Care Plus is one of the national finalists in the UK Housing Awards, described as the most prestigious awards in the housing sector.
Chosen from a record number of nominations, Care Plus has been recognised in the category of Best Older People’s Landlord, acknowledging the vital role it plays in providing housing and support for older people.
More than 1250 people live in apartments and bungalows within 35 developments managed by Care Plus. The retirement communities have become important hubs in their neighbourhoods, helping to relieve social isolation among older people.
A befriending service has also been introduced this year and volunteers - including some of the residents - share their skills in crafts, photography, music and more.
June, 84, is a Care Plus resident: “I feel happy, secure and I’ve got no worries. It’s like being part of a big family. When I go away I can’t wait to get home.”