We are delighted to announce that Pickering and Ferens Homes has been shortlisted for a third consecutive year in the coveted UK Housing Awards – this time in the Development Programme of the Year category.
Our team will be attending the awards ceremony again in May, after winning the Outstanding Approach to Tenant Involvement award in 2016 and being shortlisted for the Outstanding Approach to Digital Inclusion in 2017 in the same awards.
We are now one of only a few in the running for the award – with an interview process to be completed in March.
PFH has been shortlisted thanks to the work completed on the Newbridge Village development in East Hull and its unique elements which not only provides high quality housing, but also helps to improve health and well-being in older people through support and services.
Claire Warren, chief executive of Pickering and Ferens Homes, said: “It is an absolutely fantastic achievement to be shortlisted for a consecutive third year in the UK Housing Awards.
“The awards are nationally coveted, and, in an age where housing in the UK is quite a topical issue, we are delighted to be recognised for the hard work of our team to not only create new high quality, purpose-built housing, but also to go above and beyond to provide first-class services.
“Planning, designing and delivering housing that older people want is what we do – and we do it well.”
Newbridge Village surrounds an Integrated Care Centre, which provides support to patients who have long-term health conditions and illnesses associated with older age. PFH has also worked closely with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, which will have a base on the site, with specially trained fire personnel supporting rehabilitation and recovery of patients following a hospital stay.
On top of linking up with these services, PFH has created Newbridge Village with social inclusion in mind. Tackling loneliness and isolation in older people also continues to be a topical issue, along with the consideration of mental health. Newbridge Village is designed to be dementia-friendly and helps older people to live in their homes independently for longer, with features such as level access throughout, level access shower and bathrooms and extra wide internal doorways all to accommodate different needs.
The UK Housing Award winners will be announced on May 2nd.