• 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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  • In at the deep end

    In at the deep end

    Residents have been thrown in at the deep end at a new £3.5 million affordable housing scheme – but that’s only because their homes have been built on the site of a former public swimming pool. Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) recently completed work on 24 new homes at the old Belle Vue Swim […]

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  • New affordable housing

    New affordable housing

    Residents at a new affordable housing scheme in a village close to Sunderland are getting an electrifying experience! That’s because Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA) has named its latest development Edison Close after the inventor of the lightbulb Thomas Edison and because the new homes are close to Voltage Terrace, Philadelphia. The Association has […]

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  • A marriage made in lockdown

    Proud mum and DAMHA resident Sybil Mills was super excited about marriage of her daughter Alison to her fiancée Robert Sheard. The couple had chosen 1st August 2020 as the date for their wedding which was to be held at St Paul’s Church in Waterhouses, with the reception taking place at Waterhouses Community Centre and […]

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  • By the bucketful

    By the bucketful

    A man who carries 50 buckets of water through his house to ensure his garden is in perfect condition has won DAMHA’s annual gardening competition. Bill Scott’s garden in East Rainton was the overwhelming choice of people who voted in an online poll we set up for our 2020 Pot Plant/Gardening Competition. The 82-year-old’s display […]

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