Create a welcoming space

Hubs are about connection

When people feel connected and part of a community, they feel safer and have a sense of belonging. This increases social cohesion at the local level. Hub spaces should feel welcoming, relaxed, family friendly and safe.

The hub space should:

It's not just about decorating the walls. It's about what's within those four walls and how people feel when they enter the room.

A shopping list to get your hub space ready

Help people find your space

CHA will arrange for a sign to be placed at the front of your school. Add directional signage if needed. This could include arrows, coloured lines and signs out the front of your hub space. Extra signs can be bought through CHA, but the school needs to cover the cost of these. The cost for an extra sign and delivery is around $100.

Here are tips on what works…

It’s not just about decorating the walls, it’s about what’s within those four walls and how people feel when they enter the room.

Make sure the school’s front office knows how to direct people to the hub. Make copies of the hub timetable to give to parents.

Design your hub signage to give people a positive impression of what they’ll find inside your hub.