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
December 2018

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 December

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Crafts; Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries.  Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Blackhall Library,

Back Middle Street,

Blackhall,

Hartlepool,

County Durham,

TS27 4HD

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

 

10am-11am

Thursday 13 December

Wellbeing Group

Join us to learn about food and nutrition, seated exercise, new recipe ideas and meet new people

5 weeks from Monday 19 November 2018.

Attlee Square Community Centre, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6 1JN

David Hall/Susan Fern

Contact David Hall on 07395 790 759 or Susan Fern on 07903 550 947

2pm - 4pm

Monday 17 December

Get Creative

Ways to Wellbeing is a Durham County Council programme, which aims to support adults over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.

Get Creative: Crochet; Have fun, learn a new skill and make friends at arts and crafts sessions in your local community venues and libraries. Sessions vary, so please contact Ways to Wellbeing for further details.

Free

Peterlee Library

Peterlee Leisure Centre

St Cuthberts Way

Peterlee

County Durham

SR8 1AF

Ways to Wellbeing

03000 262 539

 

5pm-7pm

Monday 17 December

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 18 December

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 27 December

January 2019

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 10 January

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 15 January

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 15 January

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 29 January

February 2019

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 527 4150

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Monday 04 February

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 12 February

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 14 February

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 18 February

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 19 February

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 26 February

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 28 February

March 2019

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 04 March

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 12 March

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 14 March

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
December 2018

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 13 December

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 20 December