Activities & Events across Durham

 

 

First Aid for Baby & Child Training

Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Salters Lane, Trimdon Grange, TS29 6PB) Tuesday 22nd January 2019   9.30 am - 2.30 pm

What the course covers:

  • How to deal with choking in a baby or child
  • The recovery position
  • Basic life support on babies and children
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Head injuries
  • Febrile convulsions and fits
  • Recognising meningitis

The course is FREE to anyone in receipt of a means tested benefit, if not the cost is £12.50 (Livin will fund tenants who don’t qualify for free training) For further information or to book a place on this course please contact Denise Hopps at Bishop Auckland College on 01388 443078 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sensing the seasons

Why not join us Friday 25th January 10am  for a meditative walk in Witton Dene See attached
 
 
Gillie Boggon
Breathing Space Project
St Michael and All Angels Church
Coach Lane
Witton Gilbert
Durham
DH7 6SX
Mob: 07508 471522
Tel: 0191 3711387

Joining the Dots County Durham Launch

Just a reminder that the official launch of Joining the Dots County Durham will be held on:

Date               Thursday 24th January 2019

Time:             10.00 am – 1.00 pm (Registration from 9.30 am)

Venue:          The Riverside Suite, Emirates Riverside, Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 3QR

If you haven’t already registered your interest can you please do so by return email.

Janet Burns

Public Health Management Support Administrator 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valentines Disco for adults with learning disabilities

We are pleased to enclose an invitation to a fabulous social event for adults with learning disabilities and autism, which will take place at Bullion Hall on Friday 15th February 2019 from 8pm to 10pm.

This fun event will include DJ’s from Newcastle’s FRESH disco (an organisation that trains people with a learning disability in DJ and music production skills), dancing, buffet and the chance to meet and mingle with lots of other people.

The event is open to any adult with learning disabilities or autism from Chester-le-Street and surrounding area. Please note that personal care support will not be offered on the night. However, a parent, carer or support worker may attend the event for free to provide the personal support needed.

This event is being run in partnership with Friends Action North East (FANE), who have an excellent track record in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to make and keep friendships.

We hope that this may be the first of a number of regular events, which we can offer as a partnership in Bullion Hall.

In order to ensure we can provide the right kind of events in future, we aim to include a fun consultation exercise with adults with learning disabilities and to do a separate consultation with parents, carers and support workers who attend on the night.

With this in mind, we would like to encourage parents, carers and support workers who may not be needed for personal care support to also attend to contribute their views and help shape future events around friendship and community mapping activities in the area.

Places are limited so this is a ticket only event.  Tickets are £2.50 each and must be booked in advance and by no later than 1st February 2019.

In order to reserve your ticket/s please contact me on 07914 755 068 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You will then be able to pay for and pick up your ticket on the night.

Belinda Lowis

Helen Goodman MPs public information event for supporting older people..

Helen Goodman MP is inviting organisations who support older people to a public information event on Friday 1st February. We will be inviting older people in the constituency to find out more about advice and support that is available to them about home and online safety, benefits and pensions, Age UK services etc.

Friday 1st February

10am to 11.30am (doors open from 9am for setting up)

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP

If you would be interested in having a table then please contact Brynnen on 01388 603075 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no cost to organisations and it is a good opportunity to network, reach out to local residents who may not be aware of the support available and to share your thoughts, experiences and concerns directly with a local MP.

PCP Classes

Let’s All Boogie - Starting Tuesday 15th January 2019 for 8 weeks - 11-12.30

Enjoy dancing and singing in a fun informal class while helping your child to develop physical,

language and social skills. Suitable for 18 months up to 3/4 years old. Cost: FREE

Children’s Yoga - Starting Saturday 12th January for 6 weeks - 10-11am

A fun way to build strength in bodies and minds. Through games, songs, rhymes and giggles, stretch your body and learn key skills such as good sitting, cooperating with others, patience and

perseverance. Cost: £5.00

JDA Youth Programme for 2019

We have re-launched our exciting programme of evening term-time activities for young people.

Mondays:

Jackass Juniors Youth Theatre
Ages 7 – 11
4pm til 5.30pm
Cost: £3 per session

Jackass Seniors Youth Theatre
Ages 12 – 24
6pm til 8.30pm
Cost: £4

Venue: Jack Drum Arts, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

Youth Theatre sessions focus on developing drama skills, confidence, and creativity in a fun and supportive environment. Both groups work towards regular public performances, both indoors and out!

Wednesdays:

Cree-ate Youth Café
Ages 9 – 12
4pm til 6pm
Cost: Free, with the opportunity to purchase refreshments
A weekly youth group giving a space for young people to chill out and take part in facilitated creative activities delivered by professional artists and youth workers

Hotspot Youth Café
Ages 12 – 17
6.30pm til 8.30pm
Cost: Free, with the opportunity to purchase refreshments
Drop-in sessions, developing confidence, teamwork, and citizenship. Video games, music, activities, and much more.

Venue: Blue Stone Tea Shop, Crook, DL15 9UA

Fridays:

Rock Band Beginners:
Ages 12 – 24
4.15pm til 5.30pm
Cost: £4

Rock Band Advanced:
Ages 12 – 24
6pm til 7.30pm
Cost: £4

Venue: Jack Drum Arts, St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN

From complete beginner to advanced rock legend, Rock Band sessions support young people to develop existing musical skills, learn new instruments, develop their own original music, and take part in public performances.

For all activities call 01388 765002 or email info@jackdrum for more information or to book a place

 

Durham Veterans Contact Point

The next Durham Veterans Contact Point will be on Thursday 24th January from 1200 hrs to 1530 hrs.

Please note the change of venue:  Durham Town Hall, The Market Place, Durham City.

I would be grateful if those attending could let me know so that we can forecast numbers for admin purposes.

As you may be aware, this year we intend to move the DVCP around the County every second month, however some of the dates are not yet fixed.  I will publish these as soon as they are.  In the meanwhile, here are the dates and locations of those that are fixed:

February Wed 20 - Peterlee - Venue TBC

March Thu 21 - Durham Town Hall

April Wed 17 - Newton Aycliffe - Venue TBC

May Thu 16 - Durham Town Hall

June - Wed 19 - Consett - Venue TBC

July - Wed 18 - Durham Town Hall

August - Wed 21 - Hartlepool - Venue TBC

September - Thursday 12 - Durham Town Hall

October - Wed 16 - Bishop Auckland - Venue TBC

November - Thu 21 - Durham Town Hall

December - Wed 18 - Darlington - Venue TBC

The Durham Veterans Contact Point has been running since April 2018 and has been a success in terms of direct contact with veterans.  It has also been a success in bringing service providers together and working closer.  Long may it continue.

Durham SSAFA are grateful for you continued support for the DVCP.

Regards,Paul  Moore

Branch Secretary

Durham SSAFA

Tel: 0191 383 9452

Easter Event at Crookhall

Please find an updated poster with contact details on for the Easter event. Could you please advertise it anywhere possible. The telephone number is a Wear Valley Community Action Group number and not my personal one, for anyone who has my personal number just to let you know it has NOT changed.
 
Thanks
Lesley

Youth Residential Feb Half term

Would you be able to circulate the attached information for a youth residential that we are running in February Half Term via the Voice? We are particularly keen to recruit young people aged 18+ however it is open to age 15+.
 
I have attached the simple application form which should be emailed back to myself by the deadline of Monday 4th February.
 
Helen Ward
Managing Director
Jack Drum Arts CIC
Tel: 44 (0) 1388 765002
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www.jackdrum.co.uk

Cafe Opening 21st January 2019!

We were delighted to receive funding from the Durham AAP and Durham Samaritans Society to convert one of our workshops into a community mental health café. Work has been going on throughout 2018, and we are now close to opening the doors on our next exciting venture: The Old School Café. The launch will be on the 21st January - More Info

This is going to be a safe and welcoming place for people to mix with a wider social circle, access volunteering opportunities, and talk openly about their feelings while enjoying a wide selection of food and drinks. The space will also be used to run peer support groups and luncheon clubs.

We are all so excited to move forward into what will be a huge change for St Margaret’s Centre, and have put a lot of thought and research into making it a mindful social hub for the community. 

What's On Monthly at the Pioneering Care Centre

Please find attached our What’s On Monthly Newsletter for the Pioneering Care Centre.

This newsletter is distributed at the beginning of each month with upcoming classes, courses and events.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested.

Thanks

Amy

Homelessness Strategy consultation…

Durham County Council values the contribution of the voluntary sector supporting work in housing and homelessness. We would like to use this opportunity to consult with you on our homelessness strategy and identify ways we can work better together in the future.

This voluntary sector support meeting will take place Monday 21st January 2019, 9am – 1pm, at The Durham Centre, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TN.

To sign up, please follow link below -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WCY9LDW

New courses at Delves Lane

Batik Fabric Art

Dog Training

Pottery

Art

Fire consultation survey and event details

Having the safest people and safest places is at the heart of everything we do as a fire and rescue service and will be the golden thread running through every emergency call we take, every incident we attend and every home or business we make safer.

The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower last year served as a poignant reminder of the critical role we play in protecting our communities and has only made us more determined and passionate than ever to do the job we do and to do it well.

The last few years has seen some of the most significant cuts to public spending ever known. This means to continue offering a first-class fire and rescue service to the people living, working and visiting County Durham and Darlington we must be innovative and do things differently.

We have three areas we wish to consult you on, so thank you for taking the time to take part.

www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/IRMP201819/

Please note it is also intended to hold the public consultation event, at Spennymoor Community Fire Station, Enterprise Way, Green Lane Industrial Estate, DL16 6YP on Monday, 14 January 2019 at 18:30

John Robinson, Chair of The Fire Authority

Stuart Errington, Chief Fire Officer

County Durham Volunteers Co-ordinators Forum

Dear Colleagues

Happy New Year to you all!

Just a reminder that the next meeting of County Durham Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum will take place as follows: - Tuesday 15th January 2019

Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn. DH6 5AT

10 am – 12 pm with refreshments and networking available until 1 pm.

The topic for this forum meeting is “loneliness across the ages” with an emphasis on the role of volunteering.

It would be useful to us if you could confirm your attendance with Allison McAlroy on 01388 742 058 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be following the same “speed networking” format as in previous meetings.

Please do bring along any leaflets about your opportunities/services to add to our information table.

We look forward to meeting up again at the forum meeting.

Abby Thompson, Volunteering Development Manager

Durham Community Action, 9 St Stephen’s Court, Low Willington, County Durham DL15 0BF

Direct line: 01388 742055   Main line: 01388 742040

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whats On at Fishburn Youth & Community Centre

We have a lot of things going on here at FYCC. Please see below some events that are happening over the next couple of months.

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What's On Monthly at the Pioneering Care Centre

Please find attached our What’s On Monthly Newsletter for the Pioneering Care Centre. This newsletter is distributed at the beginning of each month with upcoming classes, courses and events.

The Woodpile - List of upcoming Workshops

Hello please find a list of some of our upcoming workshops into 2019 including FREE Joinery Workshops for unemployed.

If you require any further information please contact us, you can find workshop info on this page. https://thewoodpile.org/workshops-events/

Food Durham Annual Gathering - save the date!

Following on from my previous email and Annual Report, I can now tell you that the Annual Gathering will be on the morning of Wednesday March 13th and this year our host is Durham University. We have booked rooms at Collingwood College, which does not have the access problems we encountered at the Holgate Centre (Collingwood was unavailable that year due to refurbishment).

Our keynote speaker has also confirmed and it is Prof. Mike Hamm, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Fellow, Center for Regional Food Systems, at Michigan State University. Mike’s research interests are Community-based food systems, food security, sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. His outreach focus is working with communities to develop community-based food systems and working on local and state food policy issues, including membership on the Michigan Food Policy Council.

You can find out more about the Center from this page: https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/hamm. His approach and research interests and community outreach match closely with the work of Food Partnerships in the UK. The Gathering will be in the morning, finishing with lunch and you should be away by 1pm. Get the date in your diary now!

Co-ordinators Forum

The next meeting of County Durham Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum will be held on 15th January 2019 from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm at Bowburn Community Centre.

The suggested topic for meeting is “Loneliness Across All Ages” and it would be really useful to us if you could let me know if you would like to contribute to this session around the experiences of your organisation through client and volunteering support. We will also be back in touch nearer the time with a reminder and agenda for the meeting. 

County Durham Partnership Event - 10th October 2018

Thank you for attending the County Durham Partnership Event on 10th October 2018. Please find link for presentations for the event which you may find of interest: CountyDurhamPartnershipEvent101018

Thank you Kind regards County Durham Partnership Transformation and Partnerships Durham County Council Room 5-140/150 County Hall 03000 263593 INTERNAL 263593 E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lip-reading class in Bishop Aukland

A new lip-reading class started at Henknowle Community Centre On Fridays 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 situations. • Meet people in a friendly informal atmosphere. • Qualified experienced tutor. “On the edge of conversation, is one of the loneliest places on earth”

Tel: 0191 5183358 e - Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.ddsupport.org.uk

Stanley Activity and Support Information Directory 

4th Edition The 4th Edition of the Stanley Activity and Support Information is now available to view via the following link: http://www.durham.gov.uk/media/5183/Stanley-activity-and-support-directory/pdf/StanleyAAPActivityAndSupportDirectory2017.pdf

The Directory contains a wide variety of activities that you can get involved in, in local accessible community venues. Support information from a number of local organisations is also available at the back of the Directory. We hope you’ll enjoy the booklet and find an activity that suits you.

Craghead Village Hall – Weekly Coffee Morning 

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 Tea 50p Coffee 50p Fruit Shoot or pop 50p Biscuits 30p Please come along and join us! http://www.innovations-opportunities.co.uk/our-service.aspx

Profoundly deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of hearing, and hearing loss?

BID services will be at Cornerstones Centre for the community every Friday morning 10.00-12.00pm to support people who are: Profoundly deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of hearing, and hearing loss. If you know someone in this situation who needs help completing applications, help with debt or letters explaining please come along .

When a hearing aid is not enough New Evening lip-reading class 

At No.7 Keller Court ,Langley Moor Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 - 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 If an evening class is no good for you, we have another 10 lip-reading classes in County Durham, contact us to get more information “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 Mobile: 07463259216(Text only) e - Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.ddsupport.org.uk