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Welcome to Cestria Community Housing

Cestria Community Housing Association is a not-for-profit organisation that provides reasonably priced accommodation in the Chester le Street District.

*** Please note, our offices will be closed during the festive period from 12.30pm on Wednesday 24th December. Bowes Offices will re-open at 8.30am on Friday 2nd January 2015 and the Cestria Hub will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 5th January 2015. In case of an emergency when our offices are closed, please telephone 0800 587 0001 ***

Merry Christmas from all the board and staff at Cestria Community Housing

Latest News

Community project helps vulnerable residents stay safe this winter


A North East community project designed to ensure older and vulnerable people are kept safe this winter will continue across Chester-le-Street this year.

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Upcoming Events

Cestria Reference Group - Bowes Offices, Lambton Park

Thursday 29th January 2015, 1.30pm-4pm

This group discusses all of our services and relevant topics that affect tenants. If you would like more information on this group please contact Mary Ormston on 0191 385 1900.


You Said

The letters we send out can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand.

We Did

We are reviewing all of our standard letters and working with the Tenants Readers Group to ensure they are easy to read and understand.

You Said

Could a reminder text be forwarded when an appointment is made for an officer to call.

We Did

Where we have a mobile number we forward texts for repairs appointments. We are looking at expanding this service to other areas of the business.

You Said

You have told us when visiting The Cestria Hub you would like to be offered a private interview room when requested.

We Did

We have ensured interview rooms are available to use and will be offered as a matter of routine.


You Said

Could home visits be introduced to help customers through the Choice Based Lettings application process.

We Did

Home visits are now available by contacting the Customer Services Team. Support is also available by appointment at The Cestria Hub where Advisors will be happy to help with your application.

Future Developments


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