DoorWays – Ways to Well-Being

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Saltburn Christian Projects (Doorways) have secured five-years funding through Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund; working in partnership with Destinations Saltburn, an Internet Café and Online training centre.

Our aim is to increase people’s wellbeing, which in turn improves their Health, mental ability, sense of awareness, choices and achievement; enabling change in outlook and an ability to set positive outcomes for themselves, their families and the community.

The project will use the “5 ways to wellbeing” as a framework to deliver services to our local communities.

  • Connect – with people around you.
  • Be active – step outside, go for a walk or a run.
  • Take notice – Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual.
  • Keep learning – Try something new. Rediscover an old interest.
  • Give – Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Volunteer your time.

In addition to our current facilities at Destinations, a space “The Explorer’s Lounge” will be created. A relaxed environment, that will enable discovery and new understanding. The project will encourage the use of digital technology at a very simple and practical level.

John Pearson, Project manager explains, “Doorways, has been in operation for 18-years, and will continue to support young people, 13-25: The homeless, unemployed, those struggling with addiction and mental health, emotional and behaviour issues. Further resources will be created, alongside our current – Life-Skills Labyrinth, Heroes Journey and Facebook page – Redcar and Cleveland Job Site.”

“This is a real injection of confidence and motivation for our project – to keep serving our communities. To have five years funding is just fantastic, with additional support from The Big Lottery Fund to build capabilities and longer term strategies.”

Paul Davies, owner of Destinations adds, “We are really pleased to be part of the ‘Ways to Well-being’ project, and to be able to contribute to the magnificent work of Doorways. Over many years the involvement of Doorways has been invaluable to our communities and very often its results and successes are life changing for individuals. This new project will allow us work together to develop new resources, offer more support and continue to provide practical help, advice and solutions where they are needed most.”

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

Since June 2004 The Big Lottery Fund has awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

For further information about the Ways to Well-being project, please contact John Pearson or Paul Davies on 01287 626432 or Email john@door-ways.co.uk Website: www.door-ways.co.uk