We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways. We…
0191 213 6300
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
We serve people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses within Darlington and the surrounding districts. We offer: Support for patients and respite for carers through Community Hospice services. Help to monitor pain and symptom control in conjunction with members of the Primary Health Care teams. Help to…
01325 254 321
Fax: 01325 254 325
We provide advice and information on parents' rights at work, including maternity and paternity, parental leave, flexible working, in-work benefits and help with childcare costs.  We also produce a newsletter specifically on working and rights for parents with disabilities called "Waving not drowning". We offer free legal advice by…
0300 012 0312
We offer specialised breaks for children and adults with a range of disabilities, from overnight to longer stays. Our dedicated staff are trained in caring for people with profound and multiple disabilities, autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Skilled and experienced support is offered for those with additional health or…
0191 267 8128
We offer holiday and day centre activities designed for people with disabilities, their families and friends. We are on the shores of Kielder Water, northern Europe's largest man-made lake and forest park, in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside. Four star and luxury self-catering, full board or…
01434 250 232
Fax: 01434 250 015
We are a voluntary adoption agency based in Durham who covers the whole of the North East region. We have been finding adoptive families for children for about 60 years and is one of the highest performing adoption agencies in the country with a judgement of 'Outstanding' from Ofsted…
0191 386 3719
Hartlepool Carers was formed in 1994 by a group of local carers who, because of their personal experiences, knew of the limited support that was available to them. As a result of their active campaigning funding was obtained to establish an official carers support group.…
01429 283 095
Fax: 01429 282 599
We offer mediation in family disputes arising from: relationship breakdown separation or divorce finance children We have offices in Durham and Darlington. We also offer mediation in Hexham, Prudhoe, Stockton, Peterlee and Hartlepool. Legal Aid is available for mediation and if eligible, mediation is free…
0191 375 3871
We provide support to help you as a client with learning disabilities to access activities of your choice in the community. We also provide a short period of respite for your carers. You will be collected and returned to your home. We offer: personal, one to one…
01388 816 784
Fax: 01388 420 267
We are a national charity who works for, and with parents to help them do the best they can for their children during challenging and difficult times. It’s not just mums and dads who do it, families come in all shapes and sizes. Grandparents, step-parents, brothers, sisters,…
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
0191 284 4060
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