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50+ Advocacy Service

Free confidential, independent and impartial service helping to have your voice heard on issues which are important to you. Read more

Coming Soon New Skype Advice Service

Aviva Community Fund

Coming soon, new Skype advice service offering the ability for homebound clients and cancer patients appointment based on-line video chat with an adviser.

Benefit Cap Changes

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The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs. For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit

Your Money Smart

Your Money Smart logoA personalised confidential budgeting web app from Darlington CAB. Try it here.

Annual Report 2014 / 2015

Front cover of our Annual Report 2013 / 2014 Check out our Annual Report 2014 / 2015.

Free I.T. courses

Learn to do more with our free I.T. courses Read more

Step Forward Tees Valley

Step Forward Tees Valley supports local people to overcome the complex reasons preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill-health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction. Read More


Youth Employment Initiative

Are you 18-29? Are you currently NOT in education, employment or training? Read more

Volunteer with us

A hand drawn heart Volunteers are at the heart of our service helping thousands of residents and workers of Darlington each year, providing them with Advice, Information and Advocacy. We have invested time and resources in ensuring that we are able to offer a wide breadth of volunteer opportunities and career pathways.  Click here to find out more.

Information charter

Our information charterView our information charter to find out what you can expect when we ask for, or hold, your personal information.

Telephone Services Changes

Our telephone Adviceline service, providing advice and guidance by trained assessors, is now available using the new number Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm.

Citizens Advice Darlington Adviceline:

0300 330 1195


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Community Support Scheme (replacing the Social Fund)

Community Support Scheme

The Community Support Scheme is a discretionary scheme which exists to help Darlington’s most vulnerable qualifying residents. Read More

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