Become A Client, care and support information regarding our day service for clients who wish to attend The Wood Pile.

The Wood Pile Community Interest Company

Covering Durham and County Durham

Eligibility Criteria

18 years old, no upper age limit, Learning Disability, Mental Health Problems, Physical Disability, Sensory Impairment, Disadvantaged i.e. unemployed

Description/Type of Service

Clients will be supported to access training, gain new work related skills, and progress towards and into employment.  The project is so varied that it allows clients and volunteers to learn a range of new skills and in house training, opportunities will be offered in; customer service, retail, furniture restoration, joinery, logistics (collection and delivery), business administration,  In addition to the wood recycling,

We will upcycle and restore furniture, buying and restoring old furniture from local charities.  Furniture will also be made from the wood that is collected, there are a range of different products that can be manufactured and clients will be involved in this activity.  All of these activities increase the skills that individuals will learn; we will link with other agencies who can offer additional accredited courses to allow people to increase their skill base, and progress clients onto employment opportunities with specialist organisations, should they request this support.

Key Features

  • Employability Support
  • Vocational in house courses
  • Work Tasters
  • Voluntary Placements
  • Support for all disabilities
  • Support for disadvantaged

Additional Details

Hours of availability are Monday – Thursday 9-5 Friday 9-4 on Saturdays 10 -2 we situated within DBI Services, Rennys Lane Industrial Estate, Dragonville, Durham DH1 2RS contact us on 0191 3869735 or email thewoodpilecic@gmail.com clients are asked to source their own lunch, our day rate is set at £31.

Applicable categories supported by group

  • Carers Services
  • Day Services
  • Employment
  • Employment Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Training