We have three satellite units which provide Day Support. These are located at Sherburn Hill, Southbrook House, and a Sensory/Allotment Garden based behind the Police Station in Sherburn Road.
Front Street, Sherburn Hill, Durham DH6 1PA
We have recently moved to new premises at Sherburn Hill in what used to be Sherburn Hill Primary School. It has now become Sherburn Hill Community Hub and we sub-lease part of the building and have our own entrance and outside space. We are absolutely delighted with the facilities and the scope the new premises offer us. Our main office is now based there too. As always, the main aim of our work is to enhance the quality of life for our service users by supporting them to learn new skills, have new experiences, develop their interests and hobbies and develop new friendships and relationships. We offer arts, crafts, drama, sports and personal development in line with requests from participants.
Durham Police Office, 46 Sherburn Road, Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JR
This is a sensory and therapeutic garden with raised beds, vegetable and flower areas. It is our vision that the vegetable plot will support independent living sessions, and hopefully have sufficient excess to give to the elderly in the community or food banks. The garden is fully accessible, and also provides a large heated cabin for indoor garden projects and education sessions.
Church Vale, High Pittington, Durham DH6 1AH
This base has been refurbished to offer facilities including disabled access and wheelchair hoist; light and airy workroom space with internet, to support extensive projects and training; a quiet room ideal for those requiring a more relaxing space or to support those living with dementia. A new kitchen has been installed equipped to support development in independent living skills.
Our Hen House Café is open on Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm and serves light meals and home baked scones and cake. The Cafe is run by Maureen, one of our Support Workers, who is ably assisted by a group of our Service Users. This provides them with the opportunity to engage with the local community and to learn about food hygiene, food preparation and baking; all valuable life skills.
Southbrook sits within a friendly community in Pittington. We host a regular Lunch Club to encourage good relationships with our neighbours and to provide a further opportunity for our service users to develop life and work skills.
As well as tending to the garden at Southbrook, we have taken on a community allotment at the back of Southbrook House. We are currently working with Northumbria in Bloom and aim to provide sensory and therapeutic space alongside the traditional aspects of a community allotment.