Category: Stafford and Rural Homes



BeConnected party beats the winter blues

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A special party organised as part of an award-winning community project managed by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has helped customers banish the winter blues.

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SARH customer shortlisted for national award

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A Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) customer determined to make a positive difference to the lives of older people has been shortlisted for a national award.


Apprentices building firm foundations for trade careers

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Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has welcomed the latest cohort to its successful apprenticeship programme.
Over the past few years the housing association has taken on almost 40 apprentices and almost all have found jobs with SARH or other local organisations or businesses after passing their NVQs.

The Mayor of Stafford, Cllr Gareth Jones and Mayoress Renee Robinson join celebration to mark the completion of the Woodlands Road development watched by (left to right) Cllr Jonathan Price; Cllr Bryan Cross MBE; Sarah Boden, Housing Plus Group Chief Executive; John Mather, Community Led Housing Specialist at
Homes England and Cllr Jeremy Pert.

Partners celebrate regeneration success

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A special ribbon cutting and tree planting ceremony has marked the official completion of a project that’s transformed the Holmcroft area of Stafford with the construction of 40 new homes.

Opening Doors – Autumn/Winter 2019 Issue

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Welcome to the Autumn/Winter edition of Stafford and Rural Homes Customer Magazine.   Download: Opening Doors –  Autumn/Winter 2019 

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Christmas Opening Hours 2019

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Our out-of-hours emergency service will operate as usual. Please contact this service on 0800 111 4554.

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Self Service Maintenance

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This weekend our online system will be undergoing essential maintenance from 5.15pm on Friday 22nd November until 8am on Monday 25th November.

During this time, the Self Service functions including viewing your application and checking your rent balance will be unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

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Online Payment System Issues

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We are currently experiencing issues with the online payment system and are working to fix this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you need make a rent payment please call 0800 111 4554.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Kind hearts at community group

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A Stafford-based community group has been celebrating acts of kindness from family, friends and strangers with the help of the area’s leading provider of affordable homes.
In the run up to World Kindness Day (Wednesday, November 13), members of WhYCH met at the Round House community venue to talk about what it means to be kind and to share their experiences.

SARH customer Avis Williams hears she’s won the Good Neighbour Award during an event at Parker Court.

Good neighbour award for kind-hearted Avis

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Caring for elderly neighbours who need a little extra help around the home has earned Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) customer Avis Williams a special award from the housing association.
From dropping in to check on the wellbeing of other customers living in a Stafford Independent Living Scheme, to bringing them meals and taking them to appointments, nothing is too much trouble for the winner of this year’s SARH Good Neighbour Award.

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National Poetry Day 2019

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To celebrate, we are sharing the joint-winning entries to the SARH 2019 Poetry and Creative Arts Competition from Ronald Maxwell and Linda Horton. The theme this year was ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.


Annual Meeting Showcase celebrates the life of Stafford and Rural Homes

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The 13-year history of Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) was celebrated last week during a memorable annual meeting staged as the organisation prepares for merger.   Customers, stakeholders and staff past and present paid tribute to the organisation during an event that followed a ‘This is Your Life’ format hosted by the housing association’s own… Read more »

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Garden haven for wildlife receives recognition from SARH

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Creating a safe haven for newts, dragonflies and even a rare native reptile has earned a Stafford householder a prestigious award from the area’s leading provider of affordable places to live, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

Nikki Candin from Doxey, Stafford, scooped top honours in the Best Wildlife or Eco Garden category in the housing association’s annual Garden Competition.

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2019 ‘Full of Life’ Customer Conference

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This year’s ‘Full of Life’ Customer Conference is fast approaching on 24th September. Organised to celebrate International Older Person’s Day, the event will feature singer Tony Wall as well as invited speakers

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SARH Garden Competition Awards 2019

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On two of the hottest days on record, the judges braved the sun and visited the gardens of talented SARH customers. The green-fingered customers were recognised for their talents at SARH head office last week, with CEO Karen Armitage presenting awards in categories including Best Lawn, Best Newcomer and Best Communal Gardener. The award of… Read more »

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Housing scheme honours historic headmaster

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A new housing development by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has been named after a Victorian-era headmaster by youngsters at a school that also bears his name.

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