SARH receives over £20,000 in government funding
SARH has successfully bid for money from the Housing Challenge Fund, which was set up in November 2009, to support new family intervention projects in the UK.
The £11million pot of money, which has been part funded by housing associations and local authorities, has been allocated to 88 projects across the country.
Housing Minister John Healey said: “Family intervention projects have the potential not only to change the lives of 1,200 families in need but also those of their neighbours. This funding will do just that, supporting councils and housing associations as they give families a fresh start and helping to give the wider community a new lease of life.”
The money obtained by SARH will be used to assist families in need of support in partnership with the charity Barnardo’s.
The role will involve working directly with SARH customers to ensure families in Stafford Borough can live safely and securely in their homes.
Kathryn Bradbury, SARH Neighbourhood Services Manager, said: “SARH is committed to working with its community partners to ensure our customers can live in a safe and peaceful environment and we believe the new role will help make a real difference in achieving this in Stafford Borough.”
The successful bid was achieved in partnership with Staffordshire County Council ‘s Children’s services, Stafford Borough Council, Stafford Borough Community Safety Partnership, and Staffordshire Police.
SARH and its partners have also invested a further £20,000 , taking the total investment in the project to over £40,000.