Fulfilling Lives event - 31st May 2018. **Current**
My name is Paul James; I work for the Partnership and Engagement Team for learning disabilities (adults) within Durham County Council. We organise an established market stall event called Fulfilling Lives, which is a free event for people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Fulfilling Lives helps to show what is available throughout the North East. The event promotes the following information and advice for visitors:
Social zone – this area promotes what support groups are available in our region. It also gives advice and ideas, places to visit and things to do.
Carers zone – this area is dedicated to advise carers what help and support is available.
Help and advice zone - for people with learning disabilities and their carers, for example advice in welfare benefits.
Training and employment zone – where we encourage businesses to show what training and employment opportunities are available for people with learning disabilities.
Police and Neighbourhoods zone – on staying safe and reporting crime.
Health zone - latest information on improving your health.
Our next Fulfilling Lives event will take place on Thursday 31st May 2018 between 10 and 1pm at New College Durham. We would like to offer you a free stand at our event.
I attach a booking form for to complete and return to myself. Fulfilling Lives is a popular event so can you please return your completed form ASAP and no later than Thursday 3rd of May.
If you need any further information please feel free to give a call on the numbers below but please note I only work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Durham County Council
Adult & Health Services
Partnerships & Engagement (Learning Disabilities)
Room LG 113/116
Direct line: 03000 265521
The Durham Veterans Contact Point **Current**
The Durham Veterans Contact Point in Durham City, is a place where veterans can come to meet with someone face to face, either to get help and advice, or just for a natter over a cup of tea. The intention is to provide a rounded and holistic approach to the service we provide to veterans within the County, and therefore representatives of other organisations such Royal British Legion, Army / RAF / Navy Associations & Clubs, Veterans Mental Health & Transition, Intervention & Liaison Service, Durham County Council, Armed Forces Outreach Service, the Armed Forces Breakfast Clubs and others, will be present and ready to offer advice and help to veterans.
The Durham Veterans Contact Point will take place on the third Wednesday of every month at Shakespeare Hall on North Road in Durham (less than 100m from the bus station) at 1230 hrs to 1700 hrs.
The format is extremely informal, and veterans from all over the County are invited to drop in for a chat, have a brew, meet caseworkers, and get whatever advice they may need. The important point is that this is a chance to meet face to face and have questions answered. There are private rooms / offices available for confidential discussion if required.
Durham Veterans Contact Point Dates:
Wed 18 Apr 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 16 May 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 20 Jun 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 18 Jul 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 22 Aug 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 19 Sep 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 17 Oct 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 21 Nov 1230 - 1700 hrs
Wed 19 Dec 1230 - 1700 hrs
WEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP
Boundary Mill Coach Trip **Current**
SATURDAY 16th June 2018
£10 PER ADULT
£5 PER CHILD
Pick up points: Bishop Auckland, Howden-le-Wear,
Crook & Willington
For more information please contact
email@example.com Mobile Lesley 07891082168
Thankyou for your support
Memory Cafe **Current**
The Louisa Centre, Front
Street, Stanley, DH9 0TE
Come and join your local Health Trainers for FREE tea &
coffee at our Memory Café! Great opportunity to have a
chat and meet new people, carers are encouraged to
Every LAST Wednesday of the month (from 28th
February 2018) 1:00pm- 2:00pm.
Each session will include information and guidance from
your Health Trainers including healthy eating,
opportunities to access groups in the community etc.
For more information contact:
Rebecca Haynes (Health Trainer)- 01207 218505
Young adult social group **Current**
My name is Lileen Cuthbertson. I am secretary and manage Neville Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. We realised that there are not a lot of social groups for young special needs adults.............
So, we have a social cafe called SNAG ( special needs adult group ) , on a Thursday night 7-9 .
It is a drop in cafe , David brings his Nintendo switch so that he can play 123 switch.its a good ice breaker and always has them laughing ! I also have a football table , pool table and table tennis . We have jig saws and paper and colouring in pens.
Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome. Parents and carers can join in the fun too if they want to .
Is this the kind of thing that you would like to put on your website site ?
Please get in touch if there is anything else that I can help you with.
All the best,
Lileen and David .
Spennymoor AAP - Come Eat Together project **Current**
If you would like to enjoy lunch out but don’t want to dine alone, Age UK County Durham’s Come Eat Together project has a solution. Their lunch clubs provide opportunity for people aged 50 and over to dine out with others and make new friends over a nutritious, affordably priced meal.
With 2018 now underway, why not treat yourself to a nutritious low cost meal at The Green Tree, a beautiful country pub and restaurant. A warm welcome is assured from hosts the Hopson family who are inviting members of Come Eat Together to dine in style with a special low cost monthly lunch in the restaurant.
Andrea Goldie, Development Worker said, “We would like to invite people aged 50+ who may experience loneliness, want a break from caring for someone or just want to make new friends to come along and join in. This monthly lunch club at The Green Tree in Tudhoe offers diners a tasty meal in a lovely traditional country inn. They can enjoy the opportunity to chat to other people and enjoy a tasty meal, with the added bonus of no washing up”.
Booking is essential. For more information and to book your place please contact the Come Eat Together Team on 0191 374 6577.
The Come Eat Together project is funded by the Big Lottery Silver Dreams Fund.
For further information contact Christine Fletcher, Development Manager, Age UK County Durham on 0191 374 6564 / 07812019189 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Come Eat Together website provides news and information and can be found at www.comeeattogether.org
SHARE AND LEARN NETWORK MEETING - GDPR **Current**
The Share and Learn Network is an informal network of community businesses and groups who run local buildings/assets and local services.
As part of the Network, we will ask you to share and learn from each other in the regular meetings and via conversations on the web based forum (details can be found here). We will ask what you can to offer to others in the network as well as what they can offer you.
Our next meeting is coming up so please come along and join us to discuss:
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop
Monday 19th March from 6.00pm to 7.30pm
(Tea and coffee will be served from 5.30pm)
Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4HT
Most of the session will be informal to allow people to chat to others within the network and there will be an opportunity for you to share ideas with each other, so please bring along leaflets, business cards and other marketing materials you would like to share.
This meeting is open to everyone – attendance is free although booking in advance is required to secure places.
Please book your place online by clicking here
or by contacting Julie Harrison on 01388 742040 or by email
This event is being facilitated by Durham Community Action.
Future Share and Learn Network dates for your diary (topics and dates subject to change):
Tuesday 15th May - Health and Safety Compliance
Thursday 12th July - Meet the Funder
Monday 22nd October - Managing Risks
Volunteers Week Volunteers Fair, **Current**
Market Stall Event, Durham City – 1st June, 2018 – All Day – further details to follow, to register your interest please get in touch with email@example.com
Introduction to Managing Volunteers, **Current**
FULLY FUNDED, Thursday, 7th June 9.30am – 3.00pm, Delves Lane Village Hall, Consett, DH8 7BH Managing volunteers effectively and providing them with adequate support will help retain them which is vital to the running of a charity/social enterprise.
This 5 hour non-accredited course will explore the good practice that exists in managing volunteers including supervision, support, paying expenses, policies, safeguarding, role descriptions, agreements and open recruitment processes.
Annual Volunteer Celebration Event **Current**
Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 – To be held at Durham Cathedral, event to include tours,
presentation, refreshments and will end with a special evensong for volunteers. Full details
of how to nominate individual volunteers and groups to follow.
If you have any queries or want to book on any of
the above events, please contact:
Call 01388 742058
Active Life Coxhoe - Walking Football **New**
Walking Football every Thursday 6.00-7.00pm on our 3G Pitch starting on 15th March.
Rhyme and Sign **Current**
If you are interested in coming to Baby Rhyme and Sign please register your interest with the Office 0191 3881313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for babies from 6 to 18 months with their carers and will be £4 per session. By adding simply Makaton signs into songs and rhymes enables children to join in, even before they can talk and supports their understanding by giving visual clues.
(Project Development Officer)
Cornerstones Centre for the Community
at Chester le Street Methodist Church
Chester le Street
Tel: 0191 3881313