East Durham Trust are delighted to announce the latest addition to our growing portfolio of projects to support the most vulnerable East Durham residents. The overall project will be known as East Durham Solutions.
The project will work in partnership with Housing Solutions and has already started with the recruitment of local volunteers. They are ‘Community Coaches’ who will be responsible for hand holding / befriending local people living in private rental properties who are in crisis situations.They will support residents into identified services as well as receiving and signposting residents into the Housing Solutions Triage System.
The project is funded by the East Durham AAP (Area Action Partnership) with an aim to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals and support them to access current services including community job clubs, debt support, housing solutions, community drop in’s, gardening, arts and crafts, health activities etc
If you would like to volunteer to become a Community Coach for the project contact Ian Thorburn (project co-ordinator) on 0191 5693511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
WHAT WE DO
We help the communities of the former district of Easington which is made up 20 distinct areas, most of which are former Pit villages that continue to be hugely affected by deprivation following the closure of the Pits. We run a wide range of projects to help the community fight disadvantage including food parcels, telephone befriending for the socially isolated, helping people in the downward spiral of debt, supporting people to get the benefits they deserve, helping people get into employment, providing holiday activities with food, getting the disengaged engaged with the arts, support for single parents, arts on prescription, community loans and SO MUCH MORE!