Aspire programme cover for April 2017

Spring into learning!
Our latest programme [PDF: 6.76MB] is packed with over 20 FREE courses, support and and wellbeing opportunities. Enrol from Monday 27 March to secure your place!

By phone: (0191) 389 1504 or
In person: drop into our centre (Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm) 


Not sure which course is right for you?
Come along to our Information and Advice Day on Wednesday 5 April (10am - 2pm) to take a look around the centre, meet our tutors and enrol in person.

 


International Women's Day banner and preview image for Sugar

International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold for Change

Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this International Women's Day? We'll be celebrating the achievements of women all week (6 - 10 March), including the following special events...

IWD Drop In (Thursday 9 March, 9.30 - 11.30) Come together and celebrate IWD with refreshments, baked goods and a quiz. Don't forget to share the bold steps you have taken to improve life for yourself or another woman, so we can add them to our #BeBoldforChange display. Ribbon pins in the colours of the women's suffrage movement will also be available in return for a small donation.

Sugar (Thursday 9 March, 7pm) - we're hosting a special women-only preview performance of 'Sugar' - the latest production from the Open Clasp Theatre Company. Starts 7pm at Cornerstones (Chester le Street Methodist Church). Tickets £3 from Aspire reception.

 


Green headphones representing the Listening ServiceHave you heard about our Listening Service?
Is life difficult at the moment for you or someone you know? Our Listening Service provides a safe and confidential place to talk and support you through challenging times. Our trained women volunteer listeners are friendly, compassionate and non-judgmental.

For more information or to make an appointment, call Val or Hannah on (0191) 389 1504 or email sisters@aspire-northeast.co.uk


Aspire programme cover for January 2017

Enrol NOW to learn something new in 2017!
Our latest programme [PDF: 6.76MB] is packed with free and low-cost courses, support and wellbeing opportunities to help you get the new year off to a good start. There's no need to wait until the new year to enrol. Sign up NOW to secure your place!

By phone: (0191) 389 1504 or
In person: drop into our centre (Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm) 

Not sure which course is right for you?
Come along to our Information and Advice Day on Tuesday 10 January (10am - 2pm) to take a look around the centre, meet our tutors and enrol in person.

 


Sisters are doing it for themselves!

Aspire launched its lottery-funded Supporting Sisters project with an event on Friday 14 October.
Local women and representatives from community organisations across the North East came along to find out more about the project and celebrate its launch.

Supporting Sisters will offer local women access to one-to-one mentoring, befriending and listening services, as well as support groups, wellness sessions and wider availability of the on-site creche. The project will be supported by trained volunteers who will use their own lived experience to help others. To find out more about Supporting Sisters, including how to volunteer, contact Aspire on (0191) 389 1504 or email sisters@aspire-northeast.co.uk

Read about the launch of Supporting Sisters in the Northern Echo.
View photos from the launch day on the Aspire facebook page.


ENROL NOW: There's still time to join us this term!
Don't wait until the new year to learn something new. We have five FREE short courses starting week beginning 31 October. Take a look at our latest newsletter for more information and details of how to enrol.


Supporting Sisters Launch - 14th October 2016 [More]
We Would like to invite all women to the afternoon event on the 14th October:

There's no need to book - just pop down between 12.30 - 3.00pm and help us celebrate! See you there!


Big lottery funding news
A Chester le Street community project for women is celebrating after being awarded almost half a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund. Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing, located on Rear of Front Street, will receive £499,030 to set up and run their ‘Supporting Sisters’ project for the next five years. [More]