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Are struggling financially?

Published: 30 March 2021
A message from the COVID Community Champion Programme. If you are struggling financially, contact County Durham Together and we can signpost you to the right service based on your needs. You can contact us by ringing 03000 260 260 between 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to…
The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in stressful home lives and increased harm to young babies. ICON’s message is now more important than ever to help support parents and carers of babies under one to cope with crying. ICON help people who care for babies to…

Golden Tickets for two year olds

Published: 10 March 2021
Has your family received a golden ticket?  A targeted mail out has taken place sending golden tickets to families with children that are eligible for a free play and learn place.  The free 15 hours can be taken with a Childminder, School or Nursery. If…

Covid-19

Published: 09 March 2021
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation not all services and activities listed on this website will be operating as normal.  Please contact the provider directly for details. A full list of registered providers can be found if you need alternative childcare as a result of the…

Durham SEND and Inclusion App Resource

Published: 08 March 2021
Find out about the Durham SEND and Inclusion App Resource - created by the SEND & Inclusion Service and containing a range of apps which may be beneficial for children and young people with SEND.

Healthy Start Vouchers

Published: 08 March 2021
What is Healthy Start? HSV is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families with young children on benefits and tax credits. The scheme will support families during the current situation as it helps low income pregnant women and young…
A new freephone line has been introduced which will make it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. From today (3 August) people in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis…
The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a big impact on the way we live our lives as individuals, families and communities.  This is an uncertain time with lots of unknowns, and the current school closures mean that we are all trying to navigate this without…

Covid-19 - Looking After Yourself

Published: 01 March 2021
There is a lot of uncertainty around the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly given that the situation is constantly developing and the information about the virus remains incomplete. Understandably, this is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for people. Having children and young people at…
Durham County Council SEND teams have been working on two documents to support children and families during lockdown.  We have produced a document on ‘wellbeing’ with information on how to look after your own and your children’s mental health; and where to seek support if …
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