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Help with your health or disability

There are a range of care and support services available to support your disability or health needs.

If you live in the county, visit our Locate - care and support in County Durham website to find social care and support services and information.

We provide services that focus on recovery and maintaining people's independent living, in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental health

Get help to manage help to manage mental health illnesses.

Memory loss and dementia

Support for people with memory loss or dementia. See Support for dementia.


Support for people with cancer  -  see Support for anyone affected by cancer.


Get help from individuals and organisations who understand the social and emotional issues that can go along with an HIV diagnosis

Deaf, blind and partially sighted

If you're deaf, blind or have poor eyesight or hearing get help to lead an independent life.

Learning disabilities

Services to manage the needs of adults with learning disabilities.

Blue Badge disability parking scheme

If you have mobility problems, a Blue Badge parking permit will give you the right to park in disabled parking bays in town centres and car parks.

Disabled Facilities Grant

If a member of your household struggles to get around the house safely because they are elderly or disabled, there may be help available. Disabled facilities grants assist people to live independently by helping to fund suitable adaptations to their properties. A maximum of £30,000 is available. See Disabled Facilities Grant.

Help and support with your energy supply

If you are disabled you may qualify for help and support with your energy supply. See Help and support with your energy supply .