Supporting young people and their families to gain a better future....

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The Base opened it’s doors to young people of Debenham back in Septemeber 2012. For many years it has been a drop in youth club for all ages 11+ that happened every Friday night. Over the years we have seen thousands of young people come and have fun and get support when needed, but things are changing…. 

From May 2023 The Base is going to be focussing on three things:

  • Providing a place for young people to come and be themselves. 
  • Supporting parents and families.
  • Being a presence in school.  

The way we’re going to do that is by:  

The Base


Running a weekly post school club, consisting of games, activities and food. Aimed at those who would usually go home to an empty house. This starts on Wednesday 17th May for every Wedensday in term time. Sign up is essential so we can plan food and can be done here.



An annual program of workshops aimed at parents/ carers (budgeting, LGBTQI+, parenting, bereavement) ran in collaboration with Debenham High School. Starting from September 2023. As well as Half-termly coffee morning in partnership with DHS and 2 events per year for families. 


Mentoring/Coaching in Debenham High School as well as supporting with trips, assemblies and other school activites when needed.  Tim Warnock is currently in school one day a week but we’re looking to increase the capacity we have to be in school more. Assemblies and lessons as required. Be an active and key part of the school community. 


Use social media to communicate with parents/carers and provide an online chat facility for young people. Offer 121 coaching online and create content that is helpful for YP’s and their carers. 


We have an amazing bunch of volunteers (all trained and DBS checked) who without wouldn’t make The Base happen. We want to increase the volunteer team and also hope to have funding to employ a full time Youth Worker who will work alongside our volunteer team, current staff provision and with new and existing partnerships.  

For more information on how to be involved or what’s going on contact us thebase@forgechurch.com or check out facebook for current events and updates: facebook/thebasedebenham/  

Link to safeguarding policy at bottom of page.