Durham County Council have regular consultations with the Public and current Consultations can be found at the link below

Current Co Durham Consultations



NECPT Holiday Provision Survey Summer 2018

The North East Child Poverty Trust wants to know how much holiday provision took place across the North East during the school summer holidays 2018. If you provided food and activities for children, young people and/or families please complete the survey below.

The closing date is Friday 23 November 2018 and there are only 10 questions so won't take more than 5 minutes to complete. Many thanks for your help with this matter.

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Tees Valley Combined Authority are conducting an annual business survey and would love to hear your thoughts.

Your answers are crucial to the work of the Combined Authority as they help identify what’s needed to help businesses in Tees Valley grow. The results will help shape future activities and business support packages, as well as attracting additional investment to Tees Valley and influencing Government policy that can benefit businesses in our region.

The survey should only take around 15 minutes, and your information can be kept anonymous if you would prefer. Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide valuable feedback.
Please click on the link below to begin the survey

Help needed to contribute your experience with children’s food poverty …

The Children's Future Food Inquiry led by the Food Foundation, is an investigation into children's food poverty led by a parliamentary committee and coordinated by organisations in each of the four UK nations.

There is still one month left in November to make a submission into its 'evidence portal Anyone who has witnessed or experienced children's food poverty in any way at all is invited to take part and share their stories.

The Inquiry is trying to build a comprehensive picture of what children's food poverty looks like in the UK, and as such needs to hear from as many people as possible about what they've seen and experienced. Entries can be written accounts, photographs, video clips or data, and it should only take 10-15 minutes to complete the submission process.

Residents are invited to have their say about access to our online services.

From 17 October to the 25 November, we will be running a public consultation in a bid to better understand the use of technology in delivering services. The consultation recognises the changing ways people expect to contact us, with digital technology now an essential part of daily life. More than 100 of our services are already available online and over 40 per cent of customers currently access these services in this way. The consultation aims to better understand the needs of residents, businesses and partners, and to meet these needs by improving service delivery online. Cllr Joy Allen said: "The consultation is an important part of our development as a modern digital council. The public we serve has an important role to play in helping us to determine what is important to them and their feedback will enable us to shape how we develop and deliver digital services." Alan Patrickson, head of our digital and customer services , said: "We are committed to offering a choice in how people deal with us. We encourage people to use this consultation as a way of making their needs known and to help us improve how we use technology in providing effective and efficient services."

Find out more by visiting our consultations webpage and clicking on 'Digital Durham Consultation'. Paper copies are also available from Customer Access Points.

Durham LSCB Multi-Agency Practitioner Survey - 2018/19

The Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is launching its second multi-agency practitioner survey in County Durham with the aim of the Board having a better and informed understanding of what good looks like in terms of safeguarding and working together and how this could be improved. Your responses to the questions in this survey are vital in assisting the LSCB to ensure that practitioners are equipped and enabled to work together effectively in order to safeguard children and young people and improve outcomes for children and families in County Durham. The survey is intended to be wide ranging with engagement from as many agencies, services, departments and practitioners working with children and families in County Durham.

The survey has four sections: 1. Thresholds & Referrals 2. Information Sharing 3. Challenge 4. Barriers This survey will be open from Monday 29 October 2018 and will close on Thursday 28 February 2019 and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. The responses will be analysed and actions will be incorporated into the work plans of the relevant LSCB sub-groups. Thank you for your co-operation and we look forward to reviewing the responses.

To commence the survey please start here.

Stroke Rehabilitation Services - Engagement

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering County Durham and Darlington are looking to gather the views from patients who have experienced a stroke and / or their families/carers, to help us to provide a service that delivers care closer to home where possible and more continuity of care. The review is looking at the current pathway which includes the specialist stroke rehabilitation provision at Bishop Auckland Hospital, as well as rehabilitation provision outside the hospital in the community. The engagement activity will begin on Thursday 4th October until Friday 9th November and will include speaking to patients who are currently on the stroke wards at Bishop Auckland Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham and those who have recently been discharged. We will also be attending established stroke groups within the community to talk to stroke survivors to gather feedback on their experiences. We will be discussing options around new ways of providing care to stroke patients which would enhance their experience.

If you have recently experienced a stroke or are a family member/carer for someone who has, and would like give your views on your experience of the rehabilitation services, please click the link to take part in a survey: If you need assistance in completing the survey, would like a paper copy or require the survey in an alternative format, please contact Tina Balbach on 0191 371 3245 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mental Capacity Act consultation

The Mental Capacity Act is changing and there is currently a consultation process underway until 5 September - Please send around the network and encourage them to share widely

Area Action Partnership (AAP) priorities 2019-2021

Our AAPs are wanting the views of local residents across the county to support them to identify the key themes that the AAPs and its partners should work on between 2019 and 2021. Have your say on Area Action Partnership (AAP) priorities for 2019-2021

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The closing date for comments is Friday 30 November 2018.