Support for All Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm Cost of Living The rising cost of living is affecting everyone. To admit you are struggling is not a cause for shame or embarrassment. Whether you are in receipt of benefits, or in full time work and are struggling with financial pressures, you are not alone. It is not just about utilities Although the cost of heating as winter approaches is what captures the headlines, costs are going up in every area of life – food, clothes, leisure, transport, mortgages/rents, etc. Wellbeing Physical and mental wellbeing is declining as anxieties about money create an environment where depression, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness can feel overwhelming. Families are facing impossible choices To eat or heat? To accumulate debt or go without? Talk to us. The Support We Offer At Darlington Connect experienced staff will be on hand to listen, to guide/signpost, and to offer practical support around issues such as: Utilities and housing Help with food and other provisions Budgeting and onward referrals for debt advice Problems with substance use Mental and physical ill-health Domestic Violence Support in accessing leisure facilities Access/referrals into specialist agencies Support within the community If you are struggling with anything, please contact us.