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Help with life skills


We offer support with the skills you need to help you in daily life, such as managing money, getting a job or keeping your home safe.

Contact one of our Family centres or One Point hubs for more information about the support we provide and the courses we run. 

How to manage your money

When money is short, we can help you to manage the money you have. This includes how to:

  • avoid or manage debt
  • cook on a budget
  • access food banks
  • use credit unions and saving schemes
  • access furniture schemes
  • get housing advice
  • contact Citizens Advice or Welfare Rights

How to keep your home safe for you and your family

This includes:

Jobs and training

This includes advice on how to:

  • get a job or apply for training (DurhamWorks)
  • improve the skills you need in most jobs, such as managing your time, having a positive attitude, working in a team and communicating with others
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