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To report a weather emergency, or if you are vulnerable and need help, call 03000 26 0000.

See our Disruptions, closures and warnings page for current road, school and library closures.

Health and disability services


There are a range of care and support services available to support your disability or health needs.

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We are continuing to provide adult social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have a named worker, please contact them by telephone.

You can contact Social Care Direct or the Emergency Duty Team on 03000 267 979.

Updated information about our services is available on our  page.

If you live in the county, visit our Locate - care and support in County Durham website to find social care and support services and information.

We provide services that focus on recovery and maintaining people's independent living, in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental health

Get help to manage help to manage mental health illnesses including dementia and Alzheimer's.

HIV

Get help from individuals and organisations who understand the social and emotional issues that can go along with an HIV diagnosis

Deaf, blind and partially sighted

If you're deaf, blind or have poor eyesight or hearing get help to lead an independent life.

Learning disabilities

Services to manage the needs of adults with learning disabilities.

Blue Badge disability parking scheme

If you have mobility problems, a Blue Badge parking permit will give you the right to park in disabled parking bays in town centres and car parks.