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

Charlotte Meade, Nicole Seymour and William Pargeter.

Employment awards

Charlotte Meade, Finance Officer, won the Excellence in Accountancy award and William Pargeter, Apprentice – Capital Accounting team, won the Personal Development accolade at the Worcestershire Group Training Association Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Sanctuary’s apprentices were also successful at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017. Ben Hyde was named Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year and Intermediate Level Apprentice of the Year, while Faisal Zaib won the Apprentice Ambassador of the Year accolade.

Our Shared Service Centre won the 2017 West Midlands Finance Awards – Shared Service Centre of the Year accolade.

Care awards

Sanctuary Care has received the accolade of ‘Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2017’ for the second year running from the leading online guide It recognises care homes which put compassion, dignity and kindness at the heart of their care, and are making a positive difference to residents’ lives.

Upton Dene Care Home in Chester was included on the Knight Frank Luxury Care Home List 2018.

Asra House Residential Care Home in Leicester won the Care Team Award at the 2018 Great British Care Awards.

Debbie Barton, a care assistant at our Fernihurst Nursing Home, won the Caring Times Unsung Heroes Award in 2017.

Castlecroft Residential Care Home

Moor Lane Halls, Preston

Student accommodation awards

Sanctuary Students has won the 2017 Best Booking Experience accolade in the National Student Housing Awards, organised by Red Brick Research.

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 the 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.

Supported Living awards


Jan Weston, Deputy Local Service Manager at Brighton and Hove Foyer, which supports 50 young people aged 16 to 25, won the Foyer Legend Award at the 2018 Sparks Awards organised by the Foyer Federation.

Clover Court in Lowestoft, which has 20 apartments designed to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities, won the Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life Award at the 2018 Suffolk Care Awards.

Staff Dawn Procter and resident Owen Salter at Victoria Road