We are moving!

As from Wednesday 24th April, we will have moved and will now be located in The Cornmill Centre (opposite Bon Marche).

Our new full address will be:

Darlington ARQ, Unit 48, Cornmill Centre, Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1LT

Our revised opening hours are Monday to Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-3.

As always, you are welcome to walk in if you want to refer yourself to any of our services.

If you have an appointment, don’t worry this will be unaffected and you will receive a phone call shortly advising you of the move.

See you in the new venue!

EXCITING NEWS ‍from County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

EXCITING NEWS ‍from County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service

@CDDFRS Registration for their apprentice firefighter recruitment will open at 10am on the 29th April 2019 until midnight on the 1st May 2019

Registration will be open for three short days! You must register your details during this time to apply, for more information about the role, the recruitment process and what you need to do to register, will be available on their website soon www.ddfire.gov.uk

TDOV 2019

Today is TDOV. Otherwise known as Trans Day of Visibility. Today is also Mother’s Day.
International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

Today we recognise all trans people, those who are and aren’t out. Every trans person matters. Including of course trans mums.

The Boot & Shoe, Darlington, has successfully completed the LGBT+ Champions Scheme with Darlington ARQ

Pictured above Chris Metters Manager of The Boot & Shoe (centre) and staff Elenie (left) and Jordon (right).

The Boot & Shoe, Darlington has become the latest organisation to go through the LGBT+ Champions Awareness Education offered by Darlington ARQ.  The Manager and staff have successfully completed their awareness training and have undergone the evidence based assessment in order to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the scheme.  They now hold the award certificate (above) which they proudly display in their bar.

Chris Metters, the Manager of the Boot and Shoe was quoted as saying “This was a very rewarding scheme and we thoroughly enjoyed the process.  We feel it is important to invest in the development of our staff team and also, by doing so,  benefit all the people in Darlington.  We are very pleased to say that we are playing our own part in developing the LGBT+ inclusivity of Darlington”.

Darlington ARQ added “It was a pleasure to roll-out this essential scheme with the Boot & Shoe and they are the first public house in Darlington to do this!  It is very encouraging to see a local pub setting the trail for others to follow in terms of LGBT+ inclusivity”.

A very well earned well done to Chris, the Manager and all of the staff!

To find out more about the LGBT+ Champions Awareness Scheme offer by Darlington ARQ you can contact us on 01388 22 95 16 or by email at darlingtonarq@gmail.com




Zero Discrimination Day

Shared on behalf of our friends from County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue Service:

Zero Discrimination day is an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognises that everyone counts. The butterfly is a symbol for Zero Discrimination Day.

Organisations like the United Nations (UN) actively promote the day with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin colour, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs.

Many countries have laws against discrimination but it’s still a problem in all layers of society in every country in the world. Many countries have and still use discrimination as a way of governing.

The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly, widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.