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Independent Living in the spotlight


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Independent Living in the spotlight

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An Independent Living scheme in Stafford is set to throw open its doors this week to showcase how it's delivering a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options for people aged 55 and above.

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) manages 18 schemes across the Borough, providing a range of benefits for older customers looking to maintain their independence while enjoying the privacy of having their own front door.

On Friday, April 5, the Independent Living Scheme at Marston Court in Stafford will be staging an open day for potential customers and their families.

Hayley Murphy, Independent Living Manager at SARH, explained: "Schemes such as Marston Court are ideal for both individuals and couples looking to downsize or looking for a little additional peace of mind as they get older.

"They can also enjoy all the benefits of being part of a thriving community without sacrificing their privacy.

"Customers come and go as they please, but with the added security of knowing that they can call for help any time they're at home thanks to the SARH You First Telecare Service, which provides emergency cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."

The doors at Marston Court, which also has a shared lounge and other communal facilities, will be open between 2 and 4pm on Friday April 5.  Members of the SARH Independent Living team will be on hand to answer any questions from potential customers or their families.

"A number of customers are also looking forward to meeting our visitors and will be happy to share their experiences of living in our modern, self-contained apartments," Hayley added.


SARH Independent Living Coordinators Alex Soden and Grace Cooper, ready to welcome visitor to the open day. 

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About Stafford and Rural Homes

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) is the largest social landlord in Stafford with around 6,000 homes across Stafford, Stone and the rural villages across the Borough. Established in 2006 to own and manage the former Stafford Borough Council housing stock, SARHset up a trading subsidiary company Housing Worx, to deliver planned maintenance works to its properties and fulfil commercial contracts in 2012. SARHalso offers 18 Independent Living schemes for people aged over 55 andan award winning Telecare home safety and personal security system for the elderly and vulnerable.SARH has invested more than £100 million on improvement and regeneration programmes and building over 500 high quality new homes for rent and shared ownership which have benefited SARH customers by improving neighbourhoods and creating job opportunities for local people. A Community Benefit Society (CBS), the housing association works in partnership with local authorities, health trusts, statutory bodies and a range of voluntary organisations to create safe, sustainable communities where residents can ‘Live, Work and Grow'.

Follow SARH on Twitter@SARHomes


Media contact:

Martin Farrow

CHANGEWORKS Communications
t: + 44 (0) 1785 247588

m: +44 (0)7771 970025


Stafford and Rural Homes contact:

Mara Hargreaves

Marketing Manager

t:01785 216793 (Direct) 

m:07800 619 863 (Mobile)