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Delivering festive cheer to families in need this Christmas

We have been helping to deliver some festive cheer to families in need this Christmas after donating toys to a community hub at a Staffordshire primary school. Many families have faced financial difficulty in recent years due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. These gifts have been made possible thanks to our generous repairs team, who donated all the loyalty points collected through their purchases... Read more

Safeguarding Adults Week: safeguarding yourself and others

This week, Housing Plus Group are joining a nationwide campaign to help raise awareness of adult safeguarding and keep our communities safe. The annual awareness week takes place between 20 November – 24 November and is hosted by Ann Craft Trust, a leading UK support organisation for safeguarding adults and young people at risk. This year, the theme for the awareness week is ‘Safeguarding Yourself... Read more

Exciting schedule of free activities and social events for people aged 55+

An exciting schedule of free events and activities for people aged 55+ has been unveiled in Stafford Borough and south Staffordshire. ReConnected talks, workshops and meetings are taking place in community centres, village halls and other easy-to-reach venues in these areas. Backed by the National Lottery Community Fund, ReConnected provides opportunities for people aged 55+ to get together, get active... Read more

Recycle Week 2023

Now in its twentieth year, Recycle Week is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling. The central theme of this year’s campaign is ‘The Big Recycling Hunt’, which promises to shine a bright spotlight on ‘missed capture’. This nationwide hunt aims to engage families in the quest to find 'lost recyclables' that too often find their way into the rubbish bin. Commonly missed items... Read more

Construction underway on new affordable homes in Pontesbury

Construction is progressing strongly on a new housing development that will bring much-needed affordable housing to a Shropshire village. We appointed SJ Roberts Construction Ltd to build our development, on Mount Close, Pontesbury, which will deliver high quality housing for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development, which is due to be completed next year, will see 18 new attractive homes... Read more

Share your experience – Housing Ombudsman’s report into communications and relationships

The Housing Ombudsman is calling for social housing residents to take part in a new survey. The call for evidence has been issued to support their latest systemic report, which will look at the communications and relationships between residents and their landlords. We have been asked to share this information with you, to ensure that you have the opportunity for your voice to be heard. The investigation... Read more

Responsible pet ownership

We are reminding customers about the importance of responsible pet ownership. We recognise the positive impact that pets can have on their owners’ lives, but you need to ensure that your pets don’t cause any issues for you and your community. If you have a pet, it is your responsibility to make sure it is properly cared for, kept under control and does not cause a risk or nuisance to people living... Read more

Friday 12 May is International Nurses Day

International Nurses’ Day is held each year on 12 May, which is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. On this special day, we are saying a big ‘thank you’ to nurses everywhere and especially, to our wonderful team at The Sandford in Church Stretton. We are celebrating International Nurses’ Day with cream teas and gifts for our dedicated nurses. You can hear from some of them,... Read more

Party time at The Sandford

A hugely successful overseas recruitment campaign at the Care Plus nursing home, The Sandford in Church Stretton, has been marked in an International Day filled with singing, dancing, food and laughter. Guest speakers spoke of nurses and care workers from all corners of the globe joining a team which is known for its happiness as well as its dedication. Residents and staff got together in a lounge... Read more

A responsible landlord

We set out to make a positive impact in Staffordshire and Shropshire. We are committed to building more affordable homes and helping customers and communities succeed, through investment and support. We want all our newly-built homes to achieve an energy performance rating of B or above along with reducing fuel costs for residents where possible by using new technology such as air source heat pumps.... Read more