Where we Came from
The Centre Colne Open Door Centre is a small independent charity.
Our funding comes mainly from Charitable Trusts although we are currently receiving a small percentage of our funding from Statutory sources.
The Cafe is situated on Albert Road,opposite the Town Hall and is fully wheelchair accessible.
The Open Door Centre endeavours to help people cope with the mental and emotional pressures of life by providing a
non-discriminatory, non-judgemental and accepting atmosphere with the aims of providing opportunitiesto enable individuals to developtheir potential talents.
Our work is centred around our cafe premises and drop-in facility in Colne and is focused on offering information, advice, guidance and support, without discrimination to the marginalised families and residents in Colne and the surrounding area.
As well as providing low cost, nutritious meals in our community Cafe, we also help to alleviate poverty and need by liasing with a variety of professional, statutory and voluntary services to help remedy the sometimes complex issues that people have.
Our other services include free training in basic skills, Information Technology and Art, volunteer placements, free internet access, free counselling services, food parcels and a free hot meal and drink to the homeless and needy.