Catalyst announced as finalist for Erosh Innovation & Good Practice Awards 2015

The team from O'Grady Court and those involved with the story telling day

Creativity, innovation & best practice in older people’s housing & support.

O’Grady Court  has been revealed as a finalist for the Erosh 2015 Innovation and Good Practice Awards. The awards reward and celebrate the best providers working creatively to provide quality housing and support to meet the needs of our ageing population.

O’Grady Court recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and launched two books written by the residents.

Entries have been judged by a panel of experts with the process culminating in a prestigious celebration event on the afternoon of March 23rd at Mercers’ Hall in London where erosh members, trustees and key figures from the older people’s housing and support sector will come together.

The 8 finalists selected are;

Catalyst Housing Group – 30 Years and Still Counting

Yarlington Housing Group – Wincanton Community Pilot

Gedling Homes – Great War Commemoration Projects

Alliance Homes Group – Festival of Ages

Cartrefi Conwy – “Passion for Life – Putting Older People in the Driving Seat”

Lambeth Living – Castle House Sheltered Housing Scheme Website

Rooftop Housing Group – Can Do Club

Amicus Horizon (with the Join Us Steering Group, Lewes District Council and East Sussex County Council) – Join Us

Full details of the shortlisted projects and why they were selected as finalists can be found at on the Awards page.

Rebecca Mollart, Chief Executive of erosh and member of the judging panel, commented: ‘This year we were again impressed with the entries highlighting the positive and innovative ways our members are responding to the impact of funding cuts. As usual it was a difficult task to select the finalists from a quality field but these in particular ‘stand out from the crowd’ in some way; reach beyond schemes to older people in the wider community and are continuing in the longer term and/or being rolled out elsewhere’.