Welcome to Darlington Xtra

A place to find out why Darlington is a great place to live, work and learn.

Darlington Xtra is a Collaborative Partnership Initiative

Keeping you up to date with training, learning tools, employment and progression opportunities across the Children & Adults Sector.

We work with organisations to promote the amazing opportunities and information for people across the town, creating content like podcasts, videos and micro teaches that support staff, partners and communities.

One of the primary aims is to support recruitment and retention of staff into the Health and Social Care Sector.

Darlington Academy

Darlington Academy is a step by step approach to support our people across the directorate


Learn more about careers in social care and the Developing Darlington Care Collective

The Toolkit

Here you can find training programmes, tools, and resources to aid your learning and development


Make a big difference in a child's future