Winton House Centre was formed in 1980 by Chairwoman Joyce Perry and transferred from Hylton Road to the High Street in 1982. It was formed to provide shared premises for several local charities and to provide a hub for sharing local information, especially for the elderly and those in need of support.
The Pop-In Tea Room evolved from the amount of people coming in each day and soon began to be open daily to the public. Age Concern were one of the first charities to be housed at Winton House and are still based here and continue to run a wealth of services for the older population.
The ground floor houses the Winton Room, Courtyard Room and the Information Desk from which many services and activities operate (this needs linking). The upper floors are private flats which provide an income stream for the charity to operate. Winton House is run by a dedicated team of over 70 volunteers, and three part time members of staff.