Shire Blog

24/05/2017 - Celebrating success for new Shrewsbury over 55’s apartments

Our new apartments for the over 55's in Shrewsbury, has marked its official opening with a special celebration event, which brought together new residents with the...

14/09/2016 - Prize winners announced

Lucky prize winners have been receiving their prizes following a competition held during our first appearance at The Shrewsbury Flower Show last month.

W...

14/09/2016 - Beechwood’s show apartment ready to view

Beechwood, our new scheme in Newcastle-under-Lyme, is almost complete and as the scaffolding is starting to come down and the finishing touches are now being applied....

21/07/2016 - Come and see us at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

We’ll be at the Shrewsbury Flower Show on the 12th and 13th of August and would love you to visit our stand on Gloucester Avenue.

We will be promoting our new ShireLiving...

15/06/2016 - Queen’s Royal birthday opening for new apartments!

Our latest ShireLiving development marked its official opening today with a royal tea party in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Oakwood in Wellington also welcomed Queen Eliz...

19/10/2015 - Some exciting updates for ShireLiving!

Work is progressing well on our two schemes at Oakwood, Wellington and Beechwood, Newcastle-under-Lyme and we shall be accepting applications early next year for anyone wanting ...

12/10/2015 - Extra Care Development of the Year

We’re thrilled that our Maywood Scheme in Wombourne has been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Extra Care Development of the Year.

Plus the wider de...

05/07/2015 - Children’s artwork brings smile to community

Following a site visit last month by Short Wood Primary School’s reception class, artwork has now been recreated as a 14 metre mural on the hoarding of our O...

15/06/2015 - Local school children visit Oakwood and learn about building homes

75 reception pupils from Short Wood Primary school in Wellington visited the site of our new ShireLiving extra care scheme Oakwood in Wellingtion, Telford this week. The...

12/05/2015 - Work on our new Shrewsbury scheme is now underway!

Work has started our new ShireLiving extra care scheme, off Ellesmere Road in Shrewsbury. The £10 million pound project , which has received grant funding of £2,411,550 from t...

28/04/2015 - Elmwood is now open!

Work has now been completed on our third ShireLiving scheme, Elmwood at Northfield Village, in Stafford and the first residents will move in this week.

Elmwood’...

02/04/2015 - ShireLiving helping the over 55s ‘Live the Life they Choose’

The National Housing Federation is calling for affordable homes designed for older people with integrated care services to be built. We’re pleased to be investing in this type of ...

23/03/2015 - New apartments for the over 55s are fit for a Queen

A new development of 63 apartments for the over 55s, in Cannock, has been officially opened and named Chasewood by a very familiar face.

Guest...

13/02/2015 - Chasewood nears completion

As everything is nearing completion at the innovative groundbreaking £12 million partnership project in Cannock, representatives and guests from The Wrekin Ho...

23/12/2014 - First residents move in for Christmas

Mrs Norma Poole is delighted to be one of the first residents to move into Maywood in Wombourne.

Norma, at almost 90 years old, has lived in W...

15/12/2014 - Maywood brews up new neighbours

Maywood brews up new neighbours

Work on our ShireLiving extra care scheme in Wombourne has been completed and the new residents of the scheme, named ...

08/12/2014 - Show apartments open at Chasewood

Show apartments open at Chasewood

Our show apartments are now open at Chasewood, Cannock. The two apartments have been furnished to demonstrate the living ...

14/10/2014 - Elmwood makes development of the week in Inside Housing!

Elmwood, our ShireLiving development in Stafford has been named Development of the Week in Inside Housing!

Purpose built for people over 55,...

14/10/2014 - James Bond crane moves onto next mission

Soon the blue crane, that has become a familiar part of Wombourne’s skyline over the last year, will be moving onto its next mission.

The crane ...

15/09/2014 - Applications are now open for Elmwood

If you’re over 55 and thinking about moving, applications are now open for Elmwood

When Elmwood opens in spring 2015, 80 modern one and two...

10/07/2014 - A new view of Maywood

As our Maywood scheme heads towards completion, build manager James Worrallo of Willmott Dixon took the time to show us around.

Donning our hard hats, we took a sn...

10/07/2014 - World Population Day

Innovative Cannock development marks World Population Day

Latest statistics show that the UK population has now passed the 64 million mark. Key partners of an innovative developmen...

08/07/2014 - ShireLiving at the Shows

ShireLiving at the Shows

You may have seen us recently at the Staffordshire County show where we invited everyone out of the rain to watch our chefs demonstrate how effectively...

22/05/2014 - Limewood Dementia Care

This Dementia Awareness week, we’re reminded that dementia currently affects 800,000 people in the UK alone. It’s more important than ever for care providers to look towards...

15/05/2014 - ShireLiving, out and about in Stafford

ShireLiving project officers, Denise and Karen, have been getting out and about. They recently popped into Asda, to introduce ShireLiving to the people of Stafford.

Their...

03/12/2013 - A State of Independence

Independence is something we value. We all have our own tastes and interests and though we may have a circle of friends and family, at the end of the day, there’s a place we return...

02/12/2013 - It’s the thought that counts

Christmas is a time for family and a time for giving, though you’d be forgiven for feeling it’s all become a bit too commercialised over the years. But it doesn’t have to be an e...

29/11/2013 - Boccia – like Gotcha

Sir Francis Drake played bowls, maybe Napoleon preferred boules but the fact is that there are many variations on the game where the aim is to throw, roll or pitch a ball as close as yo...

14/11/2013 - Model tenants

When we were looking for photographs to illustrate our ShireLiving website, we thought it would be a nice idea to ask our tenants to take part. It’s possible to buy image...