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New record for finalists at national Housing with Care Awards

8th May 2024

Sanctuary Supported Living

Colorful Housing with Care Awards finalist badge, featuring a house outline with a heart in gradient hues

Sanctuary Supported Living has once again raised the bar by surpassing its own record for finalists at the Housing with Care Awards. Organised by Care Talk, the national Housing with Care awards recognise and celebrate the highest standards in accommodation and services for integrated retirement communities, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, retirement villages, assisted living, extra care housing, supported living, and shared lives schemes.

Included within its 18 finalists, Sanctuary Supported Living is honoured to have been shortlisted for The Housing with Care Employer Award for the second year in a row.

As a national provider of supported housing, CQC registered services, floating support, retirement communities, and innovative home technology, Sanctuary Supported Living clearly stands out for its commitment to the highest standards in care and accommodation:

The West Midlands

The East Midlands

  • The Care Handyman Award – Skelton Court’s Caretaker, Kevin Pickering
  • The Care and Support Worker Award – Specialist Project Worker, Aysha

The Northeast

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award – Area Service Manager for Yorkshire, Neil Smith
  • The Integrated Retirement Community Hero Award – Jazz Court’s Retirement Communities Manager, Liz Jones

The Northwest

  • The Housing Manager Award – Gore Avenue’s Local Service Manager, Donna Whittle
  • The Housing with Care Manager Award – Cardigan House’s Local Service Manager, Liam Randles

The Southeast

  • The Activities Coordinator Award – Charlotte Smith, Wellbeing and Inclusion Assistant at Wimborne House
  • The Team Leader Award – Whitstable Road’s Local Service Manager, Emma Cowan
  • The Housing Manager Award – Brighton and Hove Foyer’s Local Service Manager, Rosie Cassidy 

The Southwest

The East of England


  • The Care Team Award – The team at High Worple in Harrow

"It’s a moment of celebration for all of us at Sanctuary Supported Living, as we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do"

Dave Shaw, Director for Sanctuary Supported Living

Following this impressive list of individual and team nominations, Director for Sanctuary Supported Living, Dave Shaw, said: “Achieving 17 finalists in the awards is a new record for Sanctuary Supported Living, and it fills us with immense pride. Our team’s exceptional achievements and the recognition they have already received at this year’s Housing with Care Awards are truly inspiring.

“As we’ve built on the success of our ‘Be Your Best’ campaign, we’ve given our staff the right tools to excel which has been instrumental in achieving our goals focused on delivering life-changing support and housing for our customers.

“Being shortlisted for so many awards, including the Employer Award, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our employees and the communities we serve. It’s a moment of celebration for all of us at Sanctuary Supported Living, as we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do.”

All nominees are now invited to an interview with an independent panel of judges, with winners to be announced at the Gala Awards dinner in London on Friday, 7 June, hosted by compere Steve Walls.

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