Welcome to First Stop Darlington – A Darlington charity helping local people to resolve their problems.

Our objective is to help you overcome obstacles, enabling you to pursue your goals without constraints

About First Stop Darlington

First Stop Darlington is a local charity run by local Trustees, staff and volunteers.

Our Vision is to have a prosperous local community with no one living in poverty. Our Mission is to inspire a will to take action on poverty and through collaboration build practical solutions to avoid and resolve it.

First Stop Darlington provides a Wellbeing and Work Hub in the town centre of Darlington and houses a range of practical, free facilities and activities designed to help people navigate from life events and difficulties through to having control of their destination and a plan of how to get there, no matter what that future vision is.  This includes: 

Who Do We Help

We’ve established enduring relationships with the individuals who visit us. This connection is fundamental to the numerous successes we’ve been a part of, aiding those grappling with significant life challenges. If you live in Darlington or the surrounding Boroughs, are aged 16 or over and are struggling with life’s demands, come and talk to us. We’re here to assist you in discovering solutions and providing support throughout the process.

To get in touch with us, please call 08081963144 (Freephone) or contact us via our website.

A Snapshot Of The Work We Did In 2022/23

The Number of People Supported
Amount in £ of Unclaimed Benefits Generated
Number of Training Courses Delivered
People Helped with their Mental Wellbeing

Our Funders

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