What We Do

The Comfrey Project is a place where everyone is made to feel at home and everyone is encouraged to play an active role. Our volunteers, who are people seeking asylum and refugees living in the North East, put in as much as they gain, sharing their skills and knowledge with others and helping to make decisions about how the organisation is run.

Together we strive to make The Comfrey Project a place where people’s mental and physical health – and overall wellbeing – improves through taking part in meaningful activities, learning, and through contact with nature, other people and the local community. These are some of the regular programmes of activity here at The Comfrey Project.

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We run weekly Community Garden Sessions, using nature-based activities to improve people’s wellbeing.

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Our Language and Integration Café and Bridge The Gap sessions provide a safe and welcoming space to practice and develop English.

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On Fridays members of the local community join us for our popular and vibrant drop-in session.

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Our team of volunteers share their skills and knowledge with community groups,

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A session for those who enjoy cooking food as much as they enjoy growing it.


A slower paced, more intimate session for new members or those who prefer a more supportive environment.

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A session for women from the Afghan community.

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Including services we delivered during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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"I don’t feel alone because you call me and I feel there is a place that I belong to and they remember me.”