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 current active service is in Darlington and the surrounding area, and is the delivery of free 'at home' activity packs. Please get in touch if you would like further information.

We are in the process of developing and shaping our groups, and would love to hear from you about any client group who may benefit from small group activities. We have identified several venues across the region, but will endeavour to find a venue if there is a client group in particular need.

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.