Learning for Life learners are going ‘green’

Learning for Life learners have been participating in a range of exciting tasks over the last few months as part of their ‘Gardening and Wellbeing’ project.  Along with the staff, the learners have been engaging in activities to help with their general wellbeing – both physically and mentally, during these unusual and challenging times.

As well as completing gardening tasks, such as propagating winter crocus, they have explored the local area on nature walks, helped preserve wildlif­e by making ‘hedgehog hotels’ and bird feeders and contributed to the community by doing a spot of litter picking.  All of their amazing work can be seen on our Facebook page 

Learning for Life - Waste not want not...

Single use plastic is not fantastic’ is the message we want to send to our friends and neighbours in the latest part of our ‘Waste Not Want Not’ project, funded by the DVP.  Last November, every learner received a bamboo toothbrush and leaflet explaining why it is important to say 'no' to plastic.  We then made recycled stands so that water dripping off the toothbrush would water a small plant!

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Our crisp packet recycling is closed to the public at present but once we are able to open again, our big crisp packet collection box will be eagerly awaiting your empty packets.

This Girl Can!

Kick start your physical activity and wellbeing journey via online Zoom classes!

This exercise based course with a mindfulness element is delivered via Zoom for six weeks starting Monday 7 June 2021.  Live sessions will be posted each week and recorded onto a private Facebook page that can be accessed at any time.  The course if FREE and open to ladies aged 16+.

Please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a Registration Form or contact us on 01325 321234 for more information

This Girl Can leaflet

Need help with debt?

If you have been struggling with debt, especially over the past year, Citizens Advice County Durham have experienced debt caseworkers who can work with you to put in place a solution that will get you on the road to recovery.

You may just need some short term relief, or you might need a longer term solution to get debt free - whatever your situation we'll look to boost your income, communicate with creditors and put you back in control of your finances.

Call us on 0300 323 2000 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm).

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Foster Care Fortnight

Monday 10 May is the start of Foster Care Fortnight 2021 and we are celebrating #WhyWeCare

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