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.
ExtraCare has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and is committed to be an armed-forces friendly organisation and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces Community faces disadvantage when seeking to join our organisation as a member of staff, resident, volunteer or in any other capacity. We have entered and are awaiting confirmation of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award.
Longbridge Retirement Village has been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Older People’s Housing Development at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards. The awards celebrate the very best in residential development across the UK. The category specifically recognises homes for older people that are desirable and are well designed to meet current and future care and support needs.
Our Wellbeing 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
Our Enriched Opportunities Programme© (now known as the Dementia and Mental Wellbeing Service) 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.
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.