UTASS is a place for everyone

We work together with individuals, groups, partners and organisations to provide opportunities for people across the Durham Dales

We offer access to a wide range of community support from our base in Middleton-in-Teesdale, including the local Post Office, Citizen’s Advice and health and wellbeing services.

We secure funding to deliver specific projects and activities to assist us in providing the activities, events and improvements that local people are interested in. For more information on what’s on see our what’s on page here


Post Office

Open at UTASS every Tuesday morning from 9.45 until 12.45pm and every Friday afternoon from 1.45pm until 3.30pm.

Citizen’s Advice

Citizens Advice County Durham delivers drop-in sessions at UTASS every Monday between 10am- 12noon.

Trained advisors can provide confidential and impartial advice and help find solutions to a wide range of issues including benefits, employment, debt and finances, consumer rights and housing.

Music and Memories

Singing sessions inspired by old-school music hall favourites. Initially developed for those experiencing dementia and their carers, these sessions are open to all. Join us for a good old sing-along together with Mike Bettison and his ukulele. Refreshments served.

To find out more contact Julia at UTASS at julia@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Retired Farmers Lunches

Retired Farmers Lunches- bringing groups of retired farmers together for a freshly cooked lunch on a monthly basis, at three locations including Middleton-in-Teesdale Auction Mart, Barnard Castle Auction Mart and St. John’s Chapel Town Hall.

To find out more contact Anne at UTASS at annes@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Shopping Trips

Regular trips are arranged to help people travel to shopping areas such as Barnard Castle and Tindale Crescent Retail Park at Bishop Auckland, using the UTASS minibusses.

To find out more contact Caitlin at UTASS on caitlin@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Ladies Outings

Monthly outings for ladies living across the dales. Trips using the UTASS minibuses to various places for a nice day out with a stop for lunch or refreshments.

To find out more contact Anne at UTASS at annes@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Pie and Peas sessions

Pie and peas sessions- chance to meet others and have a chat and maybe a game or two, whilst enjoying a pie and peas lunch at UTASS. Every Monday 11am- 12.30pm.

For more information contact Gina at UTASS on gina@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Wellness Walks

Free weekly walks led by volunteer, Sue Bainbridge. Meet at 1.30pm every Monday outside Middleton-in-Teesdale Sports and Social Club. Suitable for all, two levels of walk included each day, including a shorter, more steady walk for those who still want to get out and about but cannot walk fast or for long distances.

Contact Sue on 07554879453 or the UTASS office on 01833 641010 for more information.

Chat & Craft at UTASS

Drop in session for crafts and cake, 10am- 12pm every Tuesday morning at UTASS, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Everyone welcome. Even if you don’t want to try any of the craft activities, you are always welcome to join just for a cuppa and a chat.

To find out more contact Gina at UTASS at gina@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.

Yoga & Mindfulness

Weekly session delivered 5.45- 6.45pm every Tuesday evening by June Wainwright.

Contact June at UTASS at june@utass.org or call the office on 01833 641010.


Pilates- Weekly session delivered 9.30-10.30am every Wednesday by Laura Murphy.

Contact Laura on 01833 641202 or email teesdalephysio@gmail.com

You can also keep up with all our calendar of events
and activities by checking out
what’s on page.