Portishead retirement development wins award

Grange Lodge manager Paul Dyer-Geddes with his award and residents Audrey Taylor, Mike Statham and P

Grange Lodge manager Paul Dyer-Geddes with his award and residents Audrey Taylor, Mike Statham and Pam Slade. - Credit: Archant

A national housing charity has handed an award to a Portishead development.

Grange Lodge manager Paul Dyer-Geddes and residents.

Grange Lodge manager Paul Dyer-Geddes and residents. - Credit: Archant

Grange Lodge, in St Peter’s Road, is run by Churchill Retirement Living and has been praised for helping older people.

The quality of the homes, as well as the care provided by Millstream Management Services, was praised by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) which ran the prize-winning scheme.

Grange Lodge received a silver award at a ceremony held at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Alan Perry, the regional managing director at Churchill Retirement Living, spoke of his delight at the prize.

He said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised in this way by the EAC.

“Good quality, specialist retirement properties are a crucial part of promoting the continued independence, health and wellbeing of older people, thus helping to alleviate the pressure on the NHS, as well as helping to unblock the UK’s housing crisis.”