VCS Alliance

In County Durham there are lots of services and activities available in our communities that families can access, these can include parent and toddler groups, support drop ins, sporting activities, benefits advice, adult learning courses and many more.

The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Alliance team work with a range of organisations, including the One Point Service, Police, Health Visitors, Schools and voluntary organisations in our communities to help children, young people and families to access activities and services near to where they live.

The team work closely with organisations to gather information about what is happening in our communities.  This information is shared with professionals so that they can support families to access and engage in a range services and activities in the community.  By doing this we hope to see an increased confidence and resilience in our children, young people and families.

Useful Information

Financial support for families - Durham County Council

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Please suggest to parents/carers to contact their own school to find out about their local arrangements as some will offer recycled schemes.

To find out what services and activities are available in the community to support children, young people and families email the Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance team at

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Email enquiries

Who to contact


Where to go

One Point family Centre
Walker Drive
Woodhouse Close
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6QL

Other details

Cost description

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

Journey planner

Address: Walker Drive  Woodhouse Close  Bishop Auckland  Durham

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