• 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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  • Hayley cleans up

    Hayley cleans up

    A woman who started working as a cleaner at a South Shields sheltered housing scheme has now been appointed as its Concierge. Hayley Patterson has taken the permanent role at Bulmer House, following a successful spell as Acting Concierge. The 31-year-old is responsible for looking after the welfare of residents who live at Bulmer House, […]

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  • a banana a day

    A banana a day

    Forget an apple, according to Greta Halpin it’s a banana a day that helps keep the doctor away. And as she turned 100 recently, she should definitely know! Greta, who lives in our Aged Miners’ Homes in Marsden Road, South Shield, reached her centenary on 15th April. With six children, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and […]

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  • Bags of help

    Bags of help

    Residents living at a DAMHA sheltered housing scheme have received bags of help from the local community in achieving their aim of having a sensory garden. The Residents’ Group at Bulmer House in South Sheilds have been raising funds, via raffles and fayres, towards the creation of a sensory garden. Their dream has now become a reality […]

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