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APSE National Award Win

Posted 11 September 2017   |   By Verity Calderbank

Stockport Homes has won the ‘Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative’ award at the APSE awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Oxford on 7 September 2017.

The award recognises excellence in local government frontline services across the UK, demonstrating innovative ideas, supporting continuous improvement, and developing new strategies to deliver local services whilst also highlighting the commitment to innovation and adaptation in local services.

Stockport Homes won the award for its partnership work with charity ‘H3’ to deliver the ‘H4 Hospital’ programme, which supports customers with complex medical, social and housing needs. H4 Hospital works with some of the most excluded people in the community, often with multiple health and social issues and alienated or barred from mainstream services. Its objectives are to bring stability, enable people to manage their health in the community, prevent crisis situations arising and promote greater physical and mental wellbeing. 

Robin Burman Chair of Stockport Homes' Board said, “This is a fantastic achievement for all of the team involved, who work hard to support people when they are often at their most vulnerable. This project makes savings for the public purse every year, in the region of £1.2 million and makes a real difference to the lives of the people supported. We are proud of the work we do to support health in Stockport and welcome the opportunity to do even more in this respect.”


Hi Benni, I would advise that you discuss your housing situation with our Homechoice team who can be contacted on 0161 217 6016 or email


I am on ESA due to mental and physical, long term health issues. I am unable to ever work. They award points for people who work, volunteer, or are in training. I cannot do any of those, so people who ARE able bodied get more points that I do.
I do get medical points but I still have nowhere near enough total points to ever get rehoused; I have been bidding for two years and at least thirty people are in front of me every week. I am probably never going to get rehoused. It is not as if Im being overly fussy about properties; I cannot go for stairs for example.

I even had a wonderful doctors letter saying that my current home is no longer suitable and also making me more ill, and I only got a measly 10 points. It is unfair that people who CANNOT work or volunteer get less points than those who CAN. I am a clean, quiet and decent middle aged woman, non smoker, no pets or children. I had landlords sing my praises in the past yet this counts for nothing. I also have the most excellent references, yet I am stuck with terrible neighbours and two flights of stairs that I can no longer manage; with no chance of ever getting out. I cannot afford private either as the shortfall in rent is out of my reach.

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