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Thursday, 9th July

High levels of interest in newly-built homes released during Rural Housing Week have underlined strong demand for affordable housing in Coven.

We are marking the annual national celebration of rural housing by showcasing 26 new homes on a development in the village. Thirteen of the homes in Saredon...

Monday, 6th July

We are marking Rural Housing Week (6-10 July) by showing how one of our newest homes has improved the lives of its first tenants.

While we focus on our promise to build more affordable housing, we never forget that every house is someone’s home.

A newly-built bungalow...

Thursday, 11th June

In Carers Week we wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to our families, neighbours and local communities for the incredible support that you have given us during the coronavirus crisis.

As Les Clarke, Executive Director of Care and Support at Care Plus , explains:

“We have...

Thursday, 28th May

Andrew is usually based in our busy office in Stafford. During lockdown, he has been working from home.

“We had to act really quickly to ensure that we could continue to provide essential services for customers, many of whom are in a vulnerable position.

“The first few...

Wednesday, 29th April

Joyce, using social media to keep connected

We’re talking to some of our customers who are socially distancing. Isolating but not on their own. Joyce lives in one of our Care Plus retirement living communities. This is her story.

“I’m very independent and usually quite happy...

Monday, 6th April

Retirement living communities managed by Care Plus have been filled with song in recent days as hundreds of residents take part in virtual singalongs led by professional entertainer, Kenyon Walker.

Kenyon has been visiting some of the communities since last year, with singing sessions backed by Care Plus and...

Friday, 31st January
Resident Madge Ray is presented with a bouquet of flowers from Teresa Smith of SSHA

Good neighbours, great memories and a tot of whisky are the secret of a long life for sprightly Great Wyrley resident Madge Ray, who celebrated her 100 th birthday with a party thrown by friends and family.

Madge has lived in the same house since 1957 and South Staffordshire...

Wednesday, 4th December

Christmas came early at Housing Plus Group, which has been making deliveries of store cupboard essentials and seasonal treats to food banks in Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Each year the Group - which includes South Staffordshire Housing Association, Severnside Housing, Stafford and Rural Homes and Care Plus - uses...

Thursday, 10th October

For John and Melanie Tomlinson, 2018 was a year they’d prefer to forget. John faced ill health and redundancy and they had to leave the privately rented home they had occupied for the previous four years, when it was put on the market.

“We wanted to stay in Codsall...

Wednesday, 9th October
Representatives of SSHA and Friends of Essington are pictured with donated litter-picking equipment

Community organisations do so much to support people and neighbourhoods. Usually run by volunteers, it’s where you’ll find amazing people who put their time and energy into making a difference where they live.

We like to support groups like these, where we can. So we were delighted to be...

Tuesday, 1st October

Housing Plus Group and Stafford and Rural Homes have officially merged today (1 October 2019), launching a new housing, care and property group for Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The Group will own and manage approximately 18,000 homes. Employing up to 800 people locally, it will have an annual turnover of...

Thursday, 8th August

Housing Plus Group and Stafford and Rural Homes are to merge, creating an influential housing, care and property group for Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The combined group - including Severnside Housing and South Staffordshire Housing Association - will own and manage around 18,000 homes. Providing employment, training and apprenticeships for...