Information for Professionals

If you are a professional working in County Durham or surrounding areas with any client group at risk of social isolation, please get in touch to discuss how we can support your client group.

We are now accepting referrals. Please see our Groups and Services page for details. Referrals at this point will be held until a suitable service can be provided, but any client referred will be kept informed of any service they may like to access. If a client would like us to drop them a line please let us know.

Our first face to face group will be at Delves Lane Village Hall. We are hoping to begin in September, delayed from our previous July start date due to rising covid cases in the area.

Groups will run weekly there, with a new set of clients invited every 8 weeks. Please get in touch if you would like further information, or for a referral form.

Our sessions will always involve a warm welcome, and a cup of tea while we assess ability and confidence. Sessions thereafter will be tailored to clients needs and abilities, but could include cooking, craft, singing or music, gardening, woodwork, dancing or seated exercise, or a combination of activities.

Our aim is that the support is happening in a warm safe environment, and the practical or social skills are learned only when people are comfortable - there is nothing forced, and no expectations or obligation to perform.

If you would like to give input on the development of this service please consider completing this survey for professionals, found here. It should take no more than 3 minutes, and can be completely anonymous if you wish.

If you would like more information, please email and we will be happy to help.

If you would like to give your clients the opportunity to have input on what groups they would like to see happening in their area, please feel free to share our simple, quick survey, found here. It has only 10 simple questions and should take no more than 4 minutes to complete.