Organisations join forces to offer more to customers and communities

Left to right, Paul Bridges, Chief Executive ARCH, Diane Lea, Chief Executive, Staffordshire Housing Group, Glenda Miller, Chair of ARCH and Rhian Hughes, Chair of the Board of Staffordshire Housing Group.

Two North Staffordshire organisations have joined forces to enable them to expand the range and quality of their services.

Arch officially became part of the Staffordshire Housing Group after signing a Joint Agreement on Monday 2nd April.

Based in Hanley, Arch is a registered charity which offers advice, accommodation and support to a range of people across Staffordshire and Cheshire, while the Staffordshire Housing Group owns and manages around 3,000 homes and provides a range of tenant, home owner, community and older peoples’ services. 

Arch will continue to operate as a charity and to fundraise to support the services it provides to people in housing need, families in need of support, young people, victims of domestic violence and people looking to return to education, training and employment. 

Diane Lea, chief executive of the Staffordshire Housing Group, said, ‘I am really excited that our two organisations have come together. Our services are complementary in many ways, and by making the most of our staff skills and knowledge and pooling appropriate resources, we will be able to consolidate our expertise and expand into new areas. Together we aim to do more for existing and new customers, and to make even more of a positive difference in the communities in which we work.’ 

Paul Bridges, chief executive of Arch, said, ‘This is exactly the kind of thing that our customers need. Two organisations with a similar ethos and values who are committed to doing as much as they can to support communities and individuals in Staffordshire and Cheshire. This is an exciting opportunity for us to do more by doing it together.’ 


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