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Homes get a makeover!

Doxey House Stafford recently welcomed visitors to show off the tremendous improvement works that have been completed to their homes by their landlord, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH)

SARH has spent £500,000 on improvement works at Doxey House. This includes refurbishment of all communal areas, walk in showers and high grade cherry wood front doors to all homes.

Paul Booth Project Officer at SARH said “Originally there were no plans to install walk in showers to all the flats at Doxey House however following extensive consultation with customers it became clear that this was how customers wanted to influence choice over how the money was spent. It was important to us from the very beginning of the project that customers were able to tell us what was important to them”

Transport was laid on for customers from other elderly person’s schemes, who are due to have work done in the future, to enable them to see the type of improvement works on offer.

Karen Armitage Chief Executive at SARH said “SARH is committed to investing in its communities making them places people want to live. I am delighted with the positive feedback we have received from customers following the improvement work at Doxey House”

SARH has a huge programme of improvements planned for the next 2 years which include:

  • New kitchens or bathrooms in 308 homes
  • 120 level access showers
  • Heating systems replaced in 200 homes, including a programme to start replacing storage heaters
  • External painting for more than 1000 homes
  • A range of external work, including new fencing, gates, hard standing and dropped kerbs and footpaths

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