Quick facts
  • What we do:
    social housing provider
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    North East
  • Contact
    • 2 Meridian Court, Whitehouse Business Park, Peterlee, County Durham , SR8 2RQ

About East Durham Homes

What is it like to work for East Durham Homes

To impact employee engagement, in the last 12 months face to face briefings have been provided to staff about the current stock options appraisal process to answer concerns and questions that staff may have. The Chief Executive has personally delivered the briefings and has made an on-going commitment to ensure that regular staff briefings take place during this period of uncertainty.

My Team
My Team
A race night was held in January 2011. This was a social event but was also used as an occasion to raise money for the chair's charity. 70 staff attended and £800 was raised for charity. They also held an away day which included staff representatives from their staff forum, union reps and Board Directors. The event was an excellent way of building relationships between the staff and the Board and they received excellent feedback.
My Company
My Company
They have a range of effective ways for staff to give their ideas and feedback, including annual staff surveys, the staff forum and a staff suggestion scheme. The outcomes of these are fed back to staff through a 'you said, we did'. These are in addition to the formal union consultation meetings held every 6 weeks. The findings of the last survey were presented to the staff impartially. This enabled staff to expand on the findings of the survey and suggest changes that could be made, many of which have been implemented.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%


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