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BookBench celebration at West End Village

Staffordshire Housing Association (SHA) and residents at West End Village have been celebrating all things books at their BookBench celebration event. The BookBench and Trail have been organised by the National Literacy Trust’s Stoke Reads to help encourage youngsters to get reading. 20 BookBenches have been decorated by schools and community groups from across the [...]

May 14th, 2019|News|

Staffs Housing join scheme to get youngsters reading

Staffordshire Housing Association has teamed up with the National Literacy Trust’s Stoke Reads BookBench Trail to help encourage youngsters to get reading. Staffordshire Housing have sponsored one of the 20 BookBenches, which have been decorated by schools and community groups from across the city with designs inspired by books and reading, and helped fund the [...]

April 17th, 2019|News|

Event for customers to find out how they can shape Staffordshire Housing

Staffordshire Housing are set to host an event for customers to find out how they can help shape the services they provide. The customer involvement event will be an opportunity for customers to find out more about the customer involvement roles available, as well as the chance to speak to staff and other customers who [...]

April 17th, 2019|News|

Stoke’s own ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Old’s’

An over 55s village in Stoke has opened its doors to nursery children inspired by the Channel 4 documentary, ‘Old people’s home for 4 year olds’. West End Village, an independent living village ran by Staffordshire Housing, has fortnightly visits from some of the children from Field House Nursery. Together, the residents and the children take [...]

April 16th, 2019|News|

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|

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