A new project, Horden Together, is underway at the Social Welfare, Seventh Street, and is engaging residents to help deliver change and positive improvements to the village.

The project has secured £2 million in Durham County Council funding and will run for a minimum of 2 years. Horden Together has already made links across the community working collaboratively to address local problems.

I was delighted to meet the team and learn more about their whole community approach to tackling crime, anti-social behaviour, environmental concerns and health issues, offering and directing people to available support.

There are numerous activities, initiatives and schemes being established by the project, including the Make Every Adult Matter project, providing intensive support to those most in need in our community. The project connects people and helps them to access all the services and support that is available to them without unnecessary delay.

It is a welcome sight, watching the co-operative and co-ordinated approach provided by the Horden Together project which includes the Police, NHS, Fire and Rescue, voluntary organisations and community-based projects.

The project is bespoke to Horden, and it has already supported many local residents. I am confident the scheme will deliver meaningful and visible change in the village.

Thank you again to the whole Horden Together Team for taking the time to discuss the project. While I was there it was great to see the Social Welfare supporting the Covid Vaccine Programme and it was also nice to catch up with Durham Deafened Support.

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