preparation.
  6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions: Promoting wellness, strengthening familial bonds, and advocating inclusivity for all members of our community.
  7. Cooking Club has been fantastic with some of our younger service users. This week taught the young chefs how to make burgers from Scratch and it was a great success.

     

    by Jacob Collins-Brown | February 17th 2024

     

     It’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

    As we prepare to celebrate another milestone in March here at Springs, we will be hosting a vision and celebration event in the month of March. Preparation has already began and we have already confirmed 70 people attending the event in March.

    Lewis Manning Nurse has been appointed as a volunteer coordinator and a youth project manager. He will start his post in February and we a delighted with this great appointment to the organisation.

       

      by Jacob Collins-Brown | February 3rd 2024

       

      IIt’s been a busy start to the New year here at Springs Family Centre

      This week we were visited by the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Milan Shah.

      Here is what he had to say: “Thank you to Calum for taking the time and having the courage to share his journey with the High Sheriff: growing up in Northampton with no positive male role model, not engaging with the educational system, engaging with the criminal justice system, supported by CIRV and now, with the help of master musical mentor, Dimz, discovering a positive path in life expressed through music; all under the watchful eye of Clive at the Springs Family Centre in the centre of Northampton.”

      Here are links to his social media of some pictures and videos he captured whilst he was here:

      https://www.instagram.com/p/C2TeL3loqQq/

      https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2Tcjw5oFlW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

         

        by Jacob Collins-Brown | January 20th 2024

         

         Merry Christmas from everyone at Springs Family Centre

        Over the Christmas and festive period, we were busier than usual. We had service users come in on Christmas Day for Afternoon Tea and a screening of a Classic Film. They really enjoyed this.

        We also had some of the youth hub users come in to play Basketball. We continued to be open to help the needy with food through our food hub.

           

          by Jacob Collins-Brown | December 30th 2023

           

           

          Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

          As we prepare for the Christmas period, we are entering into a festive phase here at springs. We have launched our festive bags appeal, as we aim to raise donations to help make festive bags for our service users who use our food bank.

          Here are the sessions that took place this week. The Community Park Football Sessions aim to cultivate physical fitness and teamwork values among our community’s youth. The Interactive Bingo Gathering successfully brought people of all ages together, fostering social connections and creating a vibrant atmosphere. Through the Expressive Studio Workshops, our creative programs empowered young individuals to explore art, fostering both creativity and self-discovery. The Nourishment Outreach Initiative ensured essential food support for community members facing challenges, striving to prevent anyone in our neighborhood from going without nourishment. At the Employment Advancement Hub, we provided valuable assistance to job seekers, aiding them in resume creation and interview preparation, guiding them toward fulfilling employment opportunities. The Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions aimed to promote physical well-being, strengthen family ties, and advocate for inclusivity, ensuring that every community member felt valued and included.

             

            by Jacob Collins-Brown | December 9th 2023

             

             

            Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

            Springs Boroughs Youth Hub Part of Springs Family Centre in Northampton, were shortlisted for an Award by the Community Foundation at the Royal and Derngate. We also began to hand out the next batch of HSF vouchers this week. The Community Park initiated a series of vibrant football programs aimed at fostering physical fitness and teamwork values among young community members. Additionally, an Interactive Bingo Gathering successfully brought together individuals of all ages, promoting social connections and creating a lively atmosphere. Expressive Studio Workshops provided a creative outlet for youth, encouraging them to explore art and express themselves freely, fostering both creativity and self-discovery. Through the Nourishment Outreach Initiative, the community ensured essential food support for those facing challenges, ensuring no one went without nourishment. The Employment Advancement Hub played a crucial role in assisting job seekers with resume creation and interview preparation, guiding them toward fulfilling employment opportunities. Lastly, the Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions focused on promoting physical well-being, strengthening family ties, and advocating for inclusivity to ensure that every community member felt valued and included.

               

              by Jacob Collins-Brown | December 2nd 2023

               

              Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

              Springs Boroughs Youth Hub Part of Springs Family Centre in Northampton, had the opportunity this week to present at a Parliamentary briefing in Westminster. Our focus was our work through our Recording studio to divert young people from violence and knife crime. We were joined at the briefing by Stephen Mold. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire. Nick Fletcher MP led the discussion on the call for action at the end of the briefing. As part of the Lords and commons Family and Child Protection Group, we will be publishing our recommendations shortly.

              Activities continued to take place at the Centre, with our youth provision, jobs club and Family sport sessions all being busier than ever.

                 

                by Jacob Collins-Brown | November 18th 2023

                 

                Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                Busy week at Springs Family. On Tuesday Dimz and Clive attended the Serious Violence Strategy meeting. On Wednesday Springs received a visit by the Fire, Police andCrime Commissioner Stephen Mold. 

                Stephen Mold, said: “I am always pleased to see applications from organisations that are youth-based and offer facilities and activities that steer young people away from crime and get them more involved in the community.

                “Very often these organisations are at the heart of their local area and will have a good understanding of how best they can support young people in their neighbourhood.

                 We were also involved in the Youth Summit at the end of the week which brought together hundreds of school pools across the town.

                Here are the activities that took place this week.

                 Community Park Football Sessions: These dynamic programs promote physical fitness and teamwork among our youth.

                Interactive Bingo Gathering: A cross-generational event fostering social connections and a lively atmosphere.

                Expressive Studio Workshops: Creative sessions empowering youth in art, nurturing both creativity and self-discovery.

                Nourishment Outreach Initiative: Essential food support for neighbors facing challenges, ensuring no one goes without nourishment.

                Employment Advancement Hub: Valuable assistance for job seekers in resume-building and interview preparation.

                Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions: Promoting well-being, strengthening family ties, and advocating inclusivity for every community member.

                   

                  by Jacob Collins-Brown | November 11th 2023

                   

                  Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                  This week were joined by volunteers from Sainsbury’s who came to help out for a few hours. We are very grateful for the support.

                  1. Community Park Football Sessions:

                    • These vibrant football programs were designed to instill physical fitness and teamwork values among the young members of our community.
                  2. Interactive Bingo Gathering:

                    • This event successfully united people of all generations, fostering social connections and creating a lively atmosphere.
                  3. Expressive Studio Workshops:

                    • These creative workshops empowered our youth to explore the world of art and freely express themselves, nurturing both creativity and self-discovery.
                  4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative:

                    • We provided essential food support to community members facing challenges, ensuring that no one in our neighbourhood went without nourishment.
                  5. Employment Advancement Hub:

                    • Our hub offered valuable assistance to job seekers, helping them create resumes and prepare for interviews, guiding them towards fulfilling employment opportunities.
                  6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions:

                    • These sessions promoted physical well-being, strengthened family ties, and advocated for inclusivity, ensuring that every community member felt valued and included.

                     

                    by Jacob Collins-Brown | October 28th 2023

                     

                    Job Advert

                    We are recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator. Below are some details about the role:

                    PART TIME VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR
                    18 Hours a week
                    Start date 1st January 2024
                    For an information pack please email: springsfc@yahoo.co.uk
                    Closing date 31st October @ 12 noon

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | October 12th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      It’s been a very busy week so far at Springs. So far this week, we had Jon Ford from NAYC join us to bring a fun session for our Junior Hub group. 

                      1. Community Park Football Sessions: These lively football programs aimed to instill physical health and teamwork values among the young individuals within our community.
                      2. Interactive Bingo Gathering: This event effectively brought people of all ages together, nurturing social connections and creating a lively ambiance.

                      3. Expressive Studio Workshops: These imaginative workshops empowered our youth to delve into the realm of art and express themselves openly, fostering creativity and self-discovery.

                      4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative: We extended crucial food assistance to community members facing difficulties, ensuring that nobody in our neighborhood goes hungry.

                      5. Employment Advancement Hub: Our hub offered valuable support to job seekers by assisting them in creating resumes and preparing for interviews, guiding them toward fulfilling employment opportunities.

                      6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions: These sessions encouraged physical well-being, strengthened family bonds, and advocated for inclusivity, making certain that everyone in our community feels valued and included.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | October 12th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      Community Park Football Sessions: These dynamic football programs were designed to instill physical fitness and teamwork values among the young members of our community.

                      Interactive Bingo Gathering: This event successfully united people of all ages, nurturing social bonds and creating an energetic atmosphere.

                      Expressive Studio Workshops: These creative workshops allowed our youth to explore the world of art and express themselves freely, encouraging imagination and self-identity.

                      Nourishment Outreach Initiative: We extended vital food aid to community members facing hardships, ensuring that no one in our neighborhood goes without a meal.

                      Employment Advancement Hub: Our hub provided valuable assistance to job seekers, aiding them in crafting resumes and preparing for interviews, guiding them towards meaningful employment opportunities.

                      Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions: These sessions promoted physical well-being, reinforced family connections, and championed inclusivity, ensuring that every member of our community feels appreciated and included.

                      Collectively, these endeavors are dedicated to enhancing the overall welfare of our community, fostering meaningful relationships, and offering comprehensive support in various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | September 16th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      1. Community Park Football Sessions: These engaging football sessions were orchestrated to cultivate physical fitness and teamwork among young individuals in our community.

                      2. Interactive Bingo Gathering: This event successfully brought people of all generations together, fostering social connections and creating a vibrant atmosphere.

                      3. Expressive Studio Workshops: These workshops enabled our youth to delve into the realm of art and freely express themselves, promoting creativity and self-expression.

                      4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative: We extended essential food assistance to community members facing hardship, ensuring that nobody in our neighborhood goes hungry.

                      5. Employment Advancement Hub: Our hub offered valuable support to job seekers by helping them build resumes and prepare for interviews, aiding them on their path to meaningful employment.

                      6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families Sessions: These sessions promoted physical well-being, strengthened family ties, and championed inclusivity, ensuring that everyone in our community feels valued and included.

                      Collectively, these initiatives are dedicated to enhancing the overall well-being of our community, fostering meaningful connections, and providing comprehensive support across various facets of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | September 9th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      Throughout this week, we actively engaged in a range of community initiatives designed to uplift and support our neighborhood. These included Community Park Football Sessions, where we fostered physical activity and teamwork among young individuals through engaging football sessions. Our Interactive Bingo Gathering brought people of all ages together, promoting social interaction and creating a lively atmosphere. Additionally, Expressive Studio Workshops empowered young individuals to explore the world of art and freely express themselves. We also ran the Nourishment Outreach Initiative to provide essential food assistance to community members facing hardship, while our Employment Advancement Hub offered support to those on their job-seeking journey through resume building and interview preparation. Finally, the Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families sessions promoted physical well-being, strengthened family bonds, and championed inclusivity. These initiatives collectively aim to enhance the overall well-being of our community, nurture meaningful connections, and offer comprehensive support across various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | September 2nd 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      Here are the activities that we engaged in this week:

                       

                      1. Community Park Football Sessions: Promoting physical activity and teamwork among young individuals through fun and engaging football sessions.
                      2. Interactive Bingo Gathering: Fostering social interaction among people of all ages through lively and interactive bingo events.
                      3. Expressive Studio Workshops: Empowering young individuals to explore the world of art and freely express themselves.
                      4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative: Providing essential food assistance to community members facing hardship.
                      5. Employment Advancement Hub: Assisting individuals in their job-seeking journey through resume building and interview preparation.
                      6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families: Promoting physical well-being, strengthening family bonds, and promoting inclusivity through dedicated sessions.

                      These initiatives are aimed at enhancing the overall well-being of the community, nurturing meaningful connections, and offering comprehensive support across various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | August 26th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      It’s been an a fun and busy week at Springs Family Centre and this Saturday at the Springs Festival is rounding it all up.

                      We had a great basketball session this Thursday with Andre Arissol, who led a training session on our indoor court with some of our regular basketball’s. It was a great time which allowed the young people to ask the pro all the questions they had and get some great tips and tricks from him.

                      1. Community Park Football Sessions: Fostering physical activity and teamwork among youth through enjoyable football sessions.
                      2. Interactive Bingo Gathering: Cultivating social engagement across all age groups in a lively and interactive bingo event.
                      3. Expressive Studio Workshops: Empowering young individuals to delve into the realm of art and express themselves openly.
                      4. Nourishment Outreach Initiative: Extending crucial food assistance to those facing hardship in the community.
                      5. Employment Advancement Hub: Guiding individuals in their pursuit of employment through CV crafting and interview readiness.
                      6. Sports and Togetherness for Girls and Families: Cultivating physical well-being, family bonds, and inclusiveness through dedicated sessions.

                      These endeavors are geared towards enriching the well-being of the community, fostering profound connections, and delivering comprehensive support across various facets of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | August 12th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      Throughout the week, we provided a wide array of activities to cater to all our service users. These included Community Park Football Sessions, encouraging physical activity and teamwork among young people, and an Engaging Bingo Session that promoted social interaction in a fun atmosphere for participants of all ages. The Creative Studio Sessions allowed young individuals to explore art and freely express themselves, while the Food Distribution Program extended essential food support to those in need. Additionally, our Jobs Club Support offered valuable assistance to individuals in their job search, guiding them with CV writing and interview preparation. The Girl and Family Sports Sessions were aimed at promoting physical activity, fostering bonding, and inclusivity among participants. These diverse activities collectively aimed to enhance the well-being of the community, foster meaningful connections, and provide comprehensive support across various aspects of life.

                      We also had Andre Arissol join us this week. He is a professional basketball player, born in Northampton, who has played for Worthing Thunder the Solent Kestrels. He has recently signed for MK Breakers. In his last 3 seasons in the NBL1, Arissol has twice been named defensive player of the year, three times All British team and Once in the NBL1 team of the year.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | August 5th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      Throughout the week, we offered a variety of activities for all our service users:

                      • Community Park Football Sessions: Encouraging physical activity and teamwork for young people.
                      • Engaging Bingo Session: Promoting social interaction in a fun atmosphere for all ages.
                      • Creative Studio Sessions: Allowing young people to explore art and express themselves freely.
                      • Food Distribution Program: Providing essential food support to those in need.
                      • Jobs Club Support: Assisting individuals in their job search with CV writing and interview preparation.
                      • Girl and Family Sports Sessions: Promoting physical activity, bonding, and inclusivity.

                      These activities aim to enhance the community’s well-being, foster meaningful connections, and provide comprehensive support in various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | July 29th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre Empowering our Community

                      It’s been a week of hard work, Joy, Connection & Support. From lively football sessions promoting teamwork, to engaging bingo for all ages, and creative art exploration for the young, we catered to everyone’s needs. We addressed food insecurity with distributions, assisted job seekers, and strengthened bonds through sports. Together, we fostered well-being and embraced comprehensive support.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | July 22nd 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      At springs Family Centre we have been running budgeting courses for many years. This week we completed our training for the updated courses. We hope to be among the first to run the new Money Coaching course in the Autumn (Watch out for the duties). Next Saturday, on the 15th July, we will be taking part in the Spring Festival taking place on the estate from 12 noon to 4pm. We will be in the pocket park so do come and say hi.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | July 8th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      Throughout the week, we hosted an array of activities catering to all our service users:

                      1. Football sessions in the community park brought joy to young participants, promoting physical activity and teamwork.

                      2. A lively bingo session engaged people of all ages, fostering social interaction and creating a fun atmosphere.

                      3. Young individuals had the opportunity to express themselves through creative studio sessions, exploring art and self-expression.

                      4. Our commitment to addressing food insecurity continued with food distribution throughout the week, providing support to those in need.

                      5. The Jobs club offered assistance to individuals seeking employment, including help with CV writing and interview preparation.

                      6. The week culminated with Girl and Family sports sessions, encouraging physical activity and strengthening bonds within the community.

                      These activities were designed to improve the community’s well-being, foster connections, and offer comprehensive support in various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | July 1st 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      Throughout the week, we organized a variety of activities catering to all our service users:

                      We hosted football sessions in the community park, where young people delighted in playing the sport, encouraging physical activity and teamwork. An engaging bingo session was also held, attracting participants of all ages, and fostering social interaction in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Young people were provided with creative studio sessions, offering them an opportunity to explore art and express themselves freely. Our commitment to addressing food insecurity continued through our food distribution program. Throughout the week, we ensured that those we work with, who are in need of food support, received the necessary assistance. To aid individuals in their job search, we operated the Jobs club, providing support in various aspects of employment-seeking such as CV writing and interview preparation. The week concluded with Girl and Family sports sessions, promoting physical activity, bonding, and inclusivity.

                      These activities were designed with the objective of enhancing the community’s overall well-being, fostering meaningful connections, and providing comprehensive support in various aspects of life.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | June 24th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      Throughout the week, we continued to host various activities for all our service users:

                      We held football in the community park. The young people enjoyed playing football, promoting physical activity and teamwork.

                      We held also held our bingo session, which had people of all ages participating in a fun bingo session, fostering social interaction.

                      We held our studio sessions for young people. These creative studio sessions allowed young people to explore art and self-expression.

                      Our food distribution continues to happen through out the week, addressing food insecurity for those that we wortk with that are in need of food support.

                      We continue to support people get into work through our Jobs club. Support was provided to individuals seeking employment, including CV writing and interview preparation.

                      The week was rounded of with our Girl and Family sports sessions.

                      These activities aimed to improve the community’s well-being, foster connections, and provide support in different aspects of life. 

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | June 17th 2023

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      This week has been quite eventful, and it culminated with an exciting and action-packed sports session  this Saturday morning. Despite the initial setback of not having a Junior Hub session on Monday due to the bank holiday, the team made a strategic decision to reschedule it for Wednesday afternoon. The outcome surpassed expectations as it turned out to be one of the busiest sessions to date.

                      Now, as the summer period approaches, the focus is on preparing for the transition of the football sessions back to Victoria Park. This move signifies a significant shift in venue and opens up new possibilities for engaging with the local community, particularly the young people in the area. Victoria Park offers a picturesque and inviting environment that is bound to enhance the overall experience for everyone involved.

                      Engaging further with the local young people is a primary goal of the team, as we understand the importance of providing positive outlets and activities that promote healthy lifestyles. By bringing the football sessions to Victoria Park, we hope to create a sense of community, encourage active participation, and build lasting relationships with the young individuals in the area.

                      Overall, this week’s bustling schedule and the upcoming move to Victoria Park reflect a vibrant and dynamic approach to community engagement. By adapting to changes and continuously seeking ways to connect with the local youth, the team is making a lasting difference in the lives of those we interact with.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | June 3rd 2023

                       

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      It was a huge pleasure to have Councillor James Hill from Billing and Rectory Farm visit Springs Family Centre this week to speak with us and visit our centre.
                      We discussed some of the most pressing issues affecting young people in Northampton today such as knife crime, youth services funding & activities.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 25th 2023

                       

                       

                      Dimz and Callum were of to watch Hamilton in London Thanks to High Sheriff.

                       

                       

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      Thursday this week saw Dimz and Clive at Northampton International Academy. Our stall was very popular. As well as meeting many young people who already attend Springs Boroughs Youth Hub. We were able to talk to many others who didn’t know about it. It was also good to meet Counciler Hibbert, the new Mayor of Northampton and Councillor Stone and the principal of the school Mr Serrao.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 18th 2023

                       

                       

                      The Coronation Weekend

                      Springs Family Centre had a fantastic weekend celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. On Friday 5th May 40 young people came together for a coronation football tournament.

                       

                       

                      On Saturday 6th May, young people gathered and looked at and commented on proposal plans for the building we use and other plans for the area

                       

                      On Monday 8th May, we held a table top sale and a Bingo session as part of the Big Help out project. We had two surprise visitors during the afternoon – firstly James Saunders Watson, who is the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and later on Rachel McGrath, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation.

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, as we gear up for May’s bank holidays and the King’s Coronation

                      Clive Ireson our development manager attended the online forum for single homelessness. He was also interviewed on Wednesday by radio nothpation about volunteering which links to some of the volunteering efforts of King Charles.

                      Our sessions continue to take place with jobs club and the young people. The young people prepare go into the football tournament full of excitement. We will update you with pictures next week

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 4th, 2023

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, as we gear up for May’s bank holidays and the King’s Coronation

                      With May only a few days away, we prepare to be open as often as possible even over the bank Holiday period. We also have different activities taking place as we build up to the coronation of King Charles.

                      This week we had busy Junior Hub and Youth Hub session. Some of the young people will be assembling into teams for a five a-side tournament we’ll be hosting as part of our coronation events and activities.

                      There are various activities taking place to accommodate the entire spectrum of service users we work with.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 29th, 2023

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, It’s good to be back in after a couple of days 

                      Clive Ireson, our Development Manager was announced as a our new Community Ambassador for the Community foundation. They are so excited to have Clive as one of their volunteer ambassadors.

                      Springs Family has created a street-level centre in Spring Boroughs, Northampton, working with all ages. The youth work at Springs continually breaks new ground and diverts many from youth violence and knife crime.

                      Clive told them: “Being a volunteer ambassador for the Northants Community Foundation will enable me to introduce others so that they too can benefit from NCF.”

                      We are back to running all our services as per usual after the Easter Bank Holiday breaks.

                      Preparation for the coronation weekend is also in full swing. 

                      The second year of our youth music funding has also been confirmed this week. Great work from Dimz for all he has done during the first year.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 15th, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, even with the bank holiday break on Good Friday

                      This week, as we geared up for the Easter breaks on Good Friday and Easter Monday. We continued to be busy throughout the week with our Junior Hub and Football sessions on Monday. Wednesday saw us give out large numbers of food parcels during our food distribution scheme.

                      Basketball sessions were as vibrant and as competive as ever. As we saw a return from university of a lot of the young people who have used the facilities over the years. 

                      Although we were closed on Good Friday, meaning no Springs boroughs youth hub session, we have had a good number of young people turn up for the iWill session on Saturday afternoon. this week, they are all recording a podcast with our new podcast setup sponsored by Bayo.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 8, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Thursday this week saw Springs Family Centre hold its AGM of trustees. Doyin and Dave retired from the board, whilst Obi, Ian and Rob joined the board. Calum, one of our young people performed a rap about his life story. The trustees then looked at the proposal for a multi use games area at the front of the building. They also looked at the plans for refurbishment of the building Springs works in.

                      Food distribution has been busy this week and we are grateful for the food donations we receive too.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 1, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Food distribution has been busy this week and we are grateful for the food donations we receive too.

                      On Thursday the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire – Crispin Holborn visited us again. He is supporting our recording studio projects and has taken a keen interests into them.

                      Friday saw us awarded a small grant of £2000 from BAYO (joy has found us) to enhance the facilities of the recording studio.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 25, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Our Monday evenings continue to be eventful at Springs Junior Hub. Our junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier, and the football in the park sessions are getting more and more competitive. 

                      We’ve continued to assist in providing HSF vouchers to the community.

                      The iWill sessions continue with the young people.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and continue to have constant use of our recording studio.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 18, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      We continue to assist in providing HSF for those that are in need of it. We have had vasts amounts of people through our doors this week. Some of who have been referred to us and some of who we will continue to support through our jobs club and junior hub sessions for their children.

                      This week we began our iWill sessions with some of the young people we work with throughout the week. These sessions have been created to help empower these young people to become positive change the local and wider community needs. We give them a safe place to share their thoughts on different issues and projects in taking place in the community, so we can establish solutions together.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and continue to have constant use of our recording studio.

                      Our youth and junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier. With new people from various walks of life going the sessions this week.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 11, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      It was great to warmly welcome Tina Costello from Heart of England Community Foundation to Springs Family Centre and show case some of the crucial work we do to support residents.

                       Our youth, junior hub and sports activities continue to grow and get busier. We have had almost a 100 young people through the doors this week for the various sessions we put on for them.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 4, 2023

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Lots of visitors to Springs this week, including Suzanne Homes who is the Regeneration Officer, Major Projects and Regeneration for West Northants Council. We also had Kmart Walford our consultant from Avocado +.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and are also please to have upgraded the recording studio with a new set of drums. 

                      Our youth and junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier. With new people from various walks of life going the sessions this week.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 25, 2023

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Junior Hub for 8 to 10 year olds on Monday saw lots of enthusiasm in all the sports that were being played.

                      A number of new people joined the bingo session on Wednesday from 1pm – 2:30pm.

                      We finished our work issuing Household support Vouchers this week.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 18, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      The week started well on Sunday with Callum performing a rap at the Northamptonshire Courts Service in Rothwell with the High Sheriff.

                      On Tuesday we started issuing the next tranche of Housing Support Scheme vouchers. There is much demand and we are fully booked with appointments until the beginning of March.

                      We continue to have busy sessions with our young people and Junior hub group. We’ve had 65+ children and young people through to our sessions.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 11, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      We completed the CAP money budgeting course this week with a celebration meal and looking at what we had learnt. Thank you to the National Grid for funding this course.

                      We have new equipment so that those creating in the recording studio can perform in halls and at outside events.

                      We continue to have busy sessions with our young people and Junior hub group. We’ve had 65+ children and young people through to our sessions.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 4, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      This week we’ve had over 60 young people and children join us for various activities in the building. Including Table tennis, basketball  music recording and football. They keep all of us on our toes which is what want, but they continue to appreciate the facilities and activities we provide them.

                      This week we held the fourth week of our CAP money course.

                       

                      by | Jan 21, 2023

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      It was a huge pleasure to have Councillor James Hill from Billing and Rectory Farm visit Springs Family Centre this week to speak with us and visit our centre.
                      We discussed some of the most pressing issues affecting young people in Northampton today such as knife crime, youth services funding & activities.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 25th 2023

                       

                       

                      Dimz and Callum were of to watch Hamilton in London Thanks to High Sheriff.

                       

                       

                       

                      Another Busy week at Springs Family Centre

                      Thursday this week saw Dimz and Clive at Northampton International Academy. Our stall was very popular. As well as meeting many young people who already attend Springs Boroughs Youth Hub. We were able to talk to many others who didn’t know about it. It was also good to meet Counciler Hibbert, the new Mayor of Northampton and Councillor Stone and the principal of the school Mr Serrao.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 18th 2023

                       

                       

                      The Coronation Weekend

                      Springs Family Centre had a fantastic weekend celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. On Friday 5th May 40 young people came together for a coronation football tournament.

                       

                       

                      On Saturday 6th May, young people gathered and looked at and commented on proposal plans for the building we use and other plans for the area

                       

                      On Monday 8th May, we held a table top sale and a Bingo session as part of the Big Help out project. We had two surprise visitors during the afternoon – firstly James Saunders Watson, who is the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and later on Rachel McGrath, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation.

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, as we gear up for May’s bank holidays and the King’s Coronation

                      Clive Ireson our development manager attended the online forum for single homelessness. He was also interviewed on Wednesday by radio nothpation about volunteering which links to some of the volunteering efforts of King Charles.

                      Our sessions continue to take place with jobs club and the young people. The young people prepare go into the football tournament full of excitement. We will update you with pictures next week

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | May 4th, 2023

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, as we gear up for May’s bank holidays and the King’s Coronation

                      With May only a few days away, we prepare to be open as often as possible even over the bank Holiday period. We also have different activities taking place as we build up to the coronation of King Charles.

                      This week we had busy Junior Hub and Youth Hub session. Some of the young people will be assembling into teams for a five a-side tournament we’ll be hosting as part of our coronation events and activities.

                      There are various activities taking place to accommodate the entire spectrum of service users we work with.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 29th, 2023

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, It’s good to be back in after a couple of days 

                      Clive Ireson, our Development Manager was announced as a our new Community Ambassador for the Community foundation. They are so excited to have Clive as one of their volunteer ambassadors.

                      Springs Family has created a street-level centre in Spring Boroughs, Northampton, working with all ages. The youth work at Springs continually breaks new ground and diverts many from youth violence and knife crime.

                      Clive told them: “Being a volunteer ambassador for the Northants Community Foundation will enable me to introduce others so that they too can benefit from NCF.”

                      We are back to running all our services as per usual after the Easter Bank Holiday breaks.

                      Preparation for the coronation weekend is also in full swing. 

                      The second year of our youth music funding has also been confirmed this week. Great work from Dimz for all he has done during the first year.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 15th, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, even with the bank holiday break on Good Friday

                      This week, as we geared up for the Easter breaks on Good Friday and Easter Monday. We continued to be busy throughout the week with our Junior Hub and Football sessions on Monday. Wednesday saw us give out large numbers of food parcels during our food distribution scheme.

                      Basketball sessions were as vibrant and as competive as ever. As we saw a return from university of a lot of the young people who have used the facilities over the years. 

                      Although we were closed on Good Friday, meaning no Springs boroughs youth hub session, we have had a good number of young people turn up for the iWill session on Saturday afternoon. this week, they are all recording a podcast with our new podcast setup sponsored by Bayo.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 8, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Thursday this week saw Springs Family Centre hold its AGM of trustees. Doyin and Dave retired from the board, whilst Obi, Ian and Rob joined the board. Calum, one of our young people performed a rap about his life story. The trustees then looked at the proposal for a multi use games area at the front of the building. They also looked at the plans for refurbishment of the building Springs works in.

                      Food distribution has been busy this week and we are grateful for the food donations we receive too.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | April 1, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Food distribution has been busy this week and we are grateful for the food donations we receive too.

                      On Thursday the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire – Crispin Holborn visited us again. He is supporting our recording studio projects and has taken a keen interests into them.

                      Friday saw us awarded a small grant of £2000 from BAYO (joy has found us) to enhance the facilities of the recording studio.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 25, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Our Monday evenings continue to be eventful at Springs Junior Hub. Our junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier, and the football in the park sessions are getting more and more competitive. 

                      We’ve continued to assist in providing HSF vouchers to the community.

                      The iWill sessions continue with the young people.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and continue to have constant use of our recording studio.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 18, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      We continue to assist in providing HSF for those that are in need of it. We have had vasts amounts of people through our doors this week. Some of who have been referred to us and some of who we will continue to support through our jobs club and junior hub sessions for their children.

                      This week we began our iWill sessions with some of the young people we work with throughout the week. These sessions have been created to help empower these young people to become positive change the local and wider community needs. We give them a safe place to share their thoughts on different issues and projects in taking place in the community, so we can establish solutions together.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and continue to have constant use of our recording studio.

                      Our youth and junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier. With new people from various walks of life going the sessions this week.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 11, 2023 

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      It was great to warmly welcome Tina Costello from Heart of England Community Foundation to Springs Family Centre and show case some of the crucial work we do to support residents.

                       Our youth, junior hub and sports activities continue to grow and get busier. We have had almost a 100 young people through the doors this week for the various sessions we put on for them.

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Mar 4, 2023

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Lots of visitors to Springs this week, including Suzanne Homes who is the Regeneration Officer, Major Projects and Regeneration for West Northants Council. We also had Kmart Walford our consultant from Avocado +.

                      We had a busy bingo session on Wednesday and are also please to have upgraded the recording studio with a new set of drums. 

                      Our youth and junior hub activities continue to grow and get busier. With new people from various walks of life going the sessions this week.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 25, 2023

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      Junior Hub for 8 to 10 year olds on Monday saw lots of enthusiasm in all the sports that were being played.

                      A number of new people joined the bingo session on Wednesday from 1pm – 2:30pm.

                      We finished our work issuing Household support Vouchers this week.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 18, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      The week started well on Sunday with Callum performing a rap at the Northamptonshire Courts Service in Rothwell with the High Sheriff.

                      On Tuesday we started issuing the next tranche of Housing Support Scheme vouchers. There is much demand and we are fully booked with appointments until the beginning of March.

                      We continue to have busy sessions with our young people and Junior hub group. We’ve had 65+ children and young people through to our sessions.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 11, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      We completed the CAP money budgeting course this week with a celebration meal and looking at what we had learnt. Thank you to the National Grid for funding this course.

                      We have new equipment so that those creating in the recording studio can perform in halls and at outside events.

                      We continue to have busy sessions with our young people and Junior hub group. We’ve had 65+ children and young people through to our sessions.

                       

                      by Jacob Collins-Brown | Feb 4, 2023 

                       

                       

                       

                      Another busy week at Springs Family Centre, but that’s how we like it!

                      This week we’ve had over 60 young people and children join us for various activities in the building. Including Table tennis, basketball  music recording and football. They keep all of us on our toes which is what want, but they continue to appreciate the facilities and activities we provide them.

                      This week we held the fourth week of our CAP money course.

                       

                      by | Jan 21, 2023

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