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Durham Information Guide (DIG)


Durham Information Guide is a free online database that offers information to help you or the person you care for find the advice, community groups, services or products to help enjoy a better life.

Search, login or register to Durham Information Guide (DIG) for information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a countywide, regional and national basis.

DIG can help give more independence, flexibility and choice over what services/organisations are used to meet a person's social care needs, whether funded individually or by us. Topics covered include:

  • getting out and about
  • family and living at home
  • managing disability
  • legal, financial and general help
  • health and wellbeing
  • keeping safe
  • care and support choices

DIG includes local, regional and national information.

Self Directed Support is about making social care services more personalised to you and giving you more choice and control of your own care and support arrangements.

Provided that you meet certain criteria you may be eligible to receive funding towards the cost of services that meet your care and support needs. This is called a Personal Budget. Services purchased with your Personal Budget must be safe, legal and meet your care and support needs that are agreed and documented in your care and support plan.

It is recognised that many social care needs are met by individuals who either choose to help themselves by finding and funding their own services or by those people who are not eligible for financial assistance. DIG can still help you find care, support and community services.

Your views are important to us, please give us your feedback by completing the Durham Information Guide survey.