On the 24th April 2019 some of our team attended Durham County Council’s Area Action Partnership (AAP) 10 Year Anniversary Awards at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield. The evening was designed to celebrate the fantastic array of community projects conducted across the county.
Prior to the event, each of the 14 AAP’s were tasked with the very difficult exercise of selecting just one project from the last ten years which had stood out from all the wonderful community projects that had been conducted during that period of time. No small feat when considering that approximately 6000 community projects have taken place across Durham County over the past ten years.
We are delighted to announce that Enter CIC received an award for our ‘Days of Our Lives’ project. The project has engaged hundreds of elderly people in an array of artistic, social and cultural initiatives.
Throughout the projects we have transformed the Enter Centre into an array of immersive entertainment environments and housed entertainment from West End Casts and North East based celebrities.
The Days of Our Lives project focuses on providing environments that hark back to yesteryear and are specifically designed to connect the elderly community with their memories. These events provide opportunities for elderly people living in The Four Together Partnership Area to socialise in a safe, inclusive and warm, caring environment.
But it’s not just about the past. As well as catching up with and sharing unique and collective memories, it allows isolated members of our elderly AAP communities to come together and engage in new conversations about their lives, their current struggles and successes, as well as their future aspirations.
We are very proud and grateful for the award and would like to say thank you to our fabulous 4 Together Partnership Team, Durham County Councill and our whole community. Congratulations to everyone who received an award and to all organisations working exceptionally hard in our local communities to make tomorrow a better place for everyone.