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Tuesday, 8th June
File photograph of a tortoise (not Wally or Torty) in the grass with some daisies
A pen pal project aimed at combatting the loneliness of lockdown has linked teenagers in a Walsall secondary school with residents in some of our retirement living communities across Staffordshire.

The multi-generational pen pal project is the brainchild of Sarah Wilson, Engagement and volunteer co-ordinator at Care Plus. Sarah has...

Wednesday, 19th May
Congratulations to involved customers David Spruce and Julia Stonehouse, who have been appointed to the Housing Ombudsman’s new national Resident Panel.

The panel will help develop the work of the ombudsman as well as ensuring a stronger voice for tenants. More than 600 tenants applied to join the panel, with...

Tuesday, 2nd March

In these challenging times, a huge positive has been the way that people have supported each other. The anxiety and worry of coronavirus has brought out the best in many of us and the loneliness of social distancing has drawn neighbours closer together.

We love hearing great news about...

Thursday, 11th February
When Housing Plus Group and Stafford and Rural Homes joined together, we said that we would pool our resources to do more to make a positive difference for homes, lives and communities in this area.

One of the most important challenges we set ourselves was to create 100 apprenticeship places...

Monday, 25th January

Shrewsbury Foodbank at Barnabus makes a big difference to the lives of people and families in crisis. So when the food bank needed help, we were delighted to step in.

With flood levels rising near its riverside location, the project had to find emergency storage space for vital food...

Tuesday, 24th November

The ongoing coronavirus restrictions haven’t stopped us from ensuring our customers remain safe in their homes.

We’ve had to look at new ways of working, but essential safety checks have continued throughout the lockdown and this has only been possible by working in partnership with our customers.

We’re...

Thursday, 5th November

NEIGHBOURS in one of our Care Plus retirement living communities who found romance in the pandemic, say that social distancing brought them closer together.

Before the pandemic, Graham and Lyn were nodding neighbours. But as Lyn explains, the changes brought about by lockdown gave them an opportunity to get...

Tuesday, 3rd November

We are pleased to announce that Care Plus has completed the purchase of a south Shropshire nursing home, extending the wide range of support services available to Care Plus customers.

The Sandford Nursing Home provides accommodation for up to 35 residents in the market town of Church Stretton....

Wednesday, 21st October

An administrator in our Knights Way office has braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support. Jo, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, said that she took the bold step of shaving her head to give something back in thanks for the support that she has received and to remind...

Monday, 19th October

Housing Plus Group has marked the one-year anniversary of its merger with Stafford and Rural Homes with a progress report on its pledge to build more affordable housing in Staffordshire and Shropshire.

When the expanded Group was launched in October 2019, chief executive Sarah Boden promised that it would:...

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