Open access drop in for young people

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The Base is for young people aged 11-17. We exist to work with these young people, their families, schools and communities; to enable them to think positively about themselves, make positive choices, resist negative influences & become the best they can be.

The Base exists to help all young people discover and build a strong personal foundation of value, identity and purpose, a solid base from which each person can grow and develop. We work with and support young people, families, schools and communities.

The Base is rooted in, and motivated by a Christian ethos. We believe that every human being; regardless of age, sexuality, nationality, or creed – is a unique being, created by a God who loves them unconditionally. However the Base is open to everyone, regardless of whether they believe in God. We simply want to provide a safe environment where young people can belong and grow.


The Base would not be possible if it wasn’t for our amazing volunteers!

Being a Base leader is great fun, it’s rewarding and we’ll even train you in relevant youth work practices. If you’d like to do a ‘taster’ session please get in touch or click here to complete an application form



There is parking at the venue. Out of courtesy to our neighbours please park considerately – avoid parking on the road or across driveways.

There is a bus stop in Debenham with routes into Ipswich, Stowmarket and further. The nearest train stations are in Stowmarket or Needham Market, which are both around 3.5 miles away from Debenham.


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