Annual Report 2017

We are pleased to have completed our fist 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-2017


Its great to be able to use the new room – Come along and see what’s happening! Click the images to enlarge.

DoorWays Young Explorers – Something to look out for.

Call us on 01287 236006

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: 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:

  • 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:

Ways to Well-being

Paul has been busy creating animated videos, using motion typography; around the theme – Ways to well-being.

Steel closure – Redcar

Our project has noticed an increase in those needing support – Jobs / Foodbank / Emotional & Organisational skills. Many of those we meet, are out of work due to the recent closure of SSI Steel works – this also has a massive knock on effect to other businesses.

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We are pleased to receive funding from The Church Urban Fund – this will enable us to increase the support we offer.


Digital DoorWays – an opening to young people


Talk Talk Digital Heroes voting has begun and John has been nominated under the category – Employment. VOTE: Talk-talk Digital Heroes voting closes 8th September.

The Doorways youth project has been meeting the needs of young people (13-25 yrs), often those in most need / homeless / unemployed etc. for over 17-years. The project has always strived to be relative in the way we engage with young people, often searching for new innovative ways to interact at the right level. Our facebook page Redcar and Cleveland Jobs has now reached over 3,100 likes and reaches over 5,000 people each week. It is good to see the positive sharing and comments / tags within this page (often facebook is regarded as place to enter with caution).

Designing Smartphone applications, with the support (youth language) from our young people is exciting and we are currently chasing new designs.

Trying to run creative projects and have young people turn out to our drop-in sessions is always hard work. Hava Word is a virtual project that any young person can engage in through the website or indeed come along to our sessions as well.

Further developments are looking at mixing video / animation / story telling into another project. This is being tested out and we are currently looking for funding to bring it to reality. There will be elements of learning within this project and we are being supported by three young art students to lay down the foundations. I am very excited by the enthusiasm of our youth but also much aware of the desperate needs. I spend a lot of time in counselling / life coaching young people who have depression, addiction, lack of aspiration.

I am pleased to be given this chance to take part in Talk Talk Digital Heroes and would be very pleased to bring some much needed funding to our project. “Digital DoorWays”

Do please Vote & share with friends and colleagues.

News & Views


As you are probably aware – Registered Charities run a financial Roller Coaster ride.

Door ways are hitting a crisis point, and like many more voluntary sector organisations – we are not good at telling people about the marvelous things we do.

Attached is our recent Newsletter – July 2015

Please share as we look forward to continuing working in our local community.


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