• Wedded bliss

    Wedded bliss

    Jackie Davidson jokes it was his suntan and sharp suit that attracted his now wife Linda, but whatever it was, it worked because the couple recently celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss. One thing is for certain though and that is they would never have met if it had not been for a family connection. […]

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  • just a number

    Just a number

    In Ted Robson’s words, being 100 is “just a number”, and when you look at his picture, you will probably all agree! Ted celebrated becoming a centenarian in December. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions prevented him from being able to celebrate his style in his local club in Easington, although the champagne is only on ice as […]

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  • Friends in high places

    Friends in high places

    Having friends in high places has its advantages, as DAMHA discovered when we got a special mention in the House of Lords. At the end of last tear Baroness Warwick, who is Chair of the National Housing Federation, referenced the Association in a debate in the House of Lords on almshouses, of which we are […]

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  • Fred Snowden

    Fred Snowden

    If he wishes, DAMHA resident Fred Snowden is able, by law, to drive livestock through the centre of the city of Durham. That is one of the ‘perks’ of being a Freeman of Durham. Whilst Fred has never felt the need to exercise his historic right, he is rightfully proud to be one of only […]

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  • Selfless service

    Selfless service

    A woman known for her “big heart” and “selfless service” to others has won our annual good neighbour of the year award. Lilian Scorer was the choice of the judges who voted in the DAMHA 2020 Good Neighbour of the Year competition. The 72-year-old who lives in one of DAMHA’s homes in Marsden Road, South […]

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  • Homes in Wheatley Hill

    Homes in Wheatley Hill

    New affordable homes in Wheatley Hill are next on the agenda for DAMHA. We are investing £3.36 million in the 23 two-bedroom bungalows in the centre of the village, which is situated near Peterlee. The homes are being built on grassed land at Meadow View which used to have rows of terraced housing that were […]

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  • Christmas cheer

    Christmas cheer

    After the ‘annus horribilis’ that was 2020, we were pleased to bring some Christmas cheer to over 100 of its residents at the end of the year. As part of a yearly tradition, DAMHA presented £25 gift vouchers to 127 people who are aged 90 and over. DAMHA contributes £10 to the vouchers and the […]

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