|HOPS: Healing Opportunities (HOPS) is based at the Quaker Meeting House at 30 Roker Park Road, Sunderland, SR6 9PG.
This red-brick detached house has a notice board is in the garden and is at the corner of North Grove.
There is a bus-stop outside, opposite an entrance to the park.
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Travel by bus or metro
Buses 18 and 19 stop right outside the Meeting House. Other buses run along the coast road. If using them, ask for Sidecliffe Road and walk up there and turn left onto Roker Park Road. Number 30 is opposite one of the entrances to Roker Park. The nearest Metro stations are Seaburn and St Peters.
Travel by car
Go over the Wearmouth Bridge, keep in the right lane and turn right at the traffic lights by the Wheatsheaf pub.
You are in a one-way system. Move over to the left-hand lane and take the second left in front of Lidl's
Follow this road (Fulwell Road) past a church set back on your left and two turnings on the right.
Immediately after the new buildings on the right ahead of you, turn right.....and immediately left into Roker Baths Road. There is a small hairdressers' salon on one corner and two small antique shops on the right hand corner. (If you get to the Bluebell Inn you have missed the turning on the right! Best to go back down Fulwell Road and turn left into Roker Baths Road.)
Follow Roker Baths Road and when it comes to a fork with the park ahead of you on the right, keep left, staying on the main road, which is now called Roker Park Road. There is a pub on the left (New Derby) and a Methodist Church.
Keep going up this road and the third left is North Grove. You can probably park here. The entrance to 30 Roker Park Road is in fact in North Grove. (If you pass the Vets and then St Andrews' Church, you have gone just a little too far up the road)
Coming from the North of the City
From the A19, take the A1231 (Sunderland North) turn off. After four roundabouts, keep to the left-hand lane and follow signs for B1289 (Roker). Continue along this road, past the Stadium of Light on your right, until you reach a big junction where there are traffic lights
Go round this junction, taking the second exit (not Newcastle Road). Keep in the left-hand lane and take the second left in front of Lidl's. Then follow the instructions as above.