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Service of Memorial and Reflection at Roker United Reformed Church

Service of Memorial and Reflection at Roker United Reformed Church - Thursday 14th December at 7pm

08 Nov 2023
Christmas can be a very difficult time for bereaved people, especially those who lost loved ones to Covid or if people lost loved ones around Christmas time. A Service of Memorial and Reflection will be held at the Church on Thursday 14th December at 7pm.

Moving and Assisting Training Course

26 Sep 2023
A Moving and Assisting Training Course ran by an Educational Occupational Therapist will be taking place on Wednesday 1st November 2023 between  9.30am - 4.30pm.   This very reasonably priced course (£75) includes attendance at the course as well as ongoing support throughout the year if needs change or people are unsure of specific manoeuvres with a child.  This course should be considered for any staff who will be moving or handling a child to ensure they have the knowledge do do this in a confident, competent and compliant manner.  For booking or for further information please contact…
Wild Oysters Family Fun Day

Wild Oysters Family Fun Day - Saturday 30th September at Roker Beach, Sunderland

20 Sep 2023
Join Groundwork NE & Cumbria and dive into a sea of fun at the Wild Oysters Family Fun Day at at Roker Beach, Sunderland on Saturday 30th September from 12noon to 3pm at Roker Beach in Sunderland. This FREE event is perfect for all ages! See the incredible oyster reef sand art installation, take part in a beach clean, join a thrilling rock pooling adventure and enjoy the lively tunes of The Silver Shanty Men. Participation in activities will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Plus, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the event. Bring your family and…

Sunderland Start for Life Offer

18 Sep 2023
We know having a baby can be both exciting and daunting, our Family Hubs are here to support you and your family with everything you need to know when becoming pregnant, having a baby, right through your baby's first years. We have developed some practical guidance, top tips and information on the support available from preparing for the arrival of your little one, to managing the everyday challenges of parenting. For more information please click here Start for Life - Together for Children

Sunderland Family Hubs

18 Sep 2023
Together for ChildrenSunderland, along with 74 other local authorities have received a share of £300 million investment from the government to establish a family Hubs and Start For Life Offer. Family Hubs will bring services together to improve access to services, improve the connections between families, professionals, services and providers and put relationships at the heart of family support. We will have five Family Hubs in Sunderland; Bunnyhill, Rainbow and Coalfields Family Hub. Hendon Family Hub will be coming soon! For further information visit Family Hubs - Together for…

Falls Prevention Course - Strength and Balance

04 Aug 2023
Funded by Sunderland City Council the Foundation of Light are delivering a Falls Prevention Course - Strength and Balance in the Sunderland North Area. This 14-week Strength and Balance course is aimed at over 55s who want to increase their strength, improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling. A number of courses being delivered across the Sunderland North area, so get in touch today to find the nearest one to you. Call Telephone 0191 5634 749 or e-mail
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Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme

06 Jul 2023
Check out our FREE Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme that is being ran locally during the summer school holidays (week commencing 24th July 2023).  This will provide children and young people with lots of fun activities including learning new skills, taking part in enriching activities, meeting up with friends and making new ones. They also get a tasty healthy meal.  Wear Here 4 Summer provides school aged children with an opportunity to get involved in a range of activities centred around sports, culture, arts and learning, as well as providing healthy meals and activities based…
AutismAble Free Digital Inclusion Course

Join AutismAble's free digital skills and inclusion programme

26 Apr 2023
Digitally You - AutismAble's free digital skills and inclusion programme - is open to anyone aged 16 or over who identifies as neurodivergent. It's ideal for those with low digital skills and little or no confidence using computers and other digital devices.  The programme will begin with a signup session on Wednesday 3rd May between 4pm-5pm at Sea Change Café, 158 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JF.  All other sessions will take place on Wednesdays between 4pm-6pm at Sea Change Café, starting 10th May. Sessions will cover the essential digital skills needed for work and everyday life,…

AutismAble is coming to Sunderland! Friday 24th February 11am-2pm

07 Feb 2023
AutismAble is holding an open day to celebrate the launch of their new Sunderland-based service. The event will take place at Pop Recs Ltd on Friday 24th February from 11am to 2pm and is open to anyone with ASD or LD, especially those who may be leaving education and are looking to develop their skills and independence in a supportive, person-centred environment. Come along and speak to group members and staff, and participate in fun-filled activities. Food and refreshments will be available, and there will be a live performance by AutismAble band Garage Above. AutismAble is a Community…

Hopes, Hoedowns and Horizons - Washington Arts Centre, Friday 16th December at 2pm

14 Nov 2022
Blue skies, big dreams and even bigger worries. Change can be hard. Especially when a year feels like a matter of minutes! Join our group of friends as they face the challenges of life before and after college, with lots of music and friendship to get them through it all! Hopes, Hoedowns and Horizons is an original drama devised and performed by Sunderland Platform – a learning disability and autistic Theatre group, part of The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company. For more information visit the Sunderland Culture website.
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Warm Spaces providing a warm welcome to all

19 Oct 2022
Warm Spaces venues across Sunderland will offer heated, safe, friendly and neutral places where residents and stay warm this winter. Some venues will also offer hot drinks, activities, and other help and support services. Visit the Sunderland City Council website for locations and more information about Warm Spaces venues in Sunderland. Providers interested in offering a Warm Spaces venue should contact the Councils' Community Resilience team.

Visually Impaired Football Programme at Gateshead Stadium

14 Sep 2022
A visually impaired football programme is running at Gateshead Stadium on Tuesday evenings between 5pm–6pm. The programme is for over 18s and costs £3 per session and they have fully qualified and licensed coaches. For more information please contact Andrea Fyall from Durham FA on 0191 387 2928 or email
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Safer Gaming sessions at Geek Retreat, Sunderland

02 Aug 2022
Newcastle University are running two free in-person safer gaming workshops for parents and carers - while children enjoy a fun games session. Sessions are taking place at the Geek Retreat, John Street, Sunderland. There will be a free drink, cake and piece of fruit for all who attend. The workshops will take place on: Friday 12th August (9.30am-10.30am) Tuesday 16th August (9.30am-10.30am) Booking is essential! 
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Covid vaccine and booster walk in clinics

29 Jul 2022
Walk in Covid vaccine and booster clinics will be operating across the city during August. No appointment needed 1st or 2nd dose Covid vaccines available for anyone aged 12 years and over Booster dose available for all those who are eligible (must have had last vaccine 3 months ago) Eligibility will be checked on site Covid vaccines for 5-11-year-olds will need to be booked by their GP practice, or via the national booking system. For more information visit the Sunderland City Council website.
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Your guide to choosing the right NHS service in Sunderland

21 Jun 2022
There are lots of different NHS services, it can be difficult to understand which health care service is right for you. Knowing when and how to use services is important. It ensures that you receive the right care for your needs, in the right place at the right time. Everyone should have access to great healthcare. That’s why the NHS has created a handy leaflet to help you understand what services are available to you.

Become a Community Connector tackling loneliness and isolation across Sunderland

04 May 2022
Loneliness has been an emerging social issue for many years. Social isolation, an absence of social relationships has also become an issue for so many. Loneliness and social isolation are different but are related. Social isolation can lead to loneliness and loneliness can lead to social isolation. Washington Mind are offering workshops across Sunderland to train Community Connectors to support people in Sunderland to connect/reconnect with their local community with the aims of targeting and combating loneliness and social isolation. Community Connectors are people who want to…

Have your say about cold and damp in homes across Sunderland

12 Apr 2022
Between 8th and 29th April 2022, Bays Consulting are running an online survey that is open to all adult residents within Sunderland and takes just 3 minutes to complete. All you need to do is select your address from the list, then answer a few questions about your property.  Sunderland City Council is working with the Connected Places Catapult and the Homes for Healthy Ageing programme to explore how technology can deliver healthier homes and help elderly people live at home, well and safely, for fve years longer. Bays Consulting is a technology solution provider to the programme (in…

Sunderland’s Education, Training & Employability Online Directory

04 May 2020
The Sunderland Education, Training & Employability Online Directory has been developed in partnership with Together for Children, Sunderland Information Point and local partners. An easy to use online resource bringing together local providers and organisations that offer a wide variety of education, training and employability courses to the people of Sunderland.  The directory can be used by young people and adults alike. The Sunderland Education, Training & Employability Online Directory will support those who are planning their career, wanting to gain new qualifications or…
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What is the Great North Care Record?

10 Mar 2020
What is the Great North Care Record? The Great North Care Record gives the staff caring for you a more complete picture of your medical history. It does this by bringing together information held about you in different places such as your GP practice and local hospital available to the staff looking after you. Your health and care record is like a jigsaw puzzle. Everyone involved in your care holds a piece of the puzzle. With the @GreatNorthCareRecord we are putting the pieces together.  You can find out more at  What kind of information is made available…
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Sunderland Health Champion programme

The Sunderland Health Champion programme is suitable for anyone over 18 who either lives, works, studies or volunteers in Sunderland.  As a Health Champion you will play a key role in tackling health inequalities within the city by sharing positive health messages from the Sunderland Health Champions team whilst promoting positive behaviour change and signposting those individuals who need support to local services. We’ll provide training for those Health Champions who are interested in developing their knowledge on health topics and how to have a brief supportive conversation. …
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