ASanctuary Care extra care scheme in Sheffield is up for a prestigious national award this month having been nominated by its own residents.
Sanctuary Care’sRoman Ridge extra care scheme has been named as a finalist for theElderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) National Housing for Older People Awards.
The scheme’s residents got together to put in their nomination for the awards which highlight the high quality lifestyle, services and wellbeing the scheme offers.
The awards ceremony will be held in London on Monday 21 May when the team will find out if they have scooped the prize.
Manager of Roman Ridge, Alan Taylor, said: “The whole team is absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. It is particularly special because it is our residents who have nominated us.
“At Roman Ridge we pride ourselves on putting our residents at the heart of everything we do, enabling them to live happy, active and independent lives for as long as possible.”
Sanctuary’s Director of Home Care and Extra Care, Donna Culley, added: “Alan and his team should be congratulated that the care and support they provide to their residents is of such a high standard they have made the effort to nominate them for this award.
“This level of excellence and person-centred approach exemplifies what we do at Sanctuary and is what has given us an enviable reputation across the country.”
The EAC Housing Awards were launched three years ago and by May 2012 over 10,000 older people will have been empowered by participating directly in the resident’s consultation initiative.
The largest consumer exercise of its type the awards report on housing choice, lifestyle, management, services, and wellbeing and this year 2799 residents took part, nominating 298 schemes across the country.