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East Durham Homes supported by Morrison host a ‘week in action’

Community litter pickFor a week in May, East Durham Homes supported by Morrison who provide repairs and maintenance services for the housing provider, hosted a ‘week in action’ to encourage local residents to get involved and foster community relationships. The week focussed on two specific areas – keeping the community tidy and security in the home.To encourage residents to help keep their community tidy East Durham Homes joined forces with a local primary school. Staff visited the school and took the children out in the community picking up litter. It was a fantastic way for young people to understand how much litter is discarded and to encourage them to become more responsible. To support the message about disposing of unwanted items responsibly Morrison supplied a skip, which was donated free of charge by K & L Groundworks, so that residents could get rid of unwanted bulky items. Making sure all residents feel safe and secure is important. Staff from Morrison worked with East Durham Homes, Keepmoat and the Shaw Trust to provide a one day drop in information point in the Robin Todd Centre.During the day residents were offered advice about safety in their homes, bogus callers and a free service to fit a security chain and mirror on their front doors. This service proved to be popular and ten residents asked for the chains and mirrors to be fitted. East Durham Homes and Keepmoat talked to residents about their other concerns and The Shaw Trust showed them how to make hanging baskets.Zoe McGrath, Morrison Customer Care Officer said: “It was a fantastic week, East Durham Homes are dedicated to building community relationships and making the environment cleaner and safer. The ‘week in action’ was a brilliant idea and we were proud to support. I’m really pleased that so many residents took the opportunity to have chains and mirrors fitted as security is such an important issue.”


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