• Homes and Communities Agency

    Top Rated

    The Homes and Communities Agency has given DAMHA the highest possible score for the way it is governed and financially managed. DAMHA Chief Executive Paul Mullis said: “We are delighted that the HCA consider us to be a well governed and financially sound organisation. “Like the rest of the housing sector, DAMHA is operating in […]

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  • Home improvements

    Housing association properties across County Durham are benefiting from a £1 million home improvement programme. Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) is carrying out work to hundreds of properties throughout 2016/17. These improvements include the installation of new central heating boilers, kitchens and bathrooms, as well as roofing repairs and the fitting of new doors […]

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  • Pot Plant winners

    A green-fingered couple from Ferryhill have won DAMHA’s annual gardening competition. Patricia and Karl Kavanagh took first prize in the 2016 Pot Plant competition. Their garden, in Deanbank, Ferryhill, was deemed the best of the dozens of entries which were received for this year’s competition. Patricia said: “We were so pleased when we discovered we […]

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  • 1950s memories

    The memories and anecdotes of people living a DAMHA sheltered housing scheme are to be used as part of a new 1950s town being created by Beamish Museum. Several residents from Bulmer House recently visited the Museum to talk to staff about their experiences of the 1950s. Bulmer House is next to the 100-year-old aged […]

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  • Howzat!

    AN amazing, but little known, sporting achievement from over 60 years ago has come to light in one of DAMHA’s homes. During research for life stories to feature in our resident magazine, the cricketing exploits of 77-year-old Joe Davison were uncovered. It was 8th August 1953 and Joe Davison, who now lives in St James […]

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  • 90-year-old gifts

    Gift vouchers worth almost £3,000 have been presented to some of DAMHA’s oldest residents. Every year, Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) presents each resident who is aged 90 and over on the 25th December with Marks and Spencer gift vouchers The vouchers are provided by the Almshouse Association. As the largest Almshouse charity in […]

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  • A good neighbour

    A woman who tended to her neighbour after she suffered a brain haemorrhage, whilst also battling cancer herself, has won a housing association’s good neighbour of the year award. Christine Fletcher was the overwhelming choice of judges deciding on the annual award, which recognises the selfless efforts of people living in homes owned by Durham […]

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