SARH Customers, board members and key stakeholders celebrate the last 12 months at annual general meeting.
SARH celebrate horticultural skills of customers in 2015 Garden Competition.
Jobseekers in Stafford are being invited to sit down over breakfast for an informal chat about their career options.
An ambitious £5.5 million redevelopment project in Hesketh Road, Stafford has been given the green light.
Welcome to the Spring/Summer edition of Stafford and Rural Homes Customer Magazine.
New Stafford and Rural Homes development at Highfield Close, Swynnerton officially opened during Rural Housing Week
A special event in Stafford has put the lack of affordable homes in the countryside firmly in the spotlight.
A prestigious magazine has named the Chief Executive of a Stafford-based housing association as the most people-focused CEO working in the not-for-profit sector. Karen Armitage from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) was recognised at the HR Excellence Awards 2015, organised by HR Magazine, the leading trade publication for human resources professionals. On scooping the honours… Read more »
SARH hosts a special community event to celebrate the regeneration of a housing development in Stafford
A social landlord has joined forces with a wide range of organisations to help local businesses and their employees protect the health of workers. As part of Health and Safety Week (June 15-19), Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is hosting a free ‘drop in’ event at its headquarters in Parker Court, Staffordshire Technology Park tomorrow… Read more »
Dozens of residents from across Stafford, Stone and Blythe Bridge braved the unseasonal weather during the half-term holiday to take part in a series of community clean up events at local allotments.
Local community groups are being urged to bid for a share of £100,000 worth of funding from SARH.
SARH has officially opened William Horton Court, its flagship £4.4 million housing development in Foregate Street, Stafford.
Residents in Stafford are to be offered the opportunity to improve their cookery skills as part of a new initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle.
SARH is urging its customers to show off their horticultural skills by entering a popular competition.
A housing association has received huge interest in its latest development that promises to deliver high quality homes at affordable rents near to Stafford town centre. Specifically designed to have wide appeal, William Horton Court is set to welcome its first customers in May and June, and Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) believes the £4.4… Read more »
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has appointed Alison Hadden as the new Chair of its Strategic Board. Alison has taken up the position at the Midlands-based housing association from Paradigm Housing where she departs from her role as Chief Executive. Alison replaces current chair Kevin Upton as he comes to the end of his tenure…. Read more »
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has been recognised for its efforts to create a healthier working environment. The Stafford-based community landlord has been presented with a Staffordshire Workplace Health and Wellbeing Gold Award as part of a county-wide initiative to keep people fit and in work. Organised by Staffordshire County Council, the awards recognise best… Read more »
A 17-year-old girl from Stafford is urging more young people to consider earning as they learn with an apprenticeship – after proving you can build a successful career outside the classroom. Sasha Turnbull, who is studying a 12 month apprenticeship in Business Administration at housing association Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), says the chance to… Read more »
Stafford and Rural Homes is proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day in 2015. SARH will be celebrating the achievements and contributions of women throughout the business in the wake of its Top 10 Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Companies award. Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women… Read more »
A Stafford-based housing association has leapt 10 places to number 10 in a prestigious list of the best not-for-profit places to work. The top ten result for Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) in latest Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work marks a remarkable achievement for the social landlord that made its debut… Read more »
A Stafford-based housing association is on course for a hat-trick of prestigious awards from an organisation representing the customers of social landlords. Organised by the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS), the awards showcase successful partnerships between landlords, contractors and their customers. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has been shortlisted in three separate categories at the… Read more »
A Stafford-based housing association has strengthened its reputation as one of the best not for profit employers in the country. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has stunned independent observers by securing a ‘Three Star Extraordinary’ accreditation in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For after submitting an entry for inclusion just once… Read more »
Plans for a £7.3 million redevelopment project in the centre of Stafford are taking shape with the release of new images of the proposed scheme that’s been designed to meet local housing needs. Planning applications have already been submitted by architects Pozzoni on behalf of Stafford and Rural Homes that cover the demolition of 54… Read more »
A fab fun day is in store for anyone who wants to learn a new skill or improve their chances of landing a new job, thanks to a Stafford-based housing association that’s celebrating the eighth birthday of its Community Learning Programme. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) will be marking the launch of its latest series… Read more »
Kind hearted staff and customers have helped a local housing association raise thousands of pounds for a charity that supports the families of children with cancer. The cash was raised during events organised by Stafford and Rural Homes over the past 12 months, including a series of summer fun days. At a recent seasonal staff… Read more »
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Tackling the rural housing crisis – new national guide highlights success of Stafford and Rural Homes
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has offered its support for a new guide promoting affordable rural homes. Launched by the Rural Housing Alliance and Rural Services Network, the guide is aimed at parish councils across England, promoting the benefit of affordable rural housing developments and the role that local community groups like the parish council… Read more »
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is helping to make dreams come true for children this Christmas – by forwarding their letters to Santa. Wish lists are departing daily for the North Pole from Stafford as the big day draws near, with the community-minded housing association happy to do its bit to ensure seasonal requests reach… Read more »
Kind-hearted Stafford and Rural Homes customers living at Lichfield Court have been busy collecting clothes to help fund nursing care at a local hospice. Together they collected 15 bags of clothes, with each bag equating to three hours of nursing care at Katharine House. Lichfield Court in Stafford is one of 19 Independent Living schemes… Read more »
A community landlord has teamed up with a Staffordshire-based charity to help its customers keep warm whilst saving money over the winter months. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is working with Stoke-based Beat the Cold to help promote the charity’s Warmer Homes Stafford Scheme, to ensure vulnerable customers stay safe and healthy this winter. Sandra… Read more »
A housing association is helping residents in a Staffordshire village to brush up on their crafts skills in the run up to Christmas. As part of its Community Learning Programme, Stafford and Rural Homes will be staging a Christmas Crafts course at Haughton Village Hall, Newport Road, Haughton, on Thursday, December 11. All equipment will… Read more »
In response to reports that elderly residents in Stafford have been approached by people on their doorstep claiming to be installing solar panels on behalf of Stafford and Rural Homes, Mark Edwards, Head of Asset Management at the housing association said: “SARH has no current programme for installing solar panels. “SARH informs customers by letter… Read more »
A Stafford-based housing association has been recognised for the way its customers help to improve the services it delivers. Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) scooped top honours in the Excellence in Inspection and Mystery Shopping category at an awards ceremony in Manchester for social landlords. The accolade at the National Customer Scrutiny Inspection Awards recognised… Read more »
A Stafford-based health and safety officer has been recognised with a prestigious award for her efforts to promote safer working environments. Kathryn Ing, who works for Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), has already guided the organisation to its fourth Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and has now been… Read more »
A junior football team in Stafford has been given a huge boost by a local housing association. The youngsters of Stafford Rangers Stripes have got off to a solid start to the season in a new kit sponsored by Housing Worx, a subsidiary company of Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH). The under-14s side is managed… Read more »
A spooky event in Stafford will offer local youngsters and their parents the chance to make bonfire cakes, spooky masks and pictures whilst enjoying apple and marshmallow bobbing! The Halloween Spooky Special at Stafford Children’s Centre, in Faraday Road, is free to attend and has been organised by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) as part… Read more »
A Stafford-based housing association has staged a special get together for its older customers as part on an international celebration of age and experience. As part of the worldwide Older People’s Day, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) organised a series of activities at Jubilee Court where customers took part in a sing-song and staff dressed… Read more »
£7 million success for new S3 consortium brings 355 new affordable houses to Shropshire and Staffordshire
Three midlands-based housing associations have joined forces to launch a new development consortium – S3 – and they are off to a flying start. S3 has been awarded over £7m from the Homes and Communities Agency to build 355 new affordable homes, across Staffordshire and Shropshire, in its first ever joint bid. The new… Read more »
Whether it’s making ‘spooktacular’ Halloween lanterns and Christmas crafts, or learning stress-busting skills, Stafford And Rural Homes’ (SARH) community learning programme has something for everyone this autumn and winter. The free to attend events at locations in and around Stafford are designed to appeal to all ages and the first one is set to take… Read more »