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Friday, 3rd January
Julie Taylor is pictured meeting four-year-old dog Bernie

Vine Court, the retirement living community in Cannock, has welcomed some special visitors from Birmingham Dogs Home.

Residents and staff have been collecting blankets, toys and for the dogs cared for by Birmingham Dogs Home. Vicky Jones, who works at the centre, dropped-in to collect the goodies and personally...

Thursday, 5th December
Ida Gurr and Hazel James are pictured cutting a ribbon at New Park House in Shrewsbury

Four generations of a family joined together to celebrate the completion of major work to improve New Park House in Castlefields, Shrewsbury.

Investment of more than £615,000 has brought a new kitchen for social activities and events in the retirement living community. The flat roof has been replaced, with...

Tuesday, 26th November

Our retirement living communities are lively, fun places and there is usually plenty going on. At Pinfold House in Cheslyn Hay, residents and staff got together recently to hold a fabulous 1940s party complete with authentic music, fancy dress and even air raid warning sirens. Pictured as a schoolboy evacuee...

Wednesday, 13th November

Our retirement living communities are friendly, sociable places, where you'll usually find plenty going on.

Take a look at Deansfield House for example, where residents make quite a song and dance about things...

Thursday, 7th November
Housing Officer of the Month, Adam Pugh is pictured.

There was a lovely surprise for Shropshire’s retirement living officer Adam Pugh recently, when he learned that he had won the Housing Officer of the Month award presented by OKEach Day service provider Alertacall.

The company’s awards programme recognises the hard work of fantastic housing officers up and down...

Tuesday, 5th November

“Betzi makes me get up in the morning. She’s my best friend and I talk to her all the time.”

Ill health meant that Sue Ellis had to leave her job in the ambulance service. She and four-year-old Tibetan terrier Betzi now live in a studio apartment in Pendrell...

Friday, 25th October

“I get up in the morning, make myself a cuppa and open Facebook. It’s a window on the world. I live on my own but it feels as though I’ve got company and I’m part of something bigger.”

At 83, Joyce Parkes is a big fan of technology and...

Tuesday, 1st October

Housing Plus Group and Stafford and Rural Homes have officially merged today (1 October 2019), launching a new housing, care and property group for Staffordshire and Shropshire.

The Group will own and manage approximately 18,000 homes. Employing up to 800 people locally, it will have an annual turnover of...

Wednesday, 29th May

Marking Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June, Kath Coley explains how volunteering has changed her life

Tuesday, 2nd April
Jubilation at Coven Court

Champagne corks were popping at retirement living community Coven Court, when the popular scheme learned that it had secured a silver prize in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) National Housing for Older People Awards.

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