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'Snapping' up the prize

19th November 2020 | posted in News

There's no chance of Paula Craggs losing focus and that’s why she was the deserving winner of our annual report photography competition.

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Who can you call (Ellie!)

19th November 2020 | posted in News

Whether it’s dripping taps or broken boilers, it’s very likely that it will be Ellie Tighe who will be trying to help.

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The House Doctor

3rd November 2020 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has appointed someone who has been in 38 prisons – but in Steve Jones’s case it was an essential part of his job!

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A real 'Asset'

3rd November 2020 | posted in News

Anthony Bell will prove a great ‘asset’ to Railway Housing Association in his new role as one of our board members.

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History and heritage

6th October 2020 | posted in News

In her latest blog, our Chief Executive Anne celebrates the 195th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and how this links to the history of Railway Housing Association.

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Full steam ahead for Philip

18th September 2020 | posted in News

Philip Dunn’s father worked on the railways, one of his grandparents lived in a Railway Housing Association home and he admits to being a “closet train spotter”, so that makes him perfect for his role as our newest board member.

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Keeping busy

18th September 2020 | posted in News

Residents at our Great Western Court sheltered housing scheme in Hereford kept themselves busy during the Covid-19 lock-down.

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More haste, less speed

27th August 2020 | posted in News

In her latest blog, Railway Housing Association Chief Executive Anne Rowlands shares her concerns over certain elements of the Government's proposed planing reforms and hopes it won't end up "in another fine mess".

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On the right track!

9th July 2020 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association's first-ever apprentice is continuing on the right tracks – over 10 years since joining.

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Information for all residents

26th June 2020 | posted in News

Here is some updated information for residents relating to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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Hairdressing advice

26th June 2020 | posted in News

Information for residents and visiting hairdressers

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In for the long haul

26th June 2020 | posted in News

In her latest blog, our Chief Executive Anne Rowlands explains why she is so proud of how Railway Housing Association staff have conducted themselves during the Covid-19 lock-down.

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New residents' portal

9th June 2020 | posted in News

We are delighted to announce that our new online residents' portal is now live.

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Good neighbour of the year 2020

5th June 2020 | posted in News

Due to the Covid-19 lock-down, we have extended the closing date of our 2020 Good Neighbour of the Year competition.

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Grabbing the bull by the horns!

4th June 2020 | posted in News

A call from a resident to report divots caused by an escaped bull is not something that occurs every day, but this is exactly what happened at one of our properties in North Yorkshire recently.

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New board member sought

4th June 2020 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has a vacancy for a board member.

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A marathon, not a sprint

19th May 2020 | posted in News

In her latest blog, Chief Executive Anne Rowlands discusses how Railway Housing Association has adapted to new working arrangements caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

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VE-Day anniversary

29th April 2020 | posted in News

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and whilst social distancing regulations means national events that were planned are unable to go ahead, there are still ways you can remember, commemorate and learn about those who served in the war and celebrated on VE-Day.

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Money advice for residents

24th March 2020 | posted in News

The spread of Coronavirus, also called COVID-19, in the UK and across the world could have implications for your work, benefits and travel plans. The Money Advice Service has published a useful guide to help people during this difficult time.

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Coronavirus - information for residents

18th March 2020 | posted in News

The wellbeing of residents, staff and contractors is our highest priority. We are having to change how we currently deliver services to avoid, wherever possible, people’s exposure to Coronavirus.

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100 years in the making

12th February 2020 | posted in News

In 2019, Railway Housing Association marked its 100th anniversary by holding a range of events/activities to celebrate its centenary.

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Another fine housing scheme!

12th February 2020 | posted in News

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Construction underway

12th February 2020 | posted in News

Two organisations with a combined 260 years of building homes are working in partnership on a new £2.2 million affordable housing development in Darlington.

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Best Housing Development

15th January 2020 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has won development of the year in the 2019 Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Housing Awards.

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Christmas office closure

15th December 2019 | posted in News

Our head office will be closed from noon on Tuesday 24th December until 8.30am on Thursday 2nd January 2020. For emergency repairs please call the out of hours number on 0300 303 4917.

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A very special meeting

1st November 2019 | posted in News

There was only one place to hold our annual general meeting in our centenary year – the National Railway Museum in York of course!

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Our own exhibition

1st November 2019 | posted in News

An exhibition celebrating 100 years of Railway Housing Association is taking place in Darlington.

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The awards season

1st November 2019 | posted in News

One of Railway Housing Association's developments has been nominated for two prestigious awards.

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Good neighbour of the year

30th August 2019 | posted in News

A man described as an “earth angel” has won Railway Housing Association's national good neighbour of the year award.

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All aboard the Centenary express

11th June 2019 | posted in News

We were delighted to mark our 100th anniversary by taking 100 of our residents on an afternoon tea experience on board a heritage railway.

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I declare these homes open!

11th June 2019 | posted in News

BBC presenter Jeff Brown was the guest of honour at the opening of our new affordable housing scheme in Darlington.

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A silver lining

11th June 2019 | posted in News

We have successfully retained our Investors in People Silver Accreditation following a recent assessment.

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Chris steps on board

6th May 2019 | posted in News

Chris Fawcett has joined the board of Railway Housing Association, following an extensive recruitment and selection process.

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New homes on the menu

6th May 2019 | posted in News

Students close to our newest affordable housing scheme in Darlington were set the challenge of cooking up a treat at its official opening.

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Cheers!

6th May 2019 | posted in News

We have teamed up with a family-run local craft brewery to make a beer to celebrate our100th anniversary.

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Railway People - Sharon Worrall

6th May 2019 | posted in News

In the latest of a series looking at the people who make Railway Housing Association tick, we speak to our Maintenance Assistant Sharon Worrall.

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All aboard

18th February 2019 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is marking its 100th anniversary by taking its residents back in time – on a steam train!

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New homes planned

18th February 2019 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has received the go-ahead to build 16 affordable homes for older people in Darlington.

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Grand Day Out

30th January 2019 | posted in News

Our 2019 residents' 'Grand Day Out' will take place in Darlington on Wednesday 3rd July.

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Good Neighbour of the Year 2019

30th January 2019 | posted in News

Do you have what it takes to become our Good Neighbour of the Year in our centenary year?

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Come on Board?

16th January 2019 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is seeking a new board member to join us in our 100th year.

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Railway People - Tracy Comerford

8th January 2019 | posted in News

In the latest in a series looking at the people who make Railway Housing Association tick, we speak to our Senior Finance Assistant Tracy Comerford.

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Railway People - Charlotte Wallace

8th January 2019 | posted in News

In the latest in our series looking at the people who make Railway Housing Association tick we speak to our Maintenance Assistant Charlotte Wallace.

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Best Kept Garden 2018

8th January 2019 | posted in News

A County Durham woman has credited one of the hottest summers in history with helping her to win our annual gardening competition - for the second time.

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Top rated

2nd November 2018 | posted in News

England's national housing regulator has awarded Railway Housing Association its highest possible rating.

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Involving residents

26th September 2018 | posted in News

Resident involvement was the order of the day at our ‘grand day out’ in York in the summer.

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Satisfaction survey

20th September 2018 | posted in News

An independent survey has revealed Railway Housing Association residents are among the most satisfied in the UK.

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Carl comes on Board

20th September 2018 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has appointed the youngest board member in its history.

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A model development

7th September 2018 | posted in News

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey visited Railway Housing Association’s new £8 million affordable housing scheme in Darlington and referred to it as a “model development”.

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Welcome on Board

5th September 2018 | posted in News

The newest member of the Railway Housing Association board is hoping his role will make a real difference to people’s lives.

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New homes in Darlington

3rd September 2018 | posted in News

People have begun moving into their new homes on our new £8 million affordable housing development in Darlington.

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Rick's a Good Neighbour

26th June 2018 | posted in News

One of our residents living in Hereford was the overwhelming choice of residents who helped to judge our annual Good Neighbour of the Year award.

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Residents' portal

20th June 2018 | posted in News

Due to transferring to a new IT system, residents will see that the 'My Home' portal on the home page of our website has been removed. There will be a replacement portal, but that is still in development and will be available in 2019. We will provide a further update as we get close to launching the new portal.

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Vera turns 100

31st May 2018 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association's latest centenarian has credited healthy living as the secret to her longevity.

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Board members sought

20th March 2018 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is currently seeking two new board members.

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Hands on experience

8th March 2018 | posted in News

A group of construction students are getting hands on experience at our newest development.

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Tenant satisfaction survey

12th February 2018 | posted in News

Residents living in Railway Housing Association’s 1,400-plus homes are being invited to give their views about the services we provide.

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A year of development

9th February 2018 | posted in News

As well as our new scheme in Darlington, 2018 promises to be a busy year of development for Railway Housing Association.

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Our centenary year

9th February 2018 | posted in News

On 19th July 1919, ‘The North Eastern Railway Cottage Homes and Benefit Fund’ was formed.

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A medal fit for a hero

18th January 2018 | posted in News

One of our residents is now the proud owner of a medal given to her late father for his service during the Second World War.

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Board visit new homes

3rd January 2018 | posted in News

Members of the Railway Housing Association Board recently visited the site of our new, 73-home affordable housing development in Darlington.

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Best Kept Garden competition

20th December 2017 | posted in News

A couple from Darlington have been named the winners of our Best Kept Garden competition.

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Railway People - Clare Richardson

18th December 2017 | posted in News

In our series of features looking at the people who make Railway Housing Association tick, we find out why Clare Richardson is our own version of Kirstie Allsop.

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Christmas closing details

18th December 2017 | posted in News

We close at noon on Friday 22nd December and re-open at 9am on the 2nd January. If you need emergency repairs during this time please call 0300 3034917 and residents who have a pull cord will need to speak to CWC. We would like to wish all our residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Top rated

5th December 2017 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is amongst the best governed and financially managed providers of social housing in the UK.

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Railway People - Hilary Lewis

10th October 2017 | posted in News

In our series of features looking at the people who make Railway Housing Association tick, we speak to Hilary Lewis, who works in our most southerly outpost.

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Best Kept Garden 2017

8th August 2017 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association residents are being invited to enter our 2017 best kept garden competition.

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Good Neighbour of the Year 2017

29th June 2017 | posted in News

A woman described as "the backbone" of the communty has won our Good Neighbour of the Year competition.

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Fire safety advice

26th June 2017 | posted in News

In the light of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, Railway Housing Association would like to offer reassurance to our residents about the fire safety of our homes.

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Railway People - Anne Rowlands

9th May 2017 | posted in News

In the first of series of features looking at people who work for Railway Housing Association, we ask our Chief Executive Anne Rowlands to share a typical day in her life.

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£6m investment in new homes

15th March 2017 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has received funding of £1.75 million to put towards a £6 million investment in new homes.

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Stuart joins the Board

10th March 2017 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is pleased to welcome its newest Board member, Stuart Blackett.

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Good Neighbour of the Year 2017

24th February 2017 | posted in News

We are seeking nominations from Railway Housing Association residents for our 2017 Good Neighbour of the Year award.

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Garden of the year

8th February 2017 | posted in News

One of our residents from York has won our 2016 Best Kept Garden competition.

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Grand Day Out

24th January 2017 | posted in News

We are inviting our residents to join us at our annual conference in York.

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Chief Executive blog

24th January 2017 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association's Chief Executive Anne Rowlands has written her latest blog for 24 Housing magazine.

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Maintenance newsletter

16th January 2017 | posted in News

We have published our annual newsletter, Maintenance Mail, which goes out to all our residents.

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Toy donation

14th December 2016 | posted in News

Staff from Railway Housing Association have donated toys for an appeal to help disadvantaged children this Christmas.

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Top rating from regulator

28th October 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has maintained its top rating from the national housing regulator.

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Work starts on new homes

27th October 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has begin work on a new, 73-home development in Darlington.

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June joins the Board

26th October 2016 | posted in News

June Grimes is the newest member of the Railway Housing Association Board.

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New board member sought

7th October 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is inviting people to join its Board.

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New payment methods

16th September 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has teamed up with 'Allpay' to introduce new ways for residents to pay their rent/charges.

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Amy graduates to permanent role

12th September 2016 | posted in News

Three years of hard work have paid off for Amy Jones after she became the second apprentice to be permanently employed by Railway Housing Association.

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Social value

12th September 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is creating over £6 million of social value for its residents through its work providing affordable homes and services, a new report reveals.

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Good Neighbour of the Year

16th August 2016 | posted in News

A handyman has become the first person to win Railway Housing Association's good neighbour of the year award twice.

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Value for money strategy

3rd August 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association's Value for Money Strategy for 2016-2021 has been published.

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New Chair of Board

1st August 2016 | posted in News

Berni Whitaker is the new Chair of the Railway Housing Association Board.

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Every cloud has a silver lining

6th June 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Accreditation, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to high performance through the way it manages its staff.

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Best Kept Garden Competition 2016

6th June 2016 | posted in News

Entries are now open for the 2016 Railway Housing Association Best Kept Garden Competition.

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Residents' stories

6th June 2016 | posted in News

Read about the people living in our homes who lead some very interesting lives.

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Out of hours telephone number

25th April 2016 | posted in News

From 3rd May 2016, we will have a new out of hours telephone number for residents to report emergency repairs.

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Edna is still shouting House!

8th March 2016 | posted in News

Our oldest resident has just celebrated her amazing 104th birthday.

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A trip down memory lane

8th March 2016 | posted in News

One of our residents has just celebrated his 101st birthday.

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Good Neighbour of the Year 2016

11th February 2016 | posted in News

We are seeking nominations for our 2016 Good Neighbour of the Year Award.

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Darlington plans unveiled

9th February 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has received the go-ahead to build its biggest development in recent history, which will include the conversion of an historic railway building in Darlington.

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2016 Residents' Conference

9th February 2016 | posted in News

Our 2016 Residents' Conference will take place on Wednesday 22nd June and if you live in a Railway Housing Association property, you are welcome to attend.

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Is a £450,000 home affordable?

21st January 2016 | posted in News

In her latest blog, Railway Housing Association Chief Executive Anne Rowlands wonders how a £450,000 home can be classed as affordable.

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New Chair of Board sought

21st December 2015 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is seeking a new Chair of its Board.

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Christmas office closure

20th December 2015 | posted in News

Our head office will be closed from noon on 24th December 2015 and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4th January 2016. If any of our residents have emergency repairs please ring the out of hours number 01429 298988, and use your pull cords if needed.

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Top rating

20th December 2015 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has achieved the highest possible rating from its regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency.

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High satisfaction levels

17th November 2015 | posted in News

People living in our homes are among the most satisfied tenants in the UK, a new survey has revealed.

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£1.5 million home investment

13th October 2015 | posted in News

Hundreds of homes are to be upgraded as part of a £1.5 million modernisation programme being undertaken by Railway Housing Association.

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Jon gets on Board at Railway

10th September 2015 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association is hoping to get value for money from its newest board member.

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New homes in Darlington

7th September 2015 | posted in News

A new £1.3 million affordable housing scheme for older people has opened in Darlington.

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Good Neighbour of the Year

1st September 2015 | posted in News

A man's tireless efforts to help others has won him the 2015 Railway Housing Association Good Neighbour of the Year award.

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The Matchstick Man strikes again

22nd June 2015 | posted in News

A 92-year-old man who spends his days making intricate models of his favourite trains – using matchsticks – has unveiled his latest labour of love.

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Friends pay tribute to Anne

20th June 2015 | posted in News

People living in a Railway Housing Association sheltered housing scheme have raised money for the hospice that supported their friend who sadly died of cancer.

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New homes in East Riding

19th June 2015 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association has officially opened a £3.9 million, 26-home affordable housing scheme in East Yorkshire.

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