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  • 6 September, 2018

Work nearly complete on £4.9 million supported housing development

 

Ridings Gardens, on Manorley Lane, off Halifax Road, will provide accommodation for adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities.

It will have 16 apartments, plus a separate block of fully-customised apartments for adults with complex needs.

The development is the result of an ongoing partnership between property developer HBV, Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Zafar Ali led the topping out ceremony and said: “Bradford has a growing population of adults with a range of disabilities and this is expected to grow even further over the coming years. “Developments of this type will allow the local disabled population of Bradford to live within their own home but be fully supported by wonderful care staff. “Developments of this type are a really good example of what can be done using the specialist supported living model, which is a fantastic approach.”

Alastair Sheehan, Development and Planning Director of HBV, added: “Ridings Garden will provide the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff. “It is fantastic to see building near completion, and the whole of the HBV team looks forward to following its progress and meeting the tenants once completed.”

Janine Forshaw, New Build Manager at Lifeways said the development will provide the “highest quality” of adapted accommodation. She said: “Lifeways is committed to providing innovative homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities.“Ridings Garden delivers on all fronts, from the overall design of the scheme through to the finishing touches in each apartment, this development will provide the highest quality of adapted accommodation. “Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible in their own home but with the added benefit of support staff being available on site.”

Paul Atkins, Property Director at Inclusion Housing, said: “Ridings Garden is a great example of what we are able to achieve through an innovative partnership. Inclusion Housing continue to be proud of working alongside HBV, Lifeways and the Local Authority who have gotten the project this far. We look forward to welcoming new tenants in due course and will continue to work closely with the partnership to deliver high quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”

  • 23 April, 2018

Inclusion Housing win The Queens Award 2018

Inclusion Housing is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Queens Award for Enterprise’ in recognition of our innovation in housing vulnerable adults and increasing their social mobility. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards. Neil Brown, our Chief Executive, says: “I am delighted that we have won such a prestigious award. This recognises the exceptional team here at Inclusion, and the great partnership work that ensures that we can help vulnerable adults. Hopefully this will mean that we can do more good for those who need it most”.

  • 23 April, 2018

Balls Road – Wirral Scheme

 

Inclusion are pleased to announce our first scheme in Wirral, delivered in partnership with Wirral Council, Lifeways Community Care and Virum Victum Healthcare.  The refurbished apartment scheme will provide 15 self-contained apartments for individuals with learning disabilities.

  • 12 March, 2018

Scale-up Business of the Year – Area Winner

Scale-up Business of the Year – Area Winner

Inclusion Housing are pleased to announce they are 1 of 11 winning Yorkshire and Humberside businesses to go forward to the national FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 finals after being awarded Scale-up Business of the Year – Area Winner.  The Yorkshire and Humberside winners were announced by Master of Ceremonies and BBC broadcaster Dave Sharpe in a ceremony at John Smith Stadium on the afternoon of 7th March.

 Simon Williams, FSB Yorkshire and Humberside representative, said:

“Congratulations to all this year’s Yorkshire and Humberside FSB Celebrating Small Business Award winners. They are reflective of the vibrancy, innovation and tenacity that makes up our region’s small business community. It’s been thrilling to see so many of the region’s businesses enthusiastically take part in our awards and the sheer scale and diversity of those who entered is a testimony to the vitality of the small business community in the Yorkshire and Humberside area. The best of luck to all our winners for the UK national finals in May.”

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards celebrate the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the country, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. Twelve area awards finals take place between January and March, with the national UK finals taking place at a VIP attended awards ceremony on 3 May in London.

Neil Brown, Inclusion Housing CEO, said:

“Inclusion is a disruptor business and has developed and implemented a proven innovatory model of venture funding and private sector development to provide tailored accommodation to meet the commissioning requirements of local health and care agencies; without the need for grant subsidy. By challenging a traditional commissioning model of grant funding, public commissioning and delivery through a partnership model that shares/mitigates risk Inclusion have been able to work in partnership to attract sources of commercial funding to develop, lease and manage independent living accommodation for disabled adults that saves the public purse thousands of pounds per customer by reducing reliance on registered care”

  • 2 January, 2018

Stourside

Stourside

Stourside, Stourport on Severn

Stourside, Stourport on Severn has recently completed and is now in management. This is a new build development providing 15 one-bed apartments designed specifically for use by adults with physical or learning disabilities.  The scheme has been developed by HB Villages in partnership with Inclusion Housing, Lifeways Community Care and with consultation with Worcestershire County Council.  First occupation of the scheme is expected to take place early in the new year.

  • 5 December, 2017

Springside

Springside picture

 

Springside, Spring Lane, Walsall

Springside, Walsall has recently completed and is now in management. This development involved the conversion of an existing building to provide 6 self-contained apartments.  The scheme is within a wider site with a registered care facility leased and managed by Lifeways Community Care alongside it.

The scheme has been developed by Arkid Developments, along with Lifeways Community Care and Walsall Council. Occupation is expected to commence in early 2018.

Development Manager: Ben Johnson

Managing Agent: Kimberley Tsiga

  • 30 October, 2017

Work starts on new £4m housing scheme in Kingstanding

Twenty-eight new apartments are being built on College Road which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities

Building work has officially commenced at the site of a former care home in Kingstanding to bring new apartments for people living with disabilities.

Twenty-eight new flats are being built at the site on College Road, which will be adapted for people with physical disabilities or learning development challenges.

The £4 million scheme, called Oak House, is expected to be completed by the end of next year and become the latest addition to Inclusion Housing supported housing portfolio in the Midlands.

MP for Kingstanding Jack Dromey, who officially started work at the site, said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to officially start work at this site in the heart of our community.

“We need to ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are well cared for and looked after in suitable accommodation.

“This development will put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces when it is completed next year.

“I’m looking forward to visiting the site when it is completed and meeting its residents.”

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HBV, the national specialised supported living developer, said: “We have had tremendous support from the planning team at Birmingham City Council as well as the commissioning team responsible for delivering specialist supported care.

“We’re delighted that everyone recognises the need for specialist supported living accommodation for some of the local community’s most vulnerable people.

“Oak House is set to be a fantastic example of what can be achieved through innovative partnership, working not only between statutory, not for profit and private sectors, but importantly between the NHS and adult social care teams.

“Birmingham is one of the first places to actively promote the integration towards a combined solution.

“We’re proud to be part of this scheme and the best bit is yet to come: welcoming the residents into their new home.”

  • 9 October, 2017

Inspiring entrepreneurs and companies feature in Amazon Growing Business Awards shortlist

Inclusion has entered this year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards 2017, hosted by Real Business and supported by the CBI.

Inclusion has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m); the winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London in November.

The 2017 edition of the Amazon Growing Business Awards will see the likes of CV-Library, web expenses, Flight Club Darts and Revolut vie for accolades, with the awards shortlist featuring an abundance of talent.

Stand-up comedian Iain Stirling will host this year’s awards

Now in their 19th year, the leading awards programme for British entrepreneurs and SMEs has assembled an awards shortlist showcasing the very best of UK enterprise talent.

Coming to a culmination on 29 November at The Brewery in East London, a stellar pool of judges, including the Graze co-founder Anthony Fletcher and Trunki founder Rob Law, will ultimately decide who walks off with the 17 awards up for grabs.

Hunter Ruthven, editor of Real Business, said: “Every year we wonder where the next batch of entrepreneurial and business growth talent will come from, and each year we’re left blown away.

“From disruptive financial technology platforms to new ways for Brits to spend an evening socialising, the great thing about the Amazon Growing Business Awards is it unearths inspiring enterprises changing the way every facet of our everyday life is tackled.”

“The depth and breadth of this year’s shortlist proves why the UK is a great place to set up and run a business,” said Doug Gurr, UK country manager at Amazon

Previous well-known winners at the Amazon Growing Business Awardsinclude Tangle Teezer, Zoopla, Fever-Tree and Ella’s Kitchen – all brands that have become household names and synonymous with British business growth potential.

Luke Johstone, the founder PACK’D and winner of the awards’ 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, said: “We worked incredibly hard to grow PACK’D from a Prince’s Trust market stall to market leader and the Amazon Growing Business Awards gave us a huge boost in confidence.

“It showed us that we were beginning to make the sort of progress that we had dreamed of, that our dedication was being recognised and that perseverance pays off. At a key time in our business, this was the fuel we needed to help drive us forwards.”

One disruptive business that made the shortlist this year is Wine Picker, a “social wine” app that allows users to access food and wine matching services. CEO Josselin Guibert described being nominated for Innovator of the Year in this year’s awards shortlist as an “amazing feeling”.

“It’s great to see that British passion for food, knowledge and businesses that can enhance consumer lifestyle is celebrated,” she added. “These awards help great ideas spread and Wine Picker is thrilled to be part of it.”

Meanwhile, Doug Gurr, UK country manager for headline sponsor Amazon, believes the depth and breadth of this year’s awards shortlist proves why the UK is a great place to set up and run a business.

“With a record number of applicants, there was a high level of competition in every category. I’d like to congratulate all of the businesses shortlisted and wish them all the best of luck on the awards night,” he said.

Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m)

  • Falcon Green, London
  • Inclusion Housing, York
  • LA Micro Group UK, York
  • Lights4fun, Harrogate
  • Little Dish, London
  • Reassured, Basingstoke
  • Telensa, Cambridge
  • The Travel Chapter, Bideford

 

  • 9 October, 2017

Stourbank, Haymedow

 

 

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Delivery of Specialist Supported Housing in Warwickshire

 

The refurbishment of Stourbank, Haymeadow is now complete and in management with the property providing 5 en-suite rooms with a shared communal living space and kitchen for use by the tenants and a staff accommodation.

 

The scheme has been developed by Homelife Supported Accommodation, in partnership with Warwickshire County Council, Lifeways Community Care (care provider) and Inclusion Housing and will provide first class, supported living facilities for a range of service users.  The original building has been significantly remodelled and extended to provide a spacious, high quality facility, with all major building components renewed.

  • 31 August, 2017

Old Viaduct Hotel

Hotel

The Old Viaduct Hotel in Workington is now complete and in management, the converted grade II listed building that was previously a hotel provides 16 x one-bedroom apartments and has been built with many tenants already identified, this has allowed input from their family and support workers so the best possible homes have been created.  The scheme has been designed for learning disabilities, focusing specifically on autism.

The scheme was developed by Woodroe Construction / HB Villages in partnership with Inclusion Housing and Lifeways and with consultation with Cumbria County Council.

The scheme will add to Inclusion’s growing presence in Cumbria, first occupation took place in early August 2017

If you have any queries about this scheme or Inclusion Housing please make contact with us on hello@inclusionhousing.org.uk or on 01904 675207

  • 31 August, 2017

Fountain Court apartment scheme opens in Buxton Road, Bloxwich, Walsall

Fountain Court

A MULTI-MILLION pound new specialist supported living scheme has been officially opened on the site of a former care home in Walsall.

Fountain Court, a £3m development of 16 new apartments in Buxton Road, Bloxwich, enables people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.

Bloxwich East councillors Kath Phillips and Julie Fitzpatrick, who have supported the scheme from its inception, cut a special ribbon to mark its official launch last Friday as the new residents were warmly welcomed into their new apartments.

Cllr Phillips said: “I’m delighted to see this site returning to its long-standing former glory as a hub of the community. We’ve always cared for people at this site and it is pleasing to see this continue. I’m delighted to help launch this much-needed suitable accommodation for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Cllr Fitzpatrick added: “This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the scheme has proved so popular that there was a queue of people keen to move in. Fountain Court has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted that I’ve been able to work alongside my colleagues at Walsall Council to help deliver this scheme in Bloxwich.”

The scheme has been developed by HBV and Lifeways, which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism, profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, and acquired brain injuries, will be running the apartments.

Tom Falconer, of Lifeways, explained: “All our residents have specific physical or learning development needs and care is tailored to them all individually.

“Strong bonds and friendships have already been made between our care team here and all the residents. We’re excited about the prospect of more schemes like this being delivered in Bloxwich to enhance the outcomes of people’s lives.”

HBV director Alastair Sheehan added: “These kind of specialist supported living schemes help tackle the issue of isolation faced by vulnerable adults. They give residents the choice to live where they want to, independently and in a safe environment.

We hope the residents enjoy the accommodation and the table tennis table we have provided which was jointly supported by Table Tennis England.”

 

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  • 31 July, 2017

Stevens Court, St Helens

Stevens Court, St Helens

 

Stevens Court, St Helens

Stevens Court in St Helens is now complete and in management, the new build scheme provides 4 x one-bedroom bungalows to Physical Disability standard on the land to the rear of our existing scheme Scholes Croft.

The scheme was developed by HB Villages in partnership with Inclusion Housing and Lifeways and with consultation with St Helens Council.  The principal contractor was Pioneer Design and Build.

The scheme will add to Inclusion’s well established presence in St Helens and increase the specialised supported housing units in management in the area to around 60, first occupation is expected in September 2017

If you have any queries about this scheme or Inclusion Housing please make contact with us on hello@inclusionhousing.org.uk or on 01904 675207

  • 12 June, 2017

Inclusion International Excellence Award

Inclusion Housing is celebrating after being awarded a Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award in the 2017, at an exclusive awards ceremony at the House of Commons, London attended by business leaders from across the globe.

Inclusion Housing, based in York, is a Social Enterprise working across England and Wales in partnership with an array of funders, carers and developers to provide specialised supported housing. They have a variety of supported living schemes designed to meet a range of housing needs for adults with learning disabilities, mental ill-health, acquired brain injuries, physical & sensory disabilities and Extra Care, including a specialist dementia scheme.

Neil Brown, Chief Executive, who received the award said “ We set ourselves high standards and I am delighted that this has been recognised through an International awards for Corporate Social Responsibility.  We try to do the right thing; this award for excellence reflects our effort and ability to turn ideas into reality to make a real difference in communities.”

The International CSR Excellence Awards are presented to companies that have a heart: caring companies that use their privileged position to help their colleagues, communities, customers, the environment and the less fortunate.

  • 16 March, 2017

DIGGING STARTS AT BARROW-IN-FURNESS!

We’re pleased to announce that work is under way to deliver our latest specialist supported living scheme in Furness.

The £3m project will provide specialist supported living units for people with physical disabilities or learning difficulties.

The development, called Church Place will comprise of sixteen new apartments and two bungalows which will be built in Roose Road, Barrow on the site of a former church.

Digging Starts At Barrow-In-Furness

The new homes will be delivered by our team at HB Villages in partnership with Lifeways, Inclusion Housing, Morgan Sindall Investments and Barrow BC.

The development is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

John Woodcock MP and mayor of Barrow Anita Husband jointly dug the first sods at a ceremony to mark the start of construction.

Mr Woodcock said: “It is a privilege to perform this ceremony, which is the first step on a road towards accommodating some of our most vulnerable adults.

“People with physical disabilities and learning development challenges deserve the best facilities that can be made available to them.

“I feel sure this project will provide quality living accommodation and I will be watching with interest as the development progresses.”

The homes will allow disabled adults and young people to live away from their parents and have their own independence in a safe environment.

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HB Villages, a national specialised supported living developer, said: “We’re delighted to get work started at this special site in the heart of the community.

“We’ve had tremendous support from the planning team at Barrow Borough Council as well as the commissioning team responsible for delivering specialist supported care.

“We’re delighted that everyone recognises the need for specialist supported living accommodation for some of the local community’s most vulnerable people.

“We’re proud to be part of this scheme and the best bit is yet to come: welcoming the residents into their new home.”

  • 9 March, 2017

LEEDS SCHEME LAUNCHES

Residents of a our specialist supported living scheme for disabled adults in Leeds were warmly welcomed into their new apartments at an official launch event.

Cornmill House, a development of sixteen new apartments on Moresdale Lane in Seacroft enables people with physical and learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.

Leeds Scheme Launches Photography 1

Comprising 16 apartments, Cornmill House has been developed by HB Villages.

Richard Burgon MP, who welcomed the residents into their new apartments, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome sixteen new residents to this important development in our community. Judging from the waiting list of people wanting to move in, there’s clearly a need for more of these kind of developments where vulnerable people are given the opportunity to live more independently from their parents or in sheltered accommodation.

“I’m proud that Leeds is providing a fine example of the specialist supported living model and providing a modern and safe environment for people to live their lives independently and with the freedom to manage their own homes.”

Leeds Scheme Launches Photography 2

Councillor Graham Hyde, who unveiled a plaque at the development, said:

“This is a remarkable addition to our local community and I’m delighted that the scheme has proved so popular that there was a queue of people keen to move in. Cornmill House has a real community feel to it and I’m delighted that I’ve been able to work alongside my colleagues at Leeds City Council to help deliver this scheme in Seacroft. I’m keen to see how we can build more of these types of schemes in the city.”

Sarah Holliday, flat scheme manager at Lifeways, said:

“All our residents have specific physical or learning development needs and care is tailored to them all individually. We’re delighted that this development has proved so popular with residents and their families.

“Strong bonds and friendships have already been made between our care team here and all the residents. We’re excited about the prospect of more schemes like this being delivered in Leeds to enhance the outcomes of people’s lives.”

Michelle Dyas, operations director of Inclusion Housing said:

“It’s wonderful to see the result of such close collaboration between the statutory, not for profit and private sectors. We’re looking forward to progressing our relationship with Leeds City Council in ensuring this development is the first in a number of specialist supported living schemes to house some of the most vulnerable people in the region.”

Alastair Sheehan, development director of HB Villages, which developed the scheme, said:

“We are delighted to welcome residents into our first scheme in Leeds. This is the first step in delivering positive outcomes for those vulnerable people in our society who deserve the opportunity to live their lives in the manner and dignity that they and all of us deserve.

“We’re pleased to deliver this scheme with all our development partners and Leeds City Council who, in particular, have been extremely ‘hands on’ and progressive to ensure smooth and swift delivery of the scheme.

“These kind of specialist supported living schemes help tackle the issue of isolation faced by vulnerable adults in Leeds. They give residents the choice to live where they want to, independently and in a safe environment. We hope the residents enjoy the special barbecue we presented and the table tennis table which was jointly supported by Table Tennis England.”

Chris Parks, an architect at Calderpeel Architects, added:

“There’s a real shortage of housing for those with specialist supported living needs in Leeds, so Cornmill House will significantly boost this provision while providing these vulnerable people with the freedom to live independently in a safe environment.”

Leeds Scheme Launches Photography 3

HB Villages was formed in May 2012 in order to deliver a pipeline of new build specialist supported housing accommodation throughout the UK. Working in partnership with local commissioners, HB Villages along with project partners Inclusion Housing CIC and care provider Lifeways have developed a unique model of specialist supported housing that demonstrates an innovative and commercial approach, which can be replicated nationally without the need for housing subsidy.

  • 7 March, 2017

INCLUSION HOUSING ANNOUNCED AS A BETTER SOCIETY AWARDS FINALIST

Inclusion Housing is shortlisted for the Ethical Business Award. Inclusion Housing is a Community Interest Company (Social Enterprise) working across England in partnership with an array of funders, carers and developers to provide specialised supported accommodation without subsidy. We manage a variety of independent living schemes designed to meet a range of needs for adults with learning disabilities, mental ill-health, brain injuries, physical/sensory disabilities, dementia and Extra Care.

Neil Brown, Chief Executive said: “Inclusion Housing is an ethical business and being a finalist in the Better Society Awards highlights the great work and difference we are making across the country to enhance the quality of life for the most vulnerable in society” .

Now in their third year, the Better Society Awards, hosted by Better Society Network, are the showcase for excellence that celebrate the efforts that commercial companies make in order to help create a better society. The Better Society Awards are unique in rewarding companies that give time and expertise freely, to companies that have made a commitment to creating clearly better practices, the awards were created to allow the UK not-for-profit sector to shine.

The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and announced at the renowned Better Society Awards Gala and Dinner on 11 May 2017 at the prestigious location London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Find out more: bettersociety.net/awards
Follow us on twitter @CTBetterSocietyAwards #BetterSocietyAwards

  • 15 February, 2017

WE’RE ONSITE IN STOURPORT FOR OUR LATEST SCHEME

Work has started on our new Stourport specialist supported living development.

The £3 million development in Mitton Street will consist of 15 apartments and are designed for adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities.

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Stourport Mayor Ken Henderson, Mayoress Lin Henderson and Councillor David Little, deputy chairman of Wyre Forest District Council attended a ceremony to signal the start of the work.

Councillor Henderson told visitors that a development of this type can have a real impact for people living with disabilities.

The project is a partnership between HB Villages, Inclusion Housing CIC and Lifeways Community Care.

Alastair Sheehan, Development and Planning Director of HB Villages, said:

“Mitton Street will provide the opportunity for local adults with disabilities to have their own home, but with the added benefit of on-site support staff.

“We’re excited to see building work start, and the whole of the HB Villages team looks forward to following its progress and meeting the tenants once completed.”

Jemima Taylor, Group Development Director of Lifeways, added: “Lifeways is committed to providing innovative homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

“Mitton Street delivers on all fronts, from the overall design of the scheme through to the finishing touches in each apartment and bungalow, this development will provide the highest quality of adapted accommodation.”

And Paul Atkins, Property Director at Inclusion Housing, said: “Mitton Street is a great example of what we are able to achieve through an innovative partnership.

“Inclusion Housing continue to be proud of working alongside HB Villages, Lifeways and the local authority who have gotten the project this far.

“We look forward to welcoming new tenants in due course and will continue to work closely with the partnership to deliver high quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”

  • 14 February, 2017

INCLUSION HOUSING REACHES THE FINAL OF EUROPE’S LARGEST BUSINESS AWARDS

Inclusion Housing from York has been named as one of the finalists, and Ruban d’Honneur recipients, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

It is one of only 110 finalists announced after over 33,000 businesses were engaged in the competition, and was chosen by a panel of independent judges because it displayed the core values of innovation, ethics and success.

EBA Champions

The company will now undertake an in depth face-to-face interview, and will find out if it is a winner of one of the 11 categories at a Gala Final on May 4 in Dubrovnik.

Inclusion Housing is a cutting edge and innovative health & social care Social Enterprise working across England in partnership with an array of funders, carers and developers to provide specialised supported housing for vulnerable and disable adults. It manages a substantial and growing national portfolio of social housing properties, and will grant residential tenancies to vulnerable people who receive daily support from specialist Support Providers.

Chief Executive, Neil Brown, is delighted that the business has been recognised; “We are making such a difference to improve the quality of life and independence of so many people across the country; reaching the final of the European Business Awards will hopefully help us do even more.”

The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Lead sponsor RSM, a provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses globally, has supported the European Business Awards since its inception.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and grow as this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”

INCLUSION HOUSING is also taking part in ‘The Public Vote’, where the public choose ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. To vote for them go to: businessawardeurope.com. The company with the most votes in each country wins and will be announced on 6 March.

For more information on the Awards, the Ruban d’Honneur winners and the public vote please visit businessawardseurope.com and follow the Awards on twitter at @rsmEBA or on Facebook @businessawardseurope

About the European Business Awards:

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community – one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

• It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success
• It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
• It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues

The European Business Awards is now in its 10th year. This year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Last year’s public vote generated over 227,000 votes from across Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE and PR Newswire. businessawardseurope.com.

  • 26 January, 2017

CARLISLE SCHEME FOR DISABLED ADULTS LAUNCHES

Supported living for people living with a range of disabilities has significantly improved in the Carlisle area, thanks to the opening of a specialist supported housing development.

Members of Cumbria County Council and Carlisle District Council, along with local MP John Stevenson, turned out for the occasion and were able to celebrate alongside residents the official opening of Harraby Croft, which is based on Petteril Bank Road.

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Comprising of 14 specialist apartments, Harraby Croft provides residents with the opportunity to have accommodation that is suitable to their needs, along with providing a safe environment with onsite staff 24 hours a day.

The £2.2 million development is a result of an on-going partnership between property developers, HB Villages, Lifeways Community Care and Inclusion Housing CIC.

Mayor Colin Stothard officially opened the building, along with Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle Council and Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council.

Alastair Sheehan, Development and Planning Director of HB Villages, said:

“Harraby Croft is a prime example of how specialist supported housing can make a huge difference to adults with disabilities. Having their own home, along with onsite care has meant they have been able to live more independently and integrate into their local community.

“We’re currently exploring the possibility of building more in the region and we’re proud to showcase Harraby Croft as a fine example of what positive outcomes can be achieved for vulnerable people with the right kind of housing and support services.”

Jemima Taylor, Group Development Director of Lifeways, adds:

“Lifeways is committed to providing innovative homes for adults with a range of disabilities. Harraby Croft delivers a safe environment with onsite care staff, while also providing a home to call their own. Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible while receiving the right support.”

Peter Ottowell, Chairman at Inclusion Housing, said:

“Harraby Croft is a prime example of what can be delivered through innovative partnerships that put the service users at the heart of everything we do. Inclusion Housing are proud to be a part of the strong working partnership with HB Villages, Lifeways and the Local Authority that has brought the project to this point. We look forward to seeing how our tenants develop with improvements in their health and wellbeing and will continue to deliver high quality homes for the most vulnerable members of society.”

  • 9 January, 2017

BUILDING WORK STARTS IN LEAMINGTON SPA

Leading members of Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, along with a number of other partners, celebrated the start of building work on a new specialist supported housing development being built in Leamington Spa.

The opening ceremony on 4 November 2016 was officially opened by Councillor Jose Compton, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care at Warwickshire County Council. Councillor Compton was also joined by a number of other leading council members including Councillor Bill Hunt, Deputy Chief Executive of Warwick District Council, and Councillor Jane Knight, Chairman of Warwick District Council.

bath place groundbreaking

Bath Place, Leamington Spa is a £2 million development of 16 apartments which are the result of a partnership between Lifeways and Inclusion Housing.

Jemima Taylor, Group Development Director of Lifeways, adds: “As a company, we’re committed to providing the latest in specialist supported housing for adults with learning and physical disabilities. Bath Place is a prime example of what we can offer, delivering on all fronts, from architecture that blends into the local environment through to the finishing touches inside. Tenants will be able to live as independently as possible in their own home but with the added benefit of support staff being available on site.”

For further information on availability contact the Project Manager, Claire.Batsford@Lifeways.co.uk or call 01257246444.

  • 21 October, 2016

Small Business of the Year: Inclusion Housing

Inclusion Housing has been awarded Best Small Business at the Inaugural British Small Business Awards 2016, held in London.

Inclusion Housing stood out to the judges with highly impressive turnover figures and growth combined with strong sector knowledge, innovation and an unwavering support for society’s most vulnerable people.

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Neil Brown, Chief Executive of Inclusion Housing was surprised and delighted with the award. ‘I am immensely proud of the difference we make, the services we provide and the strong partnerships that we forge. Most of all we have a talented, motivated and positive team here at Inclusion focussed on delivering excellence; I am so pleased that their success has been recognised.

Niki Baker, CEO of SmallBusiness.co.uk parent company Vitesse Media says, ‘Against a challenging economic and political backdrop, all of the winners and those shortlisted for awards have demonstrated tenacity, innovation and a commitment to driving growth. Small businesses form the backbone of the UK economy, and these awards provide an excellent platform to showcase the very best of them.’

Dave Stallon, commercial director of the Federation of Small Businesses and judge at the awards adds that small and growing businesses in Britain face an increasing number of challenges so it’s important to recognise those that have really excelled.

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‘I have been hugely impressed by the standard of entries this year – the businesses and inspiring people that run them should be very proud of how they have performed and I wish them every success in the future.’

The British Small Business Awards, in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, celebrates the nation’s leading sole traders, micro-businesses and small companies – as well as the service providers and advisers that help them start, run, grow and succeed.

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