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Transformation and Partnerships


The aim of Transformation and Partnerships is to 'provide strategic leadership and corporate guidance to the council in its delivery of services, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness and a 'one organisation' approach.

Transformation and Partnerships covers:

  • Strategy (information management, research and equalities, scrutiny and performance)
  • Policy and Communications (press office, corporate websites and social media, public relations and policy, civil contingencies and corporate improvement)
  • Partnerships and Community Engagement (engagement and training, County Durham Partnership, Area Action Partnerships)

Transformation and Partnerships helps provide us with:

  • A clear mandate to challenge practice and promote continuous improvement across the council.
  • A function which has capacity to support service improvement, innovation and partnership development.
  • Strong links between functions to take an overview of cross cutting issues.
  • The ability to co-ordinate a strategic approach across all services and provide advice and support.

Transformation and Partnerships leads on:

  • our Corporate Improvement Programme
  • specific cross-service projects and programmes
  • training and guidance to the council on project and programme management
  • corporate programme/project management methodology
  • the corporate project register

The Corporate Director of Transformation and Partnerships is Lorraine O'Donnell.

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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