New money guidance service open in Northallerton

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The Living Rooms – a safe place where it is OK not to be OK – is working with Darlington Credit Union and Jubilee Debt Advice to offer the new monthly drop-in service.

There is often a link between poor mental health and debt and the rising cost of living is likely to make life even more difficult. The new service starts on October 12 from 1.30-3.30 pm and will then take place on the second Wednesday of each month in the Garthway Arcade centre.

Two new co-ordinators - Jo Swain and Chloe Hickford - have also been employed to help to sustain and extend the support available and coordinate the dedicated team of volunteers.

These developments have been helped by grant aid from Hambleton District Council ‘s ‘Making a Difference’ fund and the Jack Brunton Trust.

The Living Rooms opened in 2019 as an initiative supported by the churches in the town, to offer support for those of any faith or none who struggle to maintain their wellbeing. It is a community ‘Hub’ making space available for compatible support groups and holding Renew Wellbeing sessions five times each week, with plans for more.

Steve Cowie, Chair of Trustees said: “We are delighted to be advancing the work of The Living Rooms in these challenging times and are most grateful for the support of our local community. We wish Jo and Chloe every success in their new roles.”

For more information contact Jo Swain: or 07483 426920 or call in at 5 Garthway Arcade; or check out

Published: 5th October 2022

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