We have three satellite units which provide Day Support. These are located at Pittington Village Hall, Southbrook House, and a Sensory/Allotment Garden based behind the Police Station in Sherburn Road.
Pittington Village Hall, High Pittington, Durham DH6 1AN
The main aim of our work is to enhance the quality of life for the 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 as well as running our Hen House Café.
The Hen House Café is open Wednesdays and Fridays, 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.
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.
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.