Family finances are at breaking point as debt fears take hold on Blue Monday, a community charity has warned. As the post-Christmas blues hit and credit card bills land on the doormat, many families face financial crisis, say East Durham Trust bosses...
From the Hartlepool Mail on 15th January 2018. Click here to read the full story.
Our CEO Malcolm Fallow and two beneficiaries talked about the support available from East Durham Trust to those in debt on the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Newcastle. The interviews took place on 15th January 2018 - a day that has become known as 'Blue Monday'.
FAMILY finances in east Durham are at breaking point as post-Christmas blues take effect, according to a leading money advice charity.
East Durham Trust says its caseworkers are managing 23 cases of personal debt, while about 50 families and individuals are currently being supported by the charity...
From The Northern Echo on 15th January 2018. Click here to read the full story
A campaign to raise £10,000 to help people struggling to make ends meet has been backed by the star of the hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.
East Durham Trust chiefs say they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people who have donated to their Crowdfunding Appeal launched in early October.
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A CHARITY is celebrating after raising over £10,000 to help feed residents struggling to make ends meet. The People’s Takeaway will be set up at East Durham Trust’s Peterlee premises with money raised from the Crowdfunding appeal and matched by Comic Relief. The volunteer-led project will support families in crisis by providing them with hot meals for free. A working kitchen is being established with local people preparing and delivering food to people.
Malcolm Fallow, the trust’s chief executive, said: “The response in such a short space of time has been astonishing. We have had a large and small donations from near and far. Clearly there are people out there who care about people less well off than themselves.”
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A CHARITY has seen a spike in demand in the ten days following the introduction of universal credit and is predicting a 40 per cent rise in the number of food parcels it hands out by the end of the year.
East Durham Trust, which provides emergency food parcels, debt advice and benefit checks to the communities of the former district of Easington, has reported a surge since last week, when the benefit was introduced for new claimants in the area.
Last week, the charity fed more than 400 children during half-term “holiday hunger” events and helped 14 new claimants who went to the charity for help directly in response to universal credit, which combines a number of benefits into a single payment.
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East Durham Trust foodbank’s takeaway service gets early boost as it emerges mum sold child's pram to pay for power
The People’s Takeaway project, which will add to the current provision of emergency food parcels in East Durham, has been mentioned in the House of Commons this week and has already raised over £1,000.
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