Free advice sessions for County Durham residents

Expert advice on issues ranging from health and housing to employment opportunities and dealing with debt will be available at a series of free events.

Aimed at people living in County Durham, the County Durham Advice Days will take place at a number of locations between Thursday, 7 September and Friday, 20 October 2017.

The drop-ins, which will also cover topics such as benefits, fuel poverty and universal credit, will provide an opportunity for participating organisations to offer advice and information in a single location.

The initiative has been developed by Durham County Council and Advice in County Durham; housing providers Karbon Homes, Livin and County Durham Housing Group; as well as Monkey – a partnership of housing and voluntary sector organisations in the county.

Sessions will run from 10am to 3pm at the following venues:

Chester-le-Street, Café at the Elms, Moorfoot Avenue – Friday, 8 September

Peterlee, East Durham Trust, Community House, Yoden Road – Tuesday, 19 September

Newton Aycliffe, Youth and Community Centre, Burn Lane – Monday, 25 September

Durham, Pelaw View Centre, Hilda Avenue, Sherburn Road Estate – Thursday, 5 October

Stanley, Civic Hall, Front Street – Thursday, 12 October

Bishop Auckland, Auckland Youth and Community Centre, Walker Drive, Woodhouse Close – Friday, 20 October

In addition to the drop-in sessions, residents can also make appointments in advance with the organisations involved.