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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


If you're newly unemployed, in a low-hours or low paid job or at threat of redundancy and looking for a helping hand FLEX could be the right fit for you.

Fill in our online Employability Durham enquiry form to find out about help and support available for you to find a job, upskill or plan for your future if you're aged 25 or over and live in County Durham.

You can also contact us through a British Sign Language interpreter.

How we can help you

We'll offer support by phone, video call or face-to-face:

  • Plan for your short and long term goals.
  • Support to access short training courses or gain certification needed for work.
  • Help you to navigate modern recruitment practices.
  • Provide links to learning, training and employment opportunities.
  • Focus on CVs, job search and interview preparation.
  • Explore the local jobs market taking into account your skills and interests.
  • Access funding to overcome barriers and improve job prospects.

Our team are qualified to give personalised advice and guidance about searching for a job and keeping up to date with what's happening locally in the job's market

Contact us to find out how we could help you with your job search.