WE are delighted to announce that two of our sheltered schemes have been shortlisted in the prestigious National Counsel for Older People awards 2012 run by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC).
Coates Lodge - which received a silver medal in the 2010 EAC awards - and Alexander Court, in Chelmsford, Essex; were both nominated by the residents who used a bespoke card gamedesigned to help them rate their sheltered scheme on its design, services and the activities available for tenants.
Celebrating the achievements of housing for older people, the awards ceremony - which takes place at the Legal & General offices in London on Monday May 21st 2012 - will witness Coates Lodge and Alexander Court compete against 30 finalists from sheltered schemes across the country for a bronze, silver or gold award.
Sandy James, Older Persons’ Services manager, said: “It’s fantastic that two of our sheltered schemes have been shortlisted for this prestigious award and what makes it even better is that it’s the residents themselves who nominated the schemes.
“The residents thoroughly enjoy playing the card game and it’s a great way for them to engage with each other and discuss the benefits of their scheme.”
Also our sheltered schemes Oxney House and St. Anne’s Court, in Chelmsford, both received £100 runners-up raffle prize after their residents nominated the schemes for the awards.