Step Forward Tees Valley

We will help you overcome the barriers that you feel are stopping you finding work or training and support you as you move your life forward.

About Step Forward Tees Valley

  • Do you lack self confidence?
  • Is ill health or addiction stopping you from finding work?
  • Do you have a conviction?
  • Are you worried that you can’t learn new skills?

If so, Step Forward Tees Valley could be for you!

As part of Step Forward Tees Valley, Morrison Trust is helping people like you build the skills they need to find work.

Step Forward Tees Valley is committed to helping you overcome the barriers that have prevented you from finding work or getting training before.

Once you are accepted onto the Step Forward Tees Valley programme you will be assigned to a navigator who will give you the one-to-one support you need. Your navigator will be with you every step of the way, reviewing what help you need and ensuring you get the right support from a range of specialist services, helping you build on your strengths.

These services include:​

  • Health and well being
  • Digital inclusion - helping you improve your digital skills and knowledge
  • Financial inclusion - if there are financial reasons holding you back
  • Volunteering - if you want to volunteer we can put you in touch with activities that will directly benefit your community.

When you feel ready we will work with you, as part of Step Forward Tees Valley, to give you the skills you need to find a job or training.

Help with travel and childcare costs

We will support you to attend project appointment, activities or job interviews etc

Is it for me?

To take part you must be:

  • Living in Darlington
  • Over 29 years old
  • Not in full time education or employment
  • Have barriers to starting work (please contact us for more details)

Find out more

Contact us on 01325 387700 or email or visit

Funding details

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.

The project helps people to build on their strengths and aspirations, using the skills and expertise of partners and local employers to achieve their goals. The project is committed to making a real and lasting change in Tees Valley.

Step Forward Tees Valley supports people across Tees Valley to take advantage of existing voluntary or employment possibilities, as well as working with local employers to create new opportunities.

Step Forward Tees Valley is funded by The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Step Forward Tees Valley Leaflet PDF

Morrison Trust
Morton Park Business Training Centre, Morton Park, Yarm Road, Darlington, DL1 4PJ

Company Registration No. 7180982. Registered Charity 1135126.