Hanover Court wins top prize at national EAC Awards
An Anchor Hanover housing development in Cinderford has won a Silver award at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards held at The Sheridan Suite, Manchester.
Hanover Court in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, is one of 27 providers to have triumphed over 25,000 retirement housing developments for the top prize.
The award was largely thanks to the local housing team’s commitment to improving health and wellbeing and tackling isolation and loneliness of residents. Two of the more popular aspects of the estate include a stunning sculpture trail where residents can walk, relax and enjoy the beautifully crafted animal sculptures and the aromatic smells of herbs and fresh flowers all year round. Secondly, despite being one of the organisations older extra care estates it has become a hub where the local community join residents for tea dances, tai chi lessons and a packed agenda of themed events.
Launched in 2010, the awards were created to recognise retirement housing developments which are best in their field and to help shape the future of housing in later life through engaging with residents, staff, visitors and volunteers who voted for their favourite development.
87-year-old Celia Large said: “I was delighted to hear that Hanover Court has won the award. Since moving in I have found the staff to be so helpful. I love taking walks in the beautifully landscaped garden and I am even doing some tai chi."
Helen Lee, Estate Manager for Hanover Court, said: “Having worked at Hanover Court since 1998, we’re thrilled to have won this award. It is testament that staff. residents and visitors are proud of Hanover Court and the community services it provides.