Hedge End Town Council Youth Activities 

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Hedge End Town Council employs a part-time Youth Leader and a team of DBS checked and professionally trained youth workers and volunteers to run activities for local young people. 


We work from The Community Hub located on the Wildern School site Wildern Lane, Hedge End.


Details of the projects we run are below. Plans to start a new group will be coming soon, please keep an eye out on the website and social media for updates.

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  • Wednesday, 3.30 to 6.30pm - UNICORN COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT (Starting January) FREE TO ATTEND

    Young people with mild to moderate disabilities & additional needs ages 14-25yrs. Including autistic spectrum or physical needs and/or confidence issues. Weekly counselling sessions plus health and wellbeing drop-in. For a referral please contact Youth Team Manager Sarah Schlesinger. (Details below)


  • Friday, 6.30 to 9.00pm - THE FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT
    (AGES 13-25) Additional needs Youth Group. For young people with additional needs or learning difficulties including autistic spectrum or physical needs and / or confidence issues. Come along and make new friends. £2 p/w -(Further details below)


Contact: Youth Team Leader at The Community Hub - Phone: 01489 780440  for more information.

Tel: 01489 780440

Email: sarah.schlesinger@hedgeend-tc.gov.uk 


Unicorn Counselling & Support


What is it? 

One to one weekly counselling sessions with a professional counsellor (45min sessions for 6 weeks) and Health & Wellbeing Drop-in with weekly support topic.



Wednesdays 3.30-6.30pm

The Hub, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ


Who for? 

Young people with mild to moderate disabilities & additional needs ages 14-25yrs.



Meet the Team 



The Friday Night Project is a weekly social group for young people with additional needs aged 13* to 25 years.


Meeting every Friday 6.30 - 9pm. For young people with Autistic Spectrum difficulties/SEN or confidence issues. The aim of the group is to support young people to engage in a range of activities, aimed at enhancing their life and social skills. Enabling them to reach their full potential. 


At The Friday Night Project, young people will be able to take part in cookery, arts and crafts, films, games, trips, music, recreation and fun activities!


Membership fees are £2.00 per week. 

The Community Hub Youth Centre is based at the entrance to Wildern School which is located along Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton. The youth project is run by staff/volunteers who offer a wealth of experience in working with young people with additional needs. All staff/volunteers hold a valid and enhanced DBS certificate.


Membership to the group is by referral only. This may be through Parent/Carer, School, Self/Young Person or Partner Agency. 


For more information or a referral form please contact Youth Team Manager Sarah Schlesinger
Tel: 01489 780440

Email: sarah.schlesinger@hedgeend-tc.gov.uk