Disability Support South Tyneside

Garden News

Art Exhibition

We have been working every Tuesday to produce work based on the theme ‘Under Water’ –  Our work has been published within Seaham hall gallery and we are overwhelmed with the response we have had from our clients and the general publicdownload

Learning Disability Week Triathalon 2019

Learning disability kick started off with the group attending the triathlon at Haven Point in South Shields then to the New Crown for a buffet and presentation

Tuesday Funday

Crafts on the morning exploring new ideas to make masks with our volunteer Julie Ann. Speaking about animals and the new animals we’re getting for the allotment
Then a life skills course exploring new factors of communication and looking at a news NVQ that the gang are involved with. We do this with Sarah Jolley – A teacher from – Training in Care/The Care People who we work in partnership with !


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Friday 8.2.19

Friday group participating in a session of cooking. This is where we cook a 3 course meal for the staff and people – We made garlic bread, spaghetti bolognese and for desert cake and custard! I wonder what we’ll make this week…

Finished off the day with a game of walking football. All members being involved and having a part to play in this.

Every day is different at Holder House CIC and we strive to make our people happy



January 2019 Has Arrived At Holder House C.I.C


3 weeks into January 2019! Can you believe it??? Exciting things are happening at Holder House C.I.C – New Activities, new projects and even more spectacular new members that are accessing Holder and joining the team.

Here is a snap shot at what we have been upto in the new year…
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New toilet for Holder House

A TEAM of budding builders are putting their skills to the test to help a popular South Tyneside community garden.

Apprentices from Carillion have started on a new disabled toilet block for users of the Holder House Allotments in Whiteleas, South Shields.

The construction giant, which is working on the nearby South Shields Community School, donated the manpower and equipment for free after hearing about the plight of those who regularly attend the site, some of who have learning difficulties.

Holder House project manager Chris Convery said: “Having a toilet like this will make the site more accessible to other people with disabilities.

“At the moment, we only have a portaloo which is no good for those in wheelchairs.

“We are so grateful for the help Carillion are giving us.”

The community garden has been on its current site at Holder House for the past two years, and offers a varity of users – including people with learning and physical disabilities, the elderly, and local schools – the chance to go and learn about horticulture, boosting their confidence and gardening skills.

Read more here

Togetherness Through Growing

The group wanted to establish a brand and a suite of marketing and publicity material to take them forward with their new CIC. The group worked with Differentia and their training staff in order to embed all of the branding into an ongoing learning and development programme provided by Northern Learning.

Holder House Logo

The group have developed a strong image with the central logo drawn by one of the group.

The real value of this brand is the way in which the group have been involved and engaged with the brand development. It was the group who came up with the strapline.

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