Support Directory

8 Steps to Employment course, 1-2-1 coaching and community time. We offer a free club for job seekers offering friendly, practical support to help you step confidently into employment or to get you closer to the job market through voluntary and training opportunities.

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Stockton & District Advice & Information Service is part of the Citizens Advice network and provides free, confidential, independent & impartial advice to people in the borough of Stockton. We offer advice on: consumer, benefits, debt, energy, employment, Housing and tax etc.

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Finding employment with a past conviction can be incredibly challenging but don’t worry, you’re not alone on this journey. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance. If you’re motivated to pursue meaningful work, let’s connect and move forward together.

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Daisy Chain supports and empowers autistic and neurodivergent individuals through the provision of holistic person-centred services, whilst promoting training, wellbeing, inclusion, and acceptance regionally and nationwide.
Founded over 20 years ago and based on a 5.5-acre site in Stockton on Tees, the charity now supports over 5,000 individuals per year and has two large retail stores in Stockton and Gateshead.

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Family Action offer a support service to people who are wanting to make positive steps towards employment, Education, or training. Our eligibility criteria are:

  • Aged 18+ (16 and 17 year olds may be considered in exceptional circumstances).
  • Ideally Stockton or Middlesbrough residents but we will support anyone living in the Tees Valley.
  • Currently NEET but wants to make positive changes and move forward.

We also have funding available to support people in the journey towards employment.

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Hazel Rockingham, Mindset and Empowerment Coach, using and trained in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) at Master Practitioner level. Working with individuals and business leaders who want change. What that change looks like is unique for each person. I help people discover their pain points, then give them the framework to re-programme their mindset and work towards their goals. I do this by delivering one to one coaching to individuals and monthly workshops increasing people self-awareness and mindset.

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NECA, in partnership with Gambleaware, provides a range of short and long term support and treatment options for individuals who are experiencing gambling harms, across the North East, Yorkshire & Humber. Our services are free, flexible and confidential.

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The Refugee Employability Programme is provided in your area by Reed in Partnership. We have three partner organisations: Catch22, Shaw Trust and Triage. You will get the same service whichever organisation you see. Reed in Partnership has been helping people to change their lives for the better since 1998. We have helped more than 250,000 people to find a job. We have also helped over 20,000 refugees who have arrived in England.

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Starfish is all about people's potential and we believe in people's life chances without stigma, labels, without looking down on anyone and we respect and nurture the community we serve. As 2024 commences, we are proud to be continuing with the success of our previous employment and wellbeing service (free) and for young people aged 16-30. Please contact us if you are 16-30 years old, live in a (TS) postcode and not be in FULL time work, education, or training.

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The STEPs service supports adults with disabilities and adults aged 50+ at risk of social isolation and loneliness, living in Stockton. The STEPs service work with people on a one-to-one basis to help them find opportunities and community activities which match their interests. STEPs support people to access the activities until they are confident and independent.

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Individual Placement Support (IPS) is for those who are currently in structured treatment for alcohol or substance use. We use the IPS approach to find meaningful, sustainable, paid employment that works with your recovery. employment. Support criteria: Aged 16+, In structured treatment for alcohol or substance use, have a desire to work and live in the Stockton or Hartlepool area.

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Triage help and support individuals back into sustainable employment. We provide advice and guidance, health and wellbeing support, support with self-employment, accessing training and support to progress into work with a health condition.

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