ExtraCare is a finalist in UK Housing Awards 2016
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2016, in the category of “An outstanding approach to innovation”.
This category requires entrants to successfully embed innovative practices and approaches in order to re-think services and deliver better outcomes and reduce costs. Judges will be looking at both the overall approach and specific outcomes achieved.
Being shortlisted represents work across ExtraCare including commissioning, care, health, well-being, sales, marketing and PR, recruitment, training, volunteering and resident involvement, operations and research.
The UK Housing Awards were launched in 1997 and recognise achievement in social housing.
The winners will be revealed on 26th April.
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ExtraCare’s Commissioning and Healthy Lifestyle Director Angela Bradford said:
“We’re thrilled to be in the finals for our approach to innovation. Residents, volunteers and staff teams across the Charity work hard to innovate, ensuring people can enjoy an inspirational lifestyle linked to great homes, tailored care and preventative well-being services. Our three year research study with Aston University proves that the Charity’s innovative model of housing with care improves older people’s lives and significantly reduces public sector costs.”
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