The Southern Holderness Resource Centre (SHoRes Centre) has been established by the local community campaigning long and hard for a provision that can benefit each and every individual within Southern Holderness. The result of this public demand is a bespoke building that currently accommodates various community groups as well as function room, meeting room, IT and multi-media facilities, as well as a healthy living kitchen that provides healthy nutritional meals.
In summary we are “Serving the community of the Holderness”…
The need for a centre was identified during the 1990’s when local voluntary and community groups realised the advantages to them of sharing facilities in one building instead of being spread out around the area. There were public meetings and consultations held to discuss this and other regeneration projects. The Management Committee was formed with representatives from these organisations, town council and members of the community. All of the charity’s trustees and almost all of the Management Committee live locally. The charity has taken proactive steps to become a self sustaining enterprise, and has developed 3 trading arms to support this mission, as well as providing support services to other established community organisations.These enterprises also compliment the needs of the community and provide essential employment opportunities, to date we employ over 75 individuals across all the elements of SHoRes.
The enterprises are varied, from a domicillary care provider, Shores Homecare Limited, a training provider in Shores TEAM Limited, a community radio station SEASIDE FM and the centre community café, Shores Community Diner Limited.
Over the last 8 years we have been successful in securing a variety of contracts that assist individuals in their skills development and back to work activities. Over 1500 individuals have achieved their aspirations, returned to work or achieved qualifications.
Shores delivers a wide range of activities including the following:-
- Welfare to work initiatives, the Work Programme, in partnership with 3SC and Intraining
- Vocational training and development including NVQs
- Voluntary and work based placement opportunities
- Room and resource hire
- Office and business services to partner organisations including community and voluntary sector agencies
- Weddings and celebratory events
As a forward thinking organisation we are continuously looking to identify further opportunities that will compliment the charity and our community. We recognise as a rurally isolated community inward bound investment from private business is limited, so we endevour to create opportunities and activities that create local jobs that are sustainable