Help for those driven into debt…

A Tees church is proving it is more than a Sunday Service – St Andrew’s, at Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, is opening a branch of Christians Against Poverty, a debt counselling and support service to help those driven into debt during the Covid-19 crisis.

The church says times are hard and that debt is often a symptom or cause of wider issues, so the centre will also have a team of supporters or befrienders who can help in more practical or emotional ways.

“We also have funds to assist with emergency essentials,” said Rachel, center manager. “Normally, we would visit clients in their homes but, obviously, due to current restrictions, we have had to adapt to a telephone service at present.”

To get help, call the freephone number – 0800 328 0006 or see their website