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Celebrations at the 2015 Awards

turning the spotlight on housing that really make a difference to the lives of older people

This month, residents, visitors and staff start to vote for the ‘National Housing for Older People Awards 2017’.

The poll, organised by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC), will celebrate the best examples of housing for later life in the UK.

Online voting at offers a simple way for anyone involved in older people’s housing to register their support for a particular housing scheme.

EAC specialises in information and advice for older people, via their advice line and their website, which attracts 17,000 visitors every day.

EAC Chief executive John Galvin is excited about the initiative. “This is the seventh year of the Housing Awards, but this year we have developed a very direct way of engaging all those who care about housing for older people. We are turning the spotlight on housing that really make a difference to the lives of older people.”

Polling ends on the 28th of February 2017 and selected developments will be invited to attend the National Housing for Older People Awards ceremony at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham next May.

The Housing for older People Awards are sponsored by Legal & General and are supported by a range of housing organisations that promote quality in older people’s housing.

Notes to Editors:

1) Elderly Accommodation Counsel provides information and advice about housing and care options to older people and their relatives and carers. It has a national telephone helpline (0800 377 7070) and also oversees a website ( with a unique database of over 40,000 specialist accommodation schemes for older people.
2) For further information on the awards, photographs or to interview John Galvin or residents or staff of participating housing organisations, please call Alex Billeter on 020 7820 1682 or email or visit the website –

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