Sanctuary Group has been recognised as an award-winning organisation. We are very proud of the accolades we have received, including the awards listed below:

Development awards

Our Darcy Court retirement living scheme in Port Sunlight, Merseyside received an accolade for the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development in the North West at the region’s 2016 LABC Building Excellence Awards.

Our Hayes Road, Don Gratton House and Newton Grange developments all won accolades at The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards 2016.

Our Kingsley Road (Housing People Building Communities) Project won the Best Collective or Self Build Project at the 2016 Build it Awards.

Darcy Court, Port Sunlight

Rebecca McMann with her award


Employment awards

Sanctuary Group was named Employer of the Year at the 2016 Worcestershire Group Training Association Apprenticeship Awards, highlighting our commitment to nurturing top business talent.

Sanctuary apprentice Rebecca McMann also triumphed by jointly winning the 2016 Commerce – Apprentice of the Year Level 3 award.

Meanwhile Alex Tyrer, who recently completed his higher accountancy apprenticeship with Sanctuary, received the award for ‘Higher Apprentice of the Year’ at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards.

Care awards

Sanctuary Care has been named one of the Top 20 Recommended Large Care Home Groups 2016 by online guide to care homes For the third year running Birmingham-based Castlecroft Residential Care Home has scooped a Top 20 Recommended Care Homes West Midlands 2016 award, in addition to Redhill Court Residential Care Home in Birmingham. In Worcestershire, for the third year running Brambles Residential Care Home in Redditch has scooped an award in the same category. For the second consecutive year Bradwell Court Residential Care Home in Congleton, Cheshire picked up a Top 20 Recommended Care Homes North West England 2016 award, while Ivydene Residential and Nursing Home in Ivybridge won a Top 20 Recommended Care Homes South West England 2016 award.

Castlecroft Residential Care Home

Moor Lane Halls, Preston

Student accommodation awards

Grenville Street student accommodation in Liverpool has picked up Gold in the Best Halls of Residence category at the 2016 Rate Your Landlord awards. The annual accolades, which are based on feedback from over 3,000 students who live in accommodation across the city, highlight the best student accommodation Liverpool has to offer.

Sanctuary Students’ two properties in Preston have been recognised for providing good value for money in the Love it or Hate it? Rate it! Awards organised by UCLan Students’ Union, which measures the experiences of students living in accommodation in Preston, including university and privately owned halls. Sanctuary Students came out on top, winning the Value Deal of the Year Award, for providing most value for money without sacrificing on the quality of our accommodation. The award, voted by students from Moor Lane Halls and Walker Street, showcases our affordable packages which include all-inclusive bills, caring staff, and the free on-site gym at Moor Lane Halls.