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Keep up to date with all the latest news and events in your community.

storytelling project to boost literacy skills in community

Children are expanding their reading and writing skills as they work towards publishing their own book about a magical wishing tree. 

believe housing helps more than 3,000 customers to save money on water bills

believe housing has helped more than 3,000 customers to reduce their water bills – together saving them more than £400,000. 

Gruffalo statue, in forest

Gruffalo trail volunteering in Hamsterley Forest

believe housing volunteers help build gruffalo 25th birthday party trail at North East forest

once-derelict site becomes a community thanks to housing association’s new homes

A new housing development, which regenerated a derelict social club site in County Durham, has quickly become a friendly community for its residents. 

apprenticeships … not just for starting out, for life

One of the North East’s largest housing associations, believe housing, knows the lifelong value of apprenticeships to both colleagues and the business.  

funding available for community projects in County Durham

Grants from believe housing are enabling people to cook hearty meals, use community laundry facilities, and get together with new friends. 

learn about bowburn’s history at new improved heritage room

Generations of residents can learn about their County Durham community’s history after a heritage archive opened to the public.

church getting a new lease of life to serve whole community

A church saved from the brink of closure is being transformed so it can welcome people from throughout the community to use a range of services. 

three women holding christmas tree after volunteering, wearing high vis vests

the gift of giving continues beyond christmas for believe housing staff

Colleagues from believe housing have been helping a charity with its annual Christmas tree recycling scheme.

believe housing offers grants of £30k to life-changing community projects 

believe housing has up to £90,000 in grant funding available to support projects that help its customers to improve their lives. 

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job seeking believe housing tenants can apply for new admin role

A new paid work placement has been created exclusively for a customer of believe housing who is looking to start or change career.

customer “very satisfied” with new kitchen, bathroom and rewire in ongoing home improvements scheme

New kitchens and bathrooms are being installed in hundreds of believe housing homes, and many of the same properties are getting full rewires to make sure their electrics are up to date and compliant.