East Durham Partnership was established in 1989 as a local community project run by volunteers in an attempt to offer a range of training and support activities for disadvantaged residents of East Durham affected by the closure of the coal mines.


How do we do this?

Second-hand Furniture
We offer low-priced furniture and appliances, both new and second hand which are distributed to great homes in the community.
Our Café
At EDP we host the Haven cafe which is open to the public serving refreshments and hot meals.
Training Room Rentals
Our smart and spacious training rooms are the ideal setting for a wide range of productive training sessions.

Charitable Aims


The objectives of the Charity are to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the East Durham community and in particular for the advancement of education and the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, illness, distress and sickness. We provide a range of services including low cost furniture and household goods, dementia cafe, work placements, up-cycling, training. Many of these are delivered through our Social Enterprise.
100 tonnes
of environmental waste diverted
400 people
assisted in finding employment
300 cups
of tea and coffee served in our Café