• Maybury Open Door

    Supporting social need in the community


Open time:  11.00am to 4.00pm

For more information contact Karolina Sadowska (Community Worker)

Tel 07749 320 872 (on Thursdays)  or email

Maybury Open Door is run by the Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT).  MRCT partners with the churches in Harlow and Maybury Open Door, Harlow Foodbank and the Bounty Club are part of MRCT.


The aim is to provide opportunities for people to work together to support social need in their community

Maybury Open Door is a community drop-in resource which welcomes adults from 18+ years to promote community spirit and integration.   Maybury Open Door is also at St Pauls Church, The High, Harlow on Tuesdays and Fridays.

As a Christian-based organisation the aims and objectives are to develop voluntary work and social opportunities for people who are often perceived as being disadvantaged, either through a disability or social difficulty.

  • Providing inclusive drop-in centres for adults with a range of abilities
  • Promoting a team philosophy – together everybody achieves more
  • Promoting the ability of all people – encouraging social inclusion

Supporting a wide range of adults

Maybury Open Door is open to all and supports a wide range of adults including elderly, people with a disability, homeless, isolated people and others who just need to venture out and meet new friends.  The centre seeks to promote the ability of people, and to encourage them to take an active role.

The centres give support and encouragement by providing opportunities for community integration, helping and supporting people in positive and practical ways.  Some people need extra specific individual attention and support, a safe and friendly environment, where they can feel accepted and allowed to flourish as an individual, meeting with people who have a desire and determination to help and encourage them.  No matter how extreme an individual’s circumstances may seem to be, with support and encouragement, their lives can be enhanced.