Thanks to support from our Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, East Durham Trust has been able to establish an active forum for groups and individuals whose work is touched by Domestic Abuse.
The group has now met on three occasions and has already shared vital information about each other’s services and resources available. Practical examples of early success include a number of emergency parcels being distributed to individuals in crisis situations. These parcels are specifically designed to respond to the needs of people who find themselves in unanticipated isolation whilst support services are established.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511 F: 0191 5693522
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!