County Durham & Tees Valley Destitution Aid & Support

Housing Support please CLICK HERE

Support Groups; Please CLICK HERE

Tees Valley

For Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Tees Valley area the Mary Thompson Fund offers a range of Support, much of which can be accessed from the

Middlesbrough: North of England Refugee Service Tees Valley office 

49 Grange Road,

Middlesbrough TS1 5AU:

Tel 01642 217 447


The Mary Thompson Fund is a hardship fund responding to the critical and emergency needs of those who are seeking sanctuary or are settled refugees in the Tees Valley, for things such as: medical expenses emergency food packs furniture for unfurnished accommodation maternity wear and baby needs expenses incurred when meeting solicitors phone cards travel costs to visit detained relatives help towards college expenses travel arrangements for school children.

Established in 2001 in response to the urgent needs of refugees and asylum seekers in the Tees valley, the Mary Thompson Fund relies on the generous support of individuals and groups in the area. The work of the fund is carried out by volunteers. Help is provided only when no other sources of assistance are available, and often to people who are at a critical point in their search for a safe place to live.


c/o 135 Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2BG; Tel: 07419 375 807

Registered Charity number 1112610

Donations can be made to The Mary Thomson Fund at the Unity Trust Bank:

A/C 20103929

S/C 60.83.01



Trussel TrustFood Parcels: Refugees who are destitute pick up some staple foodstuffs each week For More information Contact: Stef Hoyle at Yarm Methodist Church; Tel: 07506746451



The foodbank centre is open:

Tuesday 11.00am - 2.00pm - Billingham

Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm - Stockton

Thursday 11.00am - 2.00pm - Billingham

Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm - Stockton



4-6 West Precinct,

Billingham Town Centre (Near Boyes),


TS23 2NH

Telephone: 07583 575522



Hebron Church,

Britannia Road, (Corner of Bishopton Road & Vicarage Street),


TS19 0AP 

 Telephone: 07902 005472; General enquiries on 07583 575522


Further List of Support: Please CLICK HERE

North of England Refugee Service


The North of England Refugee Service has a Hardship fund to give support such as travel to asylum appointements. This can be requested by the North of England Refugee Service Advisors.

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