Winchester Hub is a local branch of the national charity, Student Hubs. Our team of volunteers and staff work in partnership with the University of Winchester to support students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other. Read all about what Winchester Hub achieved in the 2019-20 academic year and how you can get involved!
Schools Plus is our tutoring programmethat is designed to tackle educationaldisadvantage. We currently run out ofWinchester, Eastleigh and Basingstoke.This year we developed new relationshipswith Stanmore Primary School, as well asstarting projects such as an after schoolfootball club."Seeing how much childrenincreased in confidence andability from my support wasencouraging."- Cait, Schools+ VolunteerAs we face a future where visitation toschools will be limited, we have put plansin place to adapt this programme. At leastfor the first part of the year, we will now beproducing workbooks for children to do athome as well as offering online mentoringand recorded lesson content.The Impact45 volunteers10 community projectsOver 500 children benefited81% agreed that had learnt more about a social issue"I feel happy that by doing this I am now reallyconfident that teaching is the right career forme. This has therefore been invaluable for me."- Ben, Schools+ VolunteerWinchester Hub is a branch of Student Hubs, a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1122328.
LinkAges is our project that helps combatelderly isolation through intergenerationalwork.This year saw even more projects be set up,including a gym buddy scheme at River ParkLeisure. This is alongside our continuingactivities such as our annual Tea Party."The support and friendshipthe volunteers have given tothe Residents at GeneralJohnson Court has been apleasure to observe."- Amber, General JohnsonDuring lockdown, we ensured that the elderly werenot forgotten. We set up pen pal schemes wherestudents could write to the elderly having to shieldin care homes.The Impact"For people with highlevels of care needed,community support isinvaluable. I can see intheir face they arehappy when I talk tothem."36 Volunteers9 ProjectsOver 200 elderlyresidents benefited- Taqwa, LinkAgesVolunteer93% agreed LinkAgesincreased their confidencewhen facing challengesWinchester Hub is a branch of Student Hubs, a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1122328.