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Grants available to support independent living
Published July 30, 2020 10.22am
County Durham residents with disabilities are being reminded to take advantage of home improvement grants of up to £30,000.
Improving walking and cycling provision in Durham City
Published July 24, 2020 3.57pm
Temporary measures which will create more space for walking and cycling are to be introduced at six Durham City locations following the success of a funding bid.
Gyms set to reopen and fitness classes to return at County Durham leisure centres
Published July 17, 2020 10.54am
People in County Durham will be able to resume their fitness regimes later this month as council-run services begin to reopen.
Community Action Team engagement sessions go virtual
Published July 14, 2020 10.52am
Residents are being invited to a series of virtual engagement sessions to help identify and tackle housing and environmental issues in their community.
Learning disability community encouraged to Be Cancer Aware
Published July 13, 2020 11.14am
Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video.
Popular cycle route to receive a makeover
Published July 07, 2020 10.05am
Improvements are to be made to a popular national cycle route thanks to a grant of almost one million pounds.
SEND services improved in County Durham
Published June 30, 2020 4.04pm
SEND services in County Durham have improved significantly in the last three years, a latest Ofsted and CQC inspection has shown.
Council-funded projects cater for residents in need
Published June 23, 2020 10.46am
Hot nourishing meals are being offered to vulnerable people in Willington, Crook and surrounding areas, with support from a local council partnership.
Providing more support in County Durham's workplaces
Published June 19, 2020 12.58pm
Employees across County Durham will soon be able to access more mental health support in the workplace.
Team effort to prevent isolation in the deaf community
Published June 16, 2020 9.45am
Council funding is helping a Durham school to work with a charity, to provide support to people with hearing impairments during the coronavirus pandemic.
Social work students praise training support through pandemic
Published June 15, 2020 10.30am
Two student social workers have shared their experiences of training with our council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Week dedicated to the valuable work of carers
Published June 05, 2020 12.34pm
Making the vital work of County Durham carers more visible will be the theme of Carers' Week, which starts on Monday (8 June).
Funding secured for Durham, Shildon and Consett food delivery
Published June 05, 2020 9.24am
Partnerships continue to offer financial backing for grocery shopping and delivery schemes across County Durham during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding for rainbow knitting project helps fight isolation
Published June 04, 2020 11.23am
A crafty new project is helping to tackle social isolation in Durham City and surrounding areas during the current lockdown by encouraging people to get out their knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Visitors to parks, beaches and open spaces reminded to follow guidance
Published May 13, 2020 2.16pm
Members of the public are being reminded to social distance and follow the latest government guidance when visiting County Durham's parks, beaches and open spaces.
Keeping fit from the comfort of your own home
Published April 17, 2020 4.07pm
County Durham residents are being offered a helping hand to stay active during the Coronavirus pandemic.
"Providing community leadership and support to our communities"
Published March 18, 2020 4.15pm
A North council Leader has outlined the steps it has taken to "provide community leadership and support to our communities in what are truly unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for everyone."
Council's continuing response to COVID-19 guidance
Published March 18, 2020 2.19pm
We have announced further details of how our services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
Employers invited to support their working carers
Published February 26, 2020 11.39am
A scheme is being offered to organisations to help employers support members of their workforce who are also unpaid carers.