Links, information, and contacts you might find useful
If you think other links and contact details would be useful for people in the Parish let us know
Useful telephone numbers
Dial a ride service (Link2) – for access to local shopping if you are disabled, have personal mobility problems or there is no local bus service: 0191 383 5383
Families information service: 0800 917 2 917
Social care direct: 0845 8 50 10
Streetscene – includes rubbish and recycling, road lighting, potholes, commercial waste, neighbourhood wardens, stray dogs, abandoned vehicles, street cleaning, pest control and dog fouling, graffiti, fly tipping, fly posting, parks, open spaces, cemeteries and maintenance: 03000 26 1000
Warm homes advice line: 03000 262 140.
For the latest newsletter from the Warm Homes Campaign click here.
Welfare rights advice line: 03000 268 968
Say No To Phone Numbers That Cost You Money
If you object to paying for phone calls you make to numbers such as 0870 and 0845 you may be able to find an alternative number which is free by clicking here
Avoid financial problems spiralling out of control.
Shelter’s helpline receives many calls from people in desperation, and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up. This January Shelter is encouraging those at risk to seek advice from Shelter. If you need help, or simply want some advice you can contact Shelter here: www.shelter.org.uk/advice
For lots of people, the New Year period brings further challenges and worries. That’s why we are urging anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to make seeking early housing advice their New Year’s resolution.