Awards

ExtraCare is an award-winning charity. Our awards are a result of team commitment and individual talent. We're proud of the contribution made by our residents, volunteers, staff and partners who are responsible for our successes.

2016 UK Housing Awards

ExtraCare won the Outstanding Approach to Innovation Award in the 2016 UK Housing Awards. This represents work across the Charity, including health and well-being, care, research, resident involvement and volunteering, commissioning, marketing and PR, recruitment and training. The standout work mentioned was ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme, which supports residents with dementia. Read more about the UKHA here!

2015 EAC Housing for Older People Awards

Four ExtraCare Charitable Trust locations have been honoured at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel's (EAC) National Housing for Older People Awards. More than 4,000 residents from 360 specialist housing schemes helped choose the award winners in a unique process overseen by the national housing charity for older people, The EAC. Read more here!

Berryhill Village – Stoke-on-Trent:

Gold in the category of Housing-with-care 100 units and over

Brunel Court – Wolverhampton:

Gold in the category of Housing-with-care 18-35 units

Broadway Gardens – Wolverhampton:

Silver in the category of Housing-with-care 49-99 units

School Court – Hednesford:

Silver in the category of Housing-with-care 36-48 units

LaingBuisson Healthcare Outcomes

ExtraCare’s Healthy Lifestyle Team won the Healthcare Outcomes award at the 2015 LaingBuisson Awards.

The awards looked for evidence of high standards of performance, strong leadership and support and effective and innovative delivery of services.

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Innovation of the Year

ExtraCare's Well-being Service was named Innovation of the Year at the Chartered Institute Of Housing Midlands Awards in October 2015.

The award recognised the Well-being Service was innovative and demonstrated a successful service outcome.

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Well-being Service

Our Well-being Service supports our residents to regain as much independence as possible and to be proactive in managing their own health. The Service has been recognised as best practice with the following awards:

Health & Social Care Awards 2010: West Midlands Regional Winner - Support for Independence

Chartered Institute of Housing 2009: Winner of Contributing to Housing and Health.

Integrated Health Awards 2008: Winner of The Judges' Special Prize - The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health

Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2007: Winner of The Healthcare Outcomes Award

Enriched Opportunities Programme©

Our Enriched Opportunities Programme© supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions. It is a pioneering joint research project between ExtraCare and the University of Bradford and has resulted in a programme of support that is now being rolled out across all ExtraCare Schemes and Villages.

National Charity Awards 2009: Winner of Healthcare and Medical Research Category.

The award was given in recognition of research and development in the delivery of dementia support.

Investors in People Gold Status

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has achieved Investors in People (IiP) Gold status.

IiP is a recognition of good practice in how an organisation engages with, enables, develops and supports its people (staff and volunteers) to drive performance forward.

ExtraCare has had Investors in People status since 1997.

ExtraCare's Training and Development Manager Ivan Finney says: "Thanks to all who organised and took part in our recent IiP accreditation - a great achievement for us all."

Investors in Excellence

ExtraCare has recently been re-certificated as an Investor in Excellence.

The Standard is based on five elements – What Matters Most, Leading, Resourcing, Delivering and Achieving - and, within each of these elements, there are a number of indicators. All indicators have to be met to achieve the Standard.  

ExtraCare first achieved the Investors in Excellence Standard in April 2012 and, in order to secure re-certification, was required to show what improvements had been made since then. 

Quality Manager Fiona Robbins said: "It’s important to us to know how well we are doing and the Investors in Excellence Standard provides us with an independent assessment of this. 

"Achieving the Standard shows that we have a structured approach towards business performance, learning and continuous improvement which in turn can give confidence to our residents, staff and those with whom we work.

"It also highlights areas for improvement which can help us to focus on what we need to do to continue to develop ExtraCare."

Ian Nield, Chief Executive of Investors in Excellence, said: “We’ve been hugely impressed with the attitude and commitment shown by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust in re-securing the Investors in Excellence Standard. They have demonstrated a clear focus on continuous improvement and are effectively using the Standard to deliver better and more efficient services to customers.”