The Highlands Hub opened on Friday 8th April 2011. The vision was to provide a venue from which a sense of community could be built, and from which professional groups would be able to provide the advice and services needed within our local community, enabling people to change their lives for the better, and addressing the causes of deprivation in the immediate area. It is jointly funded by Hampshire County Council and Fareham Borough Council, but staffed by volunteers who are coordinated by St Columba church. It can be found at Highlands Road Shopping Centre, 103 Highlands Road, Fareham PO15 6HZ.
The Highlands Hub is a community café, with internet access and additional small meeting rooms on site from which services are provided to all members of our local community. We aspire to create an environment where everyone is welcome and which enables all people from our local community to easily access the advice and services they need to address the challenges of life.
The current opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Some of the services regularly available at The Highlands Hub are:
- Citizens Advice Bureau – every Tuesday at 10.00am
- ‘Nutty Knitters’ – Friday mornings 10.00am-12.00 noon, an informal gathering of those who enjoy knitting over a cup of tea
- Fareham Borough Council – Housing Tenancy Services, Housing Options Services, Benefits and Council tax advice
- Autism Group every Wednesday at 10.00am
- Cedar Oak Pregnancy Crisis advice
- Careers and CV advice
- Substance Misuse advisor (alternate weeks)
- AFFECT (Action for Families Enduring Criminal Trauma) – advice and counselling for families/friends of offenders
- Community Chatters – a time to meet the local ‘Community Champions’ to chat about the immediate locality
- Hampshire Police monthly surgery
- Local Borough Councillors (Thursday mornings)
If you want to know more about volunteering with us (with no obligation!), please contact Margaret Handley (at St Columba church). Or contact The Highlands Hub direct (details below). Rooms available for meetings (regular or one-off), please contact the Hub for details of room rates.
Come and be part of God’s love in action in your local community!
The Highlands Hub, 103 Highlands Road, Fareham PO15 6HZ
Telephone 01329 609299