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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Help with life skills


We offer support with the skills you need to help you in daily life, such as managing money, getting a job or keeping your home safe.

Contact one of our Family centres or One Point hubs for more information about the support we provide and the courses we run. 

How to manage your money

When money is short, we can help you to manage the money you have. This includes how to:

How to keep your home safe for you and your family

This includes:

Jobs and training

This includes advice on how to:

  • get a job or apply for training (DurhamWorks)
  • improve the skills you need in most jobs, such as managing your time, having a positive attitude, working in a team and communicating with others
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