Citizens House is a registered charity (1153267). Citizens House has served the community of Consett since 1948 when it was established with a grant from the American Federation of Labour to support postwar recovery and development in the area. It became a thriving and well-used community centre, relocating to premises in Station Road in 1985 (just next to Consett Medical Centre).
After a number of years the centre fell into a state of disrepair and the layout was outdated; something needed to be done to allow Citizens House to continue as a viable community resource. After a period of intensive work on grant applications with support from Durham County Council and others, Citizens House secured a £650,000 grant from the Big Lottery. The building was demolished in August 2018 and has now been replaced with a fantastic new purpose-built centre on the same site.
The new Citizens House provides space for a wide range of activities to enhance the well-being of local people and enrich community life and will continue to live up to its name: open to all citizens including those who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or isolated.