PACE (Parish And Community Enablement)
PACE is an enabling scheme working in partnership with parishes and local communities throughout our region to develop weekly support facilities for frail and isolated older people or for those living on the margins of society.
Each project is supported entirely by volunteers and a suitable Parish hall is required. Experienced community workers from St Cuthberts Care co-ordinate new projects and remain on-hand to offer regular direction and practical assistance throughout their duration.
PACE was launched just over one year ago. There are now eight established PACE projects operating across our region, from Bedlington down to Newton Aycliffe and across to Consett. New venues are constantly being sourced.
Coffee mornings and social evenings
All offer a warm welcome, refreshments and a variety of activities. These social projects help people who are lonely, elderly or isolated to meet people and interact in a comfortable friendly place.
|Minsteracres Coffee Morning||Minsteracres||Consett||Wednesday||Fortnightly|
|Monday Club||All Saints||Lanchester||Monday||6.30pm-8.30pm|
|Open House||St Bede's||Bedlington||Tuesday||6.00pm-8.00pm|
Both lunch clubs offer more than food and refreshments, offering opportunities for socialisation and enjoyable conversion, for those who have restricted physical and emotional contact with others and/or who have very limited opportunities to socialise. For further information on how to get involved or donate please use the local contact details to talk to one of the active volunteers.
|Claremont Centre||Our Lady & St Wilfrid's||Blyth||Friday||10.00am-2.00pm||01670 366 035|
|Lunch Club||St Mary's||Newton Aycliffe||Thursday||10.00am-2.00pm||01325 313 611|
Drop In Centres
The Drop In Centres offer free help and support to people who are vulnerable because they are homeless, have no income or are living with substance misuse or addiction; offering a safe and secure friendly environment, hot and cold refreshments and a warm welcome.
|Worswick Welcome||St Andrew's||Newcastle City Centre||Friday||10.00am-1.30pm|
|Open House||St Mary's||Sunderland||Thursday||10.00am-2.00pm|
Setting up a project
If you are interested in setting up a project in your parish, please contact Kathleen Urwin by email: email@example.com or by calling: 0191 228 0111.