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ExtraCare Shortlisted for UK Housing Award

23rd September, 2011

ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme© has been shortlisted from more than 240 entries to the 2011 UK Housing Awards, which recognise outstanding work in housing which improves the lives of people in their communities.

Locksmiths

The Enriched Opportunities Programme©, which is down to the final five in the category of "Meeting the needs of older people", supports residents living with dementia and dementia-related conditions.

Regional Manager Guy Page, who is in charge of the programme, said that he was pleased to be shortlisted. "With some luck, we'll have more great news in November," he added.

The winners will be announced on 9th November at an awards ceremony in London, hosted by Michael Portillo.

The event is organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), and attracted submissions from the length and breadth of the UK. The awards are sponsored by United House, Apollo Property Services Group, Devonshire Solicitors, Kier Building Maintenance, Welsh Assembly and The Scottish Government.

Stuart Macdonald, editor of Inside Housing, said: "The quality of the entries rose again this year so even to get this far is an amazing achievement."

Research from University of Bradford has found that residents in the EOP were half as likely to need to relocate to nursing homes, and that they were also much less likely to feel depressed.

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Picture: Guy Page with all of ExtraCare's Locksmiths.

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk