“I enjoy seeing what goes on and the activities on offer in the centre – it is quite an incredible set up, with lots going on. It is a major part of life in Hendon.”

– Carnegie Community Corner Service User

Carnegie Community Corner

In 2014 with the backing of over 200 local residents we successfully tendered to take over a local Branch Library building on a 25 year lease at nil rent from Sunderland City Council. A year later we secured a 5-year BIG Lottery, Reaching Communities award of £428k to extend community services from our new building, Carnegie Community Corner. 

Local aspirations for the centre were to reduce social isolation, support those impacted by unemployment and welfare reform and create a happy, vibrant space and place for the community to access. Since opening Carnegie Community Corner has supported thousands of individuals and is an anchor for the people of Hendon. Our team of volunteers and staff are deeply committed to the area and passionate about making Hendon A Stronger Community.

What's On?

hendon uke group

Join a friendly group of Ukulele players that meet every Thursday afternoon. Beginners welcome, you can also borrow an instrument.

sewing Group

Our sewing group meet every Thursday morning. Beginners welcome. Learn how to use a sewing machine and make a variety of small projects.

net zone

Open daily. You can job search, check your social media and improve your IT skills by getting help from an IT Buddy!

games afternoon

A way to meet new people, join our scrabble challenge and find out more about what's on in the centre. Refreshments available.

Social Singers

Do you love to sing? Do you like meeting new people? Come and join us for our Tuesday morning singing group. All abilities welcome. We sing rock, pop, folk and much more!

social art group

A volunteer led group for those interested in drawing and painting. Meets Tuesday mornings. Work on your own projects with like-minded people.

social kitchen

Watch this space! More information coming soon...

social shed

Based in the community allotments, this group meets on Wednesday mornings to work on a variety of woodwork and upcycling.

story tots

For preschool children and their carers. Come along for a story and a craft activity in our community library on Wednesday mornings (school term times only).

crafty knitters

A friendly social group for those who like to knit and crochet. Bring your own projects. Absolute beginners weclome.

cinema club

Hendon's own cinema club meets twice a month. Those who attend choose the film and refreshments are available.

hendon history group

Meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm. Open to all those interested in local history.

Get Involved!

Whether it’s using a computer or taking part in one of our groups there’s so much you can do to get involved! Check out our latest newsletter below.

Our Strategic Objectives

Back on the Map works in the heart of the community to empower the people of Hendon to build;

Our Core Values

A little insight into what is important to us here at Back on the Map;