Broadway House retirement living scheme in Sandhurst has won a gold award (south east region) at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2019, and two of our Bracknell-based schemes have won silver (south east region).
Broadway House is one of 27 to have won a prestigious gold award out of almost 25,000 retirement housing schemes and developments nationwide.
Clement House and Liscombe House in Bracknell won silver awards.
The awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate the best specialist housing for older people, and aim to help shape the future of housing in later life through engaging over ten thousand residents, staff, visitors and volunteers who were all able to vote for their favourite scheme out of the 1,220 nominated between 15 November 2018 and 28 February 2019.
Linda Wells, Executive Director (Customer Services) at Silva Homes, said: “We’re thrilled to have won these national awards for three of our retirement schemes. This is great recognition for our excellent staff and a lovely endorsement from our residents, their families and visitors. We are really pleased they are very happy with their homes and services we provide.
“Independent retirement living is important to us, so we’re very proud these awards recognise our teams and the services and accommodation we provide."
John Galvin, EAC’s Chief Executive, explained the importance of the awards: "Specialist housing for older people plays an enormously significant role in helping them stay independent for longer. The security, support and great communities have a positive impact on individuals and reduce the need for NHS services.”
Broadway House residents Winnie Wooledge, Dorothy Pearce, Marjorie Ross, Una Hughes, David Watts and Yvonne Baker, commented: “We are so pleased that Broadway House has won this award. It is really homely, very comfortable and everyone is super friendly. The staff are wonderful and very caring. The lunches each day are delicious. We have several activities on offer and since living here I have never felt lonely. We couldn’t be happier.”
Clement House and Liscombe House residents added: “The schemes are run by excellent teams who go above and beyond. We’re very happy and settled and it’s good to know you have the support of staff and you feel secure. There are organised activities and entertainment, but you also have your own flat when you want to be on your own.”
The EAC Awards will be celebrated at The Sheridan Suite, Manchester on 21 May.
The schemes won in different categories of the EAC awards:
- Broadway House were in the under 41 units with care
- Clement House were in the 56 units and over with care
- Liscombe House were in the 31-36 units which is classed as type standard.