Local Contacts

Adult Social Care Services - Durham County Council - Social Care Direct   -0300 026 7979 - scd@durham.gov.uk

Social Workers, Occupational therapists, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG)

MS nurses RVI MS Nurses - 01912825403 Self referral

Sunderland - 0191 5656256 - Carmel Wilkinson ​http://chsft.nhs.uk/our-services/neurology/

Darlington & James Cook - 01642 282761


Neuro Rehabilitation (Self-referral)

Neuro Rehabilitation Dept., Chester le Street Community Hospital, CHESTER LE STREET DH3 3AT

01913876426 

 Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapist/Acupuncture Relaxation classes, Fatigue management classes, Memory management classes

Home adaptations 

Home Improvement agency 03000 268 000

Housing Solutions https://www.durham.gov.uk/homeimprovementagency 

Advocacy & support for carers


Durham County Carers can advise on and give support to “carers” formal and informal including entitlement to benefits and more besides. 

0300 005 1213

http://www.dccarers.org/  admin@dccarers.org

Citizens Advice / Local benefits advice agency -Healthier and Wealthier 0300 323 1001 Adviceline: 03444 111 444

Disability North - 0191 284 0480 ​reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk

Durham Welfare Rights Team - 03000 268 968  welfare.rights@durham.gov.uk


Home Independence

Home Independence Service

Shops Abbey rd  Durham 0191 384 726; demo 0191 386 0742

Stanley 01207 290581

Bishop  01388 451 381

Peterlee 0191 518 3870

Newton Aycliffe 01325 327 467


Independent Living Centre

Disability North 0191 284 0480 reception@disabilitynorth.org.uk

Debt Advice

National Debtline  

0808 808 4000 

https://www.nationaldebtline.org/

Step change

0800 138 1111

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm

wwwStepChange.org  ‎

Legal services

Disability Law Service  020 7791 9800 

39-45 Cavell Street, London, E1 2BP

Phone advice Mon & Friday 10am – 1pm or Wed 2pm – 5pm

email  msbenefitsadvice@dls.org.uk Alan Blackett

Benefits Advice

Do you have a question about benefits? We can help. Our MS benefits advice service offers free, confidential advice to people affected by MS, supporting people in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


You can get in touch with our MS Benefits Adviser by calling the Helpline on 0808 800 8000 or emailing msbenefitsadvice@dls.org.uk.

Emotional support

MS Society Free National helpline

0808 800  8000 helpline@mssociety.org.uk


Samaritans Durham City 

116 123 free from any phone

26 Sutton Street
Durham City DH1 4BW

 

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