Our new flyer may be viewed / downloaded here: Doorways-leaflet-3945762(1)
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
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: www.dw2wellbeing.co.uk
Flyer Link: WellbeingFlyerYouth02
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:
If you feel you would like to chat, please get in touch with John – Phone 01287 236006 Text 07769694121 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook / Twitter
Doorways is a registered charity 1070063 14-16 Station St. Saltburn TS12 1AE www.door-ways.co.uk
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.
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 email@example.com Website: www.door-ways.co.uk
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”
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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