Social Care Direct
Social Care Direct can assist you to find information and advice to help you live as independently as you can. If your needs are urgent...
What is Care Connect, our alarm service?
Our alarm service, known as Care Connect, is County Durham's emergency contact service that gives you support to remain living independently...
Apply for Care Connect
This page tells you how to apply for Care Connect.
Report a concern about a child
If you have a concern about a child or young person's welfare who lives in County Durham, call First Contact on Tel: 03000 267 979. First Contact brings togethe...
Living independently at home
...own house? Find information about adaptations to your home, equipment to help you carry out everyday activities and personal care.
Get your care needs assessed
You may need help in your daily life because you're elderly and/or you have an illness or disability.
Apply for housing
You can apply to rent a home in County Durham through Durham Key Options. This includes former council housing.
Accommodation - choosing somewhere to live
If someone needs care and support to maintain their health and welfare, it may not be an option to live independently. Find details...
Care leavers - our local offer for you
Find out more about the support we give to care leavers.
Paying for your care and support
There is usually a cost for care and support services unlike health care which is free to everyone at the point of delivery.