may 2021 customer newsletter
This monthly digital magazine for customers keeps you updated about the services that believe housing offers and our work in your neighbourhood.
Here’s a preview of some of the stories you can find inside …
welcome to the may 2021 issue
It might be hard to believe given the weather we’re facing at the moment, but summer is almost upon us … and further reductions in coronavirus-related restrictions.
£250m homes investment
believe housing has secured a multi-million-pound injection to help it transform homes and communities stretching from the coast to upper Weardale including the doubling of new home construction and more than £6m extra on improving the energy efficiency of existing homes.
believe housing in a world environmental first
believe housing is ‘thrilled’ to be the first housing association to achieve the Carbon Neutral International Standard and the United Nations Climate Neutral Now initiative participation.
funding gets project firing on all cylinders
Hands on training in car and motorbike maintenance will be offered to young people in Dawdon and Seaham thanks to a collaboration between believe housing and Durham Constabulary.
homes in running for more awards
believe housing’s home construction programme, which is bringing new affordable homes to communities across the area, has reached the final stage in two categories at the Inside Housing Development Awards.
coal replaced by clean air
A terraced house in Rookhope, upper Weardale, has been burning fossil fuels for heat and hot water since it was built But now the outdated fires have been replaced by an air source heat pump system thanks to believe housing.
search for new values group members
believe housing is on the lookout for new members to join the Values Group. The group is predominantly made up of tenants, supported by key stakeholders, to represent the voice of the customer in our decision-making processes.
summer garden safety
At believe housing we want all our customers to enjoy their outdoor space but do so safely. If you’re looking to enjoy a barbeque with friends or family, please consider some simple safety tips.
video guides available
While we’re all staying safe at home, believe housing has a series of self-help videos to help customers carry out simple repair tasks.
new life for disused bishop auckland community centre
A former community centre near the heart of Bishop Auckland is set to be transformed into a social enterprise and creativity hub that supports adults with learning disabilities and autism.
new initiative to support veterans
believe housing is launching a new partnership with a leading employer of former armed services personnel after a successful pilot scheme.
believe housing makes new environment pledge
believe housing launched its first ever environmental pledge on Earth Day as it takes new steps to prevent climate change.