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Protecting your child against flu

Published: 06 December 2022
Who should have the flu vaccine? The nasal spray flu vaccine is free on the NHS for: children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022 (born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2020) all primary school children (Reception to Year 6) some…
The latest data from UKHSA shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain higher than we would typically see at this time of year. Currently, there is no evidence that a new strain is circulating. The increase is most likely related to high amounts of…

Warm Spaces

Published: 07 October 2022
With increased energy prices and the rising cost of living, we understand this winter is going to be tough for many people. Working with the County Durham Community Foundation, we’re offering funding to voluntary and community sector organisations to create a network of safe, trusted…

Free play and learn for two year olds

Published: 04 May 2022
Your two year-old may be entitled to free childcare from the term after their second birthday at 'Play and Learn' sessions. These can be accessed at Ofsted registered day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, or some schools. If you qualify, your child will receive 15 hours a…

Covid-19 advice and information

Published: 25 January 2022
Some helpful advice and information can be found by selecting the links below. Durham County Council Covid-19 Support Mental Health and Emotional Support for children, young people and families in County Durham Mental Health and Emotional Support for adults in County Durham
A freephone line is available which will make it easier for people in mental distress to access urgent help. People in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and most of North Yorkshire, including children and older people, can contact their local TEWV crisis service on freephone number…
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