The Cornforth Partnership

Who are we?

Our charity aims to provide the right support, in the right place, at the right time, to help the community of Cornforth, and other areas of County Durham, to thrive.

We work to relieve poverty, advance education, provide or assist in the provision of recreational facilities and leisure time, and protect and improve the local environment.

What can we offer DurhamWorks Young People?

We offer two training programmes to help young people into education, training or employment.

Our Health & Social Care Routeway, in the south west of the county, will run over 10 weeks on Mondays and is for young people who want to get started in the Health and Social Care industry. This course could be a great way to begin a career in social care or nursing.

Participants will take part in training, work experience placements and gain a level 2 qualification in the Health and Social Care sector. At the end of the course, they will have a guaranteed interview with a local employer. A mixture of full time and part time roles are available.

Our Stepping Stones course in the south west of the county and in Derwentside, is tailored to meet the needs of each young person we work with. We can help with everything from gaining qualifications to more intense one to one support, including mentoring, to remove barriers to employment.

The course is ongoing, so you can join whenever you like and take part on days which suit you.

Examples of the help we can give include training, help to prepare for interviews, college visits and support writing a CV and applying for jobs.

We can help you to get qualifications including OCN Entry level 3 in Employability Skills, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, CSCS, SIA and Fork Lift.

We may be able to help with the cost of lunch, childcare, taking qualifications and travel to attend our courses.


Speak to your DurhamWorks advisor, or Get Started today.