Aspire: who are we?
Aspire is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. We deliver high-quality learning, support and wellbeing services at our women-only centre and to mixed audiences in communities and organisations across the North East of England.
Our women-only centre is a welcoming and friendly place to learn, socialise and gain confidence.
At our Chester-le-Street centre we offer the following:
• Free and low cost courses with start dates throughout the year.
• Friendly support groups and services always ready to welcome new faces.
• Opportunities for you and your family to improve your health and wellbeing.
• An on-site crèche to help with childcare while you learn or get support.
Our staff are experienced in delivering bespoke learning and training to mixed audiences across a wide range of sectors and organisations.
If you’re feeling worried, upset, stressed or anxious about something, we’re here to listen. The confidential listening service is for all women 18+.
Health & Wellbeing
We support individuals and groups in the community to address their health and wellbeing in order to lead to happier and healthier lives.
We offer a comprehensive range of learning and training opportunities for women in the heart of our community. Aspire also offers training to other sectors, organisations and groups.
Aspire staff have a wealth of experience responding to the support needs of local women. We run several support groups including Mature Friends and our weekly Drop-In Group for those wanting to meet and make new friends.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and boost your confidence while making a difference to the lives of other women.
Our on-site crèche is available for children under 5 and offers free places while you learn or get support at Aspire.