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
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.