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The Help Through Crisis project, led by Stockton and District Advice and Information Service (SDAIS), aims to provide advice and support to people in crisis that will not only alleviate their immediate hardship but will also give them the skills, confidence and knowledge to prevent or overcome future challenges.

The focus is on co-ordinated and integrated work with a individuals and families that will increase their independence and resilience and reduce the risk of them being in welfare crisis in the future.

The event will focus on the work of the project over the last two years and the issues faced by service users. Agencies will then participate in workshops around these issues to form a plan on how to tackle common themes together.

Date: Monday 1st October

Time: 12 noon – 4:00pm

Location: Billingham and Stockton Borough Food Bank, 4 – 6 West Precinct, Billingham Town Centre, Stockton, TS23 2NH

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Help Through Crisis is a Big Lottery funded service providing support to people facing hardship and crisis, with the aim of helping them to overcome immediate difficulties, and be ready for future opportunities and challenges.

The project draws on the strengths and personal experiences of people who have faced hardship and creates an effective partnership of organisations working together to resolve immediate crisis and help them to build long-term resilience.

Help Through Crisis is delivered throughout Stockton on Tees by charity Actes and its partners. Stockton and District Advice and Information Service (SDAIS) provide welfare advice and support including managing finances, housing, employment, health and social care; Actes offers life-coaching to understand people’s underlying issues and barriers with the goal of moving into training and employment; Bridges provides support to those affected by substance misuse; and Billingham Food Bank proves emergency food and support.