As part of our commitment to creating great places to live, work and grow, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) operates a number of initiatives for customers and local communities across Stafford Borough.
SARH has 4 FREE allotment sites across the Borough in Stone, Barlaston, Blythe Bridge and Stafford. Our plots are free of charge and each allotment site is managed and maintained by the local community.
Allotments are a great way for families and individuals to grow their own fresh produce and save money on those expensive food bills. They also provide a fun and rewarding opportunity to become more physically active. If you have experience of growing or fancy a go at being green fingered, why not get in touch to register your interest in a plot?
SARH and Support Staffordshire host a number of Job Club sessions that help jobseekers in Stafford and surrounding areas in their efforts to find work. They are held every:
Monday between 10.00am and 12.00pm, at Stafford Library
Tuesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, at Holmcroft Library
Thursday between 10.00am and 12.00pm, at Rising Brook Library
SARH aims to put customers at the heart of everything we do. The Customer Board plays a key role, providing customers with the opportunity to look at services and the way that they are delivered so that we can make improvements.
Could you be the next SARH Customer Board member? We are currently seeking new members for the Customer Board.
The Customer Inspectors are a group of customers who have been trained to inspect the way SARH works and how we deliver services to customers.
They do this by interviewing and surveying customers, mystery shopping, holding focus groups, shadowing staff and through other techniques.
The award-winning Customer Inspectors have been playing an integral role in the services that SARH deliver since they formed in 2008.
The SARH Community Tool Bank is a valuable resource for the local community providing affordable tool hire. Customers can hire garden tools for a donation of just £1 which is used towards the cost of running the service.
Membership is free to all SARH customers and all residents of the Highfields estate. When signing up the scheme customers will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address.
A Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TRAs) is a group formed by local people who join together to work for common aims. A group may come together for a whole range of reasons, for example to tackle environmental problems on an estate or conduct a road-safety campaign, and can become involved in all types of activities from running a community building to organising activities for young people.
Although all groups are different, they do share common aims and objectives, which can include identifying and trying to solve problems that affect tenants and residents, campaigning on particular issues, organising community events and creating a sense of ‘community spirit’.
SARH supports a number of TRAs in and around Stafford.
- The Alliance - (The group meets monthly to discuss issues related to our Independent Living Schemes. SARH Leadership Team members often attend the meetings to share information about the direction of the company and to answer questions)
- Burton Manor Tenants and Residents Group
- Yarnfield Forum
- Dobree and Wolseley
If you are considering setting up a TRA or would like more information on any of the above please get in contact with by calling 0800 111 4554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org