Stockton-on-Tees Shared Lives Service – Open your home and your heart.

Can you display a poster to promote being a Shared Lives Carer? Click here to download one to print.

  • Do you Have a spare bedroom?
  • Do you have time and ability to care?
  • Could you turn this into a paid role?

As a Shared Lives Carer you will be paid to open up your home and family life to someone who needs care and support. Shared Lives enables adults with additional needs to live in a supportive, welcoming home environment on either a long or short-term basis.

You do not need any qualifications, full training will be provided

You may be married, single or living in a family.  You might have pets. You could be from any religious, cultural or social background.  Shared Lives recognises that families come in all forms.  They all have one thing in common.  The desire to help and support.

If you think this could be you and would like to find out more please contact us on:

Tel: 01642 524494


You can also follow us on facebook @


Employment Workshop from Daisy Chain

Please click here for a flyer from Daisy Chain outlining an employment workshop that they are offering plus the following link to information about the Online Safety and Digital Life Skills services they provide. These services are aimed at autistic and neurodivergent young people and adults – criteria available on the webpage.


Cost of Living Briefing January 2024

Click here to access a PDF copy of the January 2024 edition of the Cost of Living briefing which has been compiled to help those living in  Stockton-on-Tees navigate these difficult times, using the help and support that is available from the council and our partner organisations.

You can also visit and direct people to the Here To Help Hub, an online one-stop shop of available support and information.

If you have any feedback, content you wish to be included in a future edition or wish to subscribe directly  – contact the Fairer Stockton-on-Tees team at


Festival of Thrift & Positively Green present: The Thrifty Content Creation Challenge 

Make a video celebrating a positive climate action in your community, home, school, family or life.

Check out our example of a positive climate action video here.

Watch for Full competition details here:


1st: Paid commission to make series of new content videos for Festival of Thrift – worth £500

2nd: Preloved DJI Asmo device for shooting new content – worth £150

3rd: Thrifty voucher (online preloved charity shop) – worth £50

How to enter
1. Follow us @festivalofthrift and @positivelygreenliving
2. Make a portrait video (up to 60secs) celebrating a positive climate action
3. Post your finished content on your Instagram and/or TikTok and tag @Festivalofthrift  and @positivelygreenliving
4. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #IWillThrift on your post

  1. You also need to email (or WeTransfer) your video, along with your name, postcode and date of birth to

Deadline for content: Fri 26th Jan

Eligibility: 25yrs and under, must be based in the Tees Valley area


T&C’s and full details here:

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