The Government has announced an £80 million package to support workers who have lost their jobs at a huge steel plant in Teesside.
Around 1,700 jobs are being axed at the Redcar site after Thai owner SSI announced it was mothballing iron and steelmaking.
The money includes funding for workers to train at local further education colleges and to help them start up their own business.
Chancellor George Osborne said the support package would help make sure Teesside is "growing and strong in the future".
Hundreds of families in the North East are struggling to come to terms with the impending closure of the SSI steelworks plant in Redcar.
The government has decided to allow the steel plant at Redcar to fail. A tough decision to make and obviously an unpopular one.
China's economy is slowing, and the aftershocks are being felt as far afield as Redcar.