Social Inclusion Programme
At East Durham Veterans we have a number of groups running as part of our social inclusion programme. Social exclusion can have a huge effect on a person's mental health so the purpose of the social inclusion programme is to ensure we can bring together like minded people and support them where necessary.
Saturday Morning Groups
At the Veterans Hub in Seaham we have Saturday Morning Groups, this is known as our brews and banter group. Promoting Social inclusion and involving veterans and their families to join us and enjoy like minded company.
On the First Sunday of every month we have an organised fishing trip. ON some occasions this is on a local pier on others we arrange to take ten members of the groupon the boat off the North Sea Coast
Thanks to our friends at Great Annual Savings we are able t provide a photography group. The group had some initial training before we moved on to forming a weekly group where people can meet and share the pictures and techniques used for photography.
On the third Sunday we have a family trip. So far we have visited museums and farms as well as doing well being activities such as water sports and trampolining.
Mates and Bates
Mates and Bates is a veterans and families free lunch. We provide this every Friday and each week the menu changes. Again this is a great way for our veterans and their friends to meet, socialise and enjoy a free lunch
Model club is every Friday morning. During Model club we have a group of all ages who come in and sit and enjoy each others company while created models of their choice.