Durham Community Action advocates for the Voluntary and Community Sector in County Durham through a range of multi-disciplinary networks and partnerships.
Reporting how local and national policies are affecting local communities and organisations forms a key strand of our work. We coordinate and provide intelligence to government departments on a range of policy issues. Through our membership of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), we report on topics such as fuel poverty, local services, the economy and growth, affordable housing, transport and broadband coverage.
We also collaborate and work with networks of organisations that share common purposes, have shared objectives, and deliver key services for those who need them. Examples of communities of interest that are active in County Durham include advice services, community growing and food, community buildings, social prescribing link workers, and Crees.