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The Vine Centre, Aldershot. Who we are and what we do. 

The Vine Centre has been around for 35 years, starting out as a soup kitchen, evolving to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community with a broad range of services. We aim to support the community with their needs as and when they arise.

 

The Vine Centre exists to serve the community. We aim to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community; adults and families that are socially isolated, long term unemployed, homeless or poorly housed, suffering with mental health, addiction or learning difficulties. Often individuals will approach us for one service, then when a good level of trust has been built they will engage with other services and activities that we offer.

 

With our wrap-around services we are able to support a client on their whole journey, reducing any barriers to progression or engagement that they may face. We take pride in being a safe and welcoming centre, where adults of all ages and nationalities feel comfortable to access.

 

We provide training and development opportunities, addiction support, mental health and anger management, budgeting and benefit support, counselling, support with homelessness and housing sustainment. We run social groups to help combat social isolation and provide opportunities for our beneficiaries to learn, grow and feel empowered to make positive changes and sustainable independence.

We are proud...

As a Disability Confident Level 1 Employer we ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, communicate and promote vacancies through a range of channels, offer interviews to people with disabilities, (ensuring they meet the minimum criteria for the role), we support any existing employees with their disabilities or long term health conditions and provide reasonable adjustments to working environment and schedules as required for both new and existing staff.

 

As Autism Ambassadors we are helping to spread the understanding of autism to work and community colleagues, family and friends. We identify and influence adjustments to work processes and practices, the environment and recognise how people engage and communicate. 

 

We are a registered Digital Online Centre through The Good Things Foundation

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Make a referral today.

If you want to make a referral for yourself or anyone else, please download this form and return via email to lesley.herniman@thevinecentre.org.uk

Meet the Staff Team

Lesley Herniman

Lesley Herniman

CEO

Emma Boast

Emma Boast

Fundraiser/Project Worker

Gini Jackson

Gini Jackson

Finance Officer

Carla Green

Carla Green

Senior Project Support Worker

Jasmine Yarnell

Jasmine Yarnell

Mental Health Worker

Susan Hardy

Susan Hardy

Barista

Lynda Thatcher

Lynda Thatcher

Finance Officer/Project Worker

Nikki Nazari

Nikki Nazari

Project Worker

Frances Osang

Frances Osang

Project Worker

Tracie O'Callaghan

Tracie O'Callaghan

Project Worker

Sophie Hathaway

Sophie Hathaway

Senior Administrator

Our Trustees

Cathy Berry

Malcolm Bellwood

Jilly Steventon

Joyce Bellwood (Chair)

Mark Rosling (Treasurer)

Nick Harris

We are looking for new trustees, in particular an Honorary Treasurer. If you would like to join us as a trustee please download our Information Pack for more information.
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