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5 Yarlington retirement schemes receive commendations

April 13, 2017


Five of Yarlington Housing Group’s Extra Care schemes have been commended as part of the National Housing for Older People Awards 2017.

The awards are run by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) and celebrate the best specialist housing for older people; with the aim to help shape the future of housing in later life.

Yarlington’s five commended Extra Care schemes include: Common Road, Wincanton; Malmesbury Court, Yeovil; Park Lodge, Yeovil; Snowdon House, Chard and St. Gildas, Chard. All five are located in Somerset County.

These schemes were selected out of 1,180 retirement living schemes across the UK, with 195 housing providers entering the awards.

The schemes were voted for by more than 10,000 individuals, including residents, staff, professionals, friends, family and the wider community as providing an excellent service.

Josh 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.”

Yarlington’s Extra Care scheme runs as one of three different levels of support offered by Yarlington Supported Housing. Yarlington’s Extra Care schemes provide staff on site 24 hours a day, bespoke care packages, midday meals, adapted bathrooms, social activities, health and safety checks and access to an emergency alarm, resident lounge, guest suite and property management services.

The EAC Awards will be celebrated at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on 16th May 2017, where bronze, silver and gold awards winners will be announced.

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