About Loftus Community Hub

A good description of what we are today is “a facilitator” as our general aim is to provide access to as many services and facilities that are wanted and valued by the community we serve.

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Located in the centre of Loftus, many local people of a certain generation will remember our building as a former Co-operative department store and subsequently an arm of the Redcar College. Today the Old Co-op Community Building – “Loftus hub” is a Loftus based and truly independent not for profit, registered charity.

A good description of what we are today is “a facilitator” as our general aim is to provide access to as many services and facilities that are wanted and valued by the community we serve. Over the past 8 years, we have been working to develop a range of these and are constantly working on and trying new ideas that we feel benefit our community.


Speaking of ideas, as we aim to provide access to as many services and facilities that we can, we would really welcome any ideas from the community, such as social activities that you would like to start up, (Bingo, quiz sessions, hobby groups, interest groups, coffee mornings, afternoon teas, mother & baby groups, music sessions, computer lessons, wellness groups, carers groups, arts activity groups… really anything that appeals to you) so please feel free to contact us and we will arrange to meet, discuss and develop an action plan. Please see our contact us page for details.


To give an idea of how far we have come over the past 8 years, when we first took over the building, there was very little going on, with monthly visits being recorded at around 150 visits per month, we now see an average of 3000 visits per month and growing. Our Trustees, staff, volunteers and I consider the information we gather from the building users and it helps us to determine a practical way forward, in our aim of providing positive support services & facilities for our community.

Our approach has been and continues to be, one of regular informal consultation with the local community, particularly those that use the café, training facilities, meeting facilities, charity shop and of course, our many professional working partners from various agencies including several R&CBC departments, our Borough Councillors, Addaction, MIND, Town Council, Credit Union, local community groups including Loftus Community Forum, ACCORD, Chat Club & N.A.P.

Over these past 8 years, it would be reasonable to say that our building and its local staff team, have steadily developed into a “local hub” and “trusted voice” for many, of course we are very proud and humbled to have been afforded this status and we are delighted that we have been able to meet a range of local needs and intend that we continue to do so for many years to come. We are not however, complacent and constantly seek to improve our offer.