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What’s Happening At The TCR Hub Spring 2021
Thank you for visiting the TCR Hub website. We are delighted to be able to deliver a range of services, resources and opportunities for people from across Teesdale and the wider region during this difficult period of time. Within this page we aim to share the services we are providing to support our community whilst restrictions are still in place across the UK and locally.
Tracking the advance of the Barney Elf Army This Christmas is a little different but, thanks to the good people of Barnard Castle, it still has moments of magical delight due to the appearance of an army of elves in the windows of many high street businesses and...
Our Current Projects
With the help of our wonderful volunteers we deliver to 90 households every week. If you are in need of a care package or know someone who is please contact us on 07415167940.
But First Pause
This wonderful project has now finished but there are lots of new projects taking place. Read about our Gardening Project here.
Find out more about how we are supporting local families throughout this difficult time.
As restrictions ease we are introducing a range of exciting outdoor activities. Read the full details here.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
We have a long history of delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and are delighted to be able, once again, to enable young people to take part.
We know that the pandemic has affected people in many different ways and that many of you are in a different position mentally, physically and financially to where you were in early 2020. We are currently delivering a range of projects that offer support and opportunities in this most difficult time. Our Food Provision offers free food packages, delivered by our volunteers, to your door once a week. The packages are aimed as a compliment to your existing food items and contain a mix of fresh and long life items. We also offer a paid for hot meal delivery service for Over 50s, a Waste Not Bag delivery service which contains surplus supermarket items and Seasonal Special care packages. You can find our more about these services here…
Support & Guidance
Although we can’t support everyone in person we can signpost you to places who can offer you dedicated and professional support and guidance when you need it. We have listed some highly recommended contacts below.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
For support with your mental health and wellbeing you can contact Samaritans on 116123, Mind on 0300 123 3393 or Crisis by texting SHOUT to 85258.
We know that instances of Domestic Abuse have increased during the pandemic. If you or anyone you know feel threatened or in danger from a partner or family member or close friend you can contact Refuge on 0808 200 0247 or Harbour support services on 03000 20 25 25.
Many people have been put under extra financial strain and you may have found yourself getting into debt. If you need advice and support about debt you can contact Stepchange on 0800 138 1111 or go to their website stepchange.org.
Our local Citizen’s Advice Office, based in Middleton in Teesdale is still able to offer support via email or telephone. You can contact them at email@example.com and 07384 575089.
UTASS offer a wide range of support for those living in the Upper Teesdale and Weardale area, including support with personal and business finances, mental health and wellbeing and food provision. You can contact them on 01833 641010 or 07917 304 685.
Food Bank St. Helen Auckland
You may find that you are struggling to access good quality and nutritious food for you and your family. As well as our own care packages, available to anyone currently affected by the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions, you can contact other local organisations.
Little Chefs, Big Chefs offer weekly pantry hampers for collection from their base in St Helen Auckland. You can contact them via their websites… https://littlechefsbigchefs.org.uk/lcbc-community-pantry/
Food Bank Barnard Castle
You can also contact our local food bank, based at the Influence Church in Barnard Castle, Storehouse is open for weekly food collections. You can find out when at www.influencechurch.co.uk/storehouse
Our CEO Rachel participated in her second Durham Food Network meeting last week with fellow foodies from across the County. The virtual meet ups are an...
Over five thousand care packages for the Teesdale community, thanks to TCR Hub, local businesses, Fairshare and a host of amazing volunteers. Now it’s time to...
Do you have a passion for food?? Are you keen to invest time in a community, teaching people about reducing food waste, growing food, sharing a healthy diet...
From the 13th of April until 24th May 2021, TCR Hub's Jonny Elliott will be running after-school outdoor activity clubs for children aged 8 to 12 years, and...
We invite YOU to invent the sweet of your DREAMS, to be part of the TCR Sweetie Trail of Pure Imagination this Easter. To take part, design your dream sweetie...
We are once again seeking donations towards our Community Care Package Scheme. This time we are looking for donations towards our Easter Package Delivery. We...
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