Darlington Borough Council (DBC)
There is support available to you from the council and local voluntary and community organisations: Darlington BC - Money advice
There is information and advice on
Local Authority Support
Follow the links for more information about the support available in other local authority areas, it is important to remember that what available in each area is different depending on how they have decided to use the funding;
Redcar & Cleveland Council: https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/benefits-and-support/household-support-fund
Middlesbrough Council: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/cost-living
County Durham County Council: County Durham - https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26603/Household-Support-Fund-HSF-
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Stockton - https://www.stockton.gov.uk/article/9415/Household-Support-Fund-HSF#:~:text=You%20may%20be%20eligible%20for,payment%20any%20time%20this%20year and follow link to Cost of Living Hub at the bottom of the page
Hartlepool Borough Council: Hartlepool - https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/household-support-fund
North Yorkshire County Council: North Yorkshire - https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/household-support-fund
From Stanhope Vets…PET FOOD BANK NOW OPEN
Do you know someone struggling with the cost of living crisis? Are they thinking of rehoming a much loved family pet due to worries with food costs?
We now have a Pet food bank where those in need can come and collect some food to help them feed their pet - whether that’s a cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig!
Just pop into reception and let us know what you might be after and we can do our best to help! Ask for a quiet word in one of our consult rooms or email ahead of your visit if you would like to be discreet - 01325 380111 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hippo Lounge will offer free tea, coffee and biscuits between 10am and mid-day every Monday and Tuesday from January to provide a free, safe, warm, and welcoming space for all.
Find a warm welcome space
There are over 3000 registered organisations that have opened or are opening up free, warm, welcoming spaces for the public over this winter across the UK. Please use this map to find one.
Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)
Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA), in partnership with Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Redcar and Cleveland Local Authorities, has secured more than £2 million of funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes across our local community – and we’re reaching out to see if YOU could benefit. With a selection of funding options, including wall and loft insulation, solar thermal and PV panels, air source heat pumps, double glazing and replacement electric storage heaters there is an energy saving investment for every property and home - from modern spaces to period properties full of character.
The funding is designed to make it easier for you to benefit from energy efficient upgrades, empowering our local community to do what we can for ourselves, our neighbours, and our planet. To be eligible for funding, you need to tick the following boxes:
As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community. We support over 2,000 people every year to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled adults and children experience in their everyday lives. But we need YOUR help.