At the heart of our integrated approach was the development of a new service delivery model for community services. Durham County Council delivered adult social care services are positioned alongside NHS community provision wrapped around primary care in a new and integrated service.

This makes it easier to join up care packages designed for patients, maximising our collective strengths as care providers, bringing about faster improvements in care.

Caring for you in your home

Our Community Services, run by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, cares for around 60,000 people with around 1,350 staff covering 21 locations. This includes 5 community hospitals and 13 locality based Teams around the Patient.

We provide a full range of community based services for adults and children, working with hospital services, primary care and social care.

Find out about the support offered by our community services on the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust website.

Adult social care services are provided by Durham County Council for the most vulnerable people in our community to help keep them safe and to live independently wherever possible. We also work with people who need advice and information to help them stay fit and well in their own homes for as long as possible and prevent or delay them becoming dependent on care services.  

Our adult social care services support around 18,000 adults and employs around 350 people.

Find out about the support offered by our adult social care services on the Durham County Council website

There also details of community based care and support on the Locate website

Find out more about the County Durham Care Partnership in this short animated film.