Lottery grant to break cycle of abuse in Co Durham

A charity which helps tackle issues such as domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse will receive a £233,000 Big Lottery grant.

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Lottery grant will help those feeling 'isolated'

A community centre in County Durham has secured Lottery funding to help support some of the area's residents who are most in need.

The Cornforth Partnership, near Ferryhill, will use the money to help local families and individuals address issues from unemployment to family planning and domestic violence.

Karen Lynn, Chief Executive of The Cornforth Partnership, has spoken of the problems they face in County Durham:

Lottery grant to break cycle of abuse in Co Durham

The Cornforth Partnership will receive a £233,000 Big Lottery grant.

A charity which helps tackle issues such as domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse will receive a £233,000 Big Lottery grant.

The Cornforth Partnership, in Cornforth, has been awarded funding for its Healthy Changes project, a new scheme aimed at helping people develop healthy coping strategies through the support of community engagement.

It will see the introduction of new support services focused on healthy living, drug and alcohol awareness and domestic violence. There will be one-to-one sessions, group workshops and activities.

Their services will be open to everyone in the Cornforth parish but are particularly aimed at young people, aged 11 to 16-years-old, and residents living in poverty or with long standing health issues.

It is hoped the project will lead to the formation of new friendships and support networks, building a community where residents help one another.

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Lottery grant will be 'life-changing' for Cornforth

The Cornforth Partnership, a charity in County Durham, has been awarded a £233,000 Big Lottery grant for its Healthy Changes project, a new scheme aimed at helping people develop healthy coping strategies.

Families and individuals will receive tailored support and be able to take part in a series of workshops. A volunteer client training programme will also be created in future.

This money will make a life-changing difference to the Cornforth community helping to bring people on the cusp of society back into the community, changing their lives for the better.

The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities programme continues to support charities like the Cornforth Partnership to help strengthen the community, support young people and help the most vulnerable in society.

– Tim Davies-Pugh, Big Lottery Fund deputy director for England
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