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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

One to one move appointments

Our one to one Move service can help you get the advice and support you need to begin your exercise journey. You can get started by completing our online form and arranging a chat with us.

The Move support and advice service is here for everyone in County Durham aged 11 years and over. If you can relate to one or more of the below statements, our dedicated support service could be just what you need to help you get moving:

  • I'm struggling to start exercising as I don't know what to do.
  • I don't know what exercise opportunities are available.
  • I'm new to exercise and I don't know where to start.
  • I used to exercise but I haven't for a while.
  • I would like to get some advice on how to improve my fitness.
  • I would like to improve my mental health through getting more active.
  • I would like to exercise at home but I don't know what to do.
  • I want to be more active but I don't know where to start.
  • I would like to meet other people.
  • I would like to get some advice on how to improve my coordination and balance.
  • I've been shielding during the pandemic and I'm nervous about coming back to activity.

Help to get started

To access the dedicated one to one support service and start receiving the support and advice you need to begin your exercise journey, all you need to do is complete the online form at Move - apply to start your journey!.

Our Wellbeing Pathway will take you through some very simple steps as outlined below:

Step 1 - Complete the online form - Let us know you're interested by completing the online form at Move - apply to start your journey!. It takes no longer than 2 minutes of your time. Once you click submit it will be automatically sent to your chosen Leisure Centre.

Step 2 - Arrange a Move appointment - Within a few days, expect to be contacted by one of our specialist trained staff who will arrange an appointment for you at leisure centre of your choice at a time that suits you.

Step 3 - Attend your free one to one Move appointment - At your appointment you will receive personalised and confidential advice and signposting to help you get moving. Your instructor will provide information and guidance on appropriate leisure centre and community activities and membership options as well as plan follow-up appointments so you can receive ongoing support when you need it to help keep you on track.

Who can access the dedicated one to one support

  • To start your exercise journey through MOVE you need to live in County Durham and be aged 11 and over. Don't worry if you live outside of County Durham, as we may still be able to support you to start your exercise journey, so please get in touch.


Don't worry if you can't decide which activity is right for you, our qualified staff will help tailor the most suitable options for you during your free Move appointment and allow you try some activities before you choose. 

Contact us
Move Team
03000 262 539