As part of our commitment to creating great places to live, work and grow, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) operates a number of initiatives for customers and local communities across Stafford Borough.

SARH Allotments

SARH has 4 FREE allotment sites across the Borough in Stone, Barlaston, Blythe Bridge and Stafford. Our plots are free of charge and each allotment site is managed and maintained by the local community. Allotments are a great way for families and individuals to grow their own fresh produce and save money on those expensive food bills. They also provide a fun and rewarding opportunity to become more physically active. If you have experience of growing or fancy a go at being green fingered, why not get in touch to register your interest in a plot? Find out more about our allotments and how to register your interest.

Growing Grant 2018

GrowingGrant_horizontal_full_colour Thanks to sponsorship from Jessup and donations from our 2017 Annual Garden Competition, SARH granted 2 lucky groups £500 each to help customers improve or develop a green space in their neighbourhood. Follow this link to read more about how the grant is making a difference in the community.

Customer Board

SARH aims to put customers at the heart of everything we do. The Customer Board plays a key role, providing customers with the opportunity to look at services and the way that they are delivered so that we can make improvements. Could you be the next SARH Customer Board member? We are currently seeking new members for the Customer Board. Click here for more information and to register your interest.

Customer Inspectors

The Customer Inspectors are a group of customers who have been trained to inspect the way SARH works and how we deliver services to customers. They do this by interviewing and surveying customers, mystery shopping, holding focus groups, shadowing staff and through other techniques. The award-winning Customer Inspectors have been playing an integral role in the services that SARH deliver since they formed in 2008. Find out more about the Customer Inspectors and how to get involved.


BeConnected_horizontal_basic Many older people feel cut off from society. Even those with busy family and social lives can feel cut off sometimes! BeConnected helps you to connect with others through regular FREE events, such as: • Arts and Crafts • Coffee and a Natter • Exercise Classes • Days Out to Local Attractions • Gardening • Get Online For more information about BeConnected click here!

Tenants and Residents Groups

A Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TRAs) is a group formed by local people who join together to work for common aims. A group may come together for a whole range of reasons, for example to tackle environmental problems on an estate or conduct a road-safety campaign, and can become involved in all types of activities from running a community building to organising activities for young people. Although all groups are different, they do share common aims and objectives, which can include identifying and trying to solve problems that affect tenants and residents, campaigning on particular issues, organising community events and creating a sense of ‘community spirit’. SARH supports a number of TRAs in and around Stafford.

  • The Alliance - (The group meets monthly to discuss issues related to our Independent Living Schemes. SARH Leadership Team members often attend the meetings to share information about the direction of the company and to answer questions)
  • Burton Manor Tenants and Residents Group
  • Yarnfield Forum
  • Dobree and Wolseley

If you are considering setting up a TRA or would like more information on any of the above please get in contact with by calling 0800 111 4554 or email How to Set up a Residents Association 2017

Venue Hire - Round House Community Room

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Available for community use and private hire:

  • Learning Sessions
  • Activity Groups
  • Business Meetings
  • Parties
  • Exhibitions

Venue Facilities:

  • Community room with flexible workspace
  • Access to FREE Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Room capacity: up to 30 people
  • Easily accessible via local bus route
  • Close to Stafford town centre and 5 minutes from junction 13 of the M6

Prices: Private Hire - Half Day £40 / Full Day £75 Community Use - Free Venue Address: Round House Community Room, Sidney Avenue, Silkmore, Stafford, ST17 4EW Make a booking enquiry Click here to make a booking enquiry.

Support for Jobseekers

Building Better Opportunities offer Work Clubs in Stafford and South Staffordshire. Find out more here.

SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation

Logo - trans background The SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation was established in 2018 to distribute funds to ‘Make a Difference’ to those who are affected by Homelessness, social isolation or severe hardship. The foundation supports community projects/ groups, which work towards the same purpose within the Stafford Borough. Find out more about the SARH C.A.R.E.S Foundation

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