A key health and wellbeing team has won an award for listening to what older people want.
New housing has been built across Knowsley for older people and others who need extra help.
They’re called Extra Care housing developments, there are now three of them and more are being built.
Knowsley Older Peoples Voice, a group created to give people a say, wanted the developments to be small and built in a variety of places across the borough.
The Integrated Commissioning Team listened and delivered.
The developments are smaller than many across the UK and there’ll soon be one in almost every area of Knowsley.
Now the team have been presented with a good service award from Knowsley Older Peoples Voice for what they’ve done.
“It’s so important for people to have a say,” said Cllr Jane Aston, Knowsley’s cabinet member for Social Care.
“Where and how we live is key to our quality of life. That’s even more important when we get older or if we’ve got extra needs.
“This award is special as it comes from the people that we’re building the homes for. Its great to know the hard work is appreciated.”
Sheila Bersin MBE, chair of Knowsley Older Peoples Voice, presented the award to Graham Keeling, commissioning manager for Independent Living.
Extra Care Housing is a partnership between the Council and a number of housing and support providers.
It’s an enhanced version of sheltered housing, with communal social facilities and round the clock, on site care and support.
For more information on Knowsley’s Extra Care schemes, call 0151 443 4766.
Pictured: Sheila Bersin MBE, from Knowsley Older Peoples Voice, presents Graham Keeling, from Knowsley’s Independent Living with a good service award for listening to what people want.