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Black History Month Newsletter- Read Here!

Black History Month Newsletter- Read Here!


Our Black History Month Newsletter is now available for everybody to read! Our 18-page booklet is packed full of history, interviews and updates, as well as inspirational and powerful stories from our staff and the people we support. We look at how Black History Month came to be, the impact…

October’s Employee Appreciation Giveaway

October’s Employee Appreciation Giveaway


Tell us about a colleague you appreciate – each month we’ll give away 10 boxes of chocolates, and will draw an overall winner every quarter who will win an extra special prize! We’re bringing back our Employee Appreciation Giveaway for another round of awards. As part of our 30th anniversary…

Would you like to ask a question to our Board of Trustees?

Would you like to ask a question to our Board of Trustees?


Members of the Board will be interested to hear from service users in a live Zoom meeting on Tuesday 2nd November from 2pm - 3.30pm Service users are welcome to join the Zoom meeting, raise issues or ask questions themselves, or alternatively our host can ask them. All questions will…

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day


Today marks World Menopause Day, established to create awareness of the menopause and of the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. The menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 to 55, with the average starting age being 51. It is a naturally occurring process when the body…

Join us at our Halloween Dorman’s Disco


Welcome back to The Dorman's Disco! For 2021 we will be hosting 3 special party events. The first being our Halloween Party on Tuesday 26th October, 7-9pm, doors opening at 6.30pm. The event will be held at Dorman Long United Athletic Club, Oxford Road, Linthorpe, TS5 5DT. Tickets are £3,…

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day


From the LGBTQ+ Network October 11th is National Coming Out day, an annual day of awareness intended to support LGBTQ+ people to “come out” and share their sexual orientation or gender identity with someone, such as telling a loved one that they are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or any other…

The History of Black History Month

The History of Black History Month


Every October marks Black History Month in the UK, but do you know how it all began? Nowadays, Black History Month is a widely celebrated and acknowledged time of the year where people come together to recognise and appreciate Black people’s contributions to society. In the UK, Black History Month…

Introduction to Black History Month


October in the UK marks Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and reflect on the many contributions, achievements and untold stories of Black people throughout history. This month also gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate, listen to and learn from the diverse experiences of Black people in the UK…

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations


When someone you know has a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you might worry about having conversations with them for a number of reasons. This could be because you fear upsetting them, or you’re unsure about how to remind them about something. Whatever the reason, we know this can be unfamiliar…

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s


The way we talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia matters. Using inaccurate words can encourage harmful stereotypes that affect not just how we think about people with dementia, but also how they feel about themselves. Using more person-centred language can help empower people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and can be another…