EAC announces elderly housing award winners

Posted on 15 February 2011

The Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) has announced its list of winners for the National Housing for Older People Awards, which may help people choosing a care home to make a decision.

This year, the awards attracted 65 per cent more entries than in 2010 and more than 3,500 residents around the country took part in the nominations.

Waverley Gardens in Bristol took gold in the Best UK Extra Care Housing, Colville Court in Middlesex came top of the Best UK Retirement Housing category and Five Fields Court in Essex won Best UK Housing-with-care.

Other facilities to receive plaudits included Broadway Gardens in Wolverhampton, Beechmere in Crewe and Tudor Rose Court in Islington.

"We are delighted by the success of this second National Housing for Older People Awards and by the quality of the winning schemes," said the EAC.

This March, the EAC is running an art competition for over-60s, with finalists' work to be exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery.

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