Support from the Bernicia Foundation helped feed and provide arts and crafts activities for more than 900 people from County Durham during lockdown.
A grant of £6,250 ensured the East Durham Trust was able to deliver packed lunches and activity packs to households hit hard by the pandemic.
Parcels containing a loaf of bread, ham, cheese, crisps, biscuits and fruit were distributed to hundreds of families by volunteers from the Lisa Dixon Centre, Haswell, and Dawdon Youth and Community Centre in Seaham.
Bernicia, which created the £1m Bernicia Foundation to help organisations promoting financial and social inclusion, moved quickly to make £200,000 of foundation funding immediately available to tackle hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding was distributed to eight local authorities who used their local knowledge to ensure it quickly reached those able to deliver targeted help to people in need.
For the full article visit: https://berniciafoundation.com/foundation-support-helps-families-through-lockdown/
Durham Deafened Support are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:
More information can be found on their website at www.ddsupport.org.uk/
For an application pack contact Durham Deafened Support on 0191 5183358 or email email@example.com
People across Teesside, County Durham, Darlington, North Yorkshire and York are being asked to share their views to help improve mental health and learning disability services.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) has launched ‘Our Big Conversation’ and is asking people to share their views to help to improve the quality of care it provides for service users, carers and families.
They have launched 'Our Big Conversation', which runs until 8 September, and are asking everyone to get involved and to share their thoughts, ideas and insights.
For more information and to join 'Our Big Conversation' visit https://tellbrent.clevertogether.com/experiences
East Durham Trust was contacted by NAD Lab UK · NAD+ and NMN Supplements and Masqonn Reusable Protective Face Masks, offering us donated face masks. We gratefully received 150 reusable cotton masks and 50 KN95 masks.
When our groups and activities begin to resume, we will be distributing masks to volunteers, clients and community groups who need them. We want everyone be safe and this kind donation will help us ensure that.
Thank you to NAD Lab UK · NAD+ and NMN Supplements and Masqonn Reusable Protective Face Masks.
What is this study about?
We are working on a study to explore the quality of care received by young people and young adults who are currently transitioning, or who have previously transitioned their ongoing healthcare needs from child to adult services.
“Transition” is defined as the purposeful, planned process that addresses the medical, psychosocial, educational and vocational needs of a young person as they move from child-centred to adult-centred healthcare. (Blum R. W. et al, Transition from child-centred to adult health-care systems for adolescents with chronic conditions. A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, J Adolesc Health, 1993 Nov;14(7):570-6.)
As an example, we will be looking at young people and young adults with chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy who have experience transferring their care from a paediatrician or child health clinician to a doctor in adult medicine, GP or other adult health clinician.
The aim of the study will be to produce a report for clinicians and other professionals about how to improve the care they deliver, and guidance for young people and families on what care you should expect to receive.
As part of the scoping of this project we are asking young people and parent carers about your experiences and interactions with healthcare services during the transition period.
To make sure we include your views when designing the study we would like to ask you a few questions about the process of transition.
If you need this survey in another language or braille please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 020 7251 9060
Who should complete this survey?
Please complete this survey if you, or the person you care for:
Are under 25 years old
Has any condition that requires ongoing healthcare management (this can include both physical and/or mental health conditions)
Has had experience transitioning from child to adult services
ALL RESPONSES GIVEN AS PART OF THIS SURVEY ARE CONFIDENTIAL
Please click HERE to complete survey
Our lovely Chit Chat volunteers are delighted to be returning to the office!
For the past 4 months, Gladys (Left) and Linda (Right) have been calling vulnerable residents of East Durham from their homes throughout the entirety of the coronavirus pandemic.
'Chit Chat' aims to help the well being of local people through the provision of regular support and social interaction.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides support for this project with volunteers trained to be a listening ear for those affected by cancer.
To find out more about our Chit Chat service, you can visit our page here
East Durham Trust are currently recruiting:
- 3x Community Engagement Support.
- Multiple Adult and Family Working Tutors.
For more information, job descriptions and to apply, please visit our vacancies page.
Despite all of the barriers and problems that Covid19 could throw at us we will be having our Arts Café in East Durham.
East Durham Trust
T: 0191 5693511