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Elderly talk to ‘Big Brother’

A BIG Brother-style diary room has visited two independent living schemes in Stafford to ask older people what they think about where they live.

The diary room was set up by Stafford and Rural Homes to give customers living at Jubilee Court and Lichfield Court the opportunity to talk about what they like about where they live and what improvements could be made.

Chris Plant, Customer Participation Manager for SARH, said: “The diary room proved a really good way of engaging with our customers and we received lots of comments from both schemes.”

The diary room tour was part of a number of activities organised by SARH across all its Independent Living Schemes in the borough to celebrate UK Older People’s Day on Friday, October 1.

Feedback from the diary room will be used to help SARH improve its service to customers.

Other activities included board games, craft stalls, fitness and healthy eating classes, and talks from partner organisations.

The Deputy Mayor of Stafford Borough Ray Barron and Deputy Mayoress Jenny Barron both visited Jubilee Court to see how SARH customers were celebrating the event.

Partners involved included health trainers, the women’s branch of the British Legion, Staffordshire Fire Service, Age Concern, Staffordshire Police, Stafford and Stone Lions, and Staffordshire Mobile Library.

Visit Youtube to see a short film of the day

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