Help and advice for those effected by SSI closure

21 October 2015

Help and advice on your wellbeing, your rights, money, housing benefits, finding work and start your own business

Help and advice with your wellbeing

Mind offers support to anyone experiencing distress to help them regain their full potential in life and work. Visit www.mind.org.uk or contact a local branch

Darlington - 01325 283 169 - contactus@darlingtonmind.com

Hartlepool - 01429 269 303 - info@hartlepoolmind.co.uk

Middlesbrough and Stockton – 01642 257 020 - info@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk

Redcar and Cleveland - 01642 296 052 - main@randcmind.org

111 is the number you should call when you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor

The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support for those experiencing distress or despair - open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Visit www.samaritans.org or to find your nearest branch call Freephone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

 

Help and advice with your rights

Acas - 0300 123 1100 - www.acas.org.uk

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) offer free, independent advice. Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or contact your local branch

Darlington – 01325 256 999 - admin.desk@darlingtoncab.co.uk

Hartlepool – 01429 408 401 - enquires@hartlepool.cabnet.org.uk

Middlesbrough – 01642 802 297 - advice@middlesbroughcab.org.uk

Redcar and Cleveland – 01287 203 324 - admin@redcarcab.cabnet.org.uk

Stockton - 01642 633 877 - support@stockton-cab.co.uk

Community Union (Member Service Centre) - 0800 389 6332 - www.community-tu.org

GMB - 0191 233 3930 - www.gmbmidandec.org.uk

UCATT - 0191 236 2636 - www.ucatt.org.uk

Unite The Union - 01642 242 314 - www.unitetheunion.org

 

Help and advice with money

Five Lamps is an approved loan provider of easily accessible unsecured loans to members of the public - 01642 608 316 - www.fivelamps.org.uk

The Illegal Money Lending Team offers advice to victims of loan sharks - 0300 555 2222

Money Advice Service offers free and impartial advice - 0300 5005 000 - www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

The National Debt Helpline offers advice for dealing with personal debts - 0808 8084 000 - www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Step Change Debt Charity offers free debt advice - 0800 1381 111 - www.stepchange.org  

 

Help and advice with housing benefits

Darlington Local Authority
www.darlington.gov.uk

Housing Benefit - 01325 388 514
Council Tax - 01325 388 373
Customer service (advice on council rent payment problems) - 01325 388 542
Housing Options Team (advice on mortgage payments and rent to private landlords) - 01325 388 522

Hartlepool Local Authority
www.hartlepool.gov.uk
01429 266 522

Middlesbrough Local Authority
www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

Housing Benefits - 01642 726 005
Council Tax - 01642 726 007

Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority
www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
01642 774 774

Redcar and Cleveland Welfare Rights offer an impartial and confidential advice for residents through surgeries and an advice line. Call 01642 771 166

Stockton Local Authority
www.stockton.gov.uk
01642 393 939

 

Help and advice with finding work

Local recruitment agencies

Adecco – 01642 2187 59 – www.adecco.co.uk

Drake International – 01642 546 090 – www.drakeintl.co.uk

Driver Hire          - 01642 300 089 - www.driverhire.co.uk

Exectec Solutions - 01642 218 318 - www.exectecsolutions.co.uk

First Choice Recruitment - 01642 213 322 - www.fcr-recruitmentltd.com

Hays Accountancy & Finance - 01642 226 716 - www.hays.co.uk

Jo Hand - 01642 242 777 - www.johandrecruitment.co.uk

Leisure Professionals - 01642 284 793 - www.leisure-professionals.co.uk

Meridian - 01642 232 828 - www.meridianbs.co.uk

Northern Recruitment Group - 01642 261 761 - www.nrgplc.com

Office Angels - 01642 232 277 - www.office-angels.com

Reed Employment - 01642 256 400 - www.reed.co.uk

RMS - 01325 389 333 - www.rms-recruitment.co.uk

The Best Connection- 01642 762 655 - www.thebestconnection.co.uk

 

Help and advice to start your own business

Darlington Borough Council’s Business Engagement Team offers professional advice, financial assistance and business accommodation. Call 01325 388 687

Hartlepool Borough Council’s Enterprise Team can help with professional business advice, financial assistance and business accommodation. Call 01429 867 677

Middlesbrough Council’s Business Support Team offers help with accessing finance and grant support, networking and low cost business space. Call 01642 729 007

Enterprise Made Simple is another Middlesbrough provider of business advice

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Enterprise Team offers support to those looking to start-up in business. Call 01642 438 500

Stockton Borough Council’s Business development Team can help with advice, financial assistance and business accommodation. Call 01642 528 384

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