The living standards and prospects of many individuals and families in County Durham and Tees Valley are being hugely affected by inequality - both economically and socially, leading to higher levels of poverty, poorer health, reduced life expectancy, and greater marginalisation.

This in-depth report, commissioned by County Durham Community Foundation (Foundation) – a grant-making charity which connects donors and funding to community projects, groups, individuals and families in need – examines current internal and external factors as well as the historic reasons for deprivation and poverty in the area.

Durham Community report FINAL

Durham-Community-report-FINAL.pdf (3.327 MB)