Apex’s homes ‘best in UK’ – EAC Awards
Staff and tenants celebrated a rapturous win in Birmingham this month when two Apex homes in Coleraine took first and second prize in the UK-wide Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards.
Pictured after being presented the awards from left: Len Boland and Patricia Mullan – Silver award for Brookhill House, Fred Crawford and Killowen House manager Brenda Cunningham, Gold Medal winner.
The awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate the best specialist housing for older people, and aim to help shape the future of housing in later life through engaging over ten thousand residents, staff, visitors and volunteers who were all able to vote for their favourite scheme out of the 1,180 nominated between 15 November 2016 and 28 February 2017.
John Galvin, EAC’s Chief Executive, explained the importance of the awards: “Specialist housing for older people plays an enormously significant role in helping them stay independent for longer. The security, support and great communities have a positive impact on individuals and reduce the need for NHS services.”
We’re thrilled to have won this prestigious award
Brenda Cunningham, Manager of the gold-awarded Killowen House said: “We’re thrilled to have won this prestigious award as it indicates that tenants, their families and visitors are really happy with the scheme.”
Len Boland, tenant of Killowen echoed Brenda’s enthusiasm: “I’m so pleased to hear that Killowen and Brookhill have been recognised in these awards. I really enjoy living here and it’s great to see that the EAC awards recognise that it’s among the very best there is!”