Welcome to Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency



Healthwatch Hartlepool has moved to ORCEL, Wynyard Road, Hartlepool.  The contact number is 01429 288146.

50+ Forum



The purpose of the forum is to enable people 50+ in Hartlepool to have a voice on matters which are important to them whilst providing organisations and agencies with a mechanism to consult with people 50+ on a range of issues that relate to planning and developing services.

The Forum welcomes all people aged 50+ who live in Hartlepool.

Some examples of current involvement are:

  • Older Persons
  • Champions Of Older Lifestyle (COOL) Group
  • Hartlepool Partnership
  • Healthwatch Hartlepool
  • Hartfields
  • Extra Care Partnership
  • Housing Care and Support
  • Strategy Group

 Hartlepool 50+ Forum meets at St.Josephs Court, Victoria Road at 1.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month

Click here to download an updated copy of the Directory of Groups and Activities for People Aged 50+

For further information please contact:


Tracey Wilson

50+ Development Officer


Directory of Voluntary and Community Groups

A new online searchable Directory of Voluntary and Community Groups is under construction and will be available very soon.

How Can Volunteering Help?

There are many reasons for volunteering.  Everyone has his or her own reasons for volunteering, it is an individual experience.  The staff at The Volunteer Centre will support and advise you and, where possible, try to tailor your needs to your volunteering experience.

These are just some of the ways volunteering can help you:

  • Work experience which could lead to employment
  • The prospect of developing new, or enhancing existing, skills
  • Gain relevant, hands-on training
  • Provide you with something interesting to talk about at interviews
  • Provide a 'taster' for a potential career change
  • Get up to date professional references
  • An opportunity to get worthwhile accredited qualifications
  • A stepping stone to university
  • An opportunity to improve your CV
  • Personal development and the opportunity to build confidence and self esteem
  • A chance to meet new friends and be involved in the local community


Additional information