Everton In The Community unveil community hub – ‘The People’s Hub’

A SNEEK peak inside Everton’s new community hub has revealed what it will offer for residents in the area.

Everton in the Community gave locals a chance to look inside the The People’s Hub before it officially opens in the Spring.

The facility is opposite Everton Free School in the shadows of Goodison Park, and is designed to create a ‘community campus’ and will be a home for the charity.

Everton’s community staff members have already begun moving into the site and it has already become a hive of community activity, housing many of the charity’s award-winning projects.

EitC executive director Phil Duffy, who led the tour, said: “We’re delighted to open the doors and start using our new Community Hub, helping us to further strengthen our work within the local area.

“This facility allows us to offer members of our community a safe-haven where they can socialise safely and access employment, training, education and volunteering opportunities.

“We can also provide support around physical health, dietary and provide access for isolated members of our community to engage with us via our programmes.

“We want everyone in the area to know that we are always here for them, should they ever want to visit or require support.”

Everton Ambassador Graeme Sharp, who also received his first look around the new facility, said: “It’s been a pleasure to meet so many inspiring participants and it’s great to see them enjoying the Hub so much!

“During my time as an Ambassador at Everton, I’ve been lucky enough to see some amazing work by the charity – this marks another step forward for our football family and the community we represent, we can’t wait to open the completed campus next year.”