Category: Stafford and Rural Homes



Egg-cellent treat for vulnerable families

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Employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have delivered an egg-cellent Easter treat for children in the communities served by the housing association.

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Growing grants available for green schemes

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Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) Customers, Community groups and other organisations working to improve the green spaces in the neighbourhoods served by SARH are being urged not to miss out on the chance of a £500 Growing Grant.

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SARH Independent Living Open Day

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Come along to our Open Day on Friday 14th June at Shakespeare Court, Stafford, ST17 9TY to find out more about SARH Independent Living.


SARH Garden Competition launches today!

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Today is officially the first day of spring, and Stafford and Rural Homes customers are being encouraged to get out into their gardens and green spaces and enjoy the good spell of weather we are having.

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SARH shows it CARES with charity grants

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Two Stafford-based charities have received a welcome boost from the area’s leading provider of affordable housing, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

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Your Voice Matters

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Thank you to the SARH customers who have already responded to the consultation on our proposed merger with Housing Plus Group. You can still let us know your views…

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Sing-a-long success for SARH scheme

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A special event has helped to celebrate the ongoing success of an award-winning project that’s helping to tackle loneliness in Stafford and surrounding areas.

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Your Voice Matters

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Let us know your views on our proposed merger with Housing Plus Group.


UPDATE: Tragic house fire

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Stafford and Rural Homes continues to offer support and advice to anybody living in our homes or neighbourhoods on 0800 111 4554. Our sympathies and thoughts remain with all those connected to this tragic loss.


Tragic house fire

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SARH was incredibly saddened to hear about the tragic event at one of our properties in Stafford this morning. Deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the family and SARH is here to support anyone who needs our help. SARH is assisting the Police and Fire Service. If anyone has any concerns, they should contact SARH… Read more »


Friendship found in Eccleshall

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An award-winning Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) project to tackle loneliness and isolation has been extended to a rural Staffordshire village with help from a local councillor. Inspired by the success of the Marston Court Friendship Group in Stafford, part of a programme of events staged as part of the pioneering BeConnected project, regular meetings… Read more »

NEW: Sancerre Grange, Eccleshall

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NEW affordable Shared Ownership properties on Sancerre Grange, Eccleshall, available now for viewing. Nine spacious, two bedroom homes situated near the beautiful town of Eccleshall. For more information about the homes and the Sancerre Grange site, please click here.

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SARH spreads Christmas spirit

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Employees at Stafford’s leading provider of affordable homes recently enjoyed the festive spirit while raising money and donating presents for worthy causes in the communities it serves.

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SARH Launches NEW ‘How To’ Videos

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SARH have launched NEW ‘How To’ videos to provide guidance on things that fall under customer’s responsibility. These videos are designed to help you. If you do not feel confident, please seek further advice from our Customer Services Team. The full list of videos can be seen here.

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SARH Christmas Opening Hours

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SARH wishes customers and very Happy Christmas and New Year period. We are pleased to confirm that SARH will operate a 24/7 emergency call service throughout the festive period in addition to normal office hours opening on 27th and 28th December.


How will I know which homes I can apply for?

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Due to increasing demand for Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) empty homes, SARH has reviewed how it calculates how many bedrooms customers are able eligible for. When your application to SARHomes has been accepted you will be notified of this and the number of bedrooms you will be able to apply for. The following permanent… Read more »

Taking to the stage with Claire Duffell and Lizzie Burder from the Northeast Producers are SARH BeConnected customers Dorothy Gibbons and Judy Stubbs (right).

Can’t get to the Panto? Oh yes you can!

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Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a good panto, and older members of the community recently enjoyed the chance to sing along with Alice, the Mad Hatter and other Wonderland characters at an event organised by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH)

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Schoolboy names latest SARH affordable home project

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A £1.3 million Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) project to build affordable homes for rent in a village on the edge of the Potteries has been officially named with the help of local school children.


Attention Tradespeople – We Want You!

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Attention Tradespeople – Housing Worx Open Evening! If you are a Self Employed Tradesperson and can deliver high quality home improvements and maintenance work, we want you! We are holding ‘Find Out More’ drop in sessions in Stafford (12th Nov) and Stoke (21st Nov). For more information click here or email:

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Inspiring story the highlight of SARH conference

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The story of a Stafford woman who overcame deafness and progressive sight loss to enjoy a successful career in nursing provided one of the highlights of a special conference organised by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

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Customers at St Georges have their cake … and eat it!

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A cake decorating event in Stafford proved an ideal opportunity for older members of the local community to make new friends and enjoy a sweet treat to celebrate International Older People’s Day. Held at St Georges Road Independent Living Scheme, the event was one of a series of activities organised by Stafford and Rural Homes… Read more »

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SARH ‘Guardian Angel’ receives award

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Health and Safety consultant Lisa McCaulder has been named a ‘Guardian Angel’ for her work with Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

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Young gardeners recognised with awards

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The efforts of two young people to help others and improve the environment have been recognised by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).


Cream Tea treats raise funds for local people

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Employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have served up more than 100 cream teas to colleagues in an effort to support vulnerable members of the local community.

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Couple prepare for new home in the country

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As the UK celebrates Rural Housing Week, a Staffordshire couple are preparing to move into their first home together with the help of the area’s leading provider of affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.

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SARH shares workplace best practice

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An award-winning provider of affordable homes that’s also one of the country’s top employers has been sharing its experience of successfully creating great places to live, work and grow.


What is a Community Benefit Society (CBS)?

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A Community Benefit Society (CBS) enables housing associations to simplify the way they are run and to provide even better value for money. SARH is planning to become a CBS, in line with many other housing associations across the country.

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Celebrating the contribution of carers

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Carers Week, beginning on Monday, June 11, this year, gives us an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contribution that carers make to families and communities everywhere.


Roundhouse boost for neighbourhood

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A valuable community resource has been given a new lease of life as part of a successful regeneration project led by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).


Housing Worx Open Evening – Tradespeople: We Want You

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If you are a Self Employed Painter, Plumber, Kitchen Fitter, Bathroom Fitter, Electrician, Tiler, Floor Fitter, Central Heating Engineer, Plasterer, or Multi-skilled Builder, we want to meet you!


SARH installs life-saving technology

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Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest whilst visiting a Stafford business estate thanks to the area’s leading provider of affordable homes, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

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Royal appointment for Stafford couple

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A Stafford couple have received a very special invitation in recognition of their efforts to raise money for charity whilst helping to build a strong sense of community at the Independent Living scheme where they’ve lived for the past decade.

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