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SARH invests in community work

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has added a new face to its Community Involvement Team – formerly the Customer Participation Team – as it looks to build on its already strong ties with the local communities.

Christine Cartwright, 21, joins the team as a community involvement worker and her job will involve meeting customers, partners and other organisations to help promote and support stronger local communities.

Chris Plant, Community Involvement Manager, said: “Christine joins us at an exciting time as our team has recently rebranded to reflect the increasingly diverse range of work we do.

“Our work  is about encouraging local people to get involved and live and work positively together in the community.”

Some of the projects the team is currently involved with include basic I.T. sessions at the Community Resource Centre, at Greyfrairs, and a weekly Job Club run with the support of Next Step, delivering the skills required to face the current job market.  The Job Club has the additional support of Job Search for people who struggle with I.T. or do not have access to the internet.

Other work carried out by the team includes:

  • Organising community events and engaging with the wider community.
  • Supporting funding for community projects.
  • Gaining customer feedback so SARH can continue to improve its services.

Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH, said: “SARH is committed to investing in supporting local communities.

“Promoting greater community co-operation and social responsibility is a crucial part of our work to make the borough a better place to live.”

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