Archive for November, 2016

All Saints Church, Preston-on-Tees

Thank you to All Saints Church in Preston on Tees who have once again donated to Bridge House. We are always grateful for their generous donations and will ensure our residents receive continuing help and support.......

Tees Valley Community Foundation

Thank you to Tees Valley Community Foundation for their very generous cash donation. We will be using the money to encourage our residents to engage with all the support we provide and also to lead a healthy lifestyle by installing a gym at Bridge......

Welcome to Michael our Advocate and Prevention Transition Coach

We would like to say a huge welcome to Michael, our latest recruit to the Bridge House team. Michael is our Advocate and Prevention Transition Coach and will support residents when it comes to attending appointments. After considering residents......

BBC Radio Tees

We have made a number of appearances on BBC Radio Tees recently, talking about some interesting topics. In July of this year we held a live debate here from Bridge House around the legalisation of sex working in England. Mike Parr broadcast his......

Durham University Placement

We attended our annual trip to Durham University on 19th October to the Medical Student Placement Fair. Kevin and Emma, two of our Transition Coaches attended the Fair to speak to some of the students about our service; what we do and what the......

Halloween

We went all out this year for Halloween and the house was decorated throughout thanks to staff member Michael and our medical students. This year we spread Halloween over a couple of days and had numerous activities throughout including pumpkin......

Female Project

Up until April 2014, Bridge House was a male only hostel. Due to the lack of accommodation for single homeless females within the area, we decided to open our doors to those females in need of somewhere to live. The project started with four female......

Employment for Ex-Service User, Shannon

We would like to welcome Shannon as one of the newest members of our team. Shannon resided at Bridge House for some time prior to securing his own accommodation with the help and support of Bridge House. He first came to live at Bridge House in 2013......

Steven – Safeguarding Support Worker

On July 2014 we posted a story about ex-service user Steven who moved on successfully from Bridge House and secured work in the railway industry. Since that time, Steven regularly came back to Bridge House to visit staff and residents and was keen......

Naloxone

We now hold Naloxone on site at Bridge House. Naloxone is used to treat an opioid overdose in an emergency situation. All our staff have been fully trained in how to administer naloxone and we encourage our residents to undertake the same training......