The Infinity Partnership was established in 2008 with an aim to ensure that everyone in Stockton-on-Tees has access to and ability to use financial services and debt- related advice to help them overcome disadvantage due to poverty or financial exclusion.
The partnership is the Financial Inclusion Forum for the Borough and is a group made up of service providers from the public, voluntary, community and private sectors, including Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Alongside its partners Infinity works on issues as diverse as bereavement poverty, fuel poverty as well as poverty linked to education.
Currently the partnership is working to reduce the potential negative impact of Universal Credit on the residents of Stockton-on-Tees and recently organised a Universal Credit conference to make sure services are better informed and prepared for the full service roll out of the new benefit. The partnership has also held briefings with each of the Borough’s four Locality Forums to keep them up to date about the changes.
One of the main focuses for the Infinity Partnership is to make sure that debt and money advice is made as easy as possible for people across the Borough to access.