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.