Knowsley Older People's Voice

Independent Living Services win Award

Knowsley Council’s Independent Living Services has been presented with a Good Service Award by KOPV (June 2012).

The Good Service Award – an initiative from Knowsley Older People’s Voice rewarding individuals or agencies providing exemplary service for older people in the borough – has been won by the team in recognition of their work in developing Extra Care Housing projects in Knowsley.

Sheila Bersin, Chair of Knowsley Older People’s Voice, said: “The Good Service Award recognises individuals or organisations who have delivered service to older people in Knowsley – the key requirement being that the service is exceptional and goes beyond what might be typically experienced, offered or expected. In the case of Independent Living Services, they have consulted with and listened to the views of local older people with regard to the provision of Extra Care Housing in Knowsley, and are determined to plan and develop Extra Care Housing schemes which incorporate these local preferences rather than established models being built in other parts of the UK.”

This is only the third occasion that the award has been presented.


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