If you are feeling worried or anxious there are many services who may be able to help you with your individual concern.
Please see below for links and contact them directly.
Darlington Borough Council
COVID Domestic Abuse Helpline
Darlington Benefit's Entitlement Action Team (BEATS)ATS
Domestic Violence Support
NHS Every Mind Matters
Darlington Citizens Advice
Darlington Credit Union
The Bread and Butter Thing
Darlington Borough CouncilWorried about a child, contact Childrens Services
SENDIASSSEND Information, Advice and Support Service
Prevent RadicalisationWho's educating your child online while the schools are closed. Please keep a check on their online activity. Other Useful Online resources: https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/radicalisation https://www.counterterrorism.police.uk/northeast https://www.Itai.info https://act.campaign.gov.uk/
COVID Domestic Abuse HelplineAre you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone.
Darlington Benefit's Entitlement Action Team (BEATS)ATSIf you know someone who's struggling financially, tell them to give us a call - it could make a huge difference
Domestic Violence SupportHarbour can help, Please contact them: T: 03000 20 2525 (24 hours) E: firstname.lastname@example.org In an emergency always call 999
NHS Every Mind MattersLooking after your mental health
Barnardo's HubSee, Hear, Respond Support hHb
Darlington Citizens AdviceIf you are worried about how you are going to pay your bills this month, call our helpline: 01325 734994
Darlington Credit UnionDebt Consolidation - See if we can save yo money on your existing debts.
The Bread and Butter ThingThe bread and butter thing (TBBT) is a charity that makes life mor affordable for people on a low income. See details below for HUB Information.
ACT Early Campaign – new safeguarding website
- Andrew Allison, Community Resilience Officer at the Local Authority, has asked schools and colleges to share this update with parents.
- The new safeguarding website, operated by Counter Terrorism Policing www.actearly.uk, is aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation.
- Research shows that family and friends are best placed to spot the signs that someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation. We want them to ACT early so their vulnerable friend or loved one can get the support they need before the situation escalates into something more serious.
- The ACT early campaign is even more important than ever in the current pandemic climate where we have seen a decline in Prevent referrals during lockdown.
- Also included on the new website is the partners toolkit here which provides resources such as posters and leaflets and content to use on social media. Further information for safeguarding leads is in the attached bulletin.
The Bread and Butter Thing
The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is open to residents who live within a one mile radius of the three current hubs:
- Tuesday – Mount Pleasant Primary School (Cockerton) 1:30pm
- Wednesday – Corporation Road Primary School (Northgate) Collection 2:45pm
- Thursday – Red Hall Primary School Collection 1:30pm
If residents would like to participate they need to follow a set of steps to sign up:
- Step 1 – Send a text to TBBT on 07537416040 with full name, postcode and the name of the hub (Mount Pleasant, Corporation Road, Red Hall) and TBBT will get in touch. (must live within one mile of the hub)
- Step 2 – Select the size of order they want to receive. A typical family order would be £7.50, an individual would be £4. An extra large family would be £15.
- Step 3 – TBBT will send a text two days prior to collection day to ask if the resident wants to order for that week. All they have to do is reply “YES” to the text by 10:00am the day before collection and TBBT will deliver their order to their Hub at the specified times.
- Step 4 – Pay for & collect the order from their chosen hub.