Are you struggling to make ends meet and want practical support to get back on track? No one should have to suffer this way and you don't have to, you're not alone.

Our Firm Foundations team can work with you, so you don't face these problems on your own. We can help you to build your confidence and provide you with the skills so you don't face this problem again.

We'll work with you to address your immediate concerns such as finance, poor housing, alcohol, street drugs, benefit issues and find ways to tackle this, with long term solutions too. Whatever your situation we can offer support to meet your needs and co-ordinate specialist guidance from other organisations if required. We can also come along to your appointments to make you feel at ease and offer you advice and guidance on what to do next. 

We'll also work with you to understand what emotional support you have to rely on such as a social network, as often people who are struggling don't always have someone to turn to.

We'll be with you every step of the way.

Our approach

We offer a range of approaches to help you get your life back on track and also improve your situation and well-being.

  • Flexibility - We will provide you with practical support that works for you and your specific needs
  • Relationships - We genuinely care about your needs and will respect and understand your situation
  • Accessibility - We will help you find and access the right services
  • Engagement - We will not give up until you are out of hardship and have recieved all the care necessary 
  • Building - We will develop your skills and assets to focus on your future
  • Outreach - We will find places for you to get the help you deserve

Who is this service for?

The Firm Foundations team can help you if: 

  • You're aged 18 or over and live in Middlesbrough
  • You are experiencing a form of hardship and need access to support
  • You need help finding the right services
  • Different things in your life are causing you concern or problems and you feel you could be heading towards a crisis
  • You have problems with your emotional or mental health due to hardship. 

How can I access this service?

If you are Age 18 to 49, Age 50 and over, living in Middlesbrough, you can access this service by
Telephone: 01642 257020

What happens next?

The service is flexible and responsive, this means that we will work at your pace and at times and places that work for you.

If you think that we can support you, please contact us and ask to speak to somebody from Firm Foundations.

We can also take referrals from professionals such as GPs or other service providers. Or a friend or family member can contact us on your behalf.

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