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ExtraCare locations honoured at EAC awards

February 2016

Four ExtraCare locations have won national recognition in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) awards!

Berryhill Village in Stoke-on-Trent won Gold in the category of Housing-with-care 100 units and over. Christine Clayton, Manager at Berryhill Village, comments: “On behalf of all the staff at Berryhill we are delighted to receive this award. The recognition is even more special because the nomination came from our residents.”

Brunel Court in Wombourne won Gold in the category of Housing-with-care 18-35 units. Lorraine Evans, Activity Co-ordinator at Brunel Court, says: “We are all very proud to have won this award. But even prouder of where we live and our quality of living.”

Broadway Gardens in Wolverhampton won Silver in the category of Housing-with-care 49-99 units. Jenny Bloor, Manager of Broadway Gardens, comments: “Everyone here is thrilled. The staff is very happy to have been recognised for the service they deliver to the residents. As a team we can't be happier.”

School Court in Hednesford won Silver in the category of Housing-with-care 36-48 units. Steve Smith, Team Leader Coach at School Court, says:  “I attended the ceremony with our Manager Lynn Bate and residents Janet Dyke, Teresa James, Win Forbes and Dorothy Cook. We could not be happier!”

More than 4,000 residents from 360 housing schemes helped choose the winners in a unique process overseen by the EAC, a national housing charity for older people.

Residents scored their location on a variety of aspects, including care, support, well-being and quality of the property.

290 guests, including residents and staff from Berryhill, Brunel, Broadway and School Court, attended the awards ceremony, where ExtraCare Trustee Elaine Elkington spoke, as did former politician Ann Widdecombe.

EAC Chief Executive, John Galvin, underlined the importance of the Awards, saying: “They continue to convey a strong, positive message about the success of retirement housing and housing-with-care, and also to celebrate the fact that provision is becoming more diverse.”

For further information, please contact

Richard Tower, Communications Manager. Mobile: 0772 055 3658richard.tower@extracare.org.uk
Lucy Clark, Communications Officer. Mobile: 0789 105 3062 lucy.clark@extracare.org.uk