EAC Housing for Older People Award - Housing with care

National Housing for Older People Awards

Each year EAC celebrates the best examples of housing for later life. The main event is greatly enjoyed by 300 guests, including the residents of the winning schemes. For the 2017 Awards we will be shortly introducing a new nomination system which will enable residents, staff and visitors to register their vote. Nominations will be free of charge.

Housing schemes nominated before the 31 July 2016 via the EAC Resident Consultation Service (RCS) will be entered as usual. However, from then on the RCS will no longer be a nomination tool. The new and simplified nomination system will soon be announced on these pages.

Awards card

Awards 2014 (by Jon Hammond)

Aims of the Awards

  • Publicly celebrate the best specialist housing for older people
  • Engage thousands of residents, staff, visitors and volunteers in telling us which are the best schemes in the UK
  • Ensure that older people, families and carers have access to the best possible information
  • Help shape the future of housing in later life

The Awards

Residents, Managers and Wardens

These Awards can be fun. The nomination game (card game) is well worth playing; it stimulates interesting conversations between residents on a variety of important issues. It also contains notes on how to help residents play the game without compromising their confidentiality.

Watch residents play the nomination game here. A limited number of this 10min DVD are available on request from housingawards@eac.org.uk.

Our independent Resident Consultation Service (RCS) enters your schemes automatically for the current year’s Awards.

Quotes from participants:

“Tenants understood how to complete forms after instruction and then there was no input from staff during the process, all papers were sealed in envelopes by the individual groups ready for the post. Everyone commented how much they enjoyed it!” - Hawthorn Mill, Connect Housing.

“Our tenants have taken part in the nomination; we had three groups and they all enjoyed taking part” – St Columba Court, Anchor Retirement.

“...we had a great afternoon yesterday with 3 groups of residents playing the cards... We managed to engage with a number of residents who receive care services and do not always find it easy to get to social events. All agreed that it was an interesting and enjoyable way of discussing feelings on the place that we live in and the services we receive” – Chairman, Friends of Mill Rise, Aspire Housing.


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