Dementia awareness

We’re training our customers to be Dementia Friends – providing better support and greater awareness in our communities. More than 100 members of staff at Aspire Housing have taken part in information sessions to learn more about helping people with the condition. Now the opportunity is being extended to customers and members of the public … Continued

Aspire and Tesco Christmas toy appeal launch

Thousands of children across North Staffordshire will have a special Christmas present thanks to a joint appeal by Aspire Housing and Tesco. The supermarket is encouraging customers at ten of its stores to donate a toy as they do their shopping. The main stores are: Uttoxeter, Hanley, Meir Park, Trent Vale, Kidsgrove, Congleton, Longton, and … Continued

Helping a homeless charity

At Aspire Housing and PM Training we have strong links with a vulnerable and homeless people's charity, House of Bread. The organisation offers home cooked meals, friendship, support and a safe place for people in times of crisis, in Stafford and surrounding areas. More than 30 Aspire colleagues have volunteered to bake bread at the charity … Continued

Staff identity cards

L-R Aspire’s new ID badges with light grey background and lanyards have replaced the old red version As we roll out our new brand, you’ll notice we have issued our staff with new ID cards, lanyards and name badges. Customers are advised to check the identity of all staff members who call on them to … Continued

New brand and website launch

On Tuesday October 18, Aspire Housing, PM Training and the Realise Foundation will refresh our brand to reflect our future ambitions and define who we are. Following recent work to develop our new Vision, Values, and Corporate Plan, we’re changing the look and feel of things to fit the new direction. We are creating a … Continued

Aspire Customer Mike Nolan stars in a Placeshapers film

Mike Nolan is featured in a national film called We Work which is changing perceptions of housing associations. http://www.placeshapers.org/we-work We Work draws together 15 powerful stories of how employment and skills teams have had a massive impact on housing association customers’ lives. PlaceShapers is a network of more than 100 housing associations that own and … Continued

Celebration to mark the transformation of an eyesore site

Aspire Housing is developing the derelict land in Lower Ash Road, to create affordable housing for sale and for rent. The pub site was bought in 2013 and cleared to make way for much-needed regeneration. 22 new properties will be built, with a mix of different styles and sizes. There will be six two-bed bungalows, … Continued

Housing development named after WW1 battle

A new affordable homes development has been named in remembrance of soldiers from Stoke-on-Trent who lost their lives at the Battle of the Marne. Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society has 19 two-bed homes in a new rental development, named Marne Place. The site in Abbey Lane, Bucknall, commemorates a landmark Allied victory in September 1914, in Marne, … Continued

A unique garden and woodland walk unveiling at a primary school

Parents, pupils and staff will gather for the opening of a wonderful new outside area at Smallthorne Primary School. The quiet reflection area for pupils has been funded by a £10,000 Realise Foundation grant and £7,800 from school funds. It was built by PM Training apprentices and includes seats, undercover shelters and sensory plants to … Continued

Lifelong learning during Be Online Week

The Realise Foundation is a Regeneration Charity that works to help the local area with money earmarked to help people gain new skills for employment, get into or stay in education or by making a physical change to benefit the local area. As a charity focused on unleashing the potential of North Staffordshire, a key … Continued