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National Housing for Older People Awards 2012 EAC Housing for Older People Award - Retirement housing EAC Housing for Older People Award - Housing with care

Sponsored by
Legal & General

The 2012 Awards were voted by 2847 residents from 300 different housing schemes, a remarkable success given that for the first time in 3 years the nomination packs had to be purchased. EAC thanks all the housing providers and scheme managers who made this possible.

The number of residents who have played the card game is now approaching 9000.

The Awards celebration took place at Legal & General Office in London on 21st May 2012. With an audience or 100 professionals and 4 residents, the event started with several topical presentations. Joseph Lu of Legal & General delivered the first EAC’s Annual Lecture, on Longevity and Risk. Roger Wilshaw gave us his insight as Deputy Director,Homeless  and Support at DCLG. A discussion panel included these speakers plus Lord Best, Chair of HAPPI, and Domini Gunn, Director of Public Health, CIH. The 30 winning schemes sent their representatives from all over the UK to receive their prizes.

How does the game work?

Watch a video of residents playing the card game.

Find out more about how the game works

The 2012 winners by category, with their sponsors:

A listing of all 2012 award winners, organised by award category and displaying the sponsor of the award on the left hand side.

Best scheme, any size
Housing LIN
Gold
School Court
School Court
Hednesford, Staffordshire, managed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Retirement housing under 30 units
Pollard Thomas & Edwards Architects
Gold
Colville Court
Colville Court
Teddington, Middlesex, managed by Central and Cecil
Gold
Margaret Ogilvie Almshouses
Margaret Ogilvie Almshouses
Thorpeness, Suffolk, managed by Orwell Housing Association Ltd
Silver
Meadow Place
Meadow Place
Moffat, Dumfriesshire, managed by Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership
Bronze
Hens Horn Court
Hens Horn Court
Helston, Cornwall, managed by Coastline Housing Ltd
Retirement housing 30-44 units
McCarthy & Stone
Gold
Manor Green
Manor Green
Nottingham, managed by Longhurst & Havelok Homes Ltd
Silver
West End Road
West End Road
St Helens, Merseyside, managed by Helena Homes
Bronze
Cluny Court
Cluny Court
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, managed by Cairn Housing Association
Bronze
Alexander Court
Alexander Court
Chelmsford, Essex, managed by CHP
Retirement housing 45-59 units
Shaw Healthcare
Gold
Parkfield House
Parkfield House
Harrow, Middlesex, managed by Network Homes
Silver
Orrell Lodge
Orrell Lodge
Bootle, Merseyside, managed by One Vision Housing
Bronze
William House
William House
Leicester, managed by Wyggeston's Hospital
Retirement housing 60 units and over
Retirement Homesearch Ltd
Gold
Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes
Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes
Eastbourne, East Sussex, managed by Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes
Silver
Wood Green
Wood Green
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, managed by The Gateshead Housing Company
Bronze
Coates Lodge
Coates Lodge
Chelmsford, Essex, managed by CHP
Housing-with-care under 30 units
Friends IT
Gold
Hanover Court
Hanover Court
Cinderford, Gloucestershire, managed by Hanover
Silver
Bryn Ivor
Bryn Ivor
Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, managed by Trivallis
Bronze
Belong Macclesfield (Maple Court)
Belong Macclesfield (Maple Court)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, managed by Belong Ltd
Housing-with-care 30-44 units
EAC FirstStop Advice
Gold
Brunel Court
Brunel Court
Wombourne, Wolverhampton, managed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Silver
St Julian's House
St Julian's House
Omagh, Tyrone, managed by Apex Housing Association
Silver
Sycamore Hall
Sycamore Hall
Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, managed by Housing & Care 21
Bronze
St Gilda's
St Gilda's
Chard, Somerset, managed by Yarlington Housing Group
Housing-with-care 45-59 units
McCarthy & Stone
Gold
Princethorpe Court
Princethorpe Court
Binley, Coventry, managed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Silver
Deansfield Court
Deansfield Court
Malton, North Yorkshire, managed by Yorkshire Housing
Bronze
Whiteoak Court
Whiteoak Court
Swanley, Kent, managed by West Kent Housing Association Ltd
Housing-with-care 60-99 units
My Care My Home
Gold
Willowfields
Willowfields
Coseley, West Midlands, managed by Midland Heart
Silver
Roman Ridge
Roman Ridge
Sheffield, managed by Sanctuary Extra Care
Bronze
Alexandra Place
Alexandra Place
Reading, Berkshire, managed by Central and Cecil
Housing-with-care 100 units and over
Barton Willmore
Gold
Broad Meadow
Broad Meadow
Dudley, West Midlands, managed by Midland Heart
Silver
Berryhill Village
Berryhill Village
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, managed by Midland Heart

Residents’ feedback!

A selection of comments from residents, managers and housing providers about how fun and useful they found the process.

The tenants thoroughly enjoyed playing the game. I am keeping the cards safe and using them again as the questions are so informative about how tenants are truly feeling...
Scheme Manager.

We have never entered any thing like this before and found it a really nice way of getting together and communicating with our customers...
Support Advisor.

...although I did not have a great deal to do with it, I know the residents enjoyed doing it and would participate again... thank you...
Scheme Manager.

Everyone commented how much they enjoyed it!
Senior Scheme Manager.

Just to let you know that 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.

...She said the residents had combined it with a coffee morning and really enjoyed it, they had a good laugh. ... the questions were just right and she & her manager thought it was an excellent idea to get the residents' feedback, so much so that they are keeping the pack of cards & intend to repeat the exercise every 12 months...
Scheme Manager.

Note: please continue sending us your photographs and videos of residents playing the game

Sponsors

The 2012 awards are sponsored by Legal & General together with the Housing LIN. The awards were originally developed with the support of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Housing LIN of the DH Care Networks Department for Communities and Local Government
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