ABOUT THE CHARITY
Centre 33 is a local charity that supports young people, aged 8-25, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Each year we work directly with over 2,000 young people, and respond to over 6,500 enquiries through our drop-ins and helplines.
Our mission is to help every young person fulfil their potential by supporting them with their practical and emotional needs. We do this through a variety of free and confidential services, which include one-to-one support, counselling, advocacy, group work and respite activities. As well as our services being free and confidential, young people are able to self-refer at numerous accessible locations without an appointment.
We help young people to:
Be emotionally and physically healthy
Be safely housed
Be in employment or meaningful education / training
Have improved financial situations
We also help to reduce the negative impact of their caring responsibilities.
We were established in Cambridge in 1981 and now have five main hubs across the county in Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Wisbech. We also work in schools and local community venues.
All the money raised from the 2019 Cambridge Charity Balls will be used to provide activities, trips and holidays for young carers. The caring responsibilities of young carers can impact directly on their lives and future opportunities. Respite, therefore, can be a lifeline for them and is often the only break they will receive from caring responsibilities all year. More than just a chance to escape their role as a carer, it provides them with an opportunity to just be children; to have fun, make new relationships and build resilience.