Disability Support South Tyneside

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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.

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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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