Lip-reading class in Bishop Aukland
A new lip-reading class started at
Henknowle Community Centre
On Friday 5th October 1:30 TO 3;30
Learn how to:
• Manage your hearing loss.
• Reduce misunderstandings
that cause embarrassment,
anger, and stress.
• How to plan to manage difficult
• Meet people in a friendly
• Qualified experienced tutor.
“On the edge of conversation, is one of the loneliest places on earth”
Tel: 0191 5183358
e - Mail email@example.com www.ddsupport.org.uk
Mindfulness walk in Witton Dene
Please find attached poster
for the sensing the seasons walk on Friday
Please feel free to forward to friends & family; clients, customers & colleagues who may be interested
Breathing Space Project
St Michael and All Angels Church
Mob: 07508 471522
Tel: 0191 3711387
Pottery Class @ Delves ane village Hall
Christmas pottery/Ceramics course due to start soon last chance to book your spaces
ring 01207583174 for more details
Eat Wise and Socialise
Healthy eating isn’t about calorie counting, elimination diets or expensive ingredients.
It’s real ingredients and wiser food choices.
Join like-minded people to socialise and share the fun experience.
Starting 10th October & Running for 8 weeks
Drop-in Every Wednesday 10 - 11:30am
Chester le Street
PLUS free support from the Wellbeing for Life team
For more details contact:
07827 982 462
For further information on the Wellbeing for Life service:
Freephone: 0800 8766887 www.wellbeingforlife.net
Main Autism Event…
We have booked the Think Autism Celebration Event for
Thursday 15th November, 2pm-4pm
at Sjovoll Centre, Framwellgate Moor School
Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ
As always, it is an open forum to discuss your thoughts, opinions and your experiences of Autism in County Durham in order that we might improve services in the region. But this year there is an opportunity for anyone who has a talent or skill they are particularly proud of to share it with us.
If you are interested in attending, or require any more information about it, please call/text me on 07796769271, call the office on 0191 300 8556, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be great to see you there, but if you can't make it and have something to say, please email me your feedback at email@example.com
Christmas Crafts @ The Woodpile
We're running a Christmas Crafts Workshop, just wondering if you'd mind advertising it? here's a link to book and for more info, thanks
Get online and Get Connected!
BRAND NEW and Fun IT Course for those wanting to learn new skills around using the internet and staying safe
Wednesday 7th November for 3 weeks 1pm-3pm
FREE to anyone in receipt of a means tested benefit or just £15.00
At Foundations, Shildon
51-55 Church Street
DL4 1DT Shildon
Call 07738035216 for more information or to book a place
Opportunity for Professionals Voices
Over the last few months I have been working on a project called “The Voice” where I have recorded Carers stories and experiences.
The success of the project has been astounding because people have been candid and open in talking about their caring role. I’ve also been extremely lucky because everyone I have recorded has been wonderful and made interesting recordings.
We decided to record people’s voices as against videoing them because it means a person can remain anonymous and not be seen.
In fact, we as an organisation have learnt enormously from this experience.
Now as a follow up to the project I would like to record some professional voices and I was wondering if people would be happy to help me. I would now like to record any professional whose work brings them into contact with Carers.
We would like to use the “Voices” to illustrate a point when we are delivering presentations and training. We might also want to attach the voices to our website as we feel the Professional Voice would be a perfect complement to the Voices of our Carers.
These are the questions (where applicable) I would like to ask:
• Are you routinely able to involve Carers when planning services for the person they care for?
• Would you view the Carer as an equal partner in a person’s care?
• Are there any barriers in having a Carer involved in the support your organisation provides?
• What changes could you make within your organisation/service to help Carers?
• Does the organisation/service for whom you work offer support and assistance to employees with caring responsibilities?
I’m afraid I don’t have any sophisticated recording equipment, I only have my iPhone.
Please email me if you feel able to help and I will try my very best to fit in with your diary.
Thanking you in advance for any help you can offer
Jan Burden, Durham County Carers Support firstname.lastname@example.org 0191 500 6034
Generosity Festival: Celebrating 30 Years of Philanthropy
This coming November, the Tyne and Wear and Durham Community Foundations are organising a “Festival of Philanthropy” called ‘Generosity’ which aims to highlight the difference philanthropy makes to the region.
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, St Cuthbert’s Hospice are delighted to be participating in this festival, by welcoming you to a special event showcasing how philanthropy has supported people with life-limiting illnesses to make every day count and the role that philanthropy can play in the future of Hospice care.
The event, taking place at the Hospice on Wednesday 21st November from 6pm to 8pm, will aim to demonstrate the importance of Hospice care in our community. A presentation delivered by Hospice Chief Executive, Paul Marriott will demonstrate what philanthropy has helped the Hospice to achieve over the last 30 years. We will also hold a panel discussion / Q&A session around the future need for Hospice Care and the role that philanthropy will play. Tours of the Hospice will be available after the event.
We would be delighted if you could join us for this event. And, as a bit of a challenge, we are also encouraging our guests to bring a friend / colleague along to better understand the work here at St Cuthbert’s. It doesn’t matter whether they are an existing supporter or not. This is not a fundraising event and there will be no pressure on anyone to commit to anything. Its purpose is purely to inform.
The event is free to attend but please book soon as places are limited. You can register a place for you and any guests HERE
or by calling 0191 374 6195 or emailing email@example.com
We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon!
Outdoor Theatre commemorating the end of The Great War
Outdoor performance commemorating the end of the Great War
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018, 4pm & 7pm
Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL13
In this promenade theatre performance, Soldiers, Conscripts & Volunteers alike will be plucked from the rolling hills of Durham and plunged into the murk and stink of the First World War. Your Mission? Join the Peart family and bring them home. Follow your guide as you navigate gas attacks, trench warfare, & brutal bombardment amid the destruction of the fields of France.
Join a trio of County Durham youth theatres as they bring local stories of WW1 to life in this outdoor theatre performance within Hamsterley Forest. Developed by Jackass, Turrets & WASH in collaboration with acclaimed theatre company Burn the Curtain & local professional artists, actors & musicians, Dulce Et Decorum est is a hard-hitting journey of resilience, courage & the truth behind that old lie; Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
Tickets are available to purchase online at Ticketsource
This project has been made possible with funding from Northern Heartlands, County Durham Community Foundation's #IWILL funding programme, 3 Towns Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council's Community Learning Programme, F&PC Scotto Charitable Trust, Gaunless Gateway and the National Foundation for Youth Music.
Chester-le-Street Theatre Group proudly presents ‘Robin Hood (The Geordie Pantomime Adventure)’
In this brand new adaptation of the classic Robin Hood story there’s a true local twist. Featured are all of the essential characters for a true and faithful telling of the story – but there’s also a few surprises in there too!!!! Within this action-packed story are frequent swords, swashbuckling and a catalogue of festive fun and jokes! You won’t want to miss it! Click for the Poster
TIERED SEATING AVAILABLE
From Tuesday 27th November – Saturday 1st December at Chester-le-Street Community Centre
Performances nightly at 7.15 pm with a 2.15 pm Saturday Matinee
£10 Adults and £8 Concessions
Tickets available by calling our Box Office on 0191 3883778
We are proudly supporting NEH (North East Homeless) again during this production. Like our hero Robin Hood we would like to share our fortune with those less fortunate, so from now until closing night we shall be collecting items such as thermal socks, gloves & hats (no scarves), toiletries such as hygiene wipes, deodorant, feminine items etc (no aerosols), underwear (new), sleeping bags and insulated flasks/cups to help our street friends through the winter. Any donations will be gratefully accepted and passed on to NEH after the show. For anyone wishing to donate collection boxes will be placed in the Community Centre or donations can be given to cast members who will pass them on.
What's On Monthly at the Pioneering Care Centre
Please see below/attached
Run Durham - Couch to 5k
Could you please try to promote these run sessions for me starting 2nd October
Parents with buggies are welcome.
We have a route planned using the railway line from the Locomotion Museum so it will be quite quiet if people are worried about being seen
Lip-reading class in Bishop Aukland
Would you please circulate the attached information regarding a new Lip-reading class
in Bishop Aukland
Signs of Safety Information sessions
These sessions will be delivered by Chris Ring, Strategic Manager for Families First, South who is leading on the implementation of Signs of Safety in Durham.
These sessions are open to everyone working with children, young people and families in Durham and will help participants to have a basic understanding of Signs of Safety and Durham’s approach to implementation.
• Outlining the Signs of Safety approach and purpose;
• Identifying some of the terms, tools and techniques used in practice;
• Identifying what needs to happen next;
• Identifying what this means to you in practice.
28 September 2018 9:30am – 11:30am
19 October 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
14 November 2018 9:30am – 11:30am
All will take place at Education Centre, Stanley, DH9 0HQ Education Centre, Stanley, DH9 0HQ
RT Projects Samba Drumming Workshop
Beano has asked me to contact you regarding advertising a samba drumming workshop that we have starting next week.
Please find attached a poster.
Citizens Advice in Peterlee are recruiting now, **New**
For a 12 week(one day per week) training opportunity designed especially for young people aged 16-14 who are not in education, employment or training, but need support in taking the next step towards getting work(interview skills ,CV writing, volunteering opportunities for example). Informal and flexible in our approach, we are motivated by a desire to help you move forward in the direction which best suits your needs. The course is a great way to make new friends, explore a range of options and take control of your future.
Call Eve Galloway on 07876346047 now(or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org), to find out information on start dates ,to check your eligibility to join us and to find out what taking part could do to improve your chance of getting a job.
Beginners Spanish **New**
This is a course which encourages learners to use Spanish from the very first session through a series of fun activities. The course will enable learners to communicate in Spanish at a basic level, to discover a little about Spanish speaking cultures and to encourage further study of the language, history and culture of the Spanish speaking world.
When: Tuesday 18/09/2018 to 04/12/2018
Where: Park View Community Association, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 3PZ
How long: 11 sessions
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.
Wear Valley Action Group Event **New**
Please find enclosed
a poster for the Christmas event at Stanley, Village Hall, on Saturday 1st December.
Eat Wise & Socialise **New**
Active Life Coxhoe
FREE sessions every Tuesday between
FREE weekly weigh-ins
FREE mini health checks
Meet new people
For further information please call Laura Bryden or Shaun Gooch on 0191 3728710
Starting Tuesday 23 October, 10:00am – 3:00pm, FREE to attend
This is a fun, exciting project for people with a learning disability or with mental health issues to volunteer and work in an arts event team at The Bowes Museum.
You must live in County Durham and be a County Durham resident. You must be aged 19+
New project for over 55's **New**
Please find attached
a new project taking place at Bullion Hall -
Bullion Hall’s Evergreen Elders
project aims to provide isolated
community members aged 55+
with a range of new activities
which will help them make
friends, get out of the house more
and feel less lonely.
We will be working closely with
older people to find out which
activities they would like to take
part in and to link them up with a
friendly face (a buddy) who can
help them get to know other
people in Bullion Hall.
Ways to wellbeing **New**
Ways to wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing. Through our programme, you can access a wide range of accessible and affordable opportunities that will help you to meet new people, be more active, and learn new skills.
All of our group activities are delivered by friendly, highly skilled and experienced staff and volunteers.
See further details below regarding the current range of activities available to access throughout County Durham:
Stanley Activity and Support Information Directory **New**
If you would like a hard copy of the Directory just get in touch with the Stanley AAP Office
Craghead Village Hall – Weekly Coffee Morning **New**
For residents who have learning difficulties
Innovations a local charity working with residents who have learning difficulties are holding a weekly coffee morning on a Wednesday at Craghead Village Hall between 10-11.30am.
The menu includes:
Cheese scone with butter 50p
Fruit Scone with butter, jam and cream 50p
Fruit Shoot or pop 50p
Please come along and join us!
Creating Resilience & Emotional Wellness **New**
Come and take part in our 8-week programme of structured group sessions covering key aspects of Resilience Building including improving confidence and self esteem, managing negative thoughts and stress & developing coping strategies, including Mindfulness techniques.
Our next course takes place at…
Shildon Alive Hub,
19 Church Street, Shildon, DL4 1DS
9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November and 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th December 2018
All sessions run from 9.30am-12.30pm
Free to attend and drinks & biscuits provided!
Call 01325 283169 and ask to speak to Nicola to book a spot
When a hearing aid is not enough **New**
Did you know there are 10 lip-reading /support groups in County Durham?
Don’t let your hearing loss isolate you
Coping skills make life easier
Learn how to:
• Manage your hearing loss.
• Reduce misunderstandings that cause embarrassment, anger and stress.
• How to plan to manage difficult situations.
• Meet people in a friendly informal atmosphere.
• Qualified experienced teacher
Why not contact us to see what it’s all about! or pop in for a friendly informal chat
“On the edge of conversation is one of the loneliest places on earth”
Attendance is by referral only, please ask your Hearing therapist, GP, Social Worker, or contact us for a self referral and for more information
Tel: 0191 5183358 Fax: 0191 5182980 Text 0191 5183583
e - Mail email@example.com
Woodhouse Close Community Forum .. **New**
Woodhouse Close have a community forum that meet quarterly in Auckland Youth & Community Centre ..we are looking for individuals who work in and around Woodhouse Close in Bishop Auckland and would like to make a difference to the local community
The forum was set up for the following ..
To provide a user-led, practical, local forum for Woodhouse Close.
To identify potential gaps in local provision and work in partnership to provide solutions through co-ordinated activity and the sharing of good practice.
To identify projects to support these aims and identify or provide the necessary resources.
To identify potential barriers or risks to project delivery e.g. funding and work together to provide solutions.
To ensure the ongoing effectiveness of the group’s work through action planning, monitoring and review.
To provide a means of reference to local, regional or national policy and research on the identified areas of concern.
If you are interested in becoming involved please contact either John Wiseman or David McCreedy on T: (01388) 604575 for further details