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Helping households make savings on their energy bills
Published August 28, 2020 11.29am
County Durham residents struggling with high energy bills can use a council service to assess where savings can be made.
Welfare Assistance Scheme extended in County Durham
Published August 21, 2020 3.11pm
More funding is being made available to help people across County Durham who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and who need additional financial support and assistance.
Support scheme launched for landlords to help avoid costly evictions
Published August 21, 2020 3.10pm
A new scheme is being launched for County Durham landlords to help them find solutions to tenancy-related issues.
Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes
Published July 13, 2020 2.24pm
Residents in County Durham are being urged to check whether they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Council's disability support gets government status
Published January 21, 2020 12.14pm
We have received government recognition for our inclusive approach in recruiting and retaining staff with a disability or health condition.