THE HUB

THE HUB @ LOW PAVEMENT is a space for community, dedicated to bringing people together, hosting groups and activities and a central point to find out what’s happening in local areas.

This page is the best place to find out what’s happening and what’s coming soon.

THE HUB aims to be an inclusive, welcoming and friendly place for members of the public and for volunteer-led community groups. We actively support community action, social connectedness, mental health and improved wellbeing.

THE HUB is the home of the Feeling Connected Project, which works across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire to increase social connectedness and reduce isolation and loneliness. Find out more here.

Members of the public can use the hub to:

  • Find out information about the voluntary and community sector in the local area
  • Meet and talk with others
  • Take part in organised activities
  • Learn new skills which will help them feel more connected
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Volunteer-led groups and community groups can use the hub for:

  • Social get-togethers for their members (eg coffee mornings)
  • Small scale activities that enhance wellbeing
  • Small scale exhibitions of art / crafts etc

Contact Us

THE HUB @ LOW PAVEMENT is located in Chesterfield town centre, off New Square, at 61-63 Low Pavement, S40 1PA

You can contact James, the manager on 07743 514 934 or email him:  james@dva.org.uk


Activities: Monday 8th – Sunday 14th Aug

Monday Aug 8th

Open 10 – 3pm.  Feel free to pop-in.

Deaf & Hearing Support starts 10.30 ends 12pm.

Collect your NHS Hearing Aid batteries here.

No appointment needed, drop-in anytime.

Natter Café   starts 12.30 ends 2.30pm.

Have a chat, hosted by Mark from ReThink.

No appointment needed, drop-in anytime.

Tuesday Aug 9th

Open 10 – 3pm.  Feel free to pop-in.

Photography Group     starts 1 ends 2pm

Mindful Phone Photography, it’s all about getting out and taking photos with whatever you’ve got. No experience needed. Free

Wednesday Aug 10th

Open 10 – 3pm.  Feel free to pop-in.

Support Café     starts 10.30 ends 12.30.

Have a chat, hosted by Mark from Recovery & Peer Support Group.

Drop-in anytime. Free

Sing-a-long Group  starts 1.30 ends 2.30pm.

An informal sing a long to popular songs, reading the words from a big screen. Free.

Thursday Aug 11th

Open 10 – 3pm.  Feel free to pop-in.

Crochet Group    starts 10 ends 12noon.

Beginners and pros welcome, all materials provided.

No appointment needed, drop-in anytime. Free

Friendship Group     starts 11 ends 1pm.

For anyone wanting to make new friends, a welcoming and friendly group, enjoying a chat and a cuppa.

No appointment needed, drop-in anytime. Free

Dementia Awareness Day      starts 10 ends 3pm.

Altzimers Association

Find out about organisations, groups and getting support.

No appointment needed, drop-in anytime. Free.

Friday Aug 12th

Closed. 

Saturday Aug 13th

Closed. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Role title:  Welcomer at The Hub

The role of volunteer Welcomer is vital; to create a friendly atmosphere, to engage everyone who walks in with a smile and an easy conversation, to help them find what they are looking for. We have found that many people wander in looking for something but they are not quite sure what. Often is it some form of social connection. We want the Hub to be a safe space for them to find out. It may not be something we can directly point them toward, but rather, through conversation help them discover. Talking about their life, their passions, skills, hobbies and ambitions is always a good start. In this way, the volunteer Welcomer is a mixture of receptionist, host and coach.

We are looking for volunteer Welcomers to cover one or more shifts at The Hub; in the morning from 10am-12.30 or the afternoon 12.30-3pm, on either Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Each shift will be covered by a pair of Volunteer Welcomers. A member of staff will usually be present.

Duties:

  • Welcoming everyone to the Hub with a smile!
  • Encouraging people to take part in the interactive displays.
  • Answering the phone and taking messages.
  • Assisting with data collection.
  • Assisting with light cleaning duties.

Essential Qualities –

  • Confidence to approach and welcome members of the public.
  • Bubbly, smiley, happy personality.
  • A non-judgemental and helpful attitude.
  • Ability to put people at ease.
  • Good listener.
  • A pleasant, approachable and helpful manner
  • Sensitivity and empathy – an ability to read people
  • Good judgement, ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to keep calm and summon help if required
  • Understanding of that some people might not know what they are looking for, and that rather than direct questioning, a ‘round-about’ conversation may help them figure it out.
  • Refer people to services and members of staff.