Our Community

The Dudson Centre in Hanley is home to a range of Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprise. We aim to create an environment that fosters closer collaboration between VCSE organisations to ensure the development of robust, sustainable voluntary sector in Staffordshire.  Below is a list of the organisations that make up our community.

VAST services (1920)

VAST is a charity providing services and support to Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Our key aim is to develop, advance and promote the professional development of Staffordshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector.

The Dove Service

The Dove Service works across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire offering counselling and support to adults, children and young people struggling with the impact of bereavement, loss or life-changing/limiting illness.


Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent is the independent champion for health and social care in Stoke-on-Trent. Our job is to give you a voice and support the interests of local people in how services are run and planned.

GB Training

GB Training is here to inspire individuals to become their greatest and make a difference in learner education. Our family foundations and values have been nurtured throughout the growth of the company, we lead from the top with honesty, integrity and transparency.

Building Better Opportunities – Starfish

Starfish provides holistic support for disadvantaged people with multiple barriers to work within Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands.

Dudson Museum

Explore the original Dudson factory courtyard and enjoy the unique experience of stepping inside the Grade II listed bottle oven to view the collection and to trace the fascinating history of the Dudson company’s production from 1800 to the present day.

Action for Children

Action for Children are the lead provider for the Stoke-on-Trent Aiming High Programme offering activities and support to local families in Stoke-On-Trent. Our team have proven experience in providing Short Break services, support, information and professional advice for young people with disabilities.


SilverTree is a local, not for profit company created to provide the highest level of care and support both at home and or in the wider community for children and adults with a range of disabilities.



NYAS provides advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them. The children and young people NYAS work with might be in care, have a disability or special needs, be subject to child protection plans, have mental health difficulties or their parents might be separating.

Quit 51

The Quit 51 Stop Smoking Services are developed by experts using the most up to date relevant research and insight.  While on your Stop Smoking Programme, you will have a named practitioner, specially trained and highly experienced in helping people to become smoke-free. Our local service provides you with advice, support and encouragement to help you stop smoking for good.

North Staffs MIND

NS Mind offer high quality services in the North Staffordshire area and last year over 4,700 people accessed these services. They offer a range of services focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people and these services include counselling, community support and supported housing.

Do you want to be part of our Community?

Are you interested in being a tenant? If you are interested in renting an office in The Dudson Centre, please contact our facilities Manager on 01782 683030, alternatively please click here to get in touch.