Citizens House

We provide a venue for groups in Consett, County Durham, and the surrounding district to meet together for various social activities, e.g. clubs, societies and Women's Institute; as well as groups for those with mental health issues, young people with learning difficulties and those with addictions. We hold information events, coffee afternoons, Wellbeing Centre and local government meetings.

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Customer Liaison

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Social Media and Website Volunteer

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Trustee

Consett  
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          contactPerson:  'Sharon  Coates',
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