VCS Locality 2

Peterlee / Easington / Seaham / Durham Central (Laurel avenue and surrounding area)

Samantha Friend

VCS Alliance Worker Locality 2
Children and Young People’s Service
Direct 03000 266151 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Horden Youth and Community centre

Hub Grub

Horden Youth and Community centre have a hub grub that takes place every Thursday, here they offer a meal for £1 (free to county durham housing residents)

Meals are served from 16:00-17:00 with all the family welcome.

MIND

Mind will be dropping in during the new year on Mondays starting 14th January, they provide a confidential service and can offer support and workshops around the following issues

Resilience

Well-being

Depression and anxiety management

Sleep management

Sessions will take place at Horden Youth and Community centre 11:00-13:00

(please see attached for more information

East Durham Trust

Yes you can

East Durham Trust are running a Yes you can work preparation course, the course will take place at east Durham Trust and starts 31st January 12:00-15:00

(please see attached for more information)

Durham County Carers

PARENT CARER TRAINING ON SELF HARM

Do you care for a child under the age of 18? We are working with Wellbeing for Life to deliver some sessions to Parent Carers on Self Harm.

Dates are as follows:

Monday 21st January 2019 Woodhouse Close Family Centre, Bishop Auckland,

Tuesday 5th February 2019 Eden Hill Outreach Centre, Eden Hill Road, Peterlee

Tuesday 12th February 2019 Stanley Family Centre, Clifford Road, Stanley

Time of each session 10am - 12pm. arrive 9.45am

If you wish to apply for a place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breastfeeding Cafes

Please see attached information on Breastfeeding Cafes across County Durham

Dawdon Youth and Community Centre

Dawdon Youth and Community Centre have a new course taking place in their centre, the course allows the learner to work in the warehouse sector after training the learner will be supported and interviewed for up to six vacancies working in various warehousing operations  for up to 10 weeks, 16 hours a week at national minimum wage (please see attached for more information and contact details)

Stay warm and well campaign – Dawdon Youth and Community centre have a homemade lunch session that takes place every Friday which costs £1 per portion, the session takes place 11:30-13:00 and can be eaten in or taken away

VCS Clinics

Clinics will be running again next week with me being in the following locations:

Peterlee Hub – Thursday AM

Easington Family Centre – Thursday PM

Horden Family Centre – Monday AM

Easington Families First (contact centre) – Monday PM

Seaham Family Centre – Tuesday AM

Seaham Hub – Tuesday PM

Laurel Avenue Family Centre – Wednesday AM

Adult Learning and Skills service

Please find attached our new Learning Guide advertising courses starting from January 2019

Prescription information for Universal credit claimants

“At present, NHS prescriptions do not have a Tick Box option for someone claiming Universal Credit.

There have been examples of claimants choosing the ESA option and as a result have received a £135 penalty notice.

Until a new print is available claimants on UC should tick option K indicating JSA in payment.

This is the workaround which has been issued to Pharmacies.”

Strengthening Families programme Seaham

The next Strengthening Families Programme starts Thursday 24th January 2019, from 4pm until 6pm at Seaham Hub. 

The programme runs for 7 weeks. 

Please complete the attached Parent Programme referral form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Leanne will then put the family on the waiting list and referrer contacted prior to the programme starting

Strengthening Families Programme Horden

The next Strengthening Families Programme starts 21st January 2019, from 4pm until 6pm at Horden Family Centre.  The programme runs for 7 weeks.  Please complete the attached Parent Programme referral form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Nicola will then put the family on the waiting list and referrer contacted prior to the programme starting

Glebe Centre Murton
Please find attached timetable of activities taking place at The Glebe Centre Murton

Salvation Army Sherburn Hill
Please find attached information on sessions taking place at Salvation Army Sherburn Hill, the centre is currently having a makeover but classes are still going ahead as normal

The Parents Guide to gaming
I have attached an information leaflet on The Parents Guide to Gaming, with the run up to Christmas families may be getting new games, the booklet highlights how to keep little ones safe when using this equipment

Dawdon Youth and Community Centre
The centre have asked me to share a number of things this week: ABC Parent and Toddler group The ground is for children aged 0-5 and takes place every Tuesday 13:00-15:00 at a cost of £2 a child with extra siblings at a charge of £1 (please see poster attached)

Job Club and Welfare drop in
The above sessions are now taking place every Tuesday 12:00-14:00 (please see attached for information)


Shotton IT Resource Centre
The Parish Meeting Rooms,
Friar Street,
Shotton Colliery,
DH6 2PA

Shotton IT Resource centre offer a range of training courses that are delivered distance learning, some of these include: · IT delivered by The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) · Numeracy and Literacy · Home and office IT · Specialist IT · Computer Build · Basic sign language · Adobe photoshop · Digital photography · Keyboard skills · Food Hygiene The centre also offers a lot more learning opportunities and also relevant staff to help with finding a job, updating CV and checking benefit entitlement.

Blackhall community Centre

Blackhall Community centre have a session running for pre-schoolers, this takes place every Friday 09:30-11:00am and costs £2

Hub Grub Community Café
Horden Youth and Community Centre are providing a healthy tea for £1 or free for County Durham housing group tenants, this will take place every Thursday 4:00-5:00pm (please see attached poster) .

Hearts and Minds Domestic Violence group
Bowburn Community Centre have a 8 week Hearts and Mind course starting Monday 5th November 10:00-12:00. The course is for women and allows them to develop and understanding of the importance of healthy relationships. (please see attached poster)

Blackhall Scouts
Blackhall have a Cub Scout session that runs every Thursday night at the scout hut, 06:30-08:00 for children aged nearly 8 to 10. The sessions cost £2.50p and activities include crafts, games and badge work.

SEND toolkit training for parent/carers
Please find attached information on dates for SEND toolkit training sessions aimed at parents/carers. The sessions will describe how school and settings assist children with SEND. (please see attached poster for more information)