PEOPLE who have been affected the most by the impact of Covid-19 are invited to take part in a series of community chats.

Darlington MP Peter Gibson is setting up the Connect: Chat: Share initiative to give constituents the chance to chat about their experiences.

He is inviting groups from across the community, from single parent households to carers to NHS staff to see if he can offer them further support.

Mr Gibson said: "I have met with local business owners, headteachers, healthcare providers, the police and Darlington Borough Council to establish how I can support them throughout this ongoing pandemic but I also want to ensure that I give the Darlington community the opportunity to tell their story on how Covid-19 has impacted on them."

"I have pulled together an extensive list of who I think may have been impacted most and will be updating the list as I continue these conversations.”

A full list of the chat series can be found by visiting his website or Facebook page.