Pendle YES Hub

Pendle YES Hub is an employability and wellbeing service for 16-24 year olds in the Pendle area. It supports young people with accessing employment, education or training. The project also supports with the overall wellbeing of young people and aims to tackle their individual barriers and challenges through outreach support. Pendle YES Hub aims to improve young people’s confidence in securing jobs in the area. The service prioritises a tailored approach to each individual to support them in personal and professional development.

Having secured funding from the Nelson Town Deal in 2022, the project is being delivered by Active Lancashire on behalf of Pendle Borough Council, with the Hub's other key partners being Job Centre Plus, Nelson & Colne College and Lancashire Adult Learning.

The Hub provides services and advice around a variety of issues, including homelessness, domestic abuse, nutrition, CV writing and interview skills. It also offers free sport and arts activities, wellbeing sessions and a variety of free courses, working with a wide range of local organisations to bring the best support for the young people of Pendle.

The hub has helped over 100 young people secure employment since opening in 2021 and has launched a variety of free activities for visitors; including badminton, Virtual Reality sessions, music classes and Gym & Swim sessions.

As part of continued growth, Pendle YES Hub celebrated becoming an official licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in November 2021. The award equips young people with the development of essential life and work skills. It is a recognised mark of achievement respected by employers.


Testimonies from Pendle YES Hub participants:

“I have pushed myself to come out of my comfort zone and got involved with activities I never thought I would have if it wasn’t for the support of the Hub. I can now leave the house and do normal day-to-day things, such as shopping rather than ordering things online and sitting around waiting.”

“The fact that the staff at the hub have been supportive and genuine people who care and want the best for individuals has helped me.”


Weekly activities

All activities run by Pendle YES Hub are free and available for people aged 16 to 24, unless specified.


Bike Club, run by Breaking Cycles. 

What is it? A 6 week course covering bike maintenance and road safety. As part of the course you will refurbish a pre-owned bike that you will get to keep at the end of the course. Please state your interest before attending by emailing [email protected].

When is it? Mondays, 12pm to 3.15pm.

Where is it? Pendle YES HUB, 39-41 Scotland Road, Nelson, BB9 7UT.


Tuesday Chillout session

What is it? Come along to socialise with others while taking part in a variety of games and activities. These include VR gaming, a 5-in-one gaming table that includes table tennis and art projects. Free guitar tutoring is also available.  

When is it? Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm. 

Where is it? Pendle YES HUB, 39-41 Scotland Road, Nelson, BB9 7UT.


Badminton and football sessions

What is it? Come and have a kickabout or play badminton against others. Please state your interest before attending by emailing [email protected].

When is it? Tuesdays, 4pm to 5pm.

Where is it? The Leisure Box, Northlight, Glen Way, Brierfield BB9 5NH.


Table Tennis

What is it? Take part in a table tennis tournament with others or just play for fun.

When is it? Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm.

Where is it? Nelson Independent Church, 9 Netherfield Rd, Nelson BB9 9AW.


Crown green bowling, tennis and basketball

What is it? Join others to play sports using the park facilities and have fun. All equipment provided.

When is it? Wednesday, 1pm - 2pm.

Where is it? Alkincoats Park, Alkincoats Rd, Colne BB8 9QQ.


Canoeing and kayaking sessions (running 27th July to 31st August 2022 as part of the Super Slow Way)

What is it? Learn how to navigate the canals using canoes and kayaks, with all equipment provided. This activity is available for all ages, but please register your interest first by emailing [email protected].

When is it? Wednesdays, 9.30am to 12am for group one and Wednesdays, 1pm - 3.30pm.

Where is it? Behind Morrisons in Nelson, Pendle St, Nelson, BB9 7UZ.


Pen Project with Pendle Hill Landscapes

What is it? Outdoor activities, such as archeology and creating bird boxes.

When is it? Thursdays, 11am until the afternoon (times depend on the activity).

Where is it? Activities take place in different locations, but there is free transport from pick-up points across Pendle to these. Please state your interest by emailing [email protected].


Gym and swim session

What is it? Either access a free one-hour gym or swimming session. Register first by emailing [email protected].

When is it? Thursdays, 4pm - 5pm.

Where is it? Wave Lengths, Leeds Road, Nelson, BB9 9TD.


Snooker and pool session

What is it? Play snooker and pool in tournaments or just for fun against others.

When is it? Fridays, 12.10pm to 1.10pm.

Where is it? Alexandra Snooker Club, 5 Holme St, Nelson, BB9 9SS.


Friday Chillout session.

What is it? Come along to socialise with others while taking part in a variety of games and activities. These include VR gaming, a 5-in-one gaming table that includes table tennis and art projects. Free guitar tutoring is also available.

When is it? Fridays, 1pm to 3pm.

Where is it? Pendle YES HUB, 39-41 Scotland Road, Nelson, BB9 7UT.


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