Friday 7th August saw The Junction hosting a visit by the Test Valley Mayor Iris Andersen together with two of the trustees from Alabaré and other invited guests.
The visitors were taken on a guided tour of the building including the music room and meeting rooms that are also available to hire to outside groups and businesses.
The visit also gave the Mayor the chance to meet two Trustees from Alabaré, Phil Davies and Christine Robinson, both of whom are heavily involved in the provision of support for young people in the area.
Visitors were also shown a very powerful video about domestic abuse that was recorded and produced by users at the centre.
Vanessa Bedford, Care and Support Manager for young people at Alabaré said “We welcome VIP visits to The Junction with open arms. It is vital for us to show the good work that takes place here in Andover and that our young people feel part of the town and realise the importance of contributing positively to the local community.”
The Junction is an information, advice, training and guidance centre for young people, aged between 13 and 25, in Junction Road, Andover. Users can take part in many different activities, workshops and one-to-one sessions including art and music awards. Advice is also available on health, housing, employment and relationships.
Refreshments will be made and served by the young people who are being supported by Alabaré at The Junction. Catering is one of many life skills that are taught and encouraged at the Centre.
The Junction is also looking for volunteers to help in various areas including the reception desk. To find out more, go to the website at www.alabare.co.uk/home/the-junction.