About the Awards

EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

Each year EAC celebrates successful examples of housing for later life. The main event is greatly enjoyed by 300 guests, including the residents of the winning schemes.

Aims of the Awards

1. Celebrate specialist housing as a successful housing option

2. Engage thousands of residents, staff, visitors and volunteers

3. Provide the best possible information on specialist housing

4. Help shape the future of housing in later life

How it works

The EAC Housing Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate later life housing. Here are some reasons why we think you should get involved!

Voting

Votes / nominations are received throughout 15 November 2018 and 28 February 2019. Paper voting forms should be posted no later than 22 February 2019

Vote online at awards.eac.org.uk. Voting is open to all residents of all housing for later life in the UK, as well as visitors and staff.

Residents and visitors with online access can ask others to vote for them, but only one vote per email address will be accepted.

A paper voting form with a Freepost return address can be used by residents and visitors without online access. This form will not allow free text or voting for a local hero. The form will be available from 15 November.

Help us promote the awards with our 2019 Awards Poster

Selection process

The selection method for the 320 Regional Awards is based on the number of votes/nominations received for a housing scheme, compared to the number of homes in it. Residents’ votes count more than those of staff and visitors.

All online and postal votes are entered in the same IT programme which has the complete details of each housing scheme in the UK, including the number of flats (or bungalows). The programme can rank the schemes in order of ratio votes/units. It can also indicate the ratio of residents’ votes (i.e. without the staff and visitors votes), a helpful selector when needed.

The 120 National finalists are made of all regional gold awards winners. The 36 National winners are then selected following the same process as the regional winners, i.e. ratio of votes to number of homes.

Previous Awards

Our housing awards have been running since 2010. If you would like to see the videos and photos from previous years, please click the year below.

Please note that this will open a new window to our HousingCare website.

Still unsure if you should get involved?

Read our guide on who should participate!

Awards 2019 Timetable

  • 15 November 2018 voting starts
  • 28 February 2019 voting ends
  • 11 March 2019 regional winners announced
  • 11 March 2019 national finalists announced, but categories and type of awards (bronze, silver and gold) are withheld till national event
  • 21 May 2019 – national AWARDS event where the 36 national winners will be declared

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