Empowering local people to add real value to their communities

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Our Mission

We support and empower local people to add real and lasting value to their community through collaboration and co-operation.

We provide a ‘hub’ for local charities and community projects to come together to offer specialised support to meet the needs of the community.

 
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Our Belief

We believe everyone can make a valuable contribution to their community no matter their age, sex, religion, race or ability.

Our Vision

We strive to make a difference now, and empower local people to sustain their community’s future

We provide a safe and welcoming environment for local people and services to come together

We listen, encourage, empower and respect each other

We understand local people and local issues

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we listen, encourage and empower our community

 

Projects

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Get involved…

Community Job Club

Join us every Thursday 9:30am - 12noon where Middlesbrough College Community Team offer drop-in support with job search, applications, interview skills and CV’s . It’s a relaxed environment where you can enjoy a cuppa. You don’t need to book just drop-in.

Creative Club With SenZory Art

Join us every Thursday 1pm - 3pm in the “community room” where we come together to enjoy some creative time. It’s a great way to relieve stress, improve mental health and self-esteem and reduce isolation. You don’t need to be an artist, just be willing to try something new.

Steph’s Tea and Cake

Stephanie from Brambles Farm runs a tea and cake group every Tuesday in the “community room” 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Stephanie hopes the group will encourage people to come together for a chat and reduce isolation within the community. Everyone is welcome and the cakes are amazing.

Teen Konnekt -Youth Provision

We’re partnering with Kidz konnekt to provide youth provision in the TS3 postcode for ages 13 - 19. An open drop-in will be held on 14th August 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

Health and Social Care Level 1

We are working with Learning Curve Middlesbrough who will be delivering a 12 week Health and Social Care Level 1 course on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting 10th September. This course is fully funded through Learning Curve.

Cannon Street Revisited

Did you live in the Cannon Street area of Middlesbrough? Do you have family or friends that lived in this well known and much loved community of Middlesbrough? Join us and Ageing Better Middlesbrough on 3rd September at 11am - 2pm for a cuppa and the chance to share your memories with others. There will be old photos of Cannon Street on display, if you have any, please bring them along so that they can be copied and added to the digital archive.

Google Digital Bus

We are very excited to host the Google digital bus in Thorntree. The bus will be here all day on 10th September 10am - 4:30pm and include a number of digital courses aimed to offer new skills, develop your career and improve you online confidence. The courses are all aimed at people aged 16+.

The Link

The Link team are now based in the Community Ventures centre. They are a locally based professional mental health and emotional wellbeing provider who provide therapeutic services to children, young people and families across the North East including Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and Darlington.  Their services include a wide range of workshops and training, therapeutic assessments, one to one therapeutic interventions including specialist therapies.  

Slimming World

We are very excited to announce that Slimming World are coming to Thorntree. They will be based in the Community Ventures centre every Wednesday 9:30am and every Saturday 9:00am from 4th September. Pop along to find out more.

Step Forward Tees Valley

The Middlesbrough team are now based in the Community Ventures centre. Step Forward Tees Valley help people across the Tees Valley to overcome barriers to work or training so they can move forward with their lives.

Get in touch today!


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Contact Us…

If you have an idea or need help starting a group in your community let us know. Or, if you are interested in joining projects like these and would like more information, please get in touch