Consultations / Surveys

Youth Sector Engagement Exercise

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is seeking views on how best to prioritise out of school support and how they could improve their offer for young people.

DCMS is reviewing the programmes and services it supports for young people outside of school (including the National Citizen Service, youth clubs, youth volunteering opportunities and local sports/arts groups).

They’ve produced a digital questionnaire to gather feedback from young people ages 11 to 18, or up to 25 if they have additional needs.

They have also produced an engagement pack for youth sector organisations to gather views within their organisation and/or networks.

The engagement closes on 7 March 2021, and further details can be accessed here: Youth sector engagement exercise

Annual survey - County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

CDDFRS review 2021

From now until 23 March 2021 we are running our annual consultation on our plans for the year ahead and we would really like to hear what you think.

Making sure County Durham and Darlington have the safest people and safest places is a way of life for all us here in the Service. Every emergency call matters, every incident is responded to with the highest level of care and professionalism and we do all we can to protect those who live, work, study and visit County Durham and Darlington.

Our role has evolved over recent years to incorporate a wide range of incident types that we respond to but we also work hard in the community to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place. As part of all this work we continually assess what risks our communities face and then put plans in place about how we use our resources to manage and respond to those risks. This is reflected in our 2021 Community Risk Profile which feeds our strategic Community Risk Management Plan and Station Plans.

These plans will have an impact on our Service as a whole and it is important to us to take into account what you think.

To find out more detail about this year’s plans and our consultation please use this link:

Share your views on the CRMP here:

Please feel free to share the above links to encourage as many people as possible who live or work in County Durham and Darlington to get involved.

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Consultation on making County Durham a safer place

The Safe Durham Partnership has begun a consultation on keeping County Durham a safe place to live, work and visit.

Working together with our partners such as the police, fire and rescue service and NHS we have developed the Safe Durham Partnership Plan 2021-25 which sets out what things we're going to focus on to make the county safe and to improve safety and reduce crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse in the county. 

To find out more and take part in the consultation visit:

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Sunday 21 February 2021.

Healthwatch County Durham - your thoughts on the Covid-19 Vaccine

The NHS is doing everything it can to deliver COVID-19 vaccines in County Durham, but there might be things that can be improved. Please could you spare a few moments to tell us what you think about the COVID-19 vaccine.

We want to know:

What you think about the vaccine programme

Whether you would be willing to have the vaccine if you have not already and if you have already had the vaccine

What you think about information on the vaccination programme.

Your feedback is confidential but can help services spot issues affecting care for you and your loved ones.

Closing date is 26 February 2021.

You can access the survey here

Local NHS listening to patient voices in 2021

Across County Durham, the organisations responsible for the range of health and care services available to residents are working together to ensure people receive the right care and support.

As we have seen over recent months, lots of the ways that we live and interact have been affected. 

Local NHS services will still want to connect with and listen to the views of patients/ public in the future too. 

The CCG would like to hear your views and feedback so that they can develop appropriate ways to do this in light of the persisting social distancing at this time. 

We appreciate that this opportunity to feedback itself is affected by our inability to come out to meet and speak to people directly. But any insights that you can provide will be extremely useful.