The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) are offering a range of free tasters courses to help people try something new or do something they’ve always thought about doing. Friendly training staff and experts will deliver the following courses in a straightforward and understandable way, offering participants the chance to ask questions or have a go.

• Computers for the terrified

• Confidence & motivation building

• Employability

• Arts and crafts

• Healthy cooking

The majority of courses last 3 hours over 3 weeks and are open to all ages and abilities. Carol Wood, Business Development Director for the PCP says: “We feel there is a full range of courses on offer to help people learn a new skill, discover a new hobby or improve their confidence and self-esteem. All courses run subject to sufficient demand and it is recommended that places are booked as soon as possible”. To express your interest or to find out more call 01325 321234 or email: or pop in to the Pioneering Care Centre, Carers’ Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4SF. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.