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new home brings family together

11 January 2021 - Latest news

A nurse is now able to give more support to her daughter and granddaughter thanks to a brand new believe housing home.

Susan Mushens needed to move from Easington Village so that she could be closer to her daughter who needed some extra support, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Travelling from Easington when her daughter needed her, often meant that Susan couldn’t be first to arrive.

A new house at Dalton Heights on the outskirts of Seaham was the perfect solution. believe housing has acquired six homes on the Dalton Heights development from Bellway Homes to ensure affordable homes are available in the area.

Susan moved in during early November. “I’d been waiting to find out whether I’d got the house, but it was quite quick. I was told one week before. I picked the keys up on Monday and moved in on the Thursday,” Susan said.

“The new home is bigger, so my daughter can stay here. There’s plenty of room. She stays here a few nights, and then I stay with her. It’s a beautiful home.”

The six homes in Dalton Heights are just some of the scores of properties acquired by believe housing to help meet demand for affordable homes.

Alongside hundreds of purpose-built new homes, they are part of believe housing’s £90m new-build home programme. The project is on track to deliver more than 750 new affordable homes by 2022 in communities stretching from the Durham coast to rural Weardale.

Development Officer at believe housing, Nick Bradshaw-Hughes, said: “It’s brilliant to see Susan and her family settling into their new home.

“It’s a great example of how our programme is helping key workers like Susan to find homes exactly where they need them.”

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