DCP manage a number of different projects across County Durham and Sunderland, all responding to different identified needs. Here you will find information about each of our projects.
County Durham and Sunderland Foodbanks are here to help anyone who is facing hunger because of crisis – for the parents skipping meals so their children can eat, for the tenant forced to go hungry just so they can pay the rent, for the elderly person making the stark choice between heating and eating.
Many people experience problems with their finances at times, for many reasons, getting help is the most important thing.
Community Money Advice County Durham offer a free, confidential, service for anyone with financial issues, debt or managing their money. We will not judge you in any way. We know that you may not have the time or energy to tackle these problems alone and we help you to sort things out in the best way for you. There is a solution and we can help you find it.
The DCP Community Shop aims to be just that: a community and a shop.
It is an established charity shop in Framwellgate Moor, selling clothing, books, toys and all manner of other household items. Profits from the shop are predominantly used to fund the work of County Durham foodbank.
In April 2015, npower launched ‘Fuel Bank’, its initiative to help foodbank users with pre-payment meters. The first of its kind, the project aimed to help those being forced to choose between ‘heating and eating’ by offering them vouchers for gas or electricity.
The Fuel Foundation now operate the fuelbank with the support of Durham Christian Partnership in the County Durham area
We are a support group who aim to improve the lives of children by working with grandparents and families.
Durham Healing on the Streets is a joint initiative of Durham Churches which aims to show God’s love by offering prayer and support to people on the streets with a special emphasis on healing. This gentle ministry works within a loving and compassionate environment, full of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
The Healing on the Streets model is a simple, but beautiful way, to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of our city.