• Activities for Tuesday afternoons

    Tuesday afternoon clients are now expected to take part in various activities throughout the centre. Any client not wishing to take part will have to leave rather than just sitting around. Staff will still be on hand to help clients that need advice and assistance. Last Tuesday afternoon proved very successful and the centre was alive with activity. Games of table tennis, darts, cards, dominoes, chess, art and craft were played and enjoyed. The feedback from those taking part was very positive. Comments such as "it was lovely to be able to concentrate on my chess game without all the usual noise." "It was nice to move around the tables to play different games and talk to people I don't normally speak to" and "this is something I would never get to do"

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  • We welcome our new gambling counselors

    Cornerstone warmly welcomes Pat and Mike our new gambling counselors. They will visit the centre every Friday and offer advice and counseling to any client suffering from a gambling addiction. We are delighted to be able to offer this new service to our clients and hopfully it will very beneficial in aiding any gamblers to overcome their addiction.

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  • A visit from St Bede's Students

    Today we had a visit from three lower 6 students. They were accompanied by their teacher Mrs Hatton from St Bede's college. As part of a business project the students were given £10 to spend to see how they could make more money. They went out and bought biscuits and tea bags. They then wrapped a biscuit and tea bag together with an individual signed message tied on a pretty ribbon which read " Have a brew, from me to you". They sold as many as possible at college and raised £300 for Cornerstone. The remainder they took to the centre to be distributed out to the clients and presented Sr Lucy with the cheque. Everyone really appreciated this very kind gesture and we extend our gratitude to the students of lower 6.

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  • A walk in the countryside

    Last week fifteen of our clients enjoyed a long country walk in the Hayfield area where they were blessed with glorious sunshine. The walk was organised by Howard, one of our support workers with help from volunteer Frank. Our gratitude goes to St Kentigerns for the loan of their mini bus. Without their help the whole outing would not have been possible. The walk was lead by walkers from St Mary's parish in Hayfield, and afterwards a delicious lunch was provided for all by the ladies of the parish. Everyone really enjoyed the day and many returned sporting a lovely tan. It is hoped we will be able to have another outing next month as it proved so popular with the clients. Many thanks are given to all involved in making the day so successful.

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  • Cornerstone Big Sleep-out 2016

    What another great turnout for our 2nd Big Sleep-out!! With over 120 people taking part on the night and what a very cold night it was. The support is fantastic and we would like to take this opportunity to Thank everyone that took part and also everyone that has donated and sponsored someone that slept out. Thanks once again to everybody involved and we hope to see you again next year. We will keep you up to date with how much has been raised an we can tell you that the total so far is already over £20k. Well done and enjoy the pictures from the night.

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Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to adults facing a wide range of social issues including homelessness, poverty, social isolation, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction. We operate an open door policy and welcome people from all backgrounds with our aim being to offer support to our clients, improve their prospects and enhance their quality of life.

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