As living costs continue to rise and the temperature begins to drop, we’re supporting our customers through our Keep Well & Warm campaign which provides helpful advice on how to save money, stay safe and keep warm this winter.Read more
A scheme to deliver affordable homes in a Staffordshire village has been completed, with the contractor handing over the site to Homes Plus, a Housing Plus Group company and leading provider of affordable homes in Shropshire and Staffordshire.Read more
This week, Homes Plus are joining a nationwide campaign to help raise awareness of adult safeguarding and keep our communities safe.Read more
An exciting schedule of free events and activities for people aged 55+ has been unveiled in Stafford Borough and south Staffordshire.Read more
Babies and children are benefitting from a new sensory room thanks to a donation from our Homes Plus My Community Fund.Read more
The Housing Ombudsman is making some changes to its Complaint Handling Code.Read more
South Staffordshire Council is calling for residents to take part in a new survey.Read more
A customer supported by our employment and money advisor Toni Roberts, has credited her with changing his life.Read more
This week is National Scrutiny Week where housing associations from across the country have been celebrating their involved customers and their contribution to improving the services that matter to customers.Read more
Homes Plus has officially opened a new hub for the benefit of the community in Burton Square, Stafford.Read more
We’re introducing a new way of helping you to find an answer to a question about our services.Read more
Homes Plus is supporting food banks in Staffordshire and Shropshire to top up essential supplies for people struggling with the rising cost of living.Read more
Homes Plus prioritises gas safety every week. In Gas Safety Week, we are asking you to take three steps to ‘Get in the Know’ and keep your home, family and neighbours safe.Read more
Homes Plus is sponsoring The Community Foundation’s Best Kept Village competition for 2023.Read more
A project targeting loneliness and isolation among men of all ages, has been boosted by support from the Homes Plus My Community Fund.Read more
Our brand-new Burton Square Community Hub, in Stafford, welcomed 30 customers in its opening week.Read more
The Housing Ombudsman is calling for social housing residents to take part in a new survey.
The call for evidence has been issued to support their latest systemic report, which will look at the communications and relationships between residents and their landlords.Read more
Children are benefitting from new toys and play equipment thanks to a donation from our Homes Plus My Community Fund.
We awarded £1,000 to Featherstone Parent & Toddler Group to help fund new toys and furniture.Read more
This year, the theme for the awareness week is ‘Know Your Rights’. The campaign aims to encourage people to report incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and raises awareness of the ASB Case Review (previously known as the Community Trigger).Read more
A customer in one of our retirement living communities has been making a positive difference, with a little help from the Homes Plus My Community Fund.Read more
Did you know that our website offers 24/7 accessibility support? Access speech, reading and translation assistance at any time by simply clicking the accessibility icon from any page of our website.Read more
Homes Plus colleagues have been volunteering at an annual event that delivers important safety and social awareness lessons to primary school children.Read more
Residents in a Staffordshire village have celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III with a little help from the Homes Plus team.Read more
Customers who live in some of our older properties could soon be benefiting from warmer and more energy efficient homes thanks to a £3.52 million government grant.Read more
National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of the achievements of apprentices and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses and the wider economy.
Apprenticeships are helping us to provide great careers for colleagues and deliver even better homes and services for customers.Read more
Stafford Soccer Mums FC is celebrating a funding goal, with support from Homes Plus.
The Homes Plus My Community Fund supports grass roots organisations in Staffordshire and Shropshire. A grant of £500 from our fund will be used to provide new kit and equipment for the women’s football club, which brings together enthusiastic players of all ages.Read more
Food banks and charities facing what is expected to be their busiest ever Christmas, have been boosted by our bumper donation of food, toys and chocolates. Much-needed grants have also been awarded from the Homes Plus My Community fund.Read more
Stone Scout and Guide Band has received a much-needed boost, with a grant from Homes Plus.
Our Homes Plus My Community Fund supports grass roots organisations in Staffordshire and Shropshire. A grant from the fund will be used to maintain the band’s instruments and provide new uniforms for the young musicians.Read more
Homes Plus is one year old on 1 November and what a year it has been!
The launch of the Homes Plus website has brought the opportunity to do more online wherever you live and our new 0800 048 8955 telephone number is free to phone, 24/7. Now, there is just one number to use to pay your rent, report a repair and get advice.Read more
Diwali is an important religious festival originating in India and celebrated in communities worldwide.
Lasting five days, it marks the start of the Hindu New Year. The word Diwali means ‘row of lights’ and it is sometimes called a festival of lights because of the lights used to decorate people’s homes.Read more
A blog from involved customer and Scrutiny Group member, Julia.
I’ve been a tenant in South Staffordshire for 24 years. For the last eight of those I have been what’s called an ‘involved customer’. I’m part of the Scrutiny group and joined the Housing Ombudsman’s national Resident Panel in 2021.
The cost of living is rising more than most of us have ever known and it is going to affect all of us.
We will be posting helpful tips on our Facebook page to save money, keep homes warm and stay safe.
You can also find a round-up of help available from the government and other central sources here. We will be updating this as new advice and information is available.
With deep sorrow we wish to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen for her enduring service and devotion. Rest in peace Your Majesty.
Our thoughts are with the Royal family and our customers who may feel a sense of personal loss at this difficult time.Read more
Homes Plus has helped customers to save an enormous £2.78 million through support offered by our Plus services.
Providing homes for almost 20,000 families across Shropshire and Staffordshire, our Plus services help customers to secure their tenancies, manage their finances and gain employment.Read more
We are very pleased that the first of our electrical apprentices have completed the very demanding training necessary to graduate as fully qualified electricians.
Both Oliver Simmons and Liam Davies have now gained permanent roles in our in-house electrical team.Read more
Homes Plus is backing a national campaign aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) as we strive to build stronger, safer communities across Staffordshire and Shropshire.Read more
We have been contacted by customers asking how they can support Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country.
Like you, we have been deeply moved by the plight of millions of Ukrainians who are being forced to flee their homes, so want to support customers who wish to volunteer spare accommodation and to help in other ways.
The Rotary Club of Stafford Knot asked us to help bring people together for a lunch among friends.Read more
Each year, Shrewsbury and Oswestry Crucial Crew holds an event attended by as many as 1500 children from up to 60 local primary schools as part of the all-important preparation for secondary school.Read more
A memorial to a much-loved and well-respected local councillor has been unveiled on the rooftop terrace of The Burgesses, our £3.2 million new housing development in Kinver.Read more
The Housing Ombudsman scheme is calling for evidence on noise complaints.
As members of this scheme, we have been asked to share this information to ensure that you have the opportunity for your voice to be heard.
We’re delighted to celebrate the completion of three brand-new homes near Shrewsbury, which have already welcomed their first Homes Plus customers.Read more
We believe that apprenticeships provide great career development opportunities, combining hands-on training with vocational learning.Read more
Property Plus, the in-house repairs and maintenance team of Housing Plus Group which operates across Staffordshire and Shropshire, has been named a finalist in the Contractor of the Year category of the UK Housing Awards.Read more
A Shropshire bowling club which began when a group of players set an ambitious target to restore a historic bowling green in Monkmoor six years ago, has been backed by Homes Plus.Read more
A new era for 18,000 social housing tenants got underway this week, as three landlords in Housing Plus Group – South Staffordshire Housing Association, Severnside Housing and Stafford and Rural Homes – joined together to become Homes Plus.Read more
A leading local housing association has announced a new team dedicated to helping build stronger, safer communities across Staffordshire and Shropshire.Read more
Joe Sproston has worked in housing for 13 years, first for Stafford and Rural Homes and then for Housing Plus Group following the merger between the neighbouring organisations.Read more
Apprenticeships are really important to Housing Plus Group, which is why we’ve committed to creating 100 new apprenticeships in our business and with our partners in our first five years as an expanded group operating across Staffordshire and Shropshire.Read more
Congratulations to involved customers David Spruce and Julia Stonehouse, who have been appointed to the Housing Ombudsman’s new national Resident Panel.Read more
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.Read more
Construction work has commenced on our ambitious plans to build 20 new homes for older people, in Kinver. The development is designed for people who want to live independently, with the reassurance of access to care and support provided by Housing Plus Group member, Care Plus.Read more
“Some parts of my job are a bit more difficult at the moment but for our customers, it’s a lifeline.”
Andrew is an employment and money advice officer who is usually based in our busy office in Stafford. Since March, he has been working from home.Read more