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Stuff Happens

Sometimes it helps to see life as a game. We gain skills and collect the things we need, to complete the quest. Keep doing the things that work out well – avoid the things that don’t.

Our actions are like Computer Code – a series of instructions. When things don’t work out well – find the line of code that’s causing the problem, and change it.

The following Video from Doorways may be helpful – Link: LIFE – STUFF HAPPENS video

Annual Report 2018

We are pleased to have completed our second year of Five – funding from The Big Lottery. It has been a year of changes, and opportunities for Young People.

Click the link:-  Annual-Report-2018

Explorer’s Lounge

As part of our 5 Ways to Well-being programme – the Explorer’s Lounge is now open.

Opened by Tom Blenkinsop, local MP; also present, our Mayor Barry Hunt. A video tour of the top floor can be found here: Explorer’s Lounge

A new website is also launched to enhance the project 5 Ways to Well-being; and can be found here:


Youth Flyer

Flyer Link: Well-being for Youth

Young people 13-25 years – Feel like you need some space?

Need some help in making better life choices

Whatever your personal challenge – our door is always open

Increasing my well-being:

  • Improves my health – I have more energy
  • Greater mental ability – helps me think more clearly
  • Stronger sense of awareness – I think better of myself, this helps me to manage my Stress &, Emotions
  • Changes my outlook – I can make better choices

If you feel you would like to chat, please get in touch with John – Phone 01287 236006 Text 07769694121 Email or Facebook / Twitter

Doorways is a registered charity 1070063    14-16 Station St. Saltburn TS12 1AE

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 Website:

Going Fishing

Gone Fishing / Looking for work? Fishingv2

There are many similarities between the two.

Depending on what you want to catch, you need the right bait; to be in the right place and set your hook at the right level.

 A lot of patience is necessary, and a determination to keep casting out. Get to know the signs; listen to the hints and tips of those who have fished these waters.

Doorways Saltburn are here to support those looking for work; building confidence and sharing employability skills.

Redcar and Cleveland Job site (Web facebook and Mobile App) is created by Doorways making it very easy to use; feeding jobs to the Vacancies page as they become live.

These are found at: Web –

Facebook – Redcar&Cleveland Job Site

Also a Mobile App may be downloaded at:

We are more than happy to discuss further

Call Doorways 01287 625305 and arrange a time to talk about how we can help: Doorways are based in Destinations – Online training Centre in Saltburn 14-16 Station Rd Saltburn TS12 1AE.

John Pearson.

Opening doors for disadvantaged young people

Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger visited an innovative project providing support for disadvantaged young people within the East Cleveland area.

The Doorways scheme, which is based in Destinations Café in Saltburn, provides support for 13 to 25 year olds with issues of unemployment, homelessness, offending or drug and alcohol abuse.

The scheme aims to equip young people who often have complex social and emotional difficulties with the skills and confidence to improve their life chances and fulfill their potential.

John Pearson, who runs the project said: “We use an interactive programme called ‘The Hero’s Journey’ which uses myths, legends and movies to enable the young people we work with to successfully navigate change. By relating well known stories to their own life experiences we give them the tools to gain perspective on their lives and see that positive change is possible.”

Barry Coppinger said: “It is inspiring to meet people like John who have such a passion to change the lives of young people for the better. Everyone deserves a second chance in life and giving young people the confidence and tools to take charge of their lives and fulfill their potential is key to this”

Hava Word

DoorWays are putting together a new project and would like your ideas.

Would you like to be on the team of young people? Reporting in Digital & Print.


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