Local Support Information

Community Support Groups

Lunch Club

Location: St Andrews Church Hall, Dawson Street, Crook

When: 12noon on the second Tuesday of each month

Info: All welcome, donations are gratefully received


Mens Breakfast Club

Location: St Catherines Church, North Terrace, Crook

When: 9.30am on the third Monday of each month

Info: This club a 'free' breakfast club. All men are welcome. 


The Bread And Butter Thing

Location: St Catherines Church, North Terrace, Crook

When: 11am, every Friday morning

Info: This is a mobile food club which gives access to nutritious and affordable food taken in the heart of community. This low cost weekly shop provides essential produce for family eating – fresh fruit and veg, fridge favourites and cupboard staples.


Dementia Cafe

Location: St Catherines Church, North Terrace, Crook

When: 10am on the second Saturday of each month

Info: Come along to one of our local cafes and have a cup of tea with someone who understands. 

These things can make a huge difference when you or someone you know has dementia.

Your local Dementia Café provides a safe and supportive place for you to:

  • discuss your own dementia diagnosis, or someone else’s, and think about what it means for the future
  • keep active, make new friends and feel more confident.

99% of people who go along to Dementia Cafés say that it has provided them with useful information.


All of the clubs/groups mentioned above are run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please don't hesitate to get in touch with local venue

Warm Spaces

Jack Drum Arts

Location:The St Cuthberts Centre (Crook), Church Hill, Crook, County Durham, DL15 9DN

Info: Feel Good Fridays Warm Space  - 11 November 22 until 31 March 23

12.00 noon until 3.00pm on Fridays with breaks during the school holidays.
The space will be open to all age 18+ and free for all those who wish to attend,with no requirement to make any financial contribution.

☒ Disabled Toilets
☒ Baby changing facilities
☒ Food/snacks
☒ Parking
☒ Toilets
☒ Disabled Access
☒ Free charging facilities

Alongside provision of a warm and welcoming social space we will provide a healthy lunch made on site by a staff member with support from volunteers, activities on offer for those who are interested such as arts and crafts, access to information, advice and guidance on a range of issues with signposting available to various support agencies when required.


Crook Library

Location:Crook Library and Customer Access Point (CAP), Civic Centre, North Terrace, Crook, County Durham, DL15 9ES


Warms Spaces

Monday – 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Tuesday – 9.30am to 7.00pm
Wednesday – 9.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 7.00pm
Friday – 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday - closed

☒ Wi-Fi
☒ Free devices to use – Sign up needed
☒ Charging facilities
☒ No refreshments provided but you are welcome to bring your own flask
☒ Disabled access
☒ Toilets
☒ Accessible toilets
☒ Baby changing facilities
☒ Available during opening hours

Library Services

We offer a wide variety of services, events and facilities for you and your family to enjoy.

Our library is accessible to all.

We provide:

  • books, audiobooks and reference books
  • internet and email facilities
  • information leaflets
  • maps
  • music scores
  • HealthZones

We can also offer members of the library service access to a range of websites including British Standards Online, Ancestry Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Grove Music Online and Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

If you would like to browse our catalogue, request an item or renew an item already on loan, please visit LibraryOnline.

Library facilities available for use include:

  • study space
  • photocopier and scanner
  • display space
  • public access computers
  • childrens area
  • teen zone


St Andrews Church

Location:St Andrew's Dawson Street Methodist/United Reformed Church, Crook, County Durham, DL15 8NH

Info: Warm Space until 28th March 2023

Each Tuesday form 10.00am until 2.00pm, All ages welcome.

☒Free charging facilities
☒Children's play equipment/activities
☒Disabled Access
☒Disabled Toilets
☒Baby changing facilities
☒Available during opening times


Rotary Club Of Crook

Location:Blue stone Tea Shop, 5 - 6 Commercial Street, Crook, County Durham, DL15 9HP

Info: Warm Spaces - 23 January 23 until 3 April 23

Opening Times: 10.00 am - 3.00pm each Monday 
Service includes soup and roll + tea or coffee
Rotary Members will also be available for a social chat with those who wish to.
WiFi will be available for up to one hour per person.

☒Disabled Access
☒Disabled Toilets

Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Society are commissioned by Durham County Council to deliver the Dementia Advice and Support service in County Durham.
The Dementia Advice and Support Service is the point of contact in County Durham for anyone affected by dementia. This includes people worried about their memory, people with or waiting for a diagnosis of dementia, carers and families. We offer information and practical guidance to help you understand the condition, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. We will work with you when you need us, listening to you and offering tailored information and advice so you can consider your options. We empower people to maintain independence and stay active for as long as possible. We link people up with local professionals and services and collaborate with other agencies to ensure people with dementia have their voices heard. We are always keen to develop referral pathways and give awareness raising talks so please feel free to invite us to any of your team meetings.
Information, advice and support can be provided by telephone, video call, email, post and home visits. If anyone would like to subscribe, please email durhamandchester@alzheimers.org.uk.

We aim to support you at the right time, in the right way, throughout your journey.
♫ We offer a virtual singing for the brain session, this is delivered via Zoom every four weeks on a Monday afternoon (the next session is Monday 6th February) @ 1.30pm - 2.30pm. This is delivered to people living in their own homes and can be referred using our attached referral form. ♫
We are currently considering delivering Singing for the brain face to face sessions in venues in Spennymoor and Barnard Castle areas in the near future, therefore, could you please share the attached poster to anyone who may be interested and ask them to contact us.

For dementia advice and support please contact:
County Durham Office: 0191 389 0400
Email: durhamandchester@alzheimers.org.uk



Newsletter January 2023.pdf


Singing For The Brain

Singing for the brain.pdf

Citizens Advice Co Durham

The Citizens Advice Service have highly trained volunteers delivering face to face advice in our offices as well as advice over the phone on Adviceline.

The advice they give is free, independent and impartial and links in with a range of other projects so they can help with virtually any issue.

They also have  outreach services delivering face to face advice in community venues to make advice easily accessible.  Should you need to speak to an outreach advisor, please email outreach@citizensadvicecd.co.uk

Further information is also available on the website https://www.citizensadvicecd.org.uk/