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Housing scheme for the elderly scoops award

Residents and visitors voted in their droves

a person using a walking stick

A scheme enabling older people to remain independent has won an award at the East Midlands regional Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2019. 

Oak Court in Blaby, an extra care housing scheme, won a gold medal in the Housing-with-Care 41-55 units category.

The awards celebrate the best specialist housing for older people and across the East Midlands; more than 1,500 residents, visitors, volunteers, and staff cast their votes between November and February for their favourite scheme.

We invested £1.3m into the scheme - managed by emh care and support - which allows people to live as independently as possible, with the reassurance of support from an on-site care team when it’s needed.

Our investment in Oak Court underlines our commitment to extra care in the county and this award is proof of how important schemes like this are to older people and their families.

“Living in suitable accommodation is such an important part of a person’s wellbeing and we’re committed to providing residents with the opportunity to live as independently as possible, while still ensuring their specific support needs are met.

Residents at Oak Court receive personalised care services and 24/7 wellbeing and urgent support services.

Joanna Grainger, executive director of emh care and support, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this award as it means that residents and visitors are as happy with the schemes as we are. With an ageing population it is now more important than ever that we get it right in providing specialist housing for later life.”

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