Teesside Dementia Link Services Christmas events!

Teesside Dementia Link Services have a lot of fun activities coming up over the Christmas Period, including:

  • A Christmas Party
  • A Christmas Carol Event
  • A Christmas Lunch
  • A festive walk, including free mulled wine and mince pies!
  • A film screening

And so much more, you can view all of the events that TDLS have coming up in the gallery below!


The Community Gift is back for 2023!

The Community Engagement Team and Stockton-on-Tees Community Partnerships are working together this Christmas to help spread some festive cheer. The Community Gift is an opportunity for you to donate new items to support our communities who may be struggling this Christmas.

Items we are looking for are:

Toiletry sets and sanitary products

  • shampoo and conditioner
  • Lip balms
  • Socks/slippers, hats, scarves & gloves
  • Hairbrushes/accessories
  • Hand creams
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Chocolate, biscuits, sweets

Look out for our Community Gift donation boxes located in all local libraries and Stockton High Street Rediscover Shop. All items will be wrapped at our Community Wrapping sessions on:

Wednesday 6 December, The Moses Project, 4pm-5:30pm

  • Thursday 7 December, 10am to 1pm, Thornaby Town Centre
  • Monday 11 December, 10am to 12pm, Santa’s Grotto Unit in Billingham Town Centre

Join us for a hot chocolate, a festive treat and a Christmas craft!


Ropner Park Christmas Fair

Head to Ropner Park on Sunday 10th December from 11am – 1:30pm for a festive Christmas Fair, there will be food stalls, Local artisan goods. Art and Craft items and more.



Come along to our Carers’ Rights Day Workshops! 

Ahead of Carers’ Rights Day (Thursday 23 November), the Stockton-on-Tees Adult Carers’ Support Service will be running workshops for anyone in a caring role and any interested professionals.

The Carers’ Rights Day Workshops will take place at LiveWell Dementia Hub, Thorntree Road, Thornaby, TS17 8AP, on Wednesday 22 November from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

There will be five workshops during the day:

  • Dementia Friends
  • Reasonable adjustments and carers passports
  • Who cares for the carers?
  • Mindfulness
  • Benefits and queries

These workshops will cover a range of topics to help carers navigate their responsibilities effectively, from financial advice to providing strategies for self-care and coping mechanisms. There will be opportunities to meet other carers or speak privately to any of our advisers.

Lunch will be provided.

Booking is essential so to reserve your spot please call the Stockton-on-Tees Adult Carers’ Support Service on 01642 524494 or email carerssupport@stockton.gov.uk 


Don’t forget to share your views and help us make the Ropner Ward safer

A community consultation to gather the views and concerns of those who live and work in the Ropner Ward closes on Friday 1 December.

If you live or work in the Ropner Ward please take a few minutes to complete the survey on the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council website to help us understand your views and where we need to focus so that we can try to make a real difference to your community.

The consultation is part of a new initiative called ‘Project Harmony’ which is focussed on reducing crime and improving lives for the residents in the area. It’s a multi-agency approach by Cleveland Police, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, NEAS, Cleveland Fire Brigade, local housing agencies such as Thirteen Group as well as charities and third sector organisations such as Catalyst and Corner House Youth Project.

Pictured from L-R: Jon Carling of Catalyst, Jane Hobbs of Thirteen, Cllr Norma Stephenson, Enforcement Officer Richard Bradford, Ashleigh Taylor of Cornerhouse Youth Project, Enforcement Officer Jameil Khan, Superintendent John Wrintmore and Sergeant Gavin Wiedman of Cleveland Police.

Thornaby Methodist Church – Job vacancies

Thornaby Methodist Church are passionate about growing community with faith, hope and love. We have now created 2 new posts to help us sustain and continue the dramatic growth of our community outreach work. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about service the needs of the Thornaby community and who have experience in working with community partners to bring about transformation in the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.

The 2 post are both for 15 hours a week, however they could be combined into 1 30 hour post for the right candidate.

View more information HERE

Closing date for applications: 8th December 2023

For more information please contact Revd. Dr. Martin Ramsden on 07483 863502 or martin.ramsden@icloud.com


Tuesday Chat – Low Grange

Would you like to join a social group that runs every Tuesday at Low Grange Community Centre in Billingham. The group offers a warm, welcoming space for people to enjoy meeting others and making friends.

Come for a free brew, a slice of cake and a natter!

Fibro-Connect Events in Stockton

Fibro-Connect are hosting new events at Parkfield Community Centre, Parkfield Way, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3SU. Open to anyone that lives with Fibromyalgia.

Monday’s 1pm – 3pm Ladies Mental Health group.

Tuesday’s 10am – 12pm – Weekly Coffee Morning,
12:45 – 3pm Open Fibro Group
5pm – 6pm Main Meal, Desert and a Drink (£2.50 per person)

Wednesday’s 6pm – 7:30pm Men’s Mental Health Group




Health & Wellbeing Drop-in Session

Date: Monday 20 November
Time: 10.30am—12noon
Venue: Change, Grow, Live (CGL), 32 – 34 William Street, Stockton, TS18 1DN


ARCtic Piranhas – Winder Wonderland

A night of music, DJ and dancing at this Winter Wonderland-themed club night event. The ARCtic Piranhas are a group of learning-disabled adults who plan fun, safe and inclusive club night events for learning disabled adults in Teesside.

If you would usually be accompanied by a carer or companion please feel free to bring them along as they will be allowed entrance for free, all other tickets are £5 per person. There will be no sudden loud sounds or flashing lights, however there will be loud music, and ear defenders can be provided if required. There will also be a “chill-out space” on the same level away from the party in which you can use if you require a little break during busy times.

For more details you can click HERE or contact Emma Dyson via Emma.Dyson@ARCOnline.co.uk or 01642 665 401

Reaching full potential with Lakota

Lakota motivate and inspire people to reach their full potential by believing in themselves and building their confidence to enable them to reach their goals. They have some great courses and training opportunities. Find out more online here https://www.lakota-training.co.uk/

Mrs B’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Group

Monday 4th December 6:30pm till 8pm
Mrs B’s Community Hive
Lamb Lane
Ingelby Barwick


Can you support Cruse?

For 64 years, Cruse has supported millions of people through the darkest times of their lives. But today we face our toughest challenge yet and by taking urgent action you can help us continue our vital work for years to come.

Over the pandemic, we stretched ourselves to the limit, helping as many grieving people as we possibly could. Now, we find ourselves in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, which is not only threatening our voluntary funding but also what we receive from government sources.

Over the next 50 days, we need your help to raise £500,000 to keep services running – allowing us to continue to provide a lifeline to grieving people, many of whom have suffered pain so unbearable, they can’t see a way through the loss. 

Cruse Life-Changers Appeal : Take Urgent Action – a Charities crowdfunding project in United Kingdom by Sarah Buck (crowdfunder.co.uk)

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