Durham Christian Partnership and Community Money Advice hosted a day of learning for various agencies, charities, religious bodies and interested parties at St. Clares Church Hall last Friday, 23rd November. Cllr Mike Dixon from Newton Aycliffe opened the discussion and workshops which covered Durham Food Bank, debt management, impact of new welfare reform, the hidden poor and how debt can affect mental health.

A lunch was provided and all who attended left better informed and more able to deal with people who may need their services.