Hetton New Dawn (charity number 1136887) is a charity in the heart of the Hetton community dedicated to improving the lives of those who are vulnerable due to facing a variety of issues. With the dedication of our volunteers and partners, we strive to improve the lives of those who need help within the community. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.

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Food poverty

One of New Dawn's most important actions is to support Loaves & Fishes food bank, which is based at ELCAP, Easington Lane. Our goal is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the  Hetton area  have their basic food needs taken care of. Contact us to learn more.


One of the main reasons Hetton New Dawn was founded in 2008 was to support people who are lonely or socially isolated in the area. If you want to be involved in our lunch clubs or any of our  activities, please contact us through the link below.

Lack of opportunity

Hetton New Dawn strives to offer skills and training to volunteers and those who take part in the activities we offer at venues within Hetton, Eppleton and Easington Lane. If you are interested in our volunteering opportunities please use the contact facility below and our Community Development Worker will get in touch.


Isolation & Loneliness


Loneliness and social isolation are a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience.  Research shows that they are actually harmful to our health.

There are different types of loneliness:

  • Emotional loneliness is felt when we miss the companionship of one particular person; often a spouse, sibling or best friend.

  • Social loneliness is experienced when we lack a wider social network or group of friends.

New Dawn are working to provide activities and opportunities to reduce the impact of loneliness in our community

Contact us


Hetton & Eppleton Community Hall, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 9JG


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