Throughout Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), Value for Money is called ‘More for Your Money’. This isn’t just about cost cutting, it’s about deciding how services will be best delivered in the future.

SARH has a company-wide culture that commits to driving value and focusing on investment in key performance areas. In continuing to deliver against this challenge, SARH is able to provide enhanced quality to its residents, customers and the neighbourhoods in which they live.

The SARH Board and Leadership Team ensure that the objectives set out in the Corporate Plan are delivered in an efficient and effective way through a company-wide culture that commits to driving value and focusing on investment in key performance areas.

SARH Value for Money Statement 2015/16 [PDF Download]
SARH Value for Money Statement 2014/15 [PDF Download]
SARH Value for Money Statement 2013/14 [PDF Download]

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Housing Worx, SARH subsidiary, gift aided £451k of profit to SARH to be spent on new affordable homes.

SARH won £87k of funding to deliver community projects and events across Stafford, like the award-winning Growing Health joint allotments project between SARH and Stafford Borough Council.

Customers in Penkside, Stafford are saving 10% on their fuel bills thanks to the Total Place regeneration scheme which has made homes more efficient to run.

689 homes were let in 2015-16, with a record low 10 void (empty) homes at year end.


£19k saved on fuel usage for repairs vehicles thanks to better journey planning, reducing the number of vehicles on the road and lower fuel costs.

£156k saved through re-procurement of contracts for services.
Annual Procurement Report 2016
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In 2016-17 SARH will deliver the first phase of a Business Transformation Project. This will help modernise services and save money.

30 Year Net Present Value (NPV)

The NPV modelling done by SARH shows that all of our stock contribute positively to the financial viability of SARH.
Factoring in the rent reductions proposed by the Government has reinforced the findings of the original scenario, with more of the Independent Living schemes falling to the bottom of the chart.

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