It feels like summer is well and truly over, but as autumn arrives we bring you the first Land of Oak & Iron Meet & Mingle, stories from our events over the summer and much more.
The British Red Cross shop in Ferryhill **Current**
Hi my name is Jon Christian I'm the new shop manager I'm trying to rebuild
our shop team and we would really appreciate your help in promoting the
volunteer roles and training opportunities we have with The British Red
Our charity shop is the only one in the market village of Ferryhill and we
really need the support of the local community to volunteer shop and
donate to us.
Please let me know if you can help us to try to re build our volunteer
team please get in touch so
we can promote our volunteer opportunities available in Ferryhill.
3 Darlington Road
DL17 8JP To view our details on the website Click Here
Best wishes Jon Christian Shop Manager British Red Cross shop.
Feedback Required for seaham "Greenscape"" **Current**
I'm looking for contacts of people working with young people, mental health, mobility issues, families, drug and alcohol, and others. I'm looking for feed back for my project for Seaham " Greenscape".
I'm putting together a project for an Equestrian and Falconry Centre with tearoom sensory room and Garden. The aim of the project is to engage with people listed above along with others and tourism, leisure and its community. We will be offering a wide range of activities on and off site, we will also would like to link up with other groups and organisations to deliver what is need for them.
If you could circulate these question and email it back to Greenscape
1) If a Equestrian/Falconry Centre with tearoom sensory room and garden were to be build your group or organisation use it?
2) How often would you like to use it per week?
3) If so what parts of the centre interests you the most?
4) Would you only be interested in just the on site activities or would going off site be of an interest to your organisation ?
5) Please feel free to add any information that would help your group or organisation at the centre?
Could you please send all replies to email@example.com or 1 The Villas Hill Crescent Seaham Co Durham SR77PF
Recycling centres to change to winter opening hours **Current**
Household waste recycling centres in County Durham will switch to their winter opening times from next month.
From Sunday, 1 October until Saturday, 31 March, recycling centres owned by Durham County Council and managed by HW Martin will be open during the following hours:
Monday to Sunday – 9am to 3.30pm
• Annfield Plain
• Heighington Lane, Newton Aycliffe
• Potterhouse Lane, Pity Me
• Romanway, Bishop Auckland
Monday to Thursday – 10am to 4pm (closed Fridays)
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays – 9am to 3.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays – 9am to 3.30pm
• Hett Hills, Chester-le-Street
• Stainton Grove, Barnard Castle
Recycling centres accept a range of household materials including soil and rubble, wood, plasterboard, scrap metal, car batteries, batteries, TVs and monitors, fridges (except Stainton Grove site), textiles, shoes, glass, cardboard, paper, plastics, cartons, cans, cooking oil and general waste that cannot be recycled.
Trade and commercial waste is not permitted.
Residents visiting with a van, pickup or minibus, or towing a trailer need a waste permit to enter the sites. Three permits can be requested at one time and can be applied for online at www.durham.gov.uk/householdpermit
or by calling 03000 261 000 during office hours.
All centres are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For more information about recycling centres, visit www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc
The Durham Independent Living Service **Current**
What’s it all about?
It is about being treated with dignity and respect. It is about being asked what it is an individual wants to do to aid their recovery. It is about highly trained and experienced volunteers listening to what a service user has to say. It is about planning how individuals can be supported to make changes, or to maintain their independence. It is about having planned support for up to eight weeks to develop new skills, work on the old ones, meet new people, take up a new hobby, get the paperwork in order, signpost onto other organisations with specific skills, support to cope with long term health conditions, feel more secure in one’s own home. If we cannot help directly, we will listen to what it is you need and we find someone who can.
It is about having a positive experience being supported during a time when perhaps feeling a little vulnerable.
What can you expect?
An initial assessment, to discuss what support is needed. From there, we will aim to offer weekly visits, lasting approximately one hour.
Our priority is you. We will work alongside you to ensure we meet your individual wishes and preferences.
All our volunteers are interviewed, references raised, DBS completed and given comprehensive training to ensure they are suitable and skilled sufficiently to meet the needs of our clients.
Anyone over 18 years old can be referred to the service. There needs to be a commitment from the individual to want to be supported.
What we do NOT do:
We do not provide personal care
We do not do housework
We WILL signpost to companies and organisations that do
Happy to meet with interested groups/individuals to discuss the work we do and provide information about the service.
Call us on 0191 33204194 or 07739 479 512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Altogether Greener Newsletter **Current**
The autumn edition of the Environment Partnership newsletter is now available on the Environment Partnership website.
Altogether Greener Autumn 2017
Durham Employment & Skills **Current**
Whether you are a new business or well established, Durham County Council’s Durham Employment & Skills Service can offer staff training and recruitment services to help your business grow.
We provide industry recognised qualifications for your staff from short courses that can be completed in a day to high level management qualifications. We can also develop and deliver bespoke training programmes to match your business needs.
We understand that finding and keeping the right people is vital to the success of a business. We will tailor our recruitment service to meet your business needs, whether you have a single vacancy to fill or you need a bespoke recruitment strategy, we will endeavour to support you in finding the right people with the right skills and attitude for your business. Our service is tailored to meet your specific needs, giving everything you would expect from a recruitment agency, without the cost.
Contact us now to discuss your requirements email DES@durham.gov.uk call 03000 266 644 visit www.durham.gov.uk/des Marie Curie October Newsletter **Current**