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Carlton community hub

Our Carlton Community Hub is in the former Carlton Methodist Church, long-term home for our Carlton Foodbank.  Having taken on the tenancy in October 2021 following the closure of the Church, the volunteer team has grown from strength to strength under the direction and support of our Development Manager, Michael Singh, a Carlton resident himself, pictured (second left) with some of our Carlton Volunteer team. 


In November 2023, the Hub was awarded Runner Up in the Pride of Gedling 'Outstanding Community Project' - a real testimony to the work of our volunteers, staff, partners, supporters, and of course the wonderful guests we welcome across the week. 

The Carlton Community Hub project is a significant financial investment for Hope Nottingham. Donate here to support the Hub's work and future development.

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Carlton Community Hub, 88 Carlton Hill, Carlton, NG4 1EE

what's on at Carlton community hub

 carlton community cafe

Tuesday and Friday 12 noon - 2.30 pm

Supported by a wonderful team of volunteers who are offering refreshments and home-made light snacks such as scones and hot soup.  Our cafe does not charge, the focus is on providing a safe space for the local community which offers befriending and signposting. A Gedling Borough Council Advisor is available on Tuesdays to support local residents.

Fresh Baked Scones


Tuesday and Friday 12 noon - 2.30 pm

Our Foodbank works on a referral system and a voucher is needed for provision of 3 days of emergency food.

Find out more here.

An advisor from The Ark, Gedling is also available to offer professional advice to those in financial hardship. 

Like all our Foodbanks, Carlton is reliant on the goodwill of local people in donating the food issued for those in crisis. Donations can be dropped off during sessions or at the local Tesco, who we work in partnership with.

Find out more about donating food here. 

Carlton foodclub

Every Thursday 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Good quality food at a low cost for anyone who lives or works within 15 minutes of our Carlton Community Hub.

Joining the Food club costs just £1 per family, per year.


Once a member, each time you attend you can purchase a bag of tasty food with an approximate value of £15 for just £3.50!  Every week is a surprise!  Meet fellow Food club members and  join us for a tea or coffee. 

Please bring your own bags for life and please do share with us any exciting meal creations.

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arts & craft group

Monday 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Supported by Jigsaw 

Knit, Crochet, Sew, Craft while having a natter.

This relaxed group, led by volunteers, is growing from strength to strength each week.

No previous craft experience is necessary, but experienced 'crafters' are also welcome to come along to share their skills with others or just to

have some company. 

Kids Playing with Lego

Friendship club

Saturday 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Following a request from the local community we started a friendship group which has grown from strength to strength. Join us on a Saturday for refreshments, friendship, sometimes singing,

games and more.... 

As a Christian charity we often start our session with a short prayer and a faith based music video, which you are welcome to avoid or enjoy, as you choose.

No booking or fee required, just come along.

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Kids Playing with Lego

stay and play

Wednesday 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Provided by Netherfield Children's Centre 

Babies and preschool children are welcome to join in fun activities every week. Play sessions are aimed at children aged 0-4 years and include Messy Play, Singing and more.... 

No booking required, just come along.

work club

Provided by Jigsaw Homes Midlands
1st and 3rd Tuesday 12 noon - 2.45 pm

Appointment based support for anyone looking for new employment. Get advice about C.V writing or learn and practice interview skills.

Half hour slots can be booked via the Carlton Hub or by calling Jigsaw Midlands Neighbourhood Engagement Team on 0115 9051515

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falls prevention class

Provided by The Active Health Coach
Wednesday 10.45 am - 12.15 pm

For: People over 55 who are unsteady on their feet and have either fallen or think they are going to fall;

Aim: To increase confidence, balance, strength,

flexibility. Standing and Seated exercises;

Duration: 60 minute class followed by

a 30 minute social session. 

Cost: £3 per week

This class has been very popular so, please contact:

Sara on 07985 133966


for further information and to book a place.

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Please help Hope Nottingham lift people from crisis to hope by donating now

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if you are in need of emergency food   

SEE OUR MAY BANK HOLIDAY opening hours here

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