NEFirst Credit Union is proud to work in partnership with Durham County Council in the Durham Savers project which aims to prevent families falling into poverty and to help those in poverty to move out of poverty. The project fosters partnership between the credit union and a huge range of service providers because finance is at the heart of difficulties for families when nearly a quarter of children in the county live in poverty.  Moving the culture away from a dependence on high cost credit and toward affordable, ethical and accessible savings and borrowing connects with families’ needs in housing, health, advice and support.  The Durham Savers project enables NEFirst to offer services to more children and families so that we can all become Durham Savers.