County Durham

Services delivered in County Durham.

We have a fantastic range of support services in and around County Durham. For more information please visit the organisations below.


PCP has been commissioned to do research into existing befriending research projects across the North East and produce new models of befriending to pilot in the area, and then forward on to become accessible in County Durham.

The Befriending Research Officers would benefit from any information about groups and services that you have used to help with their research and fill in the gaps that there may be in the area. If you have any experiences or information, please get in touch. - 07857651074 - 07857651075

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Our Befriending Services are ran by trained befrienders to provide friendly, helpful support. They take the time to talk about how you are feeling, they can help you to overcome difficulties, plan more effectively or share hobbies and interests. The dedicated team will also use their local knowledge to provide information on activities and groups you might be interested in joining in the future. .

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The Better Health at Work Award (County Durham) is part of the North East Better Health at Work Award which is a partnership project unique to the North East to take health and wellbeing into the workplace.  The partnership is lead by the twelve Local Authorities, the NHS and the Northern TUC. The County Durham locality is managed and delivered by the Pioneering Care Partnership.

The County Durham COVID-19 Resilience Service are a team dedicated to supporting those impacted by the devastating effects of COVID-19. If you are looking to refer yourself or a person to our team, get in touch by emailing

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Macmillan Joining the Dots County Durham is a free, personal service for people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with cancer.


An independent consumer champion, gathering and representing the views of people in County Durham. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level, making sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. We listen to the experiences of local people and see what is working well and where things could improve.

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Wellbeing for Life can help you find out what’s around you and how to make the most of it. Wellbeing is about your health, happiness, opportunities and your overall quality of life. The service has a team of experienced staff and volunteers who will work with you to give you the support and advice you need.


Our dedicated team are here to help you ‘Be Clear On Cancer’. There, there to help you to understand the symptoms and facilitate appointments and screening. You can talk to our team on a one to one basis or can arrange for them to hold a workshop event for your community group or workplace. Cancer screening saves lives.

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Reaching Out Across Durham (ROAD) brings together 8 well respected voluntary and community service organisations (hosted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria) who want to make a real difference to the lives of people who live in County Durham and are aged 25 and over.  We will achieve this by providing 1 to 1 tailored and intensive support that encourages and enables participants to achieve their goals, supporting them to overcome challenges and barriers, as they move towards employment, education and training. Participants will receive bespoke support including health and wellbeing, finance, employability and digital, from specialists as well as accessing a range of training and vocational courses and guidance, support and advice on any area needed to enable participants to make positive choices.

ROAD is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund until October 2022.

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PCP have received funding through VONNE from the Sir James Knott Trust to deliver a pilot project to support the establishment of a frailty network aiming to support older people and families and communities. The Frailty Link worker will  empower people to take control of the their health and wellbeing, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ taking a holistic approach.


They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. The Link worker is based in Darlington Memorial Hospital to work with frail elderly people who may also have long term conditions (including support for mental health), be lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs.

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