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Stafford and Rural Homes asks customers to spread Christmas spirit to their neighbours

Stafford and Rural Homes is asking customers to revive community spirit by thinking of their neighbours this Christmas holiday period

The housing association is calling on customers to “Be a Good Neighbour” by popping in to see neighbours who live alone, are elderly or frail.

Although the Christmas holiday is traditionally a time for family and friends, someone living close by might not have anyone to think about them.

Karen Armitage, SARH chief executive, said: “Families are becoming geographically separated so vulnerable people may not have anyone to care for them. We are asking people to keep an eye on neighbours, who are elderly or vulnerable.

“At the same time we would urge all our customers to be vigilant and not let strangers into their homes. There are bogus callers around who unfortunately can prey on vulnerable people.

“Neighbours can be valuable support particularly at holiday times. This is a celebratory time for most people but it can be difficult and lonely for others.”

SARH offices will close from 3.30pm on Thursday 24 December 2009 and will re open on Monday 4 January 2010. During the holiday period customers who need to contact us because of an emergency can call 0800 1114554

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