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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.

BeConnected Events Booking Form

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You can use this form to book on BeConnected events for the next month. Please note that these events book up quickly. If an event is over-subscribed, we will contact you. Not a BeConnected Member? Register here! If you experience any issues with this form, please email events@sarh.co.uk

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SARH shows it C.A.R.E.S

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Community groups making a huge positive impact on the lives of people in areas served by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have received a welcome boost from the housing association’s charitable foundation. Oak Tree Farm Rural Project, Stone Community Hub and Highfields and Western Down Community Group are the latest organisations to benefit from the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation and have each received grants of £300. A training and suppor

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Indulgent treat boosts SARH charity efforts

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A traditional English treat served up by employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has raised more than £425 for local worthy causes.

At the housing association’s headquarters in Parker Court, Stafford, community-spirited staff sold more than 100 cream teas to colleagues,

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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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Customer Call Advisors Recruitment Open Day, 15th August 2.30pm – 6.30pm

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We are currently recruiting Customer Call Advisors on both a permanent and contract basis.
Various permanent shift patterns are available. Don’t forget to bring your CV!

We are currently recruiting Customer Call Advisors on both a permanent and contract basis.

Various permanent shift patterns are available.

Don’t forget to bring your CV!

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A SARH Independent Living Scheme gets a furry visitor

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This week Tithe Barn – a SARH independent living scheme – had a furry visitor. The scheme’s nominated charity for 2019 is Guide Dogs for the Blind – a condition that may affect residents in later life. Charity representative Jean Reed brought the beautiful puppy ‘Sonar’ along as she gave residents a talk about the… 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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SARH employees take time out to boost their health

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Employees at Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) have been taking the opportunity to check their health and discover new ways to improve their lifestyle during a special event at the housing association’s headquarters in Parker Court, Stafford. During the ‘Ready, Steady, Fit’ session they also competed in a hand-eye coordination challenge alongside a health ‘MOT’… Read more »

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Stafford and Rural Homes acquires more than 150 homes from national housing group

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Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has expanded its property portfolio with the acquisition of 154 homes from the Clarion Housing Group. A mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses, two-bedroom bungalows and one and two-bedroom apartments, the homes in the Doxey area of Stafford were purchased for an undisclosed sum following a thorough bidding process…. Read more »

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SARH strikes Gold again in health and Safety Awards

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Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is celebrating after securing a prestigious health and safety accolade for its sustained commitment to the wellbeing of employees, customers and contractors.

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County Show 2019 – You First

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Join the You First Team at this years Staffordshire County Show to find out about how Telecare and Wellbeing services can help you or your family.

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The proposed merger between Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and Housing Plus Group is moving forward…

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National Lottery win for pioneering SARH project

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The future of an award-winning project that’s helping to tackle loneliness in Stafford and surrounding areas has been secured with the help of The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

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The proposed merger between Stafford and Rural Homes and Housing Plus Group is moving forward…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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.

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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.

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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: housingworx@sarh.co.uk.

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