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Maintaining support to unemployed and young people
Published April 03, 2020 5.24pm
We are continuing to provide employment and skills training during the Coronavirus pandemic.
More than 7,000 households to benefit from extended council tax support scheme
Published March 31, 2020 2.20pm
Thousands of households across County Durham are set to benefit from extra help in covering the cost of their council tax bills during the coronavirus pandemic.
Changes to our services following government announcement
Published March 24, 2020 3.35pm
A number of temporary changes are being made to our services in line with latest government guidance during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Essential services for residents maintained
Published March 23, 2020 5.25pm
Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure essential services for residents continue to be provided during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.