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Posted on: Fri 24 January, 2020

Back in 1990, Church Stretton residents Margaret Harmer (pictured, left) and Betty Lewis (right) founded the Lunch Club, a place for local people to meet, chat and enjoy a delicious hot meal. Fast-forward 30 years and the Lunch Club is still going strong - and Margaret and Betty are still part of the volunteer team that makes this possible!

Now held at our Ley Gardens Independent Living Centre, the Lunch Club is organised by the ever-dedicated Betty Lewis (pictured on the right).... Read more

Posted on: Wed 11 December, 2019

At its meeting on 9th December, Ludlow Town Council agreed to take ownership of the green on Sidney Road. This followed an offer from Connexus (of which South Shropshire Housing Association is a part) to sell the land to the town council for the nominal sum of £1.

Connexus had previously gained planning permission for 5 bungalows on the site. Vicki Tomlinson, Director of Development, attended a Town Council meeting earlier this year where she listened to concerns from residents and... Read more

Posted on: Mon 21 October, 2019

Our stunning Grain Loft extension to the Marstons Hub building is completed and we need new residents! The Grain Loft offers something new and different for the people of Shropshire: low-level supported accommodation that is the ideal stepping stone towards fully independent living.

The Grain Loft is part of the redeveloped Marstons Hub, located close to the centre of Ludlow and key amenities. The 11 x 2 bedroom shared flats are available to those aged between 18 and 55 years old with... Read more

Posted on: Thu 5 September, 2019

In a bid to help local residents land the jobs they want, SSHA has joined forces with 3 innovative Ludlow charities to bring help, advice and guidance for job seekers back into the town.

Based at the Rockspring Community Centre every Friday and supported by the SSHA Community Development Fund, Ludlow Job Club brings together the skills and expertise of The Furniture Scheme, Hands Together Ludlow, and Young Shropshire in Work, meaning Ludlow residents now have a new and exciting... Read more

Posted on: Mon 2 September, 2019

Our ‘Drayton Wednesdays’ Drop-In service at Charter Court, Market Drayton is back and better than ever! Drayton Wednesdays brings together several agencies and organisations to offer support and advice to our customers and the wider community.

As well as access to computers, we offer advice on everything from getting back into work to making sure you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to. And all in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Drop-In is open from ... Read more

Posted on: Wed 31 July, 2019

Recent months have seen increasing numbers of stories in the local and national press about ‘county lines’ and ‘cuckooing’. These terms are identified by the National Crime Agency as referring to the activities of drug gangs in the UK’s smaller towns and rural communities. But what exactly do they mean? And how do these issues affect our communities across Shropshire?

County... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

We take a closer look at our Drop-Ins and the support they provide to our customers and the wider community.

Rural poverty is an issue that acutely affects communities across Shropshire, with recent figures showing that 27.3% of workers in the county earn under the ‘real living wage’ needed to cover their everyday needs. This is to say nothing of those... Read more

Posted on: Fri 28 June, 2019

The theme of Rural Housing Week 2019 is Building for rural communities. We’ll be joining in the discussion by sharing case studies and articles around this theme, looking at our work to deliver high quality, affordable housing and support communities.

Community engagement is vital for Housing Associations in rural areas, helping us to build developments that respond to local needs. With this in mind, we’ll be exploring our commitment to first-rate,... Read more

Posted on: Tue 28 May, 2019

Do you have green fingers? Do neighbours stare enviously at your marigolds? If this sounds like you then this is your chance to enter our Customer Involvement Panel’s (CIP) Gardening Competition and win a £25 shopping voucher!

The CIP Gardening Competition is open to all South Shropshire Housing Association and Meres and Mosses Housing Association customers. There are 4 prize categories this year:

  • Front garden
  • Back garden
  • Hanging baskets
  • Potted... Read more
Posted on: Wed 8 May, 2019

Together With Tenants is a groundbreaking new initiative from the National Housing Federation that aims to create stronger relationships and clearer communication between social housing landlords and their customers. While we always work hard to ensure that your voice is heard, however, we do understand that we do not always get it right for everyone, all of the time.

Earlier this month our Customer Involvement Panel (CIP) headed to Birmingham for the first Together With Tenants... Read more