Below is a list of services available to help residents of County Durham with advice and guidance on a series of topics:

Money Advice

Community Money Advice County Durham – Run by Durham Christian Partnership, this project offers a free, non-judgemental and confidential service for anyone struggling with financial issues, debt or management their money

Click here to access the Community Money Advice County Durham website or call 0191 303 7514 to request a callback (office hours are Monday – Friday 9am-5pm).

StepChange – StepChange is a national charity which provides free and independent advice on your financial situation. Click here to visit their website or call 0800 138 1111 Monday -Friday 8am-8pm

Support with Food

Durham Foodbank

Durham Foodbank operate in many areas of County Durham, including Annfield Plain, Bishop Auckland, Blackhall Colliery, Bowburn, Brandon, Chester-Le-Street, Chilton, Consett, Crook, Dawdon, Durham Waddington Street, Durham Elvet, Durham Gilesgate, Ferryhill, Murton, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Sedgefield, Shildon, Spennymoor, Stanley, The Trimdons, Tow Law, West Auckland, Willington, Wingate

Click here to view map for addresses and opening times

East Durham Trust may also be able to support those in East Durham with emergency food parcels. Contact 01915693511 Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4.30pm or click here for their website

Adult Courses

WEA have free courses to help you get ahead if you’re looking to work in a school, college or childcare provider. From exploring different jobs working with children to getting the job you want. They have government-funded online courses for teaching assistants and nursery courses.