Alliance Homes is proud to be an Older People's Champion
By Alliance Homes | Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:03
Alliance Homes' Life and Soul project has been presented with the Older People's Champions award for Creativity at the Erosh Innovation and Good Practice awards.
Aimee Phipps and Karen Bennett (centre) being presented with their award
Esther Rantzen CBE and Guardian and Observer columnist Katharine Whitehorn presented the award to Alliance Homes' Resident Activities Co-ordinators Aimee Phipps and Karen Bennett for their hard work on the project, at a ceremony in London last week.
The Life and Soul project helps equip older people with the skills to organise activities. It focuses on physical and mental wellbeing and healthy living for older people in the community to prevent social isolation.
Erosh is the national consortium for older people's housing and support. Their prestigious awards celebrate innovation and good practice in housing and support for an ageing population.
Aimee and Karen have been awarded labour and materials to the value of £2,000 from Keepmoat for a decorating or gardening project.
Karen Bennett said about being presented with the award: "We are extremely proud of what has been achieved in such a short time. It's been such a pleasure to have been involved in this project and to work with the residents. Without their support and enthusiasm it wouldn't have been possible. Words cannot describe how we felt on the day, visiting London and being presented with this award"