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Durham County Council

Page location

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.

  • Data Protection

    The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for processing personal information (known as personal data) and applies to many paper records as well as those held on computer.

  • Death - registering

    Information about registering a death. This should normally be done within five days unless a coroner is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

  • Deaths, funerals and cremations

    Bereavement advice is available from the Registrar following the registration of a death.

  • Debt advice / financial help

    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.

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

    Some people living in care homes can't always make their own decisions about where to live or how to be cared for, so they need extra care and protection to ensure they don't suffer harm.

  • Direct Payments

    Direct Payments are money you can receive from us to buy care and support services, rather than having social care staff arrange them.

  • Disability - support for people with a learning

    Many people living in County Durham need help at some point to enable them to live as safely and independently as possible. This might be due to disability, illness or injury.

  • Disability - support for people with a physical

    Many adults living in County Durham need help at some point in their lives to enable them to live as safely and independently as possible. This might be because of disability, illness or injury.

  • Disability sport and physical activity

    According to Sport England, only 14.2% of disabled people in County Durham participate in sport on a regular basis.

  • Dog fouling

    Dog fouling spoils the environment, upsets local residents and can cause serious health risks particularly to children. Pick up your dog's waste using a bag and put the dog waste in a rubbish bin. Please encourage your family and friends to do the same. It will help us keep County Durham clean.

  • Domestic abuse

    Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of age, sexuality and gender. This page provides further information on where to find help, what is domestic abuse and other useful information.

  • Drainage and water supplies

    Help and information about drainage and who to contact if you have a problem.

  • Drugs and alcohol

    Get advice and information on alcohol and drugs, and the support services available in County Durham.

  • Durham Light Infantry (DLI) regiment collection

    Find information about the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) collection. Access our digital library of DLI materials, find out about current exhibitions and find details about the new research and study centre at Sevenhills, Spennymoor.