Advice agency on the move

28th March 2017

AN advice agency is moving premises 24 years after opening for business at its current base in Conisbrough.

Doncaster West Development Trust (DWDT) is leaving its home at The Terrace Training Centre and relocating to the former Mexborough Grammar School which now operates as a business centre providing offices, training and meeting rooms.

DWDT has leased The Terrace from Doncaster Council since 1993 when it began life as Conisbrough and Denaby Development Trust to support families in the west of Doncaster who were affected by pit closures. It has given information, advice and guidance to thousands of people over the years, helping them to overcome obstacles and make positive progress.

The organisation has expanded its services to cover the entire Doncaster borough and works in local neighbourhoods to support people to tackle such complex issues as debt, unemployment and social isolation.

From early April, the new Mexborough office on College Road will serve as a base for the organisation while advisors continue to meet residents in their own communities to deliver the core services of:

  • debt relief and money advice;
  • job-search, CVs and employment support;
  • volunteering and work experience;
  • training and skills


DWDT has recently launched a weekly Job Club at Your Place in Grays Court, Denaby and runs the Hot Chocolate Lounge community hub and training café next door. It is also responsible for distributing micro-grants to community groups in Conisbrough and Denaby to help local initiatives get off the ground.

DWDT development manager Jo Ward said the move represented a new chapter in the Trust’s long history of supporting Doncaster communities.

“The Terrace has served our organisation extremely well for many years but these new offices will suit our present and future needs and the team is looking forward to working in such an historic Mexborough building,” she added.

The company telephone number and email address will remain the same and DWDT can be contacted as usual on 01709 866466 or by emailing For more information about all the services on offer, please visit