Accessing Services in the Community

Our teams across the county have a lot of local knowledge and keep up to date with what’s on in the local community.

We are always happy to help and support you to access appropriate services for whatever you need.

Not only do we know about community groups in your area, but we can put you in touch with social groups, such as ‘Happy Thursdays’ or photography groups;  activities where you can meet new people, make new friends and try something different. If that feels a little daunting, we’ll even go along with you!

With strong links to other professional organisations, such as Mental Health Matters, Debt Advice Services and Buddy Schemes, we will always be able to find you a service that can benefit you.

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

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Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
April 2019

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 23 April

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 25 April

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Monday 29 April

May 2019

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 02 May

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 07 May

Diabetes Support Group

A friendly group offering people with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets 2nd Thursday of each month

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm-3pm

Thursday 09 May

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 09 May

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

 

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception, 0191 372 8710

 

1:30pm -3:30pm

Monday 13 May

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 16 May

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Have you got any questions, do you want an opportunity to chat to others, providing support and sharing experiences in a comfortable environment?  None judgemental.  Takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 21 May

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 21 May

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 23 May

C.H.A.T.

Celebrate Hope All Together

This is a free support group for people and their families affected by Cancer. To be held on the last Thursday of each month

Starbucks, Dalton Park

Beverley Butters

10:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday 30 May

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 30 May

June 2019

MS Support Group

A friendly group offering people with MS a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 04 June

Alfie’s Happy Homework Academy (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 06 June

Stroke Support Group

A friendly group offering people who have experienced a stroke a chance to meet and share experiences. Meets fortnightly.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

 

Healthworks Reception, 0191 372 8710

 

1:30pm -3:30pm

Monday 10 June

Diabetes Support Group

A friendly group offering people with diabetes a chance to meet and share experiences.  Meets 2nd Thursday of each month.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1:30pm-3pm

Thursday 13 June

Alfie’s Happy Homework Event (A.H.H.A.)

Get support with school learning topics and homework.  Learn new and interesting topics.  Cover seasonal events with activities and crafts.  And MOST importantly, make FRIENDS and have FUN!!!

Tea Time meal provided (for all attendees) – please let us know in advance of dietary requirements.

50p per person (adults and children).  Held every Thursday.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

JD Creative

Call Healthworks reception on 0191 372 8710

3.45pm - 5.30pm every Thursday

Thursday 13 June

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Have you got any questions, do you want an opportunity to chat to others, providing support and sharing experiences in a comfortable environment?  None judgemental.  Takes place the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Healthworks, ParadHealthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 18 June

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
April 2019

Digital Session

These are 1:1 sessions to ask specific questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

The session needs to be booked with the library, 03000 269 513, when you will be given a slot.

Consett Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Every Monday

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:30 - 11:30

Monday 22 April

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 25 April

Discover Digital – Buddy Session

This is a drop-in every other Friday to ask questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

Contact the library on 03000 269 513.

This is run by a volunteer.

Chester-Le-Street Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Alternate Fridays

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:00 - 12:00

Friday 26 April

Discover Digital – Buddy Session

This is a drop-in every other Friday to ask questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

Contact the library on 03000 269 513.

This is run by a volunteer.

Chester-Le-Street Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Alternate Fridays

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:00 - 12:00

Friday 26 April

Digital Session

These are 1:1 sessions to ask specific questions about your phone, laptop or computer. Whether you are starting out, dealing with problems or wanting to learn about applications but this is not technical support.

The session needs to be booked with the library, 03000 269 513, when you will be given a slot.

Consett Library

Ways to Wellbeing

Every Monday

03000 262539

www.durham.gov.uk/waystowellbeing

10:30 - 11:30

Monday 29 April

May 2019

Positive Mental Health in May drop in session

How are wellbeing and mental health problems connected?

If you experience low mental wellbeing over a long period of time, you are more likely to develop a mental health problem.

If you already have a mental health problem, you’re more likely to experience periods of low mental wellbeing than someone who hasn’t. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have periods of good wellbeing.

Wellbeing for Life staff will help you look at steps you can take to manage your mental wellbeing, whether you have a mental health diagnosis or not, and what support is available if you need it.

Stanley Library

The Louisa Centre, Stanley DH9 8AD

Laura Hood

07826 884 693

0800 8766 887

10:00 - 12:00

Monday 13 May