VCS Locality 2
Peterlee / Easington / Seaham / Durham Central (Laurel avenue and surrounding area)
VCS Alliance Worker Locality 2
Children and Young People’s Service
Horden Youth and Community centre
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 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
Depression and anxiety management
Sessions will take place at Horden Youth and Community centre 11:00-13:00
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
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
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
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.
Strengthening Families Programme Horden
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,
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 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)