Local Support Information

Foodbank Information

The Foodstore is a place where anyone who finds themselves in times of hardship can come to get emergency food.

When visiting for the first time we will need take a few details from you, this is just to make sure you are getting the help you need. You will always be welcomed into a friendly, warm environment and you can usually have some soup while you wait.

There are a few places in which you can pick up food during the week, this is so that you can visit the place most convenient to you.

The King’s Centre

Wed and Fri – 1pm-3pm

St Mary’s Community Centre Cockerton

Thursday 1pm -  3pm

St Andrew’s Hall

Thursday 1:30pm-2:30pm

St Columba’s

Friday 11am-12pm

Safer Homes Project

Safeguarding Vulnerable People From Fire and Crime

Do you know that the fire service, police & county council can provide free advice and resources to help make your home safer from fire & crime?

The Safer Homes Project is collaborative working between County Durham andDarlington Fire & Rescue Service, Durham Constabulary, Darlington Partnership and Neighbourhood Watch / community based volunteers with the aim of assisting isolated and vulnerable residents to improve safety and wellbeing in their home.

To find out more or to tell us about a vulnerable neighbour, friend or relative who might benefit from this service please get in touch.

Tel No. 0191 3755561 or 0845 2234221 (calls charged at local rate)

Email Address. saferhomes@ddfire.gov.uk (quote reference saferhomes)

Website. www.ddfire.gov.uk

For more information download the leaflet below:

Saferhomes Darlington Leaflet.pdf

St Teresa's Hospice

The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7UA

Telephone: 01325 254321 

Email: enquiries@darlingtonhospice.org.uk      

Website: www.darlingtonhospice.org.uk

St Teresa’s Hospice is an independent charity working across South Durham and North Yorkshire to provide:

  • Hospice at Home
  • Day Therapy
  • In-patient Care
  • Family Support and Bereavement Services

Helping people at the time of their greatest need depends on donations, legacies and fundraising – and volunteers enhance all of our services.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre provides a free, confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer. They offer information on a wide range of cancer related topics, financial advice and a bra and headwear fitting service. The staff can help you access counselling services and local support groups. Most importantly have a cup of tea and talk over any problems.

Opening times can vary.

Please ring before making a special journey: 01325 743008

They are located in the main entrance of Darlington Memorial Hospital, next to the reception desk.

ECA Darlington Recovery and Wellbeing Service

NECA Darlington Recovery and Wellbeing Service offers a range of support to individuals with their recovery journey from substance use.

The service will help you achieve this through an individual co - ordinated package of care.

The Centre Offers:

A 'Recovery-orientated' approach to substance use (drug and alcohol) treatment including:

  • Advice and Information
  • Recovery and Wellbeing workers to support an individual through their journey to recovery.
  • Prescribing Service
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Family Support Service
  • Individual one-to-one support
  • Structured Group Activites
  • Access to peer Mentoring and Mutual Aid Service
  • Harm Reduction

They provide a confidential service where people can phone for an appoointment or walk-in during office hours.

Available to all thoses over the age of 18 who live in Darlington or are registered with a Darlington GP, who are experiencing problems problems with drug or alcohol use.

Contact Information:

Appointment are available:

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesdays to Friday 9am - 5pm

Adult Service Open Access Referral Times:

  • Monday to Friday 9:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Telephone During the above hours 01325 267230


Darlington Recovery and Wellbeing Service

The Gate, John Dobbin Road, 158 - 166 Northgate, Darlington, DL1 1QU

Email: darlington@neca.co.uk