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Benwell Christian Shop Project - Registered Charity No. 701263 - A Company Limited by Guarantee in England in Wales No. 02349218

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OUR PROJECTS

We work with three main groups-

Adults with Learning Disabilities, Children and their families, and those in their 'Third Age'.

ACTIVITIES FOR THOSE IN THEIR THIRD AGE

Tackling social isolation

Regular sessions at Cornerstone include a popular weekly Lunch Club with bingo, a twice weekly Knit and Natter group organised by Search, and a fortnightly Flower Arranging class.

We would love to welcome new faces  along, just get in touch and join our supportive groups!

'Third Age' is defined as the period after 'Middle Age' when people are still active- usually in retirement. 

THE WELCOME PROJECT AND THE MILLENNIUM CLUB

Activities and a Social Club for adults with Learning Disabilities

The Welcome Project meet weekly at Cornerstone for an inclusive social Art class. They also meet once a month for Healthy Cooking run by Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food and  FoodNation.  

 

The Millennium Club is the social strand of the Welcome Project which meets monthly either at our centre or out on location for activities and trips. Both groups are mentored and supported by Project Co-ordinator Denise.

CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Please note that our Schools Worker has now retired,  and has yet to be replaced. We thank Paulette for her years of dedication. 

With the support of our Schools Worker, a dedicated team of volunteers have established links within the local Schools, providing assemblies, reflection/prayer spaces, and puppet roadshows to name but a few.

 

At Cornerstone an afterschool Family Fun group encourages communication and collaboration between parents and their children through Healthy Cooking sessions run by Healthworks, playing board games, art and craft activities, and day trips. 

PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Making a Difference

As well as our activities, we strive to provide practical support whenever we can. We are proud to announce that in February 2019 we converted an office space and opened a shop! We ensure all the items are in excellent condition and of good quality, prices usually begin at 50p and any money raised goes back into the running of our centre.  Clothing and essential items are also available to those in crisis.

We are a designated 'Safe Place', we can offer emergency food parcels and referrals to the West End Food Bank.

You are welcome to use our computers for job searches, and our kettle is always on so call in for a chat!