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October Half Term Food Provision and Support for Families We understand that the school holidays can be an expensive time for families, to help with this we have collated a list of local community groups and businesses that are offering food to families over the…

Short Breaks for carers

Published: 09 October 2020
Are you struggling to find suitable activities for your children at the moment to allow you a short break from your caring role, do not worry, our Short Breaks Solutions service will work with you to find options that suit your families’ needs.   Please see attached…

Golden Tickets for two year olds

Published: 07 October 2020
Has your family received a golden ticket?  A targeted mail out has taken place sending golden tickets to families with children that are eligible for a free play and learn place.  The free 15 hours can be taken with a Childminder, School or Nursery. If…

October Half-Term Holiday Activities 2020

Published: 06 October 2020
The VCS Alliance Team have been busy collecting information about all of the great activities that are available for our children, young people and families over the October half-term holiday 2020. Please click on the mobile phone link to see what we have collected so…

Covid-19

Published: 18 September 2020
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation not all services and activities listed on this website will be operating as normal.  Please contact the provider directly for details. A full list of registered providers can be found if you need alternative childcare as a result of the…
These resources are: information about services and provision available for Children, Young People and Adults to access to support with mental health and emotional wellbeing.
A new freephone line has been introduced which will make it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. From today (3 August) people in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis…

Recycled Uniforms and Funding Information

Published: 09 August 2020
Recycled Uniform Distribution Points Please click on the mobile link below to find out where you can access recycled uniforms in your community: Mobile Phone Summer Holiday Activities 2020 or download the PDF printable version as below: Printable PDF version - Access recycled uniforms Funding to…

Healthy Start Vouchers

Published: 17 July 2020
What is Healthy Start? HSV is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families with young children on benefits and tax credits. The scheme will support families during the current situation as it helps low income pregnant women and young…
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a big impact on the way we live our lives as individuals, families and communities.  This is an uncertain time with lots of unknowns, and the current school closures mean that we are all trying to navigate this without…
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