Accessing Food Over Holidays 2023

Want to communicate Food Pantries & Openings over the holiday period? Clare Branson our Stockton Food Power Network Coordinator has collated everything into documents here:

For PDF list click here

For Festive Community Meals Graphics click below;

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For Food Bank & Pantries Open Times Graphics click below

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The Bereavement Journey

A 7 week course starting Monday 15th January – Stockton Parish Church.

Have you lost someone dear to you?

Bereavement can impact hugely and affect all areas of life.  The Bereavement Journey is for anyone who has been bereaved at any time and in any way.  It recognises that each grief and loss is unique.

The course is seven sessions based around a series of films and discussion groups.  It is held in a supportive atmosphere to guide people through the most common aspects of grief, enabling them to process their loss and discern next steps.  Given the reflection and sharing, it is only suitable for those whose bereavement was at least six months prior to starting the course.

The course was developed through Holy Trinity Church Brompton and has been delivered for over 25 years.

The next course starts on Monday 15th January, 7-9pm, at Stockton Parish Church.

If you are interested in being part of the course, you can register your interest here:

Or contact the church office on / 01642611735


The DIG-IT Project are introducing their virtual awareness event series for 2024.

If you’re interested in reducing digital poverty in the Tees Valley and weren’t able to join the DIG-IT project at one of their in-person events earlier this year, then we’d love for you to come along to one of three virtual events that they’re holding in January & February 2024! 

We encourage everyone to come along, but in particular those in hard to reach and rural areas, who can only join such events virtually.

During each event, you will hear from the partners of the DIG-IT project funded by UKSPF through TVCA. Join Teesside University, furbdit from The Hope Foundation and Good Things Foundation to find out more about the exciting digital inclusion initiatives that are positively impacting local communities to reduce digital poverty both locally and nationally, and all about how you can collaborate or get involved. There will be opportunities to network and a Q&A session.

Please register for your preferred date by emailing   


Event 1: Wednesday 17th January 1 – 2.30pm 

Event 2: Thursday 25th January 11.30am – 1pm 

Event 3: Tuesday 6th February 1 – 2.30pm 


New Class Alert!

Officially booked in, starting 9th January! Booking Essential as spaces are limited.

Mindful Moments – Fully funded Chair Exercise for older adults and those living with long term health conditions.

AMALAwellness is excited to share the news of our upcoming ‘Keep Moving Teesside!’ Chair Yoga and Exercise class at Lakota Training Group– by the riverside in Central Stockton.

We understand the importance of staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for those with long-term health conditions. That’s why we are excited to bring this new class to Central Stockton in January 2024.

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Where will the new class be?

Class will start 9th January, initially at Lakota Training, until the new Wellbeing Hub opens.

Where? Lakota Training, Units 5B – 7B Castlegate Quay Riverside

Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3BB

When? Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am, starting Tuesday 9th January 2024.

To book, email


The Tees Valley Family Support Service 2024 parent/carer coffee morning

Do you live within Stockton-on-Tees local authority?

Do you have concerns that your child, who is 0-18 years old, has autism, sensory processing, ADHD or FASD?

The drop-ins are friendly and welcoming but feel free to bring a friend, partner, relative or
anyone else for support if you would like. Please note, these are group sessions and 1:1 support
can’t be provided at these drop-ins.

To access 1:1 support, please contact

No diagnosis is needed, the service can be accessed if you have any concerns, regardless of
diagnosis/neuro developmental pathway status.

See the full flyer here

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