XTRAX (Young People's Centre)

XTRAX (Young People's Centre) Drop-in Centre

Xtrax was formed as a charity in 1994 in response to a growing need for an independent and confidential service aimed at disaffected young people who were not connecting with the existing health and social provision. The activities of Xtrax are based in premises in Hastings which are operated as a drop in centre, which is open from 3 in the afternoon until 10 at night, the time when most young people are looking for the support they need, and can access a range of confidential services, have a nutritious meal, take a shower, make use of the free washing facilities, or just relax.

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It ran from 1:07 PM, 30 September 2014 to 9:33 PM, 9 April 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1037310)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy


  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)



The Xtrax Drop-in Centre provides an accessible and safe place for young people to get advice and support on issues that are impacting on their lives. The drop-in centre is open to all young people in need of support at the times when they are most vulnerable and lonely including four evenings each week and Christmas day. Nutritious meals are prepared at the centre as are showering and laundry facilities, amenities not available to them elsewhere. Each year more than 450 young people use the services provided at Xtrax with many benefiting from the range of projects available over a period of time. 99% of service users come from priority areas within Hastings. The Xtrax 2008 report recorded: - 350 new users of the services during the year. 7,280 individual visits by young people 3,630 healthy meals provided with 60% of recipients reporting that these are the only regular healthy meals they have. 1,295 free condoms provided 62 supported free pregnancy tests 16 emergency housing placements, (all but 2 were young men) 30 young people given training in cookery and budgeting skills Xtrax opened its doors on Christmas Day for the 14th year in succession and provided a record breaking 25 young people with a safe and happy place to share what would otherwise have been a very difficult time for them. .