Limetree Court wins top prize at national EAC Awards
An Anchor Hanover housing development in Hackney has won a Gold award at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards held at The Sheridan Suite, Manchester.
Limetree Court in Clapton Common, London, 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 initiatives include a resident befriending group run by St Joseph's Hospice and Ride Side by Side, a free cycle service used by residents to attend appointments, go shopping and take some exercise.
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.
68-year-old Joyce Allen said: ”I am pleased to hear that Limetree Court has won the award. Since moving in I have found the befriending service and the social activities provided by Anchor Hanover to be essential in helping me settle into my stunning spacious flat.”
Raymond Gale, Estate Manager for Limetree Court, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this award. It is testament that staff, residents and visitors are proud of Limetree Court and the community services it provides."