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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Thank You

by Craig Martin on 31 July, 2020

Thank you to all the key workers, members of the community that followed the government guidance, and for residents that supported vulnerable family members and neighbours during this crisis. North Lodge and Chester-le-Street’s community spirit has shone through After such a difficult few months, with many losing loved ones in our community, things are slowly […]

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School protects care services with council grant

by Craig Martin on 27 July, 2020

A Chester-le-Street secondary school is creating vital protective equipment for carers and key workers, using funding awarded through a council partnership. Park View School received a grant of £8,772 to enable its Design Faculty to produce essential visors which it is donating to doctors’ surgeries and care homes. The money was managed through Durham County […]

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Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video. The Be Cancer Aware video sees Ben Newton, Julia Smith and Paul James, from Durham County Council’s Adult and Health Services Engagement Team, alongside other community representatives, describing common […]

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Drive-thru birth registration service introduced

by Craig Martin on 26 June, 2020

A special ‘drive-thru’ service has enabled the families of more than a hundred babies born in County Durham to register their births. Local authorities were forced to suspend birth registrations in March in response to Government guidance on preventing the spread of coronavirus. Changes to the rules mean that councils are now able to restart […]

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Keep County Durham rolling this Bike Month

by Craig Martin on 2 June, 2020

Set new goals, win prizes and help keep the county rolling forward this Bike Month. This June, everyone in the UK is invited to join Bike Month, a national campaign to get more people on bikes. This follows the UK Government putting cycling at the centre of plans to get the country moving again. As […]

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Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic. Durham County Council’s civic pride team is calling on residents to show off the green spaces and floral displays they’ve been nurturing during lockdown in its Garden Treasures […]

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Members of the public are being reminded to social distance and follow the latest government guidance when visiting County Durham’s parks, beaches and open spaces. In a TV broadcast on Sunday night followed by the publication of The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out how people can exercise as many […]

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Business Durham is linking up companies across County Durham to help them find solutions for their current business challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. While many businesses have had to shut down during the crisis, others are adapting to new ways of working and producing new products to support the efforts to tackle COVID-19. By matching […]

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How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

by Craig Martin on 24 April, 2020

Two North East councils have teamed up with emergency services to encourage residents to be good neighbours during the Coronavirus pandemic. It follows new advice issued by the government about how we can safely help others at a time when services such as GPs, community fire and police officers aren’t able to get out into […]

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Keeping fit from the comfort of your own home

by Craig Martin on 18 April, 2020

County Durham residents are being offered a helping hand to stay active during the Coronavirus pandemic. Durham County Council has teamed up with TechnoGym, to provide free, daily home workouts and a range of challenges via their MyWellness app. Each day, users will be able to access three levels of workouts; easy, medium and pro. […]

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