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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|

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|

Pick your own direct debit date

Our new direct debit system means you can make your rent payment any day of the month. Before, we had three set days you could choose to have your rent collected by direct debit. This means you will be able to pick the best day for rent to come out of your bank account, such [...]

April 3rd, 2018|News|

Pioneering older people’s village gets a ‘facelift’

Residents at Stoke-on-Trent’s first over 55's village have welcomed a 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 has new mobility scooter stores throughout the building. [...]

March 14th, 2018|News|

Staffordshire Housing celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Staffordshire Housing are celebrating our apprentices and highlighting the work they do, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Owen Stanway is a customer service apprentice and is responsible for answering calls, helping out on the reception desk as well as logging maintenance jobs and handling complaints. He said, “I like the work atmosphere here and [...]

March 9th, 2018|News|

Staffs Housing launch free Age Awareness sessions

Staffordshire Housing Association have launched free Age Awareness training for local organisations. The half day interactive sessions will look at how businesses and organisations can become age friendly, tackle common myths and attitudes about getting older and explore the disadvantages faced by older people. The event is part of the Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Age Friendly [...]

October 27th, 2017|News|

Big Difference Scheme could save customers up to 90 per cent off their water bills

Are you struggling to pay your water charges? There's a new scheme from Severn Trent Water that may be able to help. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible to have your water bill reduced between 10-90%, based on the average water bill in the Severn Trent region. It doesn't matter if you [...]

September 13th, 2017|News|

Staffs Housing joins national campaign to celebrate supported housing

We are highlighting the contribution supported housing makes to Stoke-on-Trent as part of today’s Starts at Home day. ‘Starts at Home’, now in its second year and run by the National Housing Federation, celebrates how supported housing helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people regain their independence and confidence. We provide a wide range of [...]

September 1st, 2017|News|

Because I volunteer…Albert’s story

Albert volunteers for the befriending service run by our wellbeing and home improvement agency, Revival. He spends a couple of hours a week with Mary for a chat and a cuppa. Here Albert talks about why he volunteers, Mary tells us what it means to her, and you can find out how you can help [...]

July 18th, 2017|News|

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