Join Us

How would you like to like to join us here at Holder House?

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step” (Author Unknown) “

As an attending individual? We provide a service for people aged 7year olds upwards with disabilities or learning difficulties living in South Tyneside. We signpost Parents or Carers to the relevant services they require.

As a volunteer? Perhaps, you would like to undergo volunteer training which may lead to employment opportunities with us or one the community groups across South Tyneside that we work with.

As a community group? Maybe, you’re a community group in South Tyneside who would like to work with us. In which case please contact us directly.

How do you get started?

As an attending individual?

Much as we would love to help everyone, we have our limits and there are certain conditions you need to meet before we can offer you a service.

To attend, you must be referred to us through your social worker before you can have access to Holder House. Your needs will have to be assessed and you’ll need an agreed personal budget. Once you have this completed, you are required to accept our Service Led Agreement.

All Holder House activities services are paid either through direct payments or, if you don’t receive direct payments, you can self-fund by paying for the activities yourself.

When we receive a referral from your social worker, we review it and see if we can help you in any way. We need to make sure our services are suitable, that you would find them enjoyable and worthwhile. If we decide we can help, we will support you with the way forward.

If you need any more information on your eligibility to attend Holder House, receive direct payments or manage personal budgets, please talk to your social worker first. Then get in touch with us for advice on what we may be able to offer you.

As a volunteer?

We welcome volunteers to help us in our work and who can benefit from the support in personal and professional benefits we offer. All our volunteers are included in our professional training opportunities and will need to be interviewed and DBS checked before working with us.

If you would like to volunteer or gain an apprenticeship at Holder House we’d be happy to talk to you about the opportunities to work with us. Just call us on 0191 0191 519 1699 or email

As a community grpup?

At Holder House, we’re very keen to work with other community groups in South Tyneside. That said, if you’re based in the North East and can offer something interesting that we don’t’ currently have, we would still love to talk to you. We’re all about expanding the horizons of everyone we work with and try not to put up too many barriers

If you would like to discuss a community partnership with Holder House we’d be happy to talk to you about the opportunities to work together. Just call us on 0191 0191 519 1699 or email


“What a fantastic local resource. Fantastic staff that adapt to all abilities, friendly and so a relaxed environment. Well done you are all doing a fantastic job”

Lindsay Walton

Our Staff

Meet the management and support team at Holder House

Chris Convery

Managing Director

Victoria Buglass

Business Administrative Coordinator

Trevor Pinckney

Operations Coordinator

Phil Brooks

Senior Activity Support Worker

ADDRESSHolder House CIC, Lukes Lane CA, Marine Drive, Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, NE31 2BA

PHONE0191 519 169907876 338 825

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