With support from East Durham Area Action Partnership, East Durham Trust has recruited an army of local volunteers who have been trained to act as advocates and support local people who have been hit by savage Public Spending cuts and Wefare Reform legislation.
Due to it's success in the East Durham area, the Welfare Champions is now being replicated in the Newton Aycliffe area, with support from the Greater Aycliffe and Middridge Area Action Partnership. Volunteer training will be taking place in the next few weeks. Watch this space for further information
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!