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Monday, 15th April

The Housing Ombudsman is inviting social housing residents to apply to join its Resident Panel.

Joining the panel will allow you to contribute to the work it is doing to improve residents’ lives through sharing your experience of your landlord’s services.

As a member of the panel, you...

Tuesday, 19th March

A grant of almost £4,000 from Sport England will help customers in our retirement living communities improve their health and wellbeing.

The grant means that people working and volunteering in our retirement living communities can be trained to deliver seated exercises suitable for those with limited mobility or difficulties...

Tuesday, 13th February

A ReConnected event at a retirement living community in Stone saw members turn amateur detectives to solve a deadly ‘crime’.

Guests were sipping colourful mocktails prepared by ReConnected mixologist, Lisa Fisher and relaxing over a buffet lunch when their afternoon was interrupted by a murder!

As readers of...

Friday, 2nd February
The Sandford Nursing Home, which is part of Care Plus, is celebrating success on a plate after a recent inspection resulted in a five-star food hygiene rating.

Scored from zero to five stars, food hygiene ratings are given to all businesses preparing, handling and serving food - including nursing homes....

Thursday, 21st December

We have been helping to deliver some festive cheer to families in need this Christmas after donating toys to a community hub at a Staffordshire primary school.

Many families have faced financial difficulty in recent years due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. These gifts have been made possible thanks...

Tuesday, 19th December

Residents of retirement living communities in and around Shrewsbury enjoyed a fun day out together, thanks to a grant from the Wynn Foundation.

Around 40 tenants took a trip to Coed y Dinas in Welshpool, for some Christmas shopping and lunch at the legendary Charlies Country Store.


Thursday, 14th December

We have been spreading some festive cheer across Staffordshire and Shropshire by delivering much-needed grants to food banks this Christmas.

Many families have faced financial difficulty in recent years due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. To help with this, we have awarded timely donations to food banks helping people...

Tuesday, 21st November

An exciting schedule of free events and activities for people aged 55+ has been unveiled in Stafford Borough and south Staffordshire. ReConnected talks, workshops and meetings are taking place in community centres, village halls and other easy-to-reach venues in these areas.

Backed by the National Lottery Community Fund, ReConnected...

Thursday, 12th October

Memory cafés for people experiencing memory loss have opened in two Staffordshire villages.

The new groups are based in retirement living communities managed by Care Plus in Penkridge and Essington. Catering for residents of those schemes and others in the surrounding area, they are bringing people together to connect,...

Tuesday, 8th August
To become a volunteer and start changing lives, all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help. You can choose how much time you offer and we'll provide any training and support required.

Volunteers include job-seekers, students and those who fit volunteering around full-time work or family responsibilities, as...


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