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Foundations is based in the heart of the Shildon and offers a variety of positive experiences for local residents. Working in partnership with the Foundation of Light, Health Express and Durham County Council.

A variety of courses and activities are run from the Foundations building and out in the community.

  • Wider Family Learning
  • Job Club
  • Livin, in partnership with Sunderland Football Club’s Foundation of Light, works from Foundations with parents and their children on the Family Learning Through Football programme.

    This aims to promote personal development and learning with adults while building relationships within the family, and will engage families on a course of learning in an effort to raise their skills and educational attainment, which will ultimately lead to increasing their prospects of finding employment. Specialist Family Learning Courses can also improve numeracy and literacy skills for both adults and children, and improve awareness of healthy choices which benefit the whole family.

    Upon completion learners will visit the Stadium of Light to take part in the Sir Bob Murray Family Learning Graduations.

  • Unfortunately the job club has now ended.

Hiring Foundations

The Foundations building has a number of office and meeting rooms available for you to hire as a one off or to lease. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the rooms available. 

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Interested in getting involved?

We’d love to know what types of courses and activities you’d like to take part in at Foundations, so please drop us a line! 



In person: 51-55 Church Street, Shildon, DL4 1DT

Telephone: 01388 317007


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