Lifeline Community Action operates from the heart of Newton Aycliffe. We support the poorest and most disadvantaged individuals and families at a time when their need is greatest.

We work with a wide variety of people who are all unique and we embrace everyone’s individualism and encourage it in those we meet. We understand the difficulties that our communities face, such as losing a job, depression and anxiety, long term unemployment, unmanageable debt, losing a family home and the breakdown of relationships.

We provide support to strengthen families through personal development and training to develop skills which will help them achieve their goals. Our projects are developed to provide support in areas where people in crisis.

We operate with a Christian Ethos but we provide a service to anyone regardless of their faith or if they have no faith at all. Our services are offered impartially, confidentially and free and we do not discriminate.

We operate two major projects Helping Hands and Children’s Blessings as well as running a Job Club and occasional Money Management Courses to help people learn a basic cash based budgeting system.

Helping Hands operates out of St Clare’s Church in Newton Aycliffe and is our Flagship project set up to help and support people in crisis. The project supports people through the provision of basic and essential household goods and products, anything from washing power and cleaning products to bedding. Our dedicated volunteers get these supplies to those who desperately need them.

For further information, contact Alwyn White 07936 431262

Children’s Blessings project (formerly Baby Basics) is a successful and well used service currently based at the Western Area Community Centre in Silverdale Place, Newton Aycliffe and delivers support to the poorest and most disadvantaged parents, babies and children in Newton Aycliffe. The project will provide the essential items needed for a new mum-to-be to take into hospital (if applicable) as well as essential items of clothing and toiletries to ensure that the new baby is given the best possible start in life. With the help from Children’s Blessings parents are able to keep baby clean warm and fed. For further information, contact Sheena Stephenson on 07594 297462.