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Durham County Council

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A to Z


On our A to Z you will find an alphabetical list of the services and information we offer, as well as some information about key partner organisations. Please click on the letters below to see what options are available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Abandoned shopping trolleys

    We will arrange for the collection and removal of abandoned shopping trolleys wherever possible.

  • Abandoned vehicles

    An abandoned vehicle is one which appears to have been left without an owner. It may not have been moved for a long time and it may be in poor condition, vandalised or in a dangerous position.

  • Abuse and ill treatment (safeguarding adults)

    Protecting adults from abuse and harm is a significant concern for public organisations in County Durham. We work in partnership with Durham Constabulary, the Probation Service, Care Quality Commission and the NHS.

  • Adult learning

    Find out about the range of courses available to help you brush up on your basic skills or become qualified in a completely new area of work. Some courses are free for everyone and some are free depending on your circumstances, eg if you're unemployed.

  • Advice on Debt

    If you're having trouble managing your money, with rent arrears or dealing with debt, you should get help as soon as possible. You can get free and impartial advice and support from a range of places.

  • Alarms - Care Connect, the Community Alarm Service

    Care Connect, our community alarm service, is designed to enable vulnerable and/or at-risk residents in County Durham to maintain independence in their home.

  • Alcohol

    The signs that someone has significant health or social problems as a result of alcohol or other drug use will depend on what drug they are taking or how much alcohol they consume. This page provides advice and information on alcohol and directs you to support services available in County Durham.

  • Allotments

    This page gives information about allotment gardening and our allotment policy.

  • Anti-social behaviour

    Anti-social behaviour covers a range of activities that affect people's enjoyment of their homes and communities. This page provides information on where to find help and other useful information.

  • Archaeology

    Promoting the conservation, enhancement and understanding of Durham's distinctive historic environment.

  • Armed forces personnel and veterans

    Find out how to access help and support, from the council and our partners, if you're a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces.

  • Assisted bin collections

    If you're experiencing difficulties in putting your bin out and don't have anyone who can help you, apply for our assisted bin collection service.

  • Asylum and immigration

    An asylum seeker is someone who comes to the UK; often fleeing persecution, torture or war; and applies for refugee status.