The Base provides support and social interaction to the local community, with a wide range of activities on offer. Our mission statement is: “ENCOURAGE, ENGAGE, EXCITE!”
We have 200 sessional members and 80 course members attending our different programmes throughout the year, ranging from Year 3 to Year 11. The Base has adapted to the rise of social media and technology by offering varied provisions catering to young people. At The Base, we focus on enhancing the wellbeing of young people in the Hook area, running fitness classes and teen yoga, as well as developing practical life skills with our babysitting, self-defence and cookery sessions. Our unique inter-generational group also encourages young teens to interact more with older generations.
The centre has a superb open-plan kitchen with microwave, oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, fitted disco lights, black-out blinds and a sound system (with iPod connection). It also has the following facilities:
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Air hockey
- Xbox One
- PS4 (teen sessions only)
- Computer suite with free Wifi access
The Base is at the heart of Hook village, located above Hartletts Café, next door to Hook Community Centre (in Ravenscroft).