Social Care Direct
Social Care Direct can assist you to find information and advice to help you live as independently as you can. If your needs are urgent...
What is Care Connect, our alarm service?
Our alarm service, known as Care Connect, can support you to remain living independently in your home.
Apply for Care Connect
This page tells you how to apply for Care Connect.
Report a concern about a child
If you have a concern about a child or young person's welfare who lives in County Durham, call First Contact on Tel: 03000 267 979. First Contact brings togethe...
Get your care needs assessed
You may need help in your daily life because you're elderly and/or you have an illness or disability.
Apply for housing
You can apply to rent a home in County Durham through Durham Key Options. This includes former council housing.
Children's social work careers
Find out about jobs and careers in social work with Durham County Council's children's services team.
Living independently - get help at home
...own house? Find information about adaptations to your home, equipment to help you carry out everyday activities and personal care.
Paying for your care and support
There is usually a cost for care and support services unlike health care which is free to everyone at the point of delivery.
Care services outside your home
Find out about the many local services which provide short periods of care or support away from the home. These services can help with...