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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.

Disability staff network

We seek to promote the abilities and qualities of people who have a disability, challenge attitudes and support people to lead the life they want and enable change.

If you consider yourself to have an impairment, cognitive difference, or long term health/medical condition, or have a specific interest in this area of work, then this group is for you!

We also welcome allies to join the network.

Our main areas of focus are:

  • establishing a peer support network so that those new to the organisation or whose circumstances change have access to a "buddy" who can help them, and their managers, to get the right support in place as smoothly as possible.
  • raising awareness and knowledge through a programme of events organised around dates such as International Day for People with Disabilities and Mental Health Awareness Week
  • reviewing policies, accessibility of premises and systems, and availability of information in areas like reasonable adjustments and the Access to Work scheme. 

If you are thinking of applying for a role at the council and would like to know more about the group or working for the council contact us.


Contact us
Equality and Diversity
03000 268 019
Our address is:
  • Room 4/139
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF