Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Alliance
In County Durham there are lots of services and activities available in our communities that families can access, these can include parent and toddler groups, support drop ins, sporting activities, benefits advice, adult learning courses and many more.
The Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Alliance team work with a range of organisations, including the One Point Service, Police, Health Visitors, Schools and voluntary organisations in our communities to help children, young people and families to access activities and services near to where they live.
The team work closely with organisations to gather information about what is happening in our communities. This information is shared with professionals so that they can support families to access and engage in a range services and activities in the community. By doing this we hope to see an increased confidence and resilience in our children, young people and families.
Please see information below about how the VCS can support you and your family.
Adult Learning and Skills Service Guide – Autumn 2020
Emotional Wellbeing Sheet
Getting Ready for Apprenticeship summary
AHS mental health and emotional support
County Durham Carers
Horizons Young Adult Carers Service Leaflet May 2020
Horizon Letter to Organisations July 20
Humankind HYAC Referral Form
Humankind Education Centre leaflet – July 2020
Humankind Education Centre SEND – July 2020
Learning networks SENDIASS flyer 25th August 2020
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Support CYPS
NEAS Virtual autism support hub
Princes Trust Team Programme Leaflet
COVID 19 Support Information
We have added some useful documents and links for Parents and Carers which includes support for you wellbeing and how it could affect your life.
- County Durham Together Community Hubs – Community Help & Support
- Domestic Violence Help & Support
- MIND – Mental Health & Support
- Coronavirus – Latest DCC news and advice
Updated School Information
Resources for Children
Hello – a child-friendly story about Coronavirus
My hero is you – a lovely book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Underdogg and the indoor adventure – comic and activities for children about Coronavirus
Year 6 Coronavirus support resource – support and activities for Year 6 transition
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