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Are struggling financially?

Published: 04 May 2021
A message from the COVID Community Champion Programme. If you are struggling financially, contact County Durham Together and we can signpost you to the right service based on your needs. You can contact us by ringing 03000 260 260 between 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to…
The Pioneering Care Centre are launching a new Telephone Befriending Service “Every Call Counts”  open to people aged 18 and over living in County Durham.  Our Befriending Service aims to provide a weekly phone call from one of our trained staff or volunteer befrienders to…

Covid-19

Published: 03 May 2021
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation not all services and activities listed on this website will be operating as normal.  Please contact the provider directly for details. A full list of registered providers can be found if you need alternative childcare as a result of the…
These resources are: information about services and provision available for Children, Young People and Adults to access to support with mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a big impact on the way we live our lives as individuals, families and communities.  This is an uncertain time with lots of unknowns, and the current school closures mean that we are all trying to navigate this without…

Golden Tickets for two year olds

Published: 30 April 2021
Has your family received a golden ticket?  A targeted mail out has taken place sending golden tickets to families with children that are eligible for a free play and learn place.  The free 15 hours can be taken with a Childminder, School or Nursery. If…
The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in stressful home lives and increased harm to young babies. ICON’s message is now more important than ever to help support parents and carers of babies under one to cope with crying. ICON help people who care for babies to…

Lockdown Support 2021

Published: 30 April 2021
Please click on the below mobile phone links below to see what we have collected so far, we will be adding information to this link over the coming weeks, so please keep checking for our daily updates. Food Provision 2021 Useful Support Emotional Wellbeing 2021…
A new freephone line has been introduced which will make it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. From today (3 August) people in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis…

Covid-19 - Looking After Yourself

Published: 30 April 2021
There is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly given that the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete. Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for people. Having children and young people at…
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