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Together with Tenants

The body which represents housing associations in England has set out eight commitments, to make sure you are listened to and have greater opportunities to influence decisions made about your home and services we provide. The National Housing Federation (NHF) is asking for your opinion on their draft plan, called ‘Together with Tenants’. The eight [...]

March 19th, 2019|News|

West End Village scoops regional gold award

One of our older people’s villages has been awarded a Gold standard at the Regional Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2019. The awards celebrate the best specialist housing providers for older people, and aim to help shape the future of housing in later life. West End Village (WEV) is one of 300 schemes in the [...]

March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

Fuel Poverty means being unable to heat your home and here at SHA we’re trying to tackle it in many ways. Firstly, we’re installing the latest storage heaters which use 20% less energy, meaning smaller energy bills for customers. We’re upgrading 100 properties every year as part of a long term improvement project. We recently [...]

February 15th, 2019|News|

Staffs Housing joins forces with Hodgkinson Builders to develop “eyesore” former Primary School

Staffordshire Housing have joined forces with Derby-based builders, Hodgkinson Builders, to build 20 new affordable homes on the site of an “eyesore” former school. Police and community officials have welcomed the plans on the site of the former Florence School, in Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent, which had been a magnet for anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping since the school closed [...]

February 1st, 2019|News|

Staff raise over £1000 for local mental health charities

Our staff have raised over one thousand pounds for local mental health charities during a wellbeing week in memory of colleague who died last year. Staffordshire Housing Group held a week of activities, mental health sessions and fundraising in their first Wellbeing Week, in November 2018. The week took place on what would have been [...]

January 29th, 2019|News|

Staffs Housing celebrates Shared Ownership Week

This week (20 - 26 September 2018) is Shared Ownership Week, a national campaign raising awareness for a scheme which is offering an option to thousands of aspiring home buyers. Shared ownership is helping a lot of first time buyers get their foot on the property ladder – including Sian Warden, who earlier this year bought [...]

September 20th, 2018|News|

Staffordshire Housing celebrates Zero Waste Week

Last week, Staffordshire Housing celebrated Zero Waste Week with plastic free coffee morning, raising money for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The international awareness week is a yearly campaign to help reduce landfill waste and show the environmental impact. As part of the plastic free coffee morning, staff wrote their own pledges of what they do to [...]

September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Staffordshire Housing Group shortlisted for two national awards

We have been shortlisted for two national awards. Staffordshire Housing Group (SHG) are in the finals at the Housing Hero Awards, which celebrate the people who make a difference in housing and the local community. Organised by Inside Housing, the national publication for the housing sector, and the Chartered Institute of Housing, SHG are down [...]

June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Bradeley village celebrates ‘facelift’ with Elvis

Residents at Stoke-on-Trent’s first over 55’s village are set to welcome Elvis into the building to celebrate their newly redecorated communal area and reception. The refurbishment at Bradeley village, ran by Staffordshire Housing Association, has seen new furniture and a larger coffee shop, as well as a new residents’ bar and toilets. The village also [...]

May 15th, 2018|News|

Village living beats loneliness

Loneliness is on the rise and it doesn’t just affect older people. Of the seven million adults in the UK, 1 in 8 of us (13%) have no close friends and 45% of adults say they feel lonely some of the time.* Evidence suggests that living in communities can dramatically reduce the impact of loneliness. [...]

May 14th, 2018|News|

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