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Marina Court receives top prize at LaingBuisson Awards

2 December 2016

LB Awards 2016

A housing development in Tewkesbury, which is owned and managed by Hanover Housing Association, has beaten off stiff competition within the housing and care sector to win the Extra Care category of the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards.

The 2016 awards, which were hosted by Gyles Brandreth, recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.

Marina Court received the Extra Care award thanks to its tireless commitment to the health and wellbeing of residents, along with its engagement with the local community.

The development, located on the harbourside of the River Avon, is a short distance from the centre of the popular market town, which is famous for its medieval architecture, stained glass and monuments. Residents on the estate enjoy extensive views across the marina and benefit from a varied, resident-focused health and wellbeing programme, as well as a wide range of on-site facilities, including shared gardens, residents’ lounge and hair salon.

Marina Court is an excellent example of Hanover’s commitment to providing a strong ‘community hub’, offering residents innovative, preventative and enabling classes along with holistic therapies, learning opportunities and social events. 

Any income generated at the estate is reinvested in it, meaning the estate is always evolving to meet the changing needs of residents and the wider community. In the last two years, an impressive £20,000 has been raised, including five grant awards for outdoor activities which have helped deliver an outdoor gym, a wildlife area with pond, tennis tables and specially designed inclusive archery equipment. 

The Tewkesbury residents have also played an active part in fundraising for the local community, raising £6,000 for a number of local charities. Alongside this, the residents knit for the local hospital’s baby unit and teach their skills to local children.

Mark Lake, Director of Housing and Support at Hanover said: ‘We are thrilled to receive such wonderful recognition for our Extra Care provision at Marina Court. It is testament to the tireless efforts of our staff, residents and Gloucestershire County Council, who have all helped make this development a vibrant community hub and a standard-bearer in the social care sector.’

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For further information please contact:
 
Rob Ghosh, Media Relations Officer 
Hanover Housing Association
T: 07714 973 059
E: rob.ghosh@hanover.org.uk