Blog Archives

Covid-19 – Changes to council services in Redcar and Middlesbrough

Information for people living in Redcar and in Middlesborough about changes to Council Services due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation:

Redcar & Cleveland Borough CouncilInformation for anyone living in Redcar:

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have set up a phone line and email address offering help and support for vulnerable people and those in need.

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Staying Connected Though Mindfulness

mindfulness for life logoGail and Kathy have been looking into ways we can keep supporting people through Mindfulness.

Take a moment to have a look at our Mindfulness for Life flyer.

Visit our Mindfulness for Life course if you are interested in more information about Mindfulness.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Situation

We understand how important it is to keep everyone safe.

Key House - Skills for People Office in JesmondDue to coronavirus, there will be no activities at Key House, and we are closed to visitors. We will update you as soon as possible.

Many of our staff will be available, so do get in touch if you are worried or need help.

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Dimensions Leaders List 2019 Winner!

Suzie group photoWe are very happy to announce that Suzie Fothergill has been chosen as one of the winners of the The 2019 Michael Ludlam Award for Advocacy, policy and the media in this year’s Dimensions Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List.

She has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019!!

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Carolyn and Barry on Zetland FM – Redcar & Cleveland Safe Places Scheme

Skills for People are managing the Safe Places Scheme in Redcar and Cleveland with help from Independent Voices, a group who speak up for people with a learning disability.

Carolyn and Barry were on Zetland FM discussing the scheme. Carolyn works for Skills for People in Redcar and Barry is part of the Independent Voices Redcar &

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Parent Leadership 2019

Leading Together for a Change is a parent/carer leadership course starting in March 2019.

This course is for Parents/Carers of a child with a learning disability and/or autism who live in the North East or Cumbria.

We are looking for up to 13 parents/carers from across the North East and Cumbria who:

  • Have and interest or experience in being a leader
  • Want to work together with others to change things
  • Understand the commitment to the course and are able to attend all sessions

The course consists of 12 sessions over 8 months (excluding school holidays) and includes a residential weekend (overnight optional).

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Tennacy Support Project

We are currently running a Tenancy Support project in conjunction with local housing associations:

  • Karbon Homes
  • Your Homes Newcastle

We our providing traning and support to tenants with a learning disability to help support them with their tenancy.

Project Lead: Gail

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