Local Support 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org (quote reference saferhomes)
For more information download the leaflet below:
St Teresa's Hospice
The Woodlands, Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7UA
Telephone: 01325 254321
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.
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.
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