East Durham Connected is a four-year programme led by East Durham Trust - working in partnership with local community centres, voluntary service providers and Durham County Council. Our purpose is to transform and improve the effectiveness of information, advice and guidance services in East Durham.
Funded from a major grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, the project comprises Advice Hubs and Community Advice Gateways, all supported by a team of Advice Pathfinders.
This innovative project is improving the offer and visibility of information, advice and guidance in East Durham.
Our Advice Hubs offer free, impartial financial advice and can assess what help you might need. They can host a range of support services and opportunities fort their local area.
You can drop in or phone. Come and speak to us at:
You can click the names of our Advice Pathways to find out about them.
Ask us about our drop-in sessions: Our financial wellbeing adviser holds regular drop-in sessions across East Durham. Contact us on 0191 5693511 for details.
Other support available: Durham County Council - 03000 265 000 Citizens Advice County Durham - 03003 233 000 Community Money Advice County Durham - 0191 303 7514 Welfare Rights - 03000 268 968 Stop Loan Sharks - 0300 555 222 NE Credit Union - 0330 055 3666
For more information on the East Durham Connected programme, please contact Helen Waller at East Durham Trust on 0191 569 3511.
East Durham Trust Community House Yoden Road Peterlee SR8 5DP T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642 Company No: 05934124
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 and health inequality. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. We work directly with community members and partners to facilitate prevention, intervention and crisis support services delivered in our communities, for our communities and by our communities.
We empower people to take ownership of their own needs and work to lift up those most in need in East Durham. We help build and maintain meaningful relationships within our community ensuring those on the margins are helped to be in reach of a spectrum vital services.