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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.

The local market for children's, adults, public health and housing services

We work with many providers, organisations and also service users and carers to deliver quality services which improve the lives of children and adults in County Durham.

Market Position Statement

To help providers shape their business plans and support our vision for the future of children's and adult social care, public health and housing, we publish a document called the Icon for pdf Market Position Statement 2019/21 (PDF, 7.0mb)   or MPS.

The document brings together key information about our priorities and helps providers to:

  • develop their services to meet local need and demand
  • identify opportunities that they may bid for.

The MPS will be updated to reflect any new policy or financial changes introduced by us or the government and the 'Planned Procurements' section will be reviewed approx. every three months and the updated version added to this page.

Due to pandemic pressures, the County Durham Market Position statement 2019/21 was not refreshed as planned. However, the Integrated Strategic Commissioning Team are currently developing an interim Market Position Statement for 2023/25, whilst a digital Market Position Statement is being developed for publication in or before 2025/26.

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