Open Door Centre Ltd

Open Door Centre Ltd

Charity information

Open Door Centre Ltd

We are a Community based, not-for-profit cafe/drop-in centre which provides low cost healthy meals. We are situated in a deprived area of Colne called Waterside and serve the community and surrounding areas. Our main services users are the disadvantaged and mainly consist of people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems, and the elderly. Our main aim is to relieve poverty, distress, sickness, disablility by providing help and support in education, health and basically improving the condition of life for the people in the area.

Our Centre provides Community Service, college, school, Princes Trust and, New Deal placements as well as volunteering opportunities for the local Community. Free English, Maths, Art and Computer classes are available at the Centre and we try and encourage our customes to engage in these activities. We have 2 well trained support workders, who deal with on average 1,200 clients a year. They deal with a whole range of problems including homelessness, housing problems budgeting, understanding bills, paying bills (utilities) benefit problems, help with doing CV`s, provide food parcels, soup kitchen, and many other problems that are brought to us.
Our Centre has become increasingly popular and we are on target for seeing 1500 people this year.