The Cheesy Waffles Project

The Cheesy Waffles Project is part of Durham County Council's One Point Youth Service. We engage with young people age 11-18 years and 18-25 years with special educational needs delivering a range of positive activities.

Young people are encouraged to develop new skills through taking part in different projects including sports, art and crafts, cookery, competitions, trips out, community project, helping others, photography and performing arts (music and dance).

We offer accreditation to all young people which helps develop confidence and raise self-esteem. 

Accreditation includes:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Youth Achievement Award
  • V Involved Volunteer Award
  • Youth Star Award
  • Youth Service Award.

We offer trips, activities and residentials on weekends and in the school holidays for young people who are members of the clubs.

When is it on?

Session information
Tuesdays and Fridays

Who to contact

Contact name
Erika Denholm
Contact position
Lead SEN Youth Worker
Telephone
0191 375 1252
07808 842 205
E-mail
CWYProject@gmail.com

Where to go

Name
Belmont Community Association
Address
Buckinghamshire Road
Belmont
Durham
County Durham
Postcode
DH1 2QP

Local Offer

What does your service do?

What does your service do?

 Cheesy Waffles Youth Project provides clubs and projects for young people age 11-30 years with special educational needs on an evening, weekend and holiday time.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

They run activities from Belmont Community Centre, Buckinghamshire Road site and Sunderland Road site and from Durham Trinity School, Aykley Heads - Durham. 

Young people from all areas are welcome to attend.

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Who does your organisation provide a service for?

Young people age 11-30 years can attend different projects for their age groups.

How can I start using the service?

How can I start using the service?

Make direct contact via email or telephone.

How do I know what is going on and can I be involved in making plans for the future?

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making / planning?

Service Users are part of a six monthy planning process where they decide what activities they will take part in.

Contact is made face to face, via text, telephone, letters and emails.

Is your service fully accessible?

Is your service fully accessible?

Yes

What training have your staff had regarding SEND?

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having?

Staff are trained in working with young people with special educational needs and attend regular training including:

  • BASIC MAKATON
  • AUTISM AWARENESS
  • DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR
  • C CARD FOR SEN ADULT
  • WHEELCHAIR HANDLING

All staff are qualified youth workers Level 1 - 4

Who can I contact for further information?

Who can I contact for further information?

Erika Denholm

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Address: Buckinghamshire Road  Belmont  Durham  County Durham

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