The Buttle Grant
The Buttle Grants
are for families affected by Domestic violence With a holistic package of support the grants can include counselling and activities for children to meet their emotional needs, in addition to the more traditional essential household items such as cookers and children’s beds to meet their physical needs. I have attached an information form with details of what they do and how they can support our families, Please see the breakdown
of support offered to a family at the end if the information….I think it will surprise you at how much support they can provide
FREE TRAINING @Cornerstones
Cornerstones Centre for the Community in Chester le Street will be hosting the following free training. Criteria is 19+ unemployed or 'not working' and you must live or be volunteering in Durham. All courses are 9.30-3.00pm
Food Safety Friday 9th November - Level 2
Health and Safety Monday 19th November - Level 2
If you require any further information please contact the office. Deb Divanis Project Development Officer Cornerstones Centre for the Community at Chester-le-Street Methodist Church North Burns Chester-le-Street DH3 3TF Tel: 0191 3881313 07419 986883 Email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Support Group in Durham
I have attached the information flier
for the YASC-
YASC is a Young Adult Support Café every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm which Investing in Children facilitate in partnership with Waddington Street Mental Health Resource Centre in Durham. YASC is an informal emotional wellbeing peer support drop in session which supports young adults aged 16-21 transition from Children’s to Adults Services. The session is based at Waddington Street Centre in Durham and is free to access with facilities that include a café with light refreshments facilities, art studio and media room.
If any of the young person’s that are interested but are apprehensive about joining a new group then please let Chris know and he can see what support he can put in place to support them in advance of attending a session. Chris is happy to meet with young people/ parents/ carers etc. at a time and venue convenient to them.
Contact Chris Affleck on Telephone: 0191 3077030| Mobile: 07453058986
Derwentside Men’s Cree
Derwentside Men’s CREE is held on a Tuesday afternoon between 1.00 - 3.30 at Wear Road Community House, Stanley, DH9 6JS. The Men’s CREE is run as a drop in where the members decide what they want to do, it could be art, board games, film day, quiz, cooking, outings or just a chat among themselves.
Contact Leigh or Audrey on 01207 284063 on a Tuesday afternoon only.
Delves Lane Community Association Christmas Fayre
A Christmas Fayre is being held on Saturday 10th November between 1-4pm. There will be Toys, Tombola, Cakes, a Raffle, Gifts, Bric-a-brac and Refreshments are available. Stalls are available to hire at £8.
Contact 01207 583174 or email email@example.com
Remembrance Beacon Lighting
A remembrance beacon will be lit by the Town Council to mark a century since the guns fell silent this Remembrance Sunday. Stanley will be illuminated by a Beacon of Light - one of over 1,000 that will be ignited at 7pm on November 11, across Britain – as it falls silent to honor the millions who fought and died in the conflict, which ended 100 years ago. Stanley Town Council, which has funded the Beacon in Front Street, will light its brazier as the last post is played by a bugler. The service will also feature a dedication to the memory of Private Michael Heaviside, a Craghead pit hewer who was awarded the Victoria Cross for valor during the conflict.
This event will be held on the 11th November at 6.40pm on Front Street Stanley.
Deric Youth Project
Durham Works Health and Social Care Qualification
Specifically for ages 16 – 24, There is a Free course taking place locally at The Centre of Light, Chester le street if you are interested in a career in Health or Social Care.
Lunch will be provided and help with travel costs. You can gain a qualification and receive tailored support.
To book a place or to find out more about this contact Melanie Wilson Tel: 01388 317005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If U care share Foundation
The aim of this foundation is to provide practical and emotional support at a critical time within families by working with local and national agencies in order to provide the support needed to those affected by suicide. If U care share foundation was founded after a loss of Daniel O’Hare, aged 19 to suicide. I have attached their information leaflet to share with families affected by such a sad loss, referrals into the service can be done over the phone on 0191 387 5661.
I have attached a tool
that can be used within teams to check that colleagues are doing ok in regards to mental health, If you notice a colleague is not acting as normal perhaps play this tool with them to start a conversation about how they are #Be in your colleagues corner….
North East Autism Society Parent and Toddler group- Stanley
There is now a NEAS Parent and Toddler group, which is a service for parents and carers with toddlers who have Autism and special needs. This is running weekly on a Friday between 1-2.30pm at the Stanley Children’s centre. To register interest contact Kerrie Highcock on 0191 410 9974 or email Kerrie.email@example.com I have attached the poster
for you to print and take to parents/carers.
Useful websites and links and Support groups
Making changes together County Durham have put together some useful websites and links to support parents who have children and young people with additional needs. See attached
Pelton Community Centre-Step Forward and dance
Free session Commencing 3rd October –See attached flyer.
SEND Toolkit Training sessions for parents
2 hour sessions to help parents/careers understand school SEND support and EHC plans. There are a number of sessions county wide, please see leaflet
Sexual Health Hubs
Contact the sexual health hub for free, confidential advice and treatment, either drop in on the Queue & wait sessions or telephone and book an appointment or seek advice on the phone, contact details are on the attachment.
Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) Clinics
Parent/Carer Support Groups in Co. Durham
I have attached the list
of available Parent and Carer Support Groups around the County, Please feel free to print and give to Parents and Carers
Grandparents Plus support group I have attached a list
of support groups in the county that support Grandparents who are looking after family members through Kinship care. The contact details for each area can be found under group venue details.
Cornerstones…free training …
Cornerstones in Chester-Le-Street are hosting the following free training courses from September here at Cornerstones Centre for the Community. They are all level NVQ level 2 and the criteria and dates are as follows. Criteria: 19+ unemployed or economically inactive, which includes volunteers, living in the Durham area. All courses are 9.30-3.30pm. Monday 24th September Food safety Wednesday 26th September Health and Safety Friday 9th November Food Safety Monday 19th November Health and Safety For further details please contact Deb Divanis on Tel: 0191 3881313 DDivanis@Cornerstonescentre.co.uk