Know Your Neighbourhood

Know Your Neighbourhood is an 18 month project where we will be working with young people in Consett to create a team of volunteers to support older people with a whole variety of services

Digital Inclusion Programme

Building Self-Belief provides a series of sessions to support the community to get online and be more knowledgeable about how to use online services, including:

- Email

- Social media

- Banking, NHS, Podcasting and other apps.

We provide the technology and the support.

Volunteer here
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My son had a lovely time - he can't wait to come back this week! (Eden Miner's Youth Club)


We really enjoyed this evening, thank you! (Halloween Quiz Night)

- Samantha March

Thank you very much for putting this event on!

- Tracy Brown

The feedback from children this morning about the Moorside Youth Club has been overwhelmingly positive.

- Mrs L Templeton (Head teacher)

#haveaheart #playyourpart

Encouraging people to volunteer is an important element of our Know Your Neighbourhood project. As part of our Employability Programme at Cardinal Hume Catholic school, we devised a marketing campaign to persuade people to volunteer with Building Self-Belief. 

The students devised a series of ideas to support the KYN intuitive, the ideas included:

  • a catchy slogan - #haveaheart #playyourpart
  • a fabulous t-shirt design - look out for our volunteers wearing their t-shirts over the next few months!
  • sticker designs
  • a Volunteer Challenge Book - where a series of ten challenges are set for people to complete. They collect a badge for each challenge and work towards the completion of all ten, and then have the chance to win a Volunteer Award at the Building Self-Belief AGM.

#haveaheart #playyourpart - Take the Challenge! Volunteer with us Today!

Download our Volunteer Challenge Book
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Take a look at the amazing work created as part of the 18 month project.

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In the News: Launch of Digital Scheme

A County Durham charity is preparing to launch a new programme to help improve digital skills within the community. In an increasingly digital world, it is getting harder to navigate technology and keep up to date with changes. Consett-based charity, Building-Self Belief are hoping to bridge the gap by launching digital skills sessions to help benefit the community in building confidence online.

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Building Self-Belief Need YOU!

Through the Know Your Neighbourhood Fund, our mission is to train and give volunteering experiences to a whole host of people in our community. We have youth clubs and pop up events planned, and we need as many people as possible to train as volunteers and come along and support us. Our long term aim is to combat loneliness in Consett.If you would like to join us, complete the online form and we will be in touch!

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Our Know Your Neighbourhood Volunteers

This project would not be possible without our amazing volunteers. These people are part of Consett's local community and are making what we do possible.

Meet our team
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Developing positive partnerships with other institutions is something we do exceptionally well. Without these partners, this project would not be possible